US 1591117 A
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July 6 1926. 1,591,117
.G. G. FLOYD GOLF BALL Filed Feb. 11, 1925' i Patented July 19 26;
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"Appiicatioa,aledrt uar 11, 1925; serial M 8355.
' The present invention pertains' to novel features 'of construction in balls f in general, e butthe invention concerns more specifically, but not necessarily restrictedly, improve- 5 mentsingolf andsimilar balls, requiring a predetermined weight, size and a degree of of two, hollow, semi-sphericalsections adhered or cemented together along their meetresiliency Or elasticity. 1 7 One object or'ai of the inventionis the provision or productionof a golfball which.
10 will have all of the desired or required physical characteristics of the present balls.
used in the game ofgolfbut which can be'j less expensively than the f made materially balls nowin common use. v Q To this end I do away with the comparatively costly winding of a rubberband upon itself under tension to form the core of the ball and as a substitute .I employ relatively easily molded sections of resilient inexpen sive material, such as compressed ground cork or equivalent material but to give the new ball thejrequired weight'l'employ a core or centerpiece which is comparatively I heavy,so that theball a'sa whole willbe of the needed diameter, and will possess the" understand the advantages of the invention, both from structural and functlonal standpoints, in the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification I have illus trated a preferred and desirable embodiment of the invention, the single view rep- 7 4o resenting a central section through the new and improved golf ball.;
' Referring to'this drawing, it will be per:
ceived that the ball incorporating this invention in its present desirable embodiment V includes a spherical center piece or core. '11
which is made of metal or preferably an al- 10y of aluminum and copperin such proportions or ratio that the ball as a whole, will have thecorrect or proper weight, standard golf balls at the present time weighing approximately 1.62 ounces. a
Inasmuch as the aluminum is a comparatively light metal and the copper"a 'relatively heavy metal and sm'cethey are'suseeptible of forming an alloy throughout; a
' either such adhesion maybe omittedif satis external depressions or recesses usual on balls of this type; V,
ameter. V1 V Allofthe parts or the ball areso made a ge are? of. proportions n6 ii ifiicu-it i his: i i
the required weight. "1
encountered in making thiscore orcenter of Such core, which may befof any 'appropriate or suitable. s1ze, 1s'encas'ed or encloseduo, in a resillent or elastlc cover 12, composed ing edges 0r marginsjand to the core, or
factory. results can be otherwise accom-* pllslld; 1
One applicable or fitting material, b s 1::
of its comparative cheapness and adaptability to molding conditions to form the sectlons, is hard-pressed or, condensed ground cork which possesses the necessary elastic qualities. 1
" Obviously, e d acha core a i the e olded sectlons of its resilient cover eli inates the necessity for a wound rubber core, or in fact any rubber at all, and hence substantially reduces the" cost; of'man ufacture and sale pri'ceof the article. H
The core-and its elastic coverare supplied so with an outer covering or-casingl3 of cus tomary form and it may have a plurality of p which are 7 'Ihed'ameter of the sphericalfcore and the thlckness of the resilient layer or sea tum' are such that the complete ball will have the required size, which at the present I 'tlme 1s approximately 1.62 inches in di-- e that it,"as a whole, will possess the usual weight, size and elastic. properties, whereby it can be readily used as an eflicient 'substitute for the more expensive ball now in commonuse. i a V The invention is not limited and restricted to the, precise and exact'detailsof struc,
ture presented because these may be modi- V fied withincomparatively widelimits-withi out departure from the heart and essence of 1 the invention and without the" sacrifice of any of its material benefits and-advantages. For example, the core, if desired, maybe made of @Sing'l t lt n tead ofxan alloy, ouf
or it may be made of any other suitablemar 'terial of the proper weight. Any other appropriatematerial may be employed instead of the compressed ground corkprovided it can bemolded' into sections and these unitedi over or enclosing the inner core, and the number of ectlons ofsuch covering 1s more or less immaterial.
I claim: 1. A' golf-ball having a spherical metal alloy core composed of aluminum and copper and a hollow spherical sectional resilient cover directly 'encasing and centering saidcore. W v
2. A golf ball having a spherical core composed of an alloy of aluminunr and copper, :a cover for said core comprising two hollow semi-spherical sections ofcompressed ground cork cemented together and an outer covering for the ball. In witness whereof my hand and seal. o GEORGE "G; FLOYD.
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