US 1612292 A
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Dec; 28, 1926.
G. P. JACKSON INDOOR GOLF GAME Filec} Jan. .7. 1926 GEORGE P. JACKSON, O35 YUNKEREL NE'W' YORK.
Application filed January .lriy invention relates to devices for playingindoor golf, more particularly tothe putting feature of the game, and has for its pi' ary object to provide an improved structure formed in sections readily assembled, and which may be disposed on the door of a dwelling, the same affording an undulatory putting surface.
lify invention also embodies certain minor details of construction, as hereinafter more particularly will be pointed out and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, in which igure 1 is a top plan view, partly broken away, of my improved device in position for playing.
Figure 2 is a side elevation of the same.
Figure 3 is a detail perspective View of one of the sections.
Figure l is a detail sectional View through a portion of the cover of the device.
Figure 5 is a View similar to Figure 1, showing a modified construction.
Figure 6 is a side elevation of the same.
Figure 7 is a detail view of one of the sections of said modification.
Similar numerals of reference denote corresponding parts in the several views.
In the said drawing, referring more particularly to Figures 1, 2 and 3, it will be seen that the device comprises a plurality of segments 1 of a circle, formed of wood, papier mach, or other sultable material, said sections when assembled assuming the configuration of a true circle, as shown in Figure 1. Each of these segments at the circumference of the circle merge with the floor line, and gradually rise toward the center, the upper surface 2 thereof being irregular, as best seen in Figure 3, the structure thereby affording as a whole an undulatory surface. In one of these sections I form a circular aperture 4tof substantially the size of the cup of an ordinary outdoor putting green, which cup may or may not be lined with metal. In order to provide a proper putting surface, I dispose over the segments when brought into proper juxtaposition, a flexible covering 5, such as a carpet, and which may be an ordinary rug. In order to have access to the cup at, it is neces sary that the carpet or rug be apertured to correspond to the cup aperture, and in order that the carpet or rug may be used in the ordinary manner, when it is not desired to play the game, I retain the disk 6 out there- 7, 1926. Serial .110. 79,870.
from, and attach to the underside thereof a flexible strip 7, in the ends of which are dissnap fasteners 8, adapted to engage in the underside of the rug. By this means the rag can, by the removal of the disk 6, be used in playing the game, and at other time by inserting said disk 6 and fastening the same in position, is adapted for ordinary floor use.
In Figures 5, G and '7, l have shoun a modified construction wherein the device is made up of a plurality of angular outside sections 9, and a central square section 10, all of which, when brought together, will constitute a surface as in Figure 1, the outer edges of the sections 9 merging flush with the floor, and the whole presenting a circular configuration. As shown in Figure 7, the upper surface is of irregular configuration, as are the surfaces of the segments 1, in order to provide a general undulatory surface. The central section 10 is formed with a cup 11 similar to the cup lof Figure 1, said cup being disposed to one side of the true center of said section, as shown in Figure 5. If desired a plurality of these central sections 10 may be provided, each with the cup 11 disposed in a different position, and any one of the same can be used with the other sections 9, thereby varying the position of the cup with respect to the circumference of the device as a whole. It will be unc erstood that this surface when in use is to be covered with a carpet or rug to afford a proper putting surface, said carpet, as in Figures 1 to i, being apertured to register with the cup 11. 1
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by -Letters Patent, is:
1. A device of the character described, comprising a plurality of sections each of irregular top contour, but which when assembled present an unbroken undulatory top surface, their outer edges merging with their supporting surface and gradually rising toward the center formed thereby, one of said sections bein apertured to form a cup.
2. A device of the character cescribed. comprising a plurality of sections each of irregular top contour, but which when as scmbled present an unbroken uudulatory top surface, their outer edges merging with their supporting surface and gradually rising to ward the center formed thereby, one of said sections being apertured to form a cup,
and a removable flexible surface for said sections apertured to register With said cup aperture.
A. device of the character described, COIllPllSlDg a plurality of segments of a circle which When assembled present an unbroken undulatory top surface circular in form, their outer edges merging with their supporting surface and gradually rising toward the center formed thereby, one of said sections being apertured to form a cup.
at. A device of the character described, comprising a plurality of segments of a circle Which when assembled present an unbroken undulatory top surface circular in form, their outer edges merging With their supporting surface and gradually rising to- Ward the center formed thereby, one of said sections beng apertured to form a cup, and a removable flexible surface for said sections apertured to register with said cup aperture.
In testimony whereof I hereunto aflix my signature.
GEORGE P. JACKSON.