US 1658243 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Feb.l 7, 1928.`
N. G. KlNDwALL GOLF BAG .Filed Junz l5, 1926 Z/ZLQ.:Z.
Patented Feb. 7, 1928.
UNITED srpfrssg NILS G. KINDWALL, F CHICAGO, ILLNCIS,
ASSEGNOR TO FRACTICAL DIE t SPECIALTY MFG. CO., 0F CHICAGO, 'LLINOIS, A CORPORATIQN GF LLINOIS.
Application led .Tune 15, 1926.
My invention relatesto golf bags, and in its general objects aims to provide a simple and easily manufactured construction of unusual strength and durability.
More particularly, my invention provides a metal bag bottom shaped ior firm attachment to the lower end of the bag and to the lower stillening cu.
It also provides braces having integral portions underhanging the bottom of the bag proper, provides an inexpensive brace construction r'orthis purpose, and provides simple means for securing the braces permanently in their operative positions. Furthermore, my invention provides a Vmetal golf bag bottom formed for retaining the underhanging brace ends in their proper positions, and one requiring no separate fastening elements for securing the metal bottom, the tubular bag portion, the lower brace ends, and the lower reinforcing culi rigidly to one another. Y
Still further and also more detailed objects will appear from the following speci- P lication and from the accompanying drawin s,in which y ig. l is a fragmentary central and vertical section through a golf bag embodying my invention. n 30 Fig. 2 is a fragmentary vertical section taken along the line 2 2 or Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a bottom view of the bag, with a portion of the metal bottom cut away to show how the hook end at the bottom'of one of the braces underhangs the tubular bag portion and the lower reinforcing culi.
4ig. 4 is an enlargement of a lower righthand part of Fig. 1.
Fig. 5 is a bottom 'view similar to a part of Fig. 3, showing another shapeof one of the brace-end receiving recesses in the metal bottom.
In the embodiment of Figs. 1 to 3 inclusive, my golt bag includes the usual tubular bottom formed out of sheet metal. This bag bottom, comprises adislr portion 2 which is generally flat, but' desirably reinforced byV yradially disposed embossing ribs 3, and apel cloth bag portion 1, together with a bagy Serial No. 116,117.
spaced from each other byfa distance corresponding tothe total thickness or the cloth bag l, the usual leather bottom cul' and a cardboard or liber filler 7 inserted between the cull and the cloth.
After .the lower ends ol:` the cloth bag portion and the cull have been inserted in the upwardly open channel between the two flanges 4 and 5, the upper end of the outer ilange is spun inwardly as shown near the lower right-hand corner of Fig. 1, thereby clinching the` cloth bag and cull' to the metal bottom. By using an outer flange 5 of about the same height as'the inner flange `4, I permit the cloth bag and the cuff to indentA considerably adjacent to the junction of the inner flange with the horizontal bottom portion 2, thereby increasing the extent and ci'iectiveness ot the clinching.` I may also` stillen the bag I provide a plurality of metal braces, each of whichhas its main portion l1 disposed extending verticallyalong the outer face of the cloth .portionl l .and each of which braces is housed by a brace covering strip 12 of cloth or leather, the said strips being secured to the cloth by rows of stitching 18 at opposite sides of the brace portion l1. i
Each'ot these braces is desirably formed of a single piece of stift metal rod and has its lower end bent topform an outwardly directed hook kend lil which seatsin the bottom of the channel and underhangs the lower cuit and the lower end or the cloth portion l. To allow for such a hook arrangement, l increase the width of the channel oppositev each brace by forming channel enlargements l5 in the metal bottomwh'en punching the latter. The upper end kof each brace is preferably bent into an eye 16 and is anchored to the bag by a rivet l?" which extends throughy the cloth portion .l andthe adjacent brace covering strip the said strip being preferably longenoughlos to cover the eye of the brace. rhis riv when tightly clinched holds the eye fatwis with respect` to the adjacent part of the ba and prevents the brace from rotating :`-.bou`v the axis of its main portion. Consequently by initially forming the brace so that itL hook end lll is directed at an angle to the general plane of the eye 16, l cause the saizl riveting to retain the hook end in a position in which itunderhu J the bottom of the cloth bag and the lo". ci' cuii.
Since the cuter iiange is contracted along its enti e upperI edge and hence also indents the lower bag portion and the lower culil above each hook end, as shown at the lower left-hand corner in Fig. l, this inward tin-ning of the said flange effectively clinches each .lc-wer brace portion the lower part the cloth bag and to the uietal bottom.
0i iience the lifting strain is transn'iitted by the metal braces from the mouthl end of the bag to the. metal bottoni, soy that ea-h brace functions not only as a stili'ener but also for relieving the cloth bag of the weight of the clubs which rest on the metal bag bottom.
The blanking and forming dies for the metal bottom member can also be used for making a stiffener for the mouth end of the bag, by merely cutting ont the disk portion after the channel has been formed. ri'his leaves a metal channel which can be slipped over the upper end of the tubular cloth part and of the upper cuff and then clinched 'to both of these by contracting the channel at its lower end, .and also by punching outwardly directed prongs-from the inner thannel wall-as shown by the upper portion of Fig. l.
However, while l have illustrated and described my invention in an embodiment including certain desirable shapes of various parts, l do not- Wish to be limited to the details of the construction and arrangement thus disclosed, it being obvious that changes might be made without departing either from the spirit of my invention or from the appended claims.
For example, instead of depending on the riveting of the upper eyes of the brace rods for keeping the Vbraces from rotating, l may shape each of the channel enlargenients so that the inner edge 17 of this enlargement is at angle tothe inner iiange l and hence `holds the adjacent hook end le at a corresponding angle, as shown in 5. ln this case, the brace rods will have to be quite carefully spaced when fastening them to the tubular cloth portion, whereas the arrangement of Fig. 3 will permit some variation in the position of the brace rods and their hook ends circumferentiaily of' the bag, Vas indicated by dotted lines in that figure.
Se also, it will be obvious that my botnesaaae tom and brace construction woulc. function,
in the same manner if the tubular body member were of such heavy material as not to require the bcttoin cuit'. Also that the effectire clincliing of the bottom to the tubular body member would function effectively if the outer channel wall extended soi'newhat above the inner channel wall.
`@inte each lower brace end le under-hangs the lower end of the tubular cloth bag body n'xeinber, a lifting of the bag from its upper end will cause these brace ends to press upwardly ou the bag body, thereby compress the part of the said body which is beits indented portion. Hence these ends 3o-operate vith the indenting action of the said outer flange in wedging the lower body portions within the said channel.
l claim as my invention:
i. in a golf bag, a tubular body member of cloth or the like, stidening rods extends ing longitudinally of the body member and each having both its main portion and its upper end secured to the body member, each rod having its lowerend hooked under the lower end of the body member; and a bottom member having an upwardly open peripheral channel housing the lower end of the tubular body member and also housing the said hooking rods end, the channel V'being contracted in width at its top 'to clinch it to the body member.
2. A golf bag construction as per claim l, in which the channel is radially enlarged adjacent to each stiening rod to house the rod portion adjacent to the hooking end of the rod.
5. A golf bag construction as per claim 1, including an upper reinforcing cuf secured to the upper end of the tubular body member and housing the upper ends of the stiffening rods, and means extending through the said upper cuff for conjointly securing the upper rod ends to the cuff and the tubular body member.
e. A golf bag construction as per claim l, in which each stiifening rod has at its upper end an eye bearing iiatwise against the tubular body member; in combination with an upper cuff of inverted U-shaped radial section housing the upper part of the said body member and also housing the Said eyes, and rivets extending through the cuff and the said upper part and respectively eX- tending through the said eyes for securing the eyes to the cufi1 and the said body member.
5. in a golf bag, a tubular body member of cloth or the like; a bottom member having at its periphery an upwardly open channel, the lower portion of the body member being housed by the'ohannel and V'the rchannel being widened radially inward of the bag at a number of circumferentially spaced points;
and stiii'ening rods extending longitudinally of the bag respectively into the said widened channel portions; each rod having its lower end bent at anangle to the periphery of the channel and underhanging the lower end of the body member; and fastening means con# necting the upper rod ends to the body member to prevent the rods from rotating about their own axes.
6. In a golf bag, a tubular body member of cloth or the like; a bottom member having at its periphery van upwardly open channel, the lower portion of the body member being housed by the channel and the channel being widened radially inward of the bag at a number of circumferentially spaced points; and stiliening rods extending longitudinally of the bag respectively into the said widened channel portions; each rod having its lower end bent at an angle to the periphery of the channel and underhanging the lowery end of the body member, andhaving at its upper end an eye bearing atwise against the body member; and means for securing each eye to the body member and preventing the correspending rod from rotating about its own axis.
7. In a golf bag, a tubular body member Y of cloth or the like; a bottom member comprising a generally horizontal disk having an upwardly open annular channel depending from its periphery, the inner wall of the said channel being connected to the disk by an annular shoulder` portion of arcuateV radial section, the body member having its lower .portion disposed within the said channel, the outer channel wall being of sub-L stantially the same height as the inner channel wall and having its upper end spun in- NILS G. KINDWALL.