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Sept. 7 `1926.
E. H. KENYONV GOLF TEEING MACHINE Filednec.
Il fr Pgtented-Sept., 7.; 1926.,. r r
UNITED STAT EDWARD E. 'KE-NYON,-
or MIAMIk BEACH, FLORIDA.
Application1ed-=December 11, 1324. Serial 110.755,833.
This invention, relates to an.automatictee- 17'Ipivoted at 18l to the under side of theV ing machine for golf' balls and liaswiorl itsv object to retain the balls-in acerta-in predetermined Another objectof tee the balljasto present it in the most advantageous position: to:- teed-y position.
Another;object'- ofq'the invention is tofpresent' the Y balls to be, teedf in.- exactlyftl'i'el order v in which' they, were introduced rinto the Ina'-` chine.
'With these and other obj ects in view,` which,
willbecomeapparent as thedescription pro-v ceeds we will describe our invention in con* nection with the attached. drewingsinewhich Figurel '1 'is a vertical sectional' view of our teeing machine;y l
Fig. 12. is a plan, view."` partly in: sectign; and,
3 is a vievvwonztheline7 Figil. The' casing off`themachineA 1' 1s. intende 2 and pivoted at one'sideof the-.casing-isa lever 3. This lever may-fbe-hinged--by` an' ordinary hinge at the side ofthe casing amd-has attached to it byv a. link 4,1`` an. arm- 5.'. piv-` oted toa block 6, which' may conveniently be attached to the. top; offf'the casing, `by` anordinary hinge. normally tends to retainthe arm 5" in its upmost position as shown in kullflinesl inFig.`r 1.'
Attached to the lever-f3- is a stein 9 projectin through the top,- slight y above thefground'. Thefstemz9 is attached to thelever bya loose joint connection and when the stem :is pushed down, sa j the foot, of the-pla: er,fjthelever 3Iwil Jforced to the dotte #line-position; shown in Fig. 1 and whe thea stem .isreleased the spring position. Depending from-.thetopaoff'the -casingis any inclined tube orar chute -11 intol which the balls` 12 vmay be= depositedwinv the ordery in which they are: to e driven and on the lever-3 may-beattacheda post 14, there beingprovided `a hole--15V in theV` tube or chute through-.Which the` ost proy jects when-the leveris in-.tlie full ine position show n in Fig. 1 to prevent thel balls from moving to the-bottom,oftliechute .until thepost is removed.
than one ballv at a time I'- provide alatch To prevent morel passing over the hole 15,
order landrv ,toy automatically.v teeV the balls in their order. one afterthe other.
i the4 inventionis to. so
be;r drivenl from they the hole jects.' The piston 23` may.
, A spring; 7 atl kthe hinge 7 will* bringfthew lever-to .the 1 full linefrom the teech'ute. This latch` 17"Inay beprovided with a tail 19y capable of passing through; a hole 20i-n the lower side of the chiite. Imaypry vide a, post 21,0n the lever 3 and itis ap-l parent thatrwhen the lever-3 is raised and theknobor-post 21y strikes thelever 17, the tail'f of the lever 19 will be withdrawn and allow all the balls to -roll downwardly until theystrike the .post14.` When the'lever 3 is depressed thetail 1-9'will pass up through 20`'andfpreventfmore than one ball fromfrolling down the chute over/the hole 15.
The chute4 11. opens into a second chute 22-in which I provide a piston 23 having a staple 24 attached to its bottom end and through Whiehthe end. of the.lever 3 proiity snugly in the rubber l tubey at vits upper end, thus producing aconcaved seat thereat,'so esto hold a ball as shown'y in Fig. 1- slightly above (the level of the ground chute-22`and may have a d' above the teeirig 'machinelin position tobe I to be placedbelow the/surface o'the'ground"- driven IOID thetee- The chute 22^has.a slot 25therein as shown in Fig. 3 through which the end ofthe lever 3 projects andwhen the lever 3 is raise and' lowered the end of'it Works in the slot 25.
When the players arrive at the driving o5 position, they de osit their golf balls in the order in which t ey are to chute 11 and the irstplayer steps on the post .9 and depressesfthe lever 3 which carries with it the upright post 14. This alof the. easing and lows the ball. farthest tothe left of Fig. 1, to
de scend into the chute 22 above the piston y23. The pivoted lever 17 weighted as shown at one end Will, through its tail 19, prevent more than one ball from falling into the chute 22. Astlie player removes his foot from the post 9, the spring 7 will cause the lever 3 to raise and carry Witliit the piston 23having` onV its concaved upper end a ball 12 to the teed position from which the ball may be driven. A repetition of this operation will successively elevate the othery balls one at a time inthe order in which they were deposited in the chute 11.
Having described myv invention and its operation, what I claim as new is:
1. A teeingr machine comprising a casing, aball chute therein, and means in the Casin for elevating the` balls one at a time an holding a ball in position to be driven from a goltee.
2. A tee'ing machine comprising a casing,
drive AoLin the mil a ball chute therein, a lever, a ball lifting and holding device in the chute connected with the lever and operable by the lever to elevate and hold a golf ball in position to be driven from the tee.
3. A teeing machine comprising' a casing, an inclined chute therein, a vertical chute communicating with the inclined chute, a piston in the vertical chute, and means for depressing the piston below the mouth of the inclined chute and raising it sufiiciently high to present the ball above the casing in position to be driven fromy the tee.
4. A teeing machine comprising a lever. a spring controlled arm connected thereto for elevating and holding the lever in an elevated position, a ball chute and means' operated by the lever for preventing more than one ball passing out of the chute at a time and ball holding and elevating means attached to thelever for raising a ball and holding it in a position from which it may be driven.
5. A teeing machine comprisinga depressihle lever, a ball carryingpiston attached to' the lever at one end, a vertical chute in which the piston operates, an inclined chute communicating with said vertical chute and means to prevent more than one ball at a time from passing from the inclined chute into the vertical chute, and a spring operated arm for elevating and holding an end of the lever and ball carrying piston in an elevated position.
6. A golf ball teeing device comprising a reservoir for a number of balls, and means for segregating and raising a ball to striking position.
7. A golf ball Vteeing device comprising an inclined runway, and means for receiving the balls therefrom one ata time and raising them to striking position.
8.. In a golt` ball teeing device the combination comprising a cylinder, a. piston 'therein, means for admitting a golf ball to the cylinder above the piston, and means for raising' the lpiston to lift the golf ball to striking position. i.
9. A golf ball teeing devicel comprising a vertical cylinder, a. piston therein, an inclined runway for balls terminating in an entrance tothe cylinder, and means for lifting a ball in said cylinder as received from said runway to striking position.
10. A golt' ball teemg device comprising av ball reservoir` a cylinder adapted to receive balls from said reservoir, a piston -within said cylinder having von the top thereof` a tee. a lever for raising said piston, and a pedal for actuating said lever.
11. A golf ball teeing device comprising a housing including a ball reservoir, a cylinder adapted to receive balls from said reservoir, a suitable impact material on the upper surface of said housing, and an opening through said upper surface in alignment with said cylinder to permit of a ball being raised therethrough to striking position.
In testimony whereof I hereunto aiix my signature.
EDWARD H. KENYON.