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May 4,1926. I 1,583,721
P. S. KANE GOLF BALL Filed July 28 192 WITNESSES INVENTOR 1/1172); 6'. flay-0e ATTORNEYS Patented May 4, 1926:.
UNITED STATES PATENT @FFECE.
PHILIP SGEUYLER KANE, OF KANE, PENNSYLVANIA.
Application filed July 28, 1925. Serial 1T0. 46,643.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it kn'own that I, PHILIP S. KANE, a
citizen of the United States, and resident of Kane, in the county of McKean and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Golf Balls, of which the following is a specification.
. and added burden of hunting golf balls driven into long grass, ditches and other hazards of golf courses. I
My present invention has for its more particular object the provision of a golf ball provided with signal means, preferably visible signal means, which I will permit the owner and others to tell exactly where to find the ball in tallgrass for instance where it would ordinarily be difficult andrequire time In the accompanying drawing which illustrates my invention and forms a part of this specification,
Figure 1 is a plan View of a golf ball constructed in accordance with my invention.
Figure 2 is a sectional View taken there-.
Figure-3 is a similar View taken on line 3-3 of Fig. 2, and
' Figure 4 is a detail perspective view of the several parts of my invention, removed. Referring now to these figures and particularly to Figs. 1, 2 and 3, my invention contemplates any of the well known makes of golf balls such asgenerally indicated at 10, provided in its surface With an elongated cavity 11 of the arcuate form shown and of the same depth throughout its length.
The cavity 11 thus formed is adapted and intended to receive an elongated thin wall casing 12 which in turn may receive slowburning powder or other smoke producing mixture as for instance a squib 17 such as shown in Fig. 4.
The casing 12 may be held in place either by forcing the same into the cavity 11, or
may be anchored by a bolt 14 of small di ameter extending diametrically through the golf ball 10 as shown particularly in Fig. 2. In the event'that the bolt 14 is utilized, it may be made to serve the further function of balancing the casing and its parts so as tomaintain true flight and roll of the ball.
The casing 12 has a cover 1O which may be hinged at one end to the casing or adapted to clasp in connection therewith. This cover or lid 10 is preferably slightly shorter than the casing in order to leave a small opening by which to permit of the entrance of sufficient air to support combustion.
Moreover the walls of the casing 12 are preferably provided along the edges thereof with turned flanges 16 which; lap the adjacent edges of the cover 10 of the ball in order to hold the same and prevent the cover from readily cracking and breaking.
In Fi s. 2 and 4 I have shown a squib 17 with a s ort fuse 18 which is lighted before the ball is driven so that its flight may be more readily traced and the spot where it finally comes to rest may be easily seen. By
virtue of the slow burning power or squib and the emission of smoke for a considerable period no trouble is encountered in locating the ball even in high grass where this is ordinarily a difficult matter.
It is understood that except for the necessary slight. opening previously mentioned for the purpose of supporting combustion, the casing and its cover or lid fill out the normal contour of the ball and form a part of its external surface.
I claim: I
1. A golf ball, and means in connection therewith for emitting smoke whereby to signal the position of the ball after flight.
2. A golf ball having a cavity, and means forming a slow burning squib in said cavity.
3. A golf ball having a cavity, a covered casing in said cavity, and a squib in said casing.
4. A golf ball having a surface cavity, a casing in said cavity, a s uib in the casing, and a lid for the casing orming thereof a part of the external surface of the ball.
I PHILIP SCHUYLER KANE.