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W. F. REACH GOLF CLUB FeB. '12. 1924; 1,483,614
Filed Oct. 21 1921 Patented Feb. 12, 1924.
U ITED T TES WILLIAM F. REACH, OF CHICOPEE, MASSACHUSETTS, ASSIGNOR TO A. G. SPALDING & BROS, OF CHICOPEE, MASSACHUSETTS, A CORPORATION OF MASSACHUSETTS.
Application filed October 21, 1921.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that 1, WILLIAM F. REACH, a citizen of the United States, and resident of Chicopee, in the State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Golf Clubs, of which the following is a specification.
My present invention relates to improvements in the heads of wooden golf clubs and aims to provide their construction in which all danger of flow of the weighting metal or splitting of the wood will be avoided. Heretofore it has been customary to provide wooden clubs with heads which were weighted with lead, but the softness of this material causes it to have atendency to flow or be displaced under the impact of the club in driving. The use of hard metals has been impracticable due to the fact that there is a likelihood of the hard metal causing the wood to split under the said impact.
A golf club construction, in accordance with my invention, is illustrated in the accompanying drawing in which- Figure 1 is a rear elevation of a golf club head.
Figure 2 is a bottom plan view;
Figure 3, a detail view of the weight; and
Figure 4, a sectional view of the same.
Referring by reference characters to this drawing, the numeral 1 designates the golf club head which is representative of any wooden golf club, such as driver, brassie, etc., and the numeral 2 designates the weight. 35 The rear face of the club is provided with a horizontally disposed recess 1 in which is disposed the body of the weight 2 which 1S correspondingly shaped in cross sectionto fit said recess, it being in effect countersunk Serial No. 509,379.
therein. To prevent any danger of the 4:0 weight being driven into the wood and splitting or otherwise injuring it, and to prevent a lateral flow or shifting of the weight, I provide the weight with vertical semi-cylindrical bosses 2 which are formed integrally with the weight and which fit into corresponding recesses 1 in the head. The weight may be secured in place in any desired manner.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim is:
1. A wooden golf club head having a hard metal weight embedded or countersunk in the rear face thereof, said weight being of substantially wedge shape in cross section and having its forward edge curved on substantially the arc of a circle, said weight having elongated bosses projectin above and below the body of the weight, said bosses being countersunk in the rear face of the 80 head and terminating at the upper and lower faces respectively of the rear portion of the club head.
2. A wooden golf club head having a hard metal weight embedded or countersunk in at the rear face thereof, said weight being of substantially wedge shape in cross section and having its forward edge curved on substantially the arc of a circle, said weight having elongated bosses projecting above and below the body of the weight, said bosses being of sen1i-cylindrical shape in cross section and being countersunk in the rear face of the head, and terminating at the upper and lower faces respectively of the rear por- 76 tion of the club head.
In testimony whereof, I aflix my signature.
WILLIAM F. REACH.