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Publication numberUS1696462 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 25, 1928
Filing dateSep 9, 1927
Priority dateSep 9, 1927
Publication numberUS 1696462 A, US 1696462A, US-A-1696462, US1696462 A, US1696462A
InventorsVictor John H
Original AssigneeVictor John H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sporting implement
US 1696462 A
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Dec. 25, 1928. 1,696,462

J. H. VICTOR SPORTING IMPLEMENT Filed Sept. 9, 1927 m-m-m- Patented Dec. 25, 1928.

UNITED STATES JOHN H. VICTOR, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.

SPORTING IMPLEMENT.

Application filed September 9, 1927. Serial No. 218,475.

The invention relates to improvements in sporting implements such as golf clubs, tennis rackets, baseball bats and the like, the principal obj eat of the invention being to provide unproved means for balancing and adapting such sporting implements to the individual re uirements of the user.

' Another ob ect of the invention is to provide a device of this character which is of simple construction and therefore capable of economical production. I

Another object of the invention is to provide detachable means on the handle of a sporting implement whereby the balance. of said implement may be readily changed to suit the individual requirements of the user by attaching a weight of suitable size.

Other ob ects will appear hereinafter.

In general the objects of the invention are attained by providing a weight detachably secured to the extreme end of the handle of a sporting implement, such as a golf club, tennis racket or baseball bat.

The invention consists in the combinations and arrangements of parts hereinafter described and claimed.

The invention will be best understood by reference to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification and in which v I Fig. 1 is a front view of a golf club embodying the invention;

Fig. 2 an enlarged detail section through the extreme end of the handle thereof;

Fig. 3 a view similar to Fig. 2 but showing the parts with the balancing weight rev moved.

The form of construction illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2 comprises an ordinary golf club consisting of the usual shank 10, head 11 and handle 12, constituting an ordinary golfing implement or club known as a midiron. A socket 13 is formed in the extreme end of the handle of said club and a weight 14 is provided with a stem 15 snugly fitting said ,socket. Weight 14 is preferably provided with a base or stop shoulder 16 adapted to lit against the end of the club when the stem 15. is at the end of its inward adjustment in the socket 13. By this arrangement weights of different sizes may be readily interchanged thereby delicately, adjusting the balance of the club to suit the individual requirements of the user.

For best results the weight 14 should be u about one-half the weight of the club in conjunction with which it is used.

In the form of construction illustrated in Figs. 2 and 3, the handle 12 of thegolf club is provided with a socket 13 and "is lined with a metallic bushing or sleeve 17 having a bayonet slot 18 therein. The weight 14 is provided with a stem 15 to fit snugly within the bushing 17, and has a rubber washer or resilient element secured thereon, said stem being provided with a pin 19 co-operating with the bayonet slot 18 to lock the weight 14 in position against the rubber. This arrangement furnishes a simple and eflicient means whereby the weight may be readily detached or reattached to the golf club for adjusting or changing the balance thereof. Obviously with this arrangement weights of different sizes may be provided and thereby the balance of the club nicely adjusted to the needs or requirements of an individual.

While the preferred form of construction for carrying the invention into effect has been illustrated and described, this is capable of variation and modification without departing from the spirit of the invention. It is, there- 7 fore, not desired to limit the patent to the precise details disclosed but to include therein also such variations and modifications as fall within the scope ofthe appended claim.

I claim:

The combination with a handle of a sporting'implement having a socket in the end thereof, of a weight having a stem fitting said socket and formed with a shoulder adapted to overlie the end of the implement,

.a bayonet joint connecting said stem and socket, and'a resilient element between the shoulder and end of the implement holding JOHN H. VICTOR.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification473/297, 403/349
International ClassificationA63B53/14
Cooperative ClassificationA63B53/145
European ClassificationA63B53/14W