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Publication numberUS1620290 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 8, 1927
Filing dateNov 7, 1925
Priority dateNov 7, 1925
Publication numberUS 1620290 A, US 1620290A, US-A-1620290, US1620290 A, US1620290A
InventorsAdolph J Rubin
Original AssigneeAdolph J Rubin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Signal ball
US 1620290 A
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Patented Mar. 8, 1927 PATENT OFFICE.


Application filed November 7,` 1925. Serial No. 67,564.

My invention relates to game balls, and more particularly to golf balls. In playing goltl a great deal of time is lost and much annoyance is caused by reason of balls being driven into the rough where itis diiiicult or impossible to find them; in addition to which the cost of lost balls mounts up to a substantial item.

The purpose of this invention is to overlo come these and like drawbacks by providing a ball which will give a continuing signal.

In 4the accompanying drawing showing by way of illustration one particular embodiment of the invention- I5 Fig. l is a section through a ball showing the' signal device in elevation;

Fig. 2 is an elevation of a golf ball embodying the invention, looking at the openin Ifig. 3 is a section on an enlarged scale taken in the same plane as Fig. l, showing the sounding device in section; and

Fig. fl is a fragmentary section taken on the line 4 4 of Fig. 3.

The drawing shows a solid ball 2, specilically a golf` ball, having embedded at its center a signal device 3. The particular nature of this device may be varied. The invention more especially contemplates, however, a sounding device operated by a spring adapted to be wound up or tensioned, and

which is caused to give off its power slowly by acting against retarding means.

' In the illustrative embodiment the device 3 comprises a tight casing 4, in which is a revoluble shaft 5 bearing arms 6. A spring 7 is connected at oneend to the casing, and at the other end to the shaft, and the shaft extends at one end through the wall of the casing and is provided with a squaredend 8 to receive a winding key (not shown) which is inserted through a radial tube or passage' 9 in the ball. The interior of the casing is represented as filled with a viscous material l0, which will permit the spring to unwind slowly, over a suitable period.

The sounding elements may comprise resilient tongues ll carried by the outer part of the shaft to engage a stationary pick 12 on the outer part of the casing, or vice versa. A vibrating tongue or tongues of this character, of proper material, will require i very little power to actuate them, and are capable of giving oi a small though sharp or penetrating sound, which emerging 55 through the passage 9, will be suilciently audible for the purpose. It is not necessary that the sounding means have a large range, since most balls are lost because it is impossible to see them in the grass or weeds when 60 the Searcher is close by.

Other embodiments of the invention may be devised.

lhat I claim as new is:

A golf ball containing a signal comprisingv 65 a spring adapted to be wound, retarding y means and sounding means to be actuated by the spring.


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U.S. Classification473/353, 116/67.00R
International ClassificationA63B43/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63B2024/0053, A63B24/0021, A63B2071/0633, A63B43/00
European ClassificationA63B43/00, A63B24/00E