US 1659274 A
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' Feb. 14; 1928.
1,659,274 A. c. LINK GOLF CLUB Filed Dec. 19, 1927 Fn'jj. Z INVENTOR A TTORNEY-S' ALBERT c. LINK, or nnrnorr,
PATENT OF ICE; I
MICHIGAN, ASSIGNOR TO THE QA. rouNecoivrrnny, or DETROIT, MICHIGAN.
App1ication filed December 19, 1927. Serial No. 241,063.
The main objects of this invention are:
First, to provide a golf club in which the weight is set in a recess formed in the rear side of the head, its impact, however, being distributed so that the splitting action of the weight on the head is minimized.
Second, to provide a golf club in which the weight is so disposed as to provide a well balanced club and at the same time can tering the impact in the striking face.
Objects relating to details and economles of my invention will appear from the detailed description to follow. The invention is defined and pointed out in the claims.
A structure which is a preferred embodiment of my invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, forming a part of this specification, in which:
Fig. 1 is a rear elevation of a golf club head embodying the features of my invention, the shank being broken away.
Fig. 2 is a vertical transversesect-ion on line 2-2 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 8 is a fragmentary horizontal section on line 3-3 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 4r is a detail vertical section on line i4 of Fig. 1. I
Fig. 5 is an inside perspective view of the weight.
In the drawing similar reference char acters refer to similar parts throughout the several views. 4
Referring to the drawing, the head 1 is, in the embodiment illustrated, formed of wood and is provided with a striking face designated generally bythe numeral 2, this striking face illustrated being that of my application for patent filed October 22, 1927, Serial No. 227,948, finally allowed November 21, 1927.
In the rear edge of the head I form a cruciform recess consisting of a vertical portion 3 and a horizontal portion 4:, the branches of the recess being of a general V cross section, the walls 5 thereof being outwardly curved, as shown in Figs. 3 and 4. The bottoms of these recesses are disposed in the same plane, the bottom of the horizontal branch of the recess being indicated by dotted lines in Fig. 3, the bottom of the vertical branch of the recess being indicated by dotted lines in Fig. 4:.
The weight designated generally by the numeral 6 is in general of cruciform, the
horizontal arms 7 fitting in the horizontal branches of the recess while the vertical arms 8 fit in the vertical branches of the recess.
The inner walls 9 of the weight are inwardly curved to correspond to the outwardly curvature of the walls of the recess and the inner edges 10 of the arms lie in the same vertical plane so that they correspond with the bottoms of the recess.
The weight is tapered from its center to the ends of its horizontal arms to conform to the curvature of the rear side of the head, the weight, when set in the head, comp1ementing the rear surface of the head.
By forming the walls of the recess with an outward curvature and the weight with a corresponding inwardcurvature the impact of the weight is distributed throughout the walls rather than having a wedging ten de-ncy acting to deliver the blow to the inner edge of the weight which tends tosplit the head. I
Also, the weight may be firmly drawn into its recess by means of a single screw, as 11, and is efiectively retained thereby as lateral movement of the weight is prevented owing to its shape and the shape of the recess.
With the weight thus shaped and arranged, the bulk of the weight is centered relative to the striking face of the club and its impact is centered and does not tend to split the head.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:
1. In a golf club, the combination of a head memberhaving a cruciform recess in its rear edge, the branches of the recess being of V cross section, the walls thereof being outwardly curved, the bottoms of the branches of the recess being in the same vertical plane, and an integral cruciform weight fitting the said recess, the inner edges of the arms of the weight being in the same vertical plane and their sides being inwardly curved to fit the outwardly curved walls of the recess, the outer side of the weight being conformed to complement the rear side of the head. p
2. In a golf club, the combination of a head member having a cruciform recess in its rear edge, the branches of the recess being of V cross section, the walls thereof being outwardly curved, and, an integral cruciform Weight fitting the said? recess, the sidesof the arms being inwardly curved. to fit the outwardly curved walls of the recess.
3'. In a golf club, the combination of a head member having horizontal aincll vertical V-shapecl recesses in its rear edge, the Walls of the recesses being outwardly curved, the bottoms being".- in these-me Vertical plane, and an integral cruciform Weight fitting in said recesses and having its inner sides curvecli to correspond to the curve 01:
therecess walls, the horizontal arms of the weight being tapered from a central point 15 Walls of the recesses being outwardly 20 curvect, and an integral cruciform Weight fitting 1n SiUCl recesses and having its inner sides curved to correspond to the curve of the recess walls;
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand.
ALBERT C. LINK;