US 1611925 A
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Dec., 28 1926. l,6ll,925
A. c. UNK
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Application lccl September 18, 1926. Serial No. 135,035.
The invention relates to a golf club, and particularly to the grip portion or handle thereof.
The invention vis particularly adapted for use in connection with golf clubs in which af metallic tubular shaft is used. In the manufacture of a golf club employing a metallic shaft one of the'diilicultieshas been to properly and permanently fasten to the shaft a grip that is most adaptable and the least expensive to the perfect balance of a golf club. instead of using the old method, i. e., adhesive ta e, linolcum, (limsole), felt -or other? underu inding l material followed up by the buildin yup of lthe leather grlp itself, which onta-1 sa number of dillicult operations and is difficult to control'as to Weight, the herein disclosed invention 1s used.
@ne of the principal objects of the invention is to supply a grip portion or handle of the club and to develop the hell top feature and the balance necessary to the club throughout.
lt isv one of the objects of the invention to employ a tapered non-metallic tube upon the metallicv club shaft in the place, of strips of adhesive tape, linoleum, (linisole), felt, or the like., covered, in turn, by the finished outer strip of leather.
Another ofthe objects of the invention is to construct a olf club embodying themetallic shaft Wit an inexpensive handle portion employing a non-metallic tapered tube acting as a filler, such as a tapered tube of paper, which ma be cut and trimmed to size ver saving in time and. materialo The invention will be explained and more readily understood when read in conjunction with the accompanying drawings it being understood, however, that modi cations may be made Without departing from the spirit of the appended claims forming a part hereof.
ln the drawings:
Figure l. is an elevational view of a golf club employing the invention in the' grip or handle portion thereof.
Figure 2 is a central longitudinal sectional view of theend of the grip portion of thev club.
Figure 3 is a longitudinal sectional view of the entire grip or handle portion of the club illustrating the invention.
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Figure 4 is a longitudinal sectional view l of a portion of the tapered metallic shaft,
and lllustrating the tapered non-metallic `shaft of the club.
'llhe golf club embodying the invention is constructed with the tapered metallic shaft 1.0, to one end of which is secured the golf club head 1l, of any desired character. The golf club head 11 is secured to the shaft 10 in any desired manner. The grip portion or handle generally designated 12 is secured to the other end of the tapered "metallic shaft 10.
ln the, construction of the grip portions or handles of golf clubs employing metallic shafts the practice heretofore has been to grip end of the metallic shaft with a strip o sole), felt, or vthe like, securing the strip by adhesive to the end ofthe shaft, and extending along the shaft the desired distance.
The strip mentioned is calleda filler, and the strlp has been covered with a finishing strip of'leather, which, in turn, is secured tothe filler by an adhesive. 'The invention herein embodies and includes a non-metallic tapered tube 13 in place of the filler mentioned. This non-metallic tapered tube is preferably formed offa sheet or sheets of paper, which are. rolled together tightly and.
a relatively ited to this material, inamauch as ll may use other materials,l such as papier mch, and other compositions of material. llt is, however, necessary in connection with any material which is used, that the proper taper of the tube be secured so that' thetapered non-metallic tube will nt snugly against the tapered metallic shaft.
.The non-metallic tapered tube 13 is fitted friction' tape, linoleum, (lini' loll on the tapered inetallicshaft 10 by having the narrow end Aof ythe shaft* 10 enter the wideend of the tube 13, whereupon the tube 13 may slide 'into position to the'wide end portion of the metallic shaft -l() until a tight fit of the tube 13 on the shaft 10 is secured. The ends of the non-metallic tapered tube 13 may then be trimmed down to the correct dimensions, preferably the lar e end of the tube 13, being trimmed Hush with the large end of the metallic shaft 10, as shown at 14 and 15. The other end of the tapered non-metallic tube,13 is cut and trimmed at the place desired,as shown at 16. The inner end portion oi lthe non-metallic tube 13 is further' trimmed or shaved down, as more particularly shown at 17 in Figure 5 of the drawings. This last trim, or supplementary tapering of the tube 13, is for the purpose of supplying a substantially uniform taper to the golf club shaft taken as a whole, that is, including the tapered metallic shaft and the grip or handle portion as the single shaft of the club. The tapered nonmetallic,
tube 13 is further securedv to the metallic shaft 10 by suitableadhesive. ,l
A plug 18 is inserted into the end of the metallic tube 10, 'and extends into the end to any distance-which may be desired. The' plug is tapered, so thatit will tit snugly within the end of the metallic shaft 10. rlhe plug is provided with a shoulder 19, and a taper or dared bell top design. rllhe large ends 14 and 15 or the non-metallic tube 13, and the shaft' 10, respectively, abut against the shoulder 19. The outer end of the plug 18, and the finishing f strip 20 may be iinished in any desirable'inaner forming a desirable bell top shape to the grip or straight taper, it desired. .As shown in the drawings,
the outer end of the plug 18 is iiared outwardly with the bell to design 21.
,I desire to claim and secure by Letters Patent is: 4
1. ln a golf club, a hollow tapered shaft,a papertapered tube upon said hollow shaft, and a plug closing one end of said hollow shaft and said tapered paper tube, said plug.
having a shoulder near its outer end for causing said closure.
2. ln a golf club, a hollow tapered shaft, a non-metallic tapered tube upon said hollow shaft, and a plug closing oneend of vsaid hollow shai't and said tapered non-metallic tube, said plug having a shoulder near its outer end for causing said closure, and a flared or bell-shaped outer end.
3. in a golf club, a hollow tapered shaft, a paper tapered tube upon said hollow shaft, and a plug closing' one end of said hollow shaft and said tapered paper tube, said plug having a shoulder near its outer end for causing said closure, and a iiared or bell-shaped outer end.
lln witness whereof, l hereunto subscribe my name this @thday of September, A. D., 1926.
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