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June 22 1926.
A. A. KRAEuTEiR GOLF CLUB CONSTRUCTION Filed Nov. 5, i925 M Wa 14..
Patented June 22, 1926.
UNITED STATES 4 1,589,707 PATENT OFFICE.
ARTHUR A. ,KRAEUTER, OF SOUTH ORANGE, NEW JERSEY, ASSIGNOR TO THE KROY- DON COMPAN Y, OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, A. CORPORATION OF NEW JERSEY.
Application filed November 5, 1925. Serial No. 66,895.
This invention relates to improvements in golf club constructions and particularly to a new and improved means for connectln and attaching the golf shaft to the 0111 head.
In the use of metallic golf shafts and particularly in connection with the wooden club heads, considerable difficulty has been experienced in affording a proper and secure connection and attachment between these two parts which will permit requisite resiliency and still give the necessary security and strength at the junction or union of these parts without danger of damage by splitting or otherwise the 'wood of the club head.
. ple and secure means of attachment for connecting a metallic olf shaft with the head of the golf club 'and especially where the latter is of wood or other suitable composition, and having the quality of drawing the parts securely together and protecting the upper or thin end of the neck of the club head itself when the parts are connected, all the time affording the utmost rigidity as far as the connection itself is concerned and still not interfering with the necessary resiliency as far as the golf club as a whole is concerned.
To the accomplishment of the foregoing and such other objects as may hereinafter appear, this invention relates to improvements and details of construction and arrangement as described in thefollowing specification, reference being had to the accompanying'd-rawing forming a part hereof and which shows a preferred embodiment of my invention, it beingexpressly under stood, however, that various .changes may he made in practice within the scope of the claims without digressing from my inventive idea.
In the drawings- Figure 1 represents a side elevation of a club head and the lower part of the shaft connected by means embodying the present invention;
Figure 2 is a vertical cross section of the same.
Figure 3 is an enlarged view in lingitudiiial cross section of the sleeve or nipple 6, part being broken away.
Referring now to the drawings, the numeral 1 designates a club head having the -flange 11 whereb usual elongated neck or shank 2, to which part is usually connected a golf shaft. This neck or shank 2 is interiorlybored from its top down to form the elongated interiorly '7 to receive the lower end of the golf shaft 5 which is driven and firmly wedged therein against movement in any direction. The lower and preferably the longer portion of the sleeve or nipple 6 is exteriorly screwthreaded as at 8 complementary to the interiorly screw-threaded socket 3 in the shank or neck of the club head. At the upper end of the screw-threaded portion 8 of the sleeve or nipple 6 is a short smooth portion 9 which leads to an annular shoulder 10 formed at an intermediate part of the sleeve or nipple 6. This annular shoulder is rimmed by'a downwardly extending and flaring a sort of cup-shaped socket 12 is provi ed to receive the extreme upper end of the neck or shank 2 of the club head 1, which is bevelled or otherwise formed as at 13 to tightly and closely fit within said cup-shaped socket 12, the rim or ed e 11 of which overhangs and engages the en and sides of the extremity of'the neck or shank 2. The sleeve or nipple 6 is tapered from its upper end to the rim or flange 11 so that the tapering shape of the neck or teriorly threaded part 8 of the sleeve or nipple 6 is of substantial length and is screwed into the interiorly screw-threaded socket 3 in the neck or shank 2 of the club head 1' whereby the neck or shank is suitably braced within for a considerable distance and is securely held at its outer joint with the sleeve or nipple 6 and braced against splittin or cracking by the annular shoulder 10,
an the overhanging and engaging rim or flange 11. The connection afforded thereby is secure, firmand strengthens the neck or shank 2 of the club head due to the extent within which part of the sleeve or nipple 6 fits within the same. This also prevents the club head from cracking or splitting as does the connection and particular construction of the annular shoulder 10 and the flaring rim or flange 1], binding down upon-the bevelled end 13 of the shank or neck of the club head. This construction does not interfere in any way with the necessary resiliency of the club and the secure and firm nature of the attachment improves the utility of the club as a whole and affords a connection between the metallic shaft and the club head satisfactory in every particular.
What I claim is 1. In combination with a golf club head having a neck or shank formed with an ex tended interiorly threaded socket, a shaft for said club head and a connecting means be-' tween said shaft and said club head including a sleeve or nipple fixedly attached to said shaft, said sleeve or nipple having an ex-- flaring and overhanging rim or flange, the
upper end of the neck or shank being bevelled and abutting against said shoulder, said downwardly flaring and overhanging rim or flange embracing and engaging the ex tremity and the outside of the end part of the neck or shank of the club head.
3. As an article of manufacture, attaching means for connecting the metallic shaft of a golf club to the wooden head of the lf club including a sleeve or nipple havmg a bore therethrough adapted to receive a metallic shaft, said sleeve or nipple having an extended exteriorly threaded portion adapted to be screwed into an interiorly threaded socket in the club head, said sleeve or nipple having an annular shoulder above the upper end of the screw-threaded portion and also having a flaring and overhanging rim or flange extending downwardly from said annular shoulder and adapted to engage the extremity of the neck or shank of the club head when in position.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing, I have hereunto set my hand this 6th day of October, 1925. c
ARTHUR A. KRAEUTER.