US 1654916 A
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Jan. 3, 1928. v r 1,654,916 K J. w. BOYCE GOLF CLUB Filed Jan.3, 1927 Patented Jan. 3, 1928 JAMES W. BOYCE, OF HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT.
Application filed January 8, 1927. Serial No. 158,558.
M invention relates to the class of devices emp oyed for propelling a ball, more especially in the well known game of golf, and
- an object of my invention,
' use to which it is intended to be put.
among others, is the production, more especially, of that form of a club known as a putter that shall be particularly useful and efficient for the purposes for which it is made.
.One form of a putter embodying my invention and in the construction and use 0 which the objects herein set out, as well as others, may be attained, is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a side view of my improved putter, shown with the handle broken off.
Figure 2 is a front view of the same.
Figure 3 is a top view.
In the accompanying drawings the numeral 5 indicates a socket in which a handle 6 may be secured in any desired manner, this socket having head'supporting arms 7 extending divergently therefrom, and as shown in Figure 3. A head 8 is supported at the end of each of said arms and this head may be of any form suitable for the s'peokl s shown herein each of said heads has a striking face 9 and these faces preferably slope backwardly from the bottom of the head toward the top and the bottoms 10 of the heads preferably slope downwardly from the faces 9, and as shown in Figure 2 of the drawings.
An important feature of .my invention resides in the two heads spaced apart and located on opposite sides of a plane passing axially through the handle in a vertical direction, the term vertical being employed with respect to the position of the putter when in use. A bridge 11 is rigidly connected with and extends between the backs of the heads 8, and as shown in Figure 3. This bridge is comparatively narrow, when viewed from the top, width in a vertical direction as may be desired. It forms not only a stiffening and strengthening feature for the putter, but being comparatively thin it comprises a means whereby the putter may be accurately placed with respect to the direction in which a ball is to be driven, thereby insurextended across onto the heads 8, the barbs of the arrows, in
and it may be of suching precision in the operation. This bridge,
fact, forms a sight line and, if desired, in order to emphasize this feature an arrow 12 may be placed upon the bridge, and this may, as shown in the drawings herein, be and beyond the bridge and fact, being located on said heads and the shafts of the arrows extending across the f brid e.
Wiile I consider that the bridge 11 is an important feature of the invention, yet I contemplate instances wherein such bridge may be dispensed with without departing from the spirit and intent of the invention.
In accordance with the provisions of the patent statutes I have described the princ1 les of operation of my inventiomtogether Wlth the device which I now consider to represent the best embodiment thereof; but I desire to. have it understood that the device shown is only illustrative and that the invention may be carried out by other means and applied to uses other than those above set out.
I claim- 1. A golf club including a support, arms branching from said support, a head formed at the end of each of sand arms, and a bridge extending between said heads.
2. A golf club including a support, arms branching from said support, a head formed at the end of each of said arms, each head having a striking face, and a bridge extending between said heads in a direction substantially at right angles to the-axis of said support.
3. A golf club including a support, arms branching from said support, a head formed at the end of each of said arms, a bridge extending between said heads, and a sighting element extending lengthwise of said bridge.
4. A golf club including a support, arms branching from said support, a head formed at the end of each of said arms, a bridge extending between said heads in a direction substantially at right angles to the axis of said support, and a sighting element extending lengthwise along said bridge and onto said heads.
5. A golf club including a support, arms branching from said support, and ahead formed at the end of each of said arms, said heads being spaced apart and each head hav- 5 ing a strikin face.
6. A golf c ub includin a socket support, arms extending from sai support in divergent directions, and a headformed at theend of each of said arms, said heads being spaced apart and each head having a strik- 10 ing face oppositel arranged to the striking face on the other ead.
J MES W. BOYCE.