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Publication numberUS1525352 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 3, 1925
Filing dateFeb 27, 1924
Priority dateFeb 27, 1924
Publication numberUS 1525352 A, US 1525352A, US-A-1525352, US1525352 A, US1525352A
InventorsGarfield Aitken James Abram
Original AssigneeGarfield Aitken James Abram
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Golf-club
US 1525352 A
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Feb. 3, 1925. v 1,525,352

J. A. G. AITKEN GOLF CLUB Filed Feb. 2T, 1924 zo \wy j, T157. y A WITNEssEs a 22 v INVENTOR 1%?! Jafrm ML- BY A TTORNE YS Patented Feb. 3, 1925.

JAMES .ennemi-eenmaal) IArminia, '0F lHomroien, MASSACHUSETTS.

" GOLF GLUB To. dllwlw'm.Muay concern it .known that '1, Jarras A. G. ArrKEN, a citizenof the `United States, andra .resident ofthe city.ofl-Iolyolrefin the..county .of Hampdcn ...and :State .of '-lIassachusetts, rhave invented .a new and Improved .Golf

Club, (1f-which the..f0llowing.is.a .it-ull, clear,

.and exact description.

.This invention relates. to ,improvementsin f. golf.v clubs .and.has.particularlreference-tova ...golf :club ghead. i

An object of the invention .is to provide .-.an :improved :head vof simple .and practical construction in l.whicln the weight employed is so formed as vto maintain.. the i head properly balanced .and .malte the .striking -force ofthe. clubheadimost effective.

.The above Vand 4other objects will .appear Vmore yclearly .from the following `detailed .description ,when ftalen .in connection with the-.accompanying drawing-which -llustrates a Ypreferred embodiment of .the Vinventive idea.

Inthe drawingjFigure .1 is.a frontelevation-o-the club `head constructed in accordance .vwiththe inlvention;

.FigurefZis albottom plan viewfthereof;

Figure 3 is a section onithe.line3.-3 of 'Figure '1;

fFigure 1 is .a section onthe line .e1-4.0i Figure 1; f

lligure 5 is,- a l perspective view ofthe .head v.with the weight and other parts removed;

liigure G iis a perspective view @of rthe weight Figure 7 is a .similar view1of/the face insert employed infconnection `with the .in- Yention;

llligure 8 is a perspective .viewofthesole plate.

The head v1Oothe-elub .may bemadefof any suitable .material7 such .as .persimmon wood, .and its general exterior configuration is substantially `the zsame .as :that ofthe I ordinary wooden lreadedclub.

ln the formation of the head, the :bottom and striking ace ythereoff-are.provided with communicating recesses 11 and 12 respectively, and at the juncture of said recesses the head is further reduced to provide ann other recess 13 having angularly disposed sides for a purpose which will presently appear. The recess 11 in the bottom of the head is enlarged at the rear of the head, as

uin'dioatedat 14,.and the sides oltherecess .are converged forwardly a toward the strik- .lng .face :At the.) forward endsf of-thef-sides .ot the .recess 11 .the bottom Yis .again ,cut

away to form .a recess `15 .which .extends ltransversely across ,practically the entire bottomof the head. ".Therecessed portion :12..ofthe .striking .face is furtherreduced; to L.provide .the additional recessl, the .lower transverse .edge .of `which .forms one of the eidgesof thei'recess 13.

IThe lweight .which f iselnployed. in. connec- .tion .with .the .presenti invention is made -to conform to the contour of\ the recessesll, 13

4and .16.. of.. the club head-and. @provided with .a5 rear taperedv portion. 17 which lts thegpor- .tion .lof-therecess Y1.1 inthefrear of .the

.Weight .has its .sides converging forwardly, .andsaid portion is A.slightly ,tapered .so that .its .greatestthiclrnessiisatlthe rear o the plate. In this connection.the-bottom ofthe frec-essll 5 is vslightly .inclined with respect to ,thehor-izontal so .that when. the weight. is secured in position, the l tendency ithereof -will be to .wedge itself againstthebottom ofthe head vwhen-.theball isstruclr. .'Inthis con- .nection .it is well known that lthe usual weighty employed 4in heads, dueto the .force ofimpact of the head with Ythe ball,.soon embeds itself a considerable distance'in-the club head, .withthe .result-.that vtheoriginal balance of the latter is totally destroyed. dViththe sole plate 1.8 .in the portionot the recess -11 .receiving the same tapered 'asdescribed, vthis tendency of -the weight `to `be driven .forward into .thehead isininimized.

The presentfhead embodies further `features to .be presently described which tend toward preventing` vany :shifting of. .the .weight .as

above referred to. At the forward end of the .sole plate .18 1 there is zprovided r a .shoulder or angular portion 19 which fits into the reis secured in the position described by means of suitable fasteners, such as screws 21 extended through the sole plate of the weight.

When the weight is in position, the front face of theV portion 2O is iiush with the botto1n of the recess 12, and after being placed in suoli position a face plug 22 of any desirable material is connected tothe weight, preferably by screw threaded extension 24: engageable with an opening 25 formed in the face plate portion 2O of the weight, the inner face of the plug 22 being engaged with the forward face of theportion 2O when the plug is in position. A face insert 26 made of fibre or other suitable material and conforming to the contour of the recess 12 is then disposed in said recess with the dowel pins 27 extending therethrough, the insert 26 having a central opening 28 into which the plug 22 extends and the thickness of the plug and insert being the same so that the outer faces thereof will be flush with each other and with theVV remaining portions of the striking face of the head. 'Y A sole plate 29, which may also be made of fibre, is then mounted in position in the recess l5, said plate conforming to the shape of said recess and being held in position by doWel pins 30 adjacent the ends of the recess and also by similar pins 31 carried by the lower edge of the face insert 26. When the parts are thus combined the face plate portion 20 is interposed between the bottomrof the recess 16 and the plug :22 and lower edge portion of the face insert26, and with the latter two elements held in position as ndescribed it will be apparent that the same affordV a rigid abutment foil the weight so as to furtherrprevent. any forward shifting of the latter due to impact of the club head with a balli Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is: t Y Y 1. A golf club including a head, a weight including sole and face plate portions recessed in the bottom and face of said head, respectively, a face insert also recessed in the face of said head and forming a part of the striking face of said head, said face plate portion being positioned between the bottoni of the recess receiving the same and said insert, and a reniovable face plug mountedv in said insert and engageable with said face plate portion. i

2. A golf club including a head, a weight including sole and face plat-e portions recessed inthe bottom and face of said head, respectively, at face insert also recessed in the face of said head and forming a part of the striking face :of said head, said face plate portion being positioned between the bottom of the recess receiving the same and said insert, and a sole plate'also recessed in the bottom of said head contiguous to the striking face thereof.

W 3. A golf club including a head, a Weight including sole Yand face plate portions recessed in the bottom and face 'of said head, respectively, and having an angular portion at the juncture of said sole and face plate portions, a face insert recessed in the face of said head and forming a part of the striking face of said head, said face plate portion being positioned between the bottom of the recessreceiving the same and said insert, and a sole plate also recessed in the bottom of said head contiguous to the striking face thereof and having a portion engaging the angular portion between said sole and face plate portions. i

4. A golf club includinga head, a weight including sole and face plate portions recessed in the bottoni and face of said head, respectively, and having arn angular portion at the juncture ofY said sole and face pla-te portions, a'face insert recessed in the face of said head and forming a part of the striking face of said head, said face plate portion being positioned betweentheboitom of the recess receiving the same and said insertfa 9e""Y sole plate also recessed in the bottom of said head contiguous to the striking face thereof and having a portion engaging the angular portion between said sole and face plateiportions, and a removable face piug mounted in said insert and engageable with said face plate portion. y

5. A golf club including a head, aA weight including sole and face plate portions recessed in the bottom and faceof said head, respectively, the sole plate port-ion Vbeing tapered Vtoward the face plate portion and the latter portion being tapered upwardly, a face insert recessed in the face of said head and forming a part of the striking face of said head, saidV face plate portion beging positioned between the bottom of the recess receiving the same and said insert, a sole plate also recessed in the bottom of said headcontiguous to the striking face thereof and hav-- ing a portion engaging the angular portion between saidnsole and face plate portions,

and a removable face plug mounted in said insert-Wand engageable with said face plate portion. j

i JAMES ABRAM GARFlELD AITKENl.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification473/342, 473/344
International ClassificationA63B53/04
Cooperative ClassificationA63B53/04, A63B2053/0416
European ClassificationA63B53/04