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Publication numberUS1580230 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 13, 1926
Filing dateMar 1, 1924
Priority dateMar 1, 1924
Publication numberUS 1580230 A, US 1580230A, US-A-1580230, US1580230 A, US1580230A
InventorsBrereton Wilfred P
Original AssigneeBrereton Wilfred P
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Golf ball
US 1580230 A
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April 13,1926, 1,580,230

- W. P. BRERETON GO'LF BALL Filed March 1 1924 of the game of Patented Apr. -13; i.

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To azz a my'c'oaeemf Be it knownthat I, WILFRED.v P. BignarfroN, of the city of Winnipeg, in the,Prov. ince of Manitoba, Canada, :a subject of the King of 'Great Brit'aim-have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Golf Balls, of which the following is the specification'. 'l

The invention relates to improvements. in golfballs and vparticularly to a ball especially vconstructed for p layingindoor golf,

and an object of the invention .is to provide.

a novel typeof golf ball which will notbe injuriousto any interior furnishings, which can be struck with considerable force and will absorb considerable of the shock andwhich-can be given various, eiective spins,

dependingl on the nature of the clubs usedv and wliic when it lands will hold to theI spot rather than roll.

.Y A. further and general object of the invention is to provide a ball which will ermit olf being -pla-yedin the usual manner wit-ina house or such like building and with absolute safety to interior furnishings, the interior furnishings being really desirable as hazards rather than i' a disadvantage in playing the game.

`With the above morev important objects-in View the invention consists essentially in4 l the arrangement and construction of parts erence being had .to the 'hereinafter more particularly described, refy accompanying drawing'in which:

Fig. 1 is a side yview of the ball.`

i vew of' a portion of the ball..A

I n the. drawing like characters of reference indicatecorresponding parts in the several ligures. v

The ball light and I have found that the celluloid ball, as employed in playing table tennis or' pingV pong, is uite suitable for my pur ose. I cover the bal body with a coverin w ich is .fairly thick and presents considerale nap as indicated at 2. f

In the present instance I have shown a fcloth covering 3 and this is used' as a base I to hold com aratively short lengths of yarn which are ooped or darned through the cloth o r base and have their ends extending outwardly, thel ends of the lfor playing indoor golf with my Fig. A2 lis -apn-.enlarged detailedr sectional body 1 is spliericahhollow and.

arn covering the whole exterior surface ofythe4 complete ball and being cut an equal length so that the ex osed face is uniformlyspherical.'

" Whilst I have mentioned the cloth 3 as the base, yarn might be knitted-to enclose the body l and then ser`ve Ithe same purpose as the cloth 3,- Further comparatively thick cloth Ahaving a considerable nap might be substitutedto enclose the ball bodi and the exterior face.' of the cloth roug en ed or crushed ,5to give the same effect as the yarn.

A- ball of this kind is lightA and when struck with. the golf club,gquiteseverely,

will not travel very far for two reasons:- .First, o n account ofl its li htness and second ,because the covering kof t e ball body is of such a nature that it absorbs considerable of the shock. The ball, however, is sufficiently heavy to kee its coursewhen Struck and the surface'o the ball being comparatively` soft and having va high coeiiiciency of fric tion permits the player, with the'proper club, to effectively spln the struck ball, the

amount and nature of the spin being to all intents and purposes a rezlica of that produced in outdoor golf.v Y urther when the spun ball landsSiit tends toV retain is posiball and the absorbent and frictional nature of the ball covering.

Obviously various clubs will be rovided all, the clubs resembling those utilized for outdoor golf, with the exception that they are somewhat lighter 'and smaller and ermitting of all the various shots being ma e when play- WILFRED Pf BR.BRETONlv this i29th day of tion this also by virtue of the spin given the

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U.S. Classification473/280
International ClassificationA63B69/36
Cooperative ClassificationA63B69/3655
European ClassificationA63B69/36D8