US 1586469 A
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May 25 1926.
1,586,469 REVELL GOLF CLUB Filed June 25, 1920v I faxen-dier @V622 yi@ L77/ c7021 rfa/6.7224121 Patented May 25, 1926.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
Application med :une 25, 1920. serial mi. 391,64a
My primary object is to provide a golf club which shall he adapted to be conveniently carried from place to place, as in traveling, in such compact condition that it may be carried in a traveling case, such as a suit case, commonly used in traveling, and the parts of which may be readily assembled into playing condition.
As a preface to the following description,
`it may be stated that golf clubs as hitherto provided are so constructed that, by reason of .their length, they cannot be carried in traveling cases commonly used by travelers, and, because of this condition, it is rejuired that they be carried separate fromthe travel'- ing case, the owner, rather than be burdened by a separate container for them,'oftentimes leaving the clubs at home, whereas` if they could be carried in a compact condition, and particularly in the traveling case that he uses for the other articles which he carries with him in traveling thereby avoiding. the
inconvenience of a separate receptacle for the clubs, he would take them with him, thus enabling him to make use of his own clubs without inconvenience .and thereby availing himself of the benefit which comes from the use of ones own clubs. The primary idea of my invention is to form the club of two separable sections of approximately the same length and which when disconnected at the joint thereof extending crosswise of the club, maybe readily placed in the traveling .case as commonly used, the separable sections of the clubbeing provided with means whereby the sections may be readily secured together to place the club in4 playing condition and in which condition the club presents to a practical extent those characteristics which are presented by the golf clubs as hitherto constructed and as provided as unitary structures.v f
Referring to Figure 1 is a view in elevation of a golf club embodying my'invention; and Figure `the accompanying draw-y with each otherl and at their adjacent ends j are releasably connected together by any suitable means as for example the coupling represented at 10 which, in the form illustrated, comprises a pair of ferrules 11 and 12, into the' socket portions k13 and 14 of which, the adjacent, preferably reduced, ends of the shaft-sections 8 and 9 extend and are pinned as represented at 15 and 16. The ferrule l1 at its opposite endcontains a socket 17 extending lengthwise thereof, being of tapered form at its inner end as indicated at 18, with its outer end portion threaded as indicated at 19. The other ferrule, 12, is provided with a boss 20 externally threaded at'its base portion as represented and adapted to bel tightly wedged into this socket upon uniting these ferrules at their.,l
threaded portions as stated. The coupler means shown and which is one only of many forms of connection which may be employed, serves to'rigidly secure together the separable sections of the club but in a releasable manner to adapt the two sections ofthe club to be disconnected at will, a club thus formed presenting, practically to the same degree, the characteristics presented by a club wherein the shaft is provided as a unitary structure. v
The joint between the separable sections of the club should be positioned substantially midway between the ends of the club, as illuatrated-ir the drawing wherein the joint is not located exactly midway of the ends but slightly closer to the upper end of the club, in order that the lower section of the shaft be provided of as great a length as possible and still permit the club when the sections thereof are disassembled to be of the desired short length.'
The construction described is simple, may be manufactured at moderate cost, and affords a secure joint. The feature of plac- -ing the joint at or somewhat above the` center of the shaft enables the desired resiliency to be attained, it being borne in mind that it is articularly desirable ,that the resilient action of the lower section of the shaft shall not be interfered with. I have demonstrated that a joint of the kind illustrated,
club, both of these features being of the utmost importance in a golf-club.
It may be stated that it is not my purpose to provide a single upper shaft-portion for a plurality of lower headed sections, but to provide each club as a` separate structure each to be made of the two sections. l What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: y
1. A golfclub comprising a head and a lower shaft-section permanently united thereto,` a handle-equipped shaft-section of approximatelythe same length as the lower section, and coupling means detachably connecting said sections together comprising a socket provided with an internal thread and with a tapered bearing portion, and a stud provided with a thread engaging said firstnamed thread and with a tapered portion tting wedgedly into said taper bearing, portion.v
2. A golf club comprising a head and a lower shaft-section permanently united thereto, a handle-equipped shaft-section of approximately the same length as the lower section, and coupling means detachably connecting said sections together comprising a socket provided with an internal thread and with a conical hearing, and a stud having a thread enga-ging said first named thread and a cone fitting as a wedge within said conical bearing.
ALEXNDER H. REVELL.