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Publication numberUS1494668 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 20, 1924
Filing dateSep 21, 1922
Priority dateSep 21, 1922
Publication numberUS 1494668 A, US 1494668A, US-A-1494668, US1494668 A, US1494668A
InventorsCoe Critchlow Edward
Original AssigneeCoe Critchlow Edward
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Golf-bag attachment
US 1494668 A
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Patented May 20, 1924.



Application filed September 21, 1922. Serial No. 589,525.

To all 'whom it may concern:

Be it'known that I, EDWARD Con CRITCH- LOW, a citizen of the United States, residing at Orcutt, in the county of Santa Barbara and State of California, have invented a new and useful Golf-Bag Attachment, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to bags of the type employed by golfers for the. carrying of golf clubs, and an object of the invention is to provide a ball receptacle of relatively great capacity so that the golfer may conveniently and safely carry a relatively large number of golf balls.

Another object is to provide a golf ball receptacle that can be manufactured and sold as an attachment to be placed in golf bags already manufactured.

Another object is to make it easy for any one to attach the ball receptacle to a golf bag, whatever the length of said bag.

A further object is to stiffen the bag longitudinally. I

The accompanying drawings illustratethe invention:

Figure 1 is a top end View of provided with the invention.

Fig. 2 is a sectional elevation on the line indicated by 2--2, Figure 1.

Fig. 3 is an enlarged broken elevation, partly in section, of the ball receptacle shown in Figures 1 and 2. v

Fig. 4 is an upper end view of a golf bag with the ball receptacle positioned eccentrically of the bag, instead of concentrically as in Figures and 2.

Fig. 5 is a sectional elevation of Figure 4.

Referring first to Figs. 1 to 3 of the drawings, a golf bag of the usual or any preferred construction is indicated, in general, at 11 and it comprises the cylindrical fabric member 12 and bottom member 13. The bottom member 13 may be of more or less rigid material, such as wood or sheet metal. The bottom member 13 is rovided with a hole 1 1 which is positioned approximately centrally thereof in Figure 2. Projecting through the hole 14 is a fastening member in the form of a screw 15 which is threaded into a block 16. The block 16 is preferably wooden with a. hole 17 extending axially thereof so that the screw 15 may be centered when attaching the block to the bottom.

a golf bag as a plug, in one end of a ball container 18 which may be in the form of a tube of sheet metal or other suitable material. Rigid material, such as sheet metal, is preferred so as to lend rigidity to the bag. The block 16 is forcibly driven into the tube 18 and may be otherwise or additionally secured to said tube as for example, by inwardly projecting punches 19 which are made by indenting portions ofthe tube into the peripheral face of the block.

The upper end of the tube 18 may be se cured in any suitable manner to the rim 20 of the bag 11 and, in the particular instance shown, members 21 of leather, or any other suitable flexible material, are employed.

elements 15, 16 and 21 connect the ends of the container 18 with the bottom and rim of the bag. In Figure 1 the upper end of the tube 18 is held in concentric position in the mouth 32 of the bag by the members 21. In Figure 4: said tube is held eccentrically 'in the mouth 32' of the bag against one side thereof. When the bag is of sufliciently large diameter to readily accommodate the golf clubs in the annular space 25 surround. ing the tube in Figures 1 and 2, said tube will be thus positioned concentrically of the bag. When, however. the bag is of smaller diameter, as some of them are, it is advisable to position the tube 18 eccentrically in the bag 11 as in Figure 4 and 5. The handle of the golf bag is indicated at 26 and the shoulder strap at 27 and. in the construction shown in Figures 4 and 5, it is preferable to position the tube 18 adjacent the handle 26 and shoulder strap 27', so that when the bag is being carried the golf clubs will rest against-the rim 20 ofthe bag. The construction of the bag 11 is the same as that of the bag 11 excepting that the former is of smaller diameter than the latter. The parts of the bag 11 corresponding to those of the bag 11 will be indicated by the same reference characters with the addition of a prime mark.

In order to protect the shafts of the golf clubs against scarring by the rim of the tube 18, said rim will be covered with leather or other suitable cushioning material, as indicated at 28.

The golf balls, indicated at 29 will be placed in the tube 18 and, in order to prevent said balls from rolling out of the tube when the bag is laid on its side, suitable means are provided at the mouth of the tube 18 to prevent such balls rolling out. In this particular instance such means comprise a U-shaped spring member 30, of similar construction to pants guards used by cyclists. The member 30 is simply sprung into place in the upper end of the tube 18, the friction being sufiicient to prevent it from being pushed out of said tube by the balls 29 when the ba is laid on its side.

In igure 3 the block 16 is shown of greater length than in Figures 2 and 5 since the device, when sold separate from the bag, will'be provided with the longer block in order that the device may be readily fitted to golf bags of different lengths, by'simply sawing off enough of the block 16 to make the assembled tube and block of a length equal to the depth of said bag. In Figure 3 the broken line 31 indicates the plane of sawing to reduce the length of the block to that shown in Figures 2 and 5.

From the foregoing it will. be clear that to attach the invention to a golf bag already manufactured, the hole 14 or 14 will be punched or otherwise formed in'the bottom member 13 or 13', as the case may be, and the holes 23 or 23 will be punched in the rim 20 or 20' of the'bag. Then the tube 18 with the block 16 in place therein will be inserted in the bag with the open end of the tube resting against the bottom member 13 or 13' and the block 16 adjacent the rim 20 or 20' of the bag. A mark will then be made on the periphery of the block 16 at the level of the rim of the bag and the tube will be withdrawn and the block cut at the plane thus marked. Then the tube will be inserted,

block end first, and the block will be secured to the bottom member 13 or 13' by means of the screw 15 or 15. Then the members 21 will be passed through the holes 23 or 23" and tied, thus completing the installation of the ball receptacle.

From the foregoing it will be understood that the container 18 performs the twofold function of holding the balls, and making the bag rigid longitudinally so that the bag will stand on end without other support. This makes it convenient for the golfer Who, consequently, need not stoop in setting down and picking up the bag.

I claim:

1. In a device of the character described, the combination of a tube, means passing through the bottom member of, a golf bag to connect the tube with the bottom member, and means to connect the other end of the tube to the rim of'the bag.

2. In a device of the character described, the combination of a tube, a plug in one end of the tube, means to secure the plug to the bottom member of a golf bag, and means to connect the other end of the tube to the rim of a golf bag.

3. The combination with a golf bag having a hole in its bottom member, of a tube inside of the bag, a wooden member closing the lower end of the tube, means projecting through the hole and securing the wooden member to the bottom member, and means Igonnecting the upper end of the tube to the 4. The combination with a golf bag having holes in its rim portion, of a ball container in the bag, means securing the lower end of the container in place in the lower portion of the bag, and flexible members secured to the upper end of the container and engaging the holes to hold the container in place in the mouth of the bag.

5. The combination with a golf bag, of 8 rigid tube secured at its lower end to the bottom member of the bag, and strings connecting the rim of the bag to the upper end of the tube. v

6. The combination with a golf bag. of a container. for golf balls secured at its lower end to the bag, and strings attached to the upper end of the container and extending to the rim of the bag to separate golf clubs placed in the bag.

Signed at Orcutt, California, of September, 192

2 this 14 day EDWARD COE CRITCHLOlV.

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U.S. Classification206/315.5
International ClassificationA63B55/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63B55/00
European ClassificationA63B55/00