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Publication numberUS1548272 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 4, 1925
Filing dateMay 20, 1925
Priority dateMay 20, 1925
Publication numberUS 1548272 A, US 1548272A, US-A-1548272, US1548272 A, US1548272A
InventorsFred Larrence
Original AssigneeFred Larrence
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sand box for golf courses
US 1548272 A
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Aug. 4, 1925.

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' F. LARRENCE SAND BOX FOR GOLF COURSES Filed May 20, 1925 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 I u m n u w m u n u n N HUG Patented Aug. 4, 1925.

SAND BOX FOR GOLF COURSES; I

Application filedfMay 20, 1925. Serial nbiarsm.

max; a ham .itmay concern;

Be; it iknownvthatl I, {FRED LARRENCE, a citizen of theUnitedStates, and residentof .Oakhurst, in the county of Monmouth and Stateao-foNewi- J ersey; have inventedv certain new and. useful Improvements in Sand Boxes for-Golf Cou-rses', of whichthefollowing isa specification 1 e 'M 'nvention. relates to .asand box such as is sometimes/termed a tee-.b'oxforcontaining. a supply. of -sand and also a separatesnpplyof water s'whereby the sand may the sand box there 1s provided a pair of be vmoistened and a proper tee constructed.

An object *Off the invention is to construct such .a-box-and :supp ort therefor. which shall be '..simple L andefficient in construction but durable, andwherein provision is made for a .coverrto the box which will not interfere with theready access thereto butwillafford substantial protection therefor.

A .furth'er object""of the invention is to provide holding means for the box whereby the box and holding means can be readily removed together from the support or the box itself may be readily removed from the holding means.

F urther objects of the invention will be apparent from the following detailed description and the appended claims.

In the drawings:

Figure l is an end elevation of my invention.

Figure 2 is a side elevation of the same.

Figure 3 is a vertical section on the line 33 of Figure 2.

Figure 4 is a horizontal section on the line 4-4 of Figure 2.

Figure 5 is a perspective view of the means for supporting the box upon the main support.

The invention comprises a frame, including four vertical posts 1 supported at their lower ends in metal plates or concrete setting or in any other desired manner. At their upper ends these boxes enter T couplings 2, which also support the ends of side rods 3 and end rods 4. The couplings 2 also receive the lower ends of rods 5 which support similar couplings 6 at their upper ends and thesecouplings receive the ends of side rods 7 and end rods 8. Intermediate the ends of the rods 8 are T couplings 9 in which are supported the lower ends of rods 10 connected at their upper end to a longitudinal rod 11 which is parallel to the side rods 3 and? of the frame. Suitable cap pieces 12 are fast to the top of the coupling 6.

This framework as illustrated, is constracted oftubing although other forms-of metalframework may be employed. This construction gives a very strong and relatively light support which can be rendered ornamentalin appearance as desired;

From the longitudinal side rods 7 aresupported boxes for holding sand and water, thesand box beingpreferably considerably larger-than the water box. For supporting terminate 'at their upper extremities in hooked-ends 15 which fit over the frame bars 7. Two longitudinalbars 16 are fastened to. the bottom portions 14 of the supporting, members by rivets 17 or in any othersuitable manner. each direction slightly beyond the cross pieces 14 of the supporting members and have short upturned ends 18. The container 19 for the sand fits between the vertical sides 13 of the supporting members and between the upturned ends 18 at the opposite ends of the bars 16. It is therefore firmly supported against accidental movement or displaement but can be lifted out as desired. It is also possible to remove the box and supporting framework together.

The supporting means for the water box is of similar character comprising U-shaped members having vertical side portions 21 terminating in hooks 22 which hook over the side bars 7 Bottom cross pieces 23 are fast to these members and terminate at their ends in upwardly projecting portions 24. A receptacle 25 for the water fits between the vertical portion 21 and the upturned ends 24.

A cover is provided which is composed of two side pieces 26 arranged at substantially right angles to each other and end pieces 27, the whole forming a substantially trough shaped member. The end pieces 27 have openings immediately adjacent the apex of the angle formed by the joining of the side pieces 26 and the rod 11 passes therethrough when the parts are assembled. The cover is therefore supported to swing freely on the rod 11 to either side as may be desired. It is obviously made of a length to fit within the vertical members 10 but is long enough to overhang beyond the sand box and the These bars extend in water box. Whenever access to either of these boxes is desired, the cover is simplyrotated from the full tothe dotted line position of Figure 3,

It will be evident that the invention provides a'strong and simple construotion'for the support of sand and water boxes and a the protection of the sand within the box. The device may be made ornamental in appearance. and when constructed of metal tubing can be transported readily from one place to another. Either of the containers can be removed independently of their supporting frame or with said frame. Obvious 'lyvarious detail changes can be made in the precise construction without departing in any way'from thespirit of the invention, which is to be regarded as limited only by the scope of the appended claims.

'I claim as my invention:

1. A sand box for golf courses comprising an open framework having longitudinal side bars, generally ;U'-shaped members having freehooked ends to engage over said side bars, base pieces attached to the bottom of the U-shaped members and extending longitudinally, and a container supported by the U-shaped members'and the base pieces.

7 '2. A sand box for golf courses comprising an open framework having longitudinal side bars, generally U-shaped members having free hooked ends to engage over said side bars, base pieces attached to the bottom of the U-shaped membersand extendinglongitudinally, and a container supported by the U-shapedmembers and the base pieces, said base pieces having upturned ends between which the ends of the container fit.

V 3. A sand box for golf courses comprising an open framew'orkhaving longitudinal side bars, central end posts supported by said framework, a removable supportifora containercar'ried by said longitudinal bars, and a cover for the container carried by said posts. I

container.

In testimony-whereof; I have hereunto subscribed my name. i

i V FREDLLARRENGE.

- 1 Q 4. A sand box for golf'c'ourses comprising an open framework hav ng s de and end bars, posts sup-ported by the end bars near 56 by said support; and a swingingcovercar ried by saldlendbars and-""overhangmg the

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US4516616 *Jan 25, 1984May 14, 1985Fesler Ethel LPortable towel accessory
Classifications
U.S. Classification473/405
International ClassificationA63B57/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63B57/0081, A63B57/0012
European ClassificationA63B57/00B