US 1499218 A
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June 24 1924. 1,499,218
. .1. HOOVER GOLF TEE MOLJD Filed Oct 5, 1922 INVENTOR. Jofizz L, 710001 2:
and useful Patented Jane 24, 1924.
JOHN L. HOOVER, OI SHELBYVILLE, ILLINOIS.
Application filed October 8, 1922. Serial No. 592,098.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JOHN LoUIs HOOVER, a citizen of the United States, residing in Shelbyville, in thecounty of Shelby and State of Illinois, have invented certain new Improvements in Golf-Tee Molds, of which the following is a specification.
This invention has reference to golf tee molds and its object is to provide a mold which may be very readily manipulated to form and place sand tees for holding the ball while being shot.
In accordance with the invention there is provided a mold structure capable of producing a concaved' cone of sand or earth on which to sustain the ball while being driven and for this purpose the mold comprises a.
metal receptacle capable of holding a small quantity of sand or dirt to provide a support for the ball which latter is then placed upon the tee to be sup orted at appropriate distance above the sur ace of the ground.
In accordance with the invention the mold is provided with a handle structure by means of which it may be lifted from place to place and located inthe desired locality.
The invention will be best understood from a consideration of the following detailed description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification, with the understanding that the invention is not confined to any strict conformity with the showing of the drawing but may be changed and modified so long as such changes and modifications mark no material departure from the salient features of the invention as expressed in the appended claim.
In the drawings Fig. 1 is a perspective view showing the mold and the tee in spaced relation withthe tee resting on the ground.
Fig. 2 is a vertical central section through the mold with the tee omitted.
Fig. 3 is a plan view of the mold.
Fig. 4 is a view showing the tee in operative position with a ball resting thereon.
Referring to the drawing there is shown in Figure 1 a frusto-conical shaped mold 1 which may be conveniently made of metal, with a hollow interior 2 of frusto-conical shape of steeper contour than the exterior of the mold. v
The exterior walls of the mold are more nearly vertical than the interior walls and strength of the spring the mold is provided with a head or crown 3 of greater thickness than the side walls.
Extending through the crown of the mold 2 is a stem 4 having at its lower inner end a knob or top 6. The head 5 has a convex lower face 7, and the head 6 is rounded on its upper face. Between the headfi and the top of the mold the stem 4 is surrounded by a spring 8 of sufficient strength to hold the stem 4 in the elevated position but at the same time offering no material resistance to the compression of the spring 8 when s'ufiL cient pressure is exerted on the head 6.
Secured to the top or crown portion of the mold is a handle structure 9 which may be made of a single piece of wire sufliciently widened at the end remote from the mold to provide a convenient hand hold and the ends of the wire at the mold are spread apart as indicated at 10 and embedded in the material of the mold so as to anchor therein whereby the hand hold is fixed in the mold so that the latter may be con-vow ientlly handled and placed at any point desire When the tee mold is in use, the mold is filled with sand or dirt, which material is compacted thereinto against the head 5, the 8 being suflicient to hold the stem 4 with sufiicient firmness against the crown 3 of the mold.
The tee material is compacted into the mold and may be of a nature to hold its shape therein and then when it is desired to discharge the tee from the mold, the stem 4 is manipulated by pressure applied to the head 6, thus discharging the tee. and at the same time, permitting the raising of the mold, leaving the tee, shown at 11, deposited on the ground.
There is formed in the upper smaller end of the tee a concavity 12 into which the golf ball, indicated at 13, will rest, the mold being in the meantime discarded.
The mold, because of the presence of the handle 9 may be very readily manipulated and the contents, the tee, may be disharged with the greatest facility and without liability of injury to the tee. Moreover the molds because of their rigidly connected handles, do not cause any disturbance of the material from which the tees are made and so no harm may come to the tees either in their molding or in the placing thereof.
What is claimed is In a golf tee mold, a frusto-conical mold having interior and exterior walls, an n ing into the top of said mold at two points, wardly and outwardly; inclined han 1e and a spring supported ejecting means passmember consisting of a eavy, substantially ing through the too of the form medially 1 U-shaped wire, widened at the looped end of the diverging handle ends.
6 and constricted near its free ends, the said In testimony whereof, I aflix my signature free ends diverging from the constricted hereto. portion and bending downwardly and pass- JOHN L. HOOVER.