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Publication numberUS1546612 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 21, 1925
Filing dateNov 5, 1923
Priority dateNov 5, 1923
Publication numberUS 1546612 A, US 1546612A, US-A-1546612, US1546612 A, US1546612A
InventorsEmanuel Barnes
Original AssigneeEmanuel Barnes
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Golf club
US 1546612 A
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July 21, 1925.




Application filed November To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, EMANUEL BARNES, a citizen of the United States, residing at Yorkville in the county of Oneida and State of lWew York, have invented certainnew and useful Improvements in Golf Clubs, of which the followin' is a specification, reference being had t erein to the accompanying drawing.

My invention relates to a golf club and I declare the following to be a full, clear, concise and exact description thereof sufii-' cient to enable anyone skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings in which like reference characters refer to like parts throughout the specification.

The object of the invention is to provide a golf club that will have a head that is properly balanced and weighted. Furthermore, the head is equipped with a removable striking face, whereby the user can substitute diderent faces to correct himself for slicing or pulling the golf ball, when striking said ball. Moreover, the surface of the head against which the removable striking face rests is formed on an angle to aid in lofting the ball.

The object will be understood by referrin. to the drawings in which:

big. 1 is a perspective view of the golf club, showing the handle broken away;

Fig. 2 is a vertical section taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the golf club looking towards the bottom thereof, the handle being broken away;

Fig. 4 is a detail perspective view of the strikm face and immediate parts used on the clu F'ig. 5 is a detail enlarged view, showing a perspective of a screw bolt employed;

Fig. 6 is a transverse section taken on the line 6-6 of F i Fig. 7 is a removable stril ing face used;

, Fig. 8 is a perspective view of the golf club, showing a slight modification thereof;

Fig. 9 is a perspective View of a removable convex striking face used.

Referring more particularly to the drawings, the golf club embodies a wooden shaft or handle 1, shown only in fragment and a wooden head 2. The striking surface or face 3 of head 2 tapers slightly from its 1' detail perspective View of a 5, was. Serial No. 872,784.

lower edge 5 towards its uppenedge 6 in order to tilt the facing plate 10 that rests thereagainst, whereby said plate 10 will aid n lofting the golf ball when striking it.

Facing plate 10 ismade,fibre, metal or any other desirable material. It is removable and is equipped with two screw threaded apertures 11 and 12 into which are screw mounted or weldedbars 13 and 14 respectively, which bars are equipped with external threads for such mounting. Bars 13 and 14 are ada ted toextend through two correspondingly ormed apertures made in head 2 and also through two like apertures made in metal plate 15. Screw bolts 16 engage, in each instance, the internal threads formed in apertures made in the conti uous ends of said bars 13 and 14, where y to hold bars 13 and it and facing plate 10 in assembled position on head 2. The heads 18 of screw bolts 16 are convexed to make a flush fitting surface with the surface of plate 15. Moreover, slots 19 are made in each of said screw bolt heads for the reception of the end of a screw driver, not shown,

to aid in turning said bolts 16. Plate 10 is provided with serrations or grooves 20' to make it more serviceable in striking the golf ball.

Metal plate ltipartially covers the side opposite the striking face of head 2 and also part of the bottom surface in the club known as the driver, as at 20 in Fig. 8 or the whole thereof in the club known as the brassie, as at 21 in Fig. 3. Furthermore, plate 15 is countersunk in head 2 in order to fit flush with the external surface thereof, with the exception of the part 21 that covers the bottom surface shown in Fig. 3 and is held in place by screws 23.

it long narrow member 24 having an ar row head 25 at one end is formed integral with plate 15 and extends across the top surface of head 2 to serve as a guide to aid the user in striking the golf ball, not shown,

at the proper location of the club. The

member 24 is countersunk the top surface of head 2.

It will be observed that bars 13 and 14,

facing plate 10 and plate 15 are disposed in 1 such manner relative to head 2 as to properly distribute their weight evenl over said head 2 and, thereby, correctly ba ance it.

In the event that the user of the club desires to correct himself for slicing or other error, he will remove facing plate 10 by unfr e screwing bolts 16 and then substituting the proper facing plate as 26 shown in Fig. 7

or slicin or as 27 shown in Fig. 9 for straight rivin or he may substitute any other plate ma e to correct the given error.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as-new and deslre to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. In a golf club having a head, a removable facing plate, bars having; apertures adapted to extend through said ead, screws for engaging said apertures in the bars,

ing said bars, whereby to hold said bars and plate in assembled position relative to-said head, another plate adapted to cover other parts of the head, said facing plate, bars and other plate being so disposed as to roperly distribute the weight thereof eveny over said head and means attached to said head to serve as a guide.

3. In a. golf club having'a head, a removable facing plate, bars adapted to extend through sa1dhead, said bars having apertures with internal screw threads, screw bolts for engaging the internal threads formed in the apertures of said bars, whereby to hold said bars and plate in assembled position relative to the head, and means for distributing the weight of said facing plate and bars evenlyover said head.

4. In a golfclub having a head, a removable facing plate, bars engaging said facing plate and adapted to extend through said ead, apertures formed in said bars, screw bolts adapted to be projected into said apertures, whereby to hold said facing plateand bars in assembled position relative to the head, another plate adapted to cover other parts'of said head, and a long narrow member extending across said head, whereby to serve as a guide.

In testimony whereof I have aflixed my signature.


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U.S. Classification473/242, 473/342, D21/733
International ClassificationA63B53/08, A63B53/04, A63B53/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63B2053/0491, A63B53/04, A63B53/08, A63B2053/0441
European ClassificationA63B53/08, A63B53/04