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Publication numberUS1562956 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 24, 1925
Filing dateMar 23, 1925
Priority dateMar 23, 1925
Publication numberUS 1562956 A, US 1562956A, US-A-1562956, US1562956 A, US1562956A
InventorsGuerne Alfred A
Original AssigneeGuerne Alfred A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Golf-club head
US 1562956 A
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Nov. 24, 1925. 1,562,956

A. A. GUERNE GOLF CLUB HEAD Filed March 23, 1925 @NM/neg Patented Nov. 24, 1925` UNITED STATES Parleur` OFFICE.

ALFRED A. GUERNE, OF KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN.

GOLF-CLUB HEAD.

Application filed March 23, 1925. Serial No.. 17,589.

To all whom. t may concern:

Be it known that I, ALFRED A. GUERNE, a citizen of the United States, residing at the city and count-y of Kalamazoo, State of Michigan, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Gulf-Club I-Ieads, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to improvements in golf club heads.

The main objects of this invention are:

First, to provide an improved golf club head which is mainly formed of metal.

Second, to provide in a golf club head an improved striking or impact face.

Objects pertaining to details and economies of my invention will 'definitelyiappear from the detailed description to follow.

I accomplishthe objects of my invention by the devices and means described in the following specification. The invention is clearly defined and pointed out in the claims.

A structure embodying the features of my invention is clearly illustrated in the accompanying drawing forming a part of this ap-r plicatlon, 1n which:

Fig. I is a front elevation of a golf club embodying the features of my invention.

Fig. II is a plan view of a golf club head embodying my invention.

Fig. III is a transverse sectionon a line corresponding to line 3 3 of Figs. I and II.

Fig. IV is a rear perspective view of the impact member removed from the golf club head.

In the drawing similar numerals of reference indicate similar parts in all of the views.

My improved golf club head comprises an integral hollow metallic body 1 having integral partitions 2, 3 and 4; providing an impact member chamber 5. The head has an integral shank 6 for the shaft 7.

The impact member 8 is preferably formed of porcelain and has rearwardly? projecting portions 9 at its ends seated directly against the wall 2 of the impact member chamber. The impact block 8 has side grooves l and end grooves 1l, the projections 9 forming a recess l2 in the rear side of the block.

The impact member is set in vulcanized rubber 13 which embraces the top, bottom and `ends thereof and fills the grooves 5, rubber of suitable composition being arranged npon the block, the block inserted and then the rubber vulcanized with the block in position, thus permanently securing the block in the chamber with its curved faces 9 in direct engagement with the walls of the chamber. Its sides and ends, however, are held in spaced relation to the walls by the vulcanized rubber or other suitable plastic material which is substantially non-elastic.

By curving the faces of the projections 9 the impact member can be accurately seated and its contact with the inner wall of the chamber is secured, notwithstanding such irregularities as might occur in castings.

The head may be weighted as desired, a weight la being shown as secured against the wall 2 by means of the screw l5 which is threaded into a hole 16 provided in the wall 2. Y i

The head is provided with anV opening 17 in its rear wall which is closed bythe closure plug 18 threaded into the opening. i

By thus arranging the counterbalancing weight it is properly positioned relative to the shank to secure the desired counterbalancing effect or result.

My improvements enable the economical production of golf clubs of a very superior quality. While I prefer to use porcelain the impact member may be formed of other materials with quite satisfactory results.

Having thus described my invention what I claim asnew and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A golf club head comprising a hollow integral metallic body having integral partition walls providing an impact member chamber, and an impact member of porcelain having rearwardly projecting portions at the ends thereof with curved faces seated directly upon the inner wall of said chamber, said impact member having external grooves in its sides and ends and being set in vulcanized rubber which surrounds the sides and ends thereof filling said grooves and supporting the impact member with its sides and ends out of contact with the walls of the chamber.

2. A golf club head comprising a hollow 4rubber which snrronnds the sides and ends lli) thereof filling said grooves and supporting the impact lmember with itsv sides Aandends out of contact with the Walls of the chamber.

3. A golf club comprising a hollow metallic body having integral partition walls providing` an impact member chamber, and an impact member of porcelain seated diiectly upon the inner Wallet said chamber, said impact member being' set in vulcanized rubber Whichsurrounds the sides and ends thereofsupporting the impact member with itssides Aand. ends out of contact with the wallsof the chamber. i

Ll. A golf club vhead comprising'V a hollow metallic body havingv integral partition Walls. providingan impact member chamber,

an impact member of vnon-resilient material seated directly u'poiithe linner wall of said chamber and set ina plastic which surroundsy .-tlie'v sides and Lends thereofsupporting vits sides and ends ont of Contact withthe'uv'alls of the` chamber,-a weight, and an attaching screw `therefor threadedinto the inner wall of said chamber, the vrear vail of said body '"'liaving air-opening alinedivithv said screw and provided with f a threaded closure l plug. 5. A golf club head comprising ahollow inetallicbod'y havingintegral partition walls providing van impactmember chamber, an impact -memberof non-resilient material .seated .directly upon-the inner wall of sait*L chamber, saidimpact member being set -in "vulcanized'rirbber which surroundsthe sides.

and ends thereof and su-pportsit with its sides and endsfout of cont ct n of the chamber, :vw-eight, and smeans for "clamping said weight upon the inner wall' of said" impact member f chamber- 1 Gf( ,A golf club head comprising .hollow Vwith the walls. j

metallicf `bofdy having an impact member chamber inethe `face thereof, and an impact [member of porcelain seated upon the rear Wall-of said chainbensaid impact member being set and retainedfin said chamber by a substantially. noir-resilient plas-tic.

j S. A golt` club head comprising a hollow metallic body havingY animpact member chamber in theh face thereof, and an Vimpact member of porcelain .setfand retained in said chamber by ay substantially non-.resilient plastic.

9. A golf club headzcomprising' a hollow metallic bodyv having .an impact/member Chamberlin the face thereof, an impact member lof .porcelain` ,setv and retained in said chamber .byE a substantially non-resilient plastic, and ajweightlclamped -upon the in- 'ner wall-of said impactmember chamber.

10., Av golf clubhead. comprising a hollow metallicrv body, Vhaving an integral partition Wall providing` an) imfp act member chamber, and an' impactlmember `:of vnonresilient material set and retained .-iirsaid:'cliamber by :i1-substantially nonfresilient plastic.

In =Witnesswhereof yI have hereunto set my hand .and seal@ Y' i atraen I,GRUiaNn. [a e] Cil

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Classifications
U.S. Classification473/329, 473/335
International ClassificationA63B53/04
Cooperative ClassificationA63B53/04, A63B2053/0416
European ClassificationA63B53/04