US 1538173 A
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F. P. DAUGHADAY May 19, 1925.
GOLF TEE Filed Dec. 5, 1924 INVENTOR. fiankBDauy/Iadqy. fl bw YEW ATTORNEYS.
Patented May 19, 1925.
- UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
FRANK P. DAUGH ADAY, OF CHARTLEY, MASSACHUSETTS, ASSIGNOR TO FREEMAN- nauenamur' 00., or CH'ZARTLEY, mas
SACHUSETTS, A CORPORATION OF MASSA- OF PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND.
I Application filed December 5, 1924. Serial in. 754,149.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, FRANK P. DAUGHA- DAY, a citizen ofthe United States, residin at Chartley, iii the county of Bristol an State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Im rovements in Golf Tees, of which the fol owing is a specification.
This invention .relates to an improved construction of golf tee, and has for its object to provide such a tee of metal in the shape of a tubular pin pointed at one end to be readily pressed into the ground and flaring at its opposite end to provide a rim for the support of the golf ball. when drivin off.
ith these and other objects in view, the invention consists of certain novel features a of construction, as will be more fully described, and particularly pointed out in the appended claims.
In the accompanying drawings Figure 1 is a side elevation illustrating my improved golf tee as having itspointe end thrust into the ground and supporting a golf ball on its upper, flaring end.
Figure 2 is a perspective view showing a disc of sheet metal from which my improved golf tee is primarily formed.
Figure 3 shows the disc of metal as drawn up into on or thimble form, which s the next step in the operation of forming the tee.
Figure 4 is a central sectional elevation of my improved golfing tee which 15 made of a tubular pin pointed at one end and flaring at its opposite end.
It is found by some, in playing the game of golf, of advantage to raise and support the ball above the surface on a pin stuck into the ground instead of building up a pyramidal tee of sand with the fingers as is usually the case whlle drivin off, and to provide such a tee of metal an in tubular form, which is very light in weight, inexpensive to construct and yet which is effective in its operation, and in the production of such a tee I have drawn up apiece of sheet metal, preferably brass, into a tubular pin having a shank portion pointed at one end to be readily pressed into the ground although it may be quite hard, and the opposite end of this pin is formed flaring into substantially bell shape to provide an annular rim as a seat for the ball to support it the desired distance about the surface of the ground while driving off; and the following is a detailed description of one embodiment of my present invention With reference to the drawings, 10 designates my improved tubular metal tee which is formed primarily from a disc of sheet metal, being drawn first up into a cup or thimble form as at 11, in Figure 3, and
this thimble is then drawn or swaged down to provide an elongated shank portion 12 to the pin, preferabl tapering and having its lower end 13 rawn to a oint and the point beingformed from the ottom 14 of the cup, whereby this bottom portion is closed and forms a relatively-still point which may be quite sharp to be readily thrust into the ground even though the ground is somewhat hard and even frozen as is often the case durin winter golfing. The upper end of this sliank ortion'.1s preferably formed flarin or o inverted bell shape as at 15 providing an annular rim 16 which forms an adequate supporting seat for the ball, the hollow of the bellshaped end serving to receive the rounded portion of the ball and the rim serving as an annular seat for supportin the ball in position while being driven-0%.
My improved form of golf tee may be very rapidly made by machinery which is adapted to quickly form up such devices from thin sheet metal, thus providing a tee which is very inexpensiveto manufacture, is extremely light in weight, may be readily thrust into'the ground to support a golf ball a desired distance above the ground to be driven therefrom. The height that the ball is supported above the ground may be regulated by varying the amount the shank is forced into the ground.
The foregoing description is directed solely towards the construction illustrated, but I desire it to be understood that I reserve the privilege of resorting to all the mechanical changes to which the device is susceptible, the invention being defined and limited only by the terms of the appended claims.
5 and flaring at its opposite end to I claim:
1. A golf tee comprising a tubular sheet metal pin having a shank pointed at one end to be readily forced into the ground, provide a relatively-broad seat for the ball.
2. A golf tee comprising a tubular sheet metal pin having a hollow tapering shank,
the tube being closed and pointed at one end tobe readily forcedinto the ground, and enlargedat its opposite end to provide an annular rim as a seat for the ball.
In testimony whereof I a-flix my signature. 4
FRANK P. DAUGHADAY.