US 1699048 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Jan. 15, 1929.
J. P. CONNOR GOLF BAG Filed Aug. 31, 1927 Jwoantor Jase ab P Connor;
Patented Jan. 15, 1929.
UNITED STATES JOSEPH P. CONNOR, OF TOWSON, MARYLAND.
Application filed August 31, 1927.
The present inventionrelatcs to bags or containers for golf clubs, and has as an ob ject, in combination with a golf club bag, the provision of means for containing golf balls, tees, and other paraphernalia or accesrmn object of the invention is to provide a golf bag having. preferably therein, a longi tudinally extending passage of suitable formation adapted to contain a number of golf balls. A further object of the invention is to arrange the passage so that it may serve as a pocket, and may have an outlet at its lower end, preferably through a lateral wall of the bag, so that the balls will gravitate therefrom wien the bottom of the pocket is opened.
These and other objects of the invention, such as the provision of a durable construction which may be C'COllOllllCflllj manufactured, will become apparent as the descrip tion proceeds in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which:
Figure 1 is aside elevational view of a golf bag,
L Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view on substantially the line 2-2 of Figure 1,
Figure 3 is a top plan.
Figure 4 is a horizontal section on the line i l of Figure 2, and
Figure 5 is a fragmentary vertical sectional view.
Referring to the drawings for a more detailed description, the golf bag illustrated is of conventional construction, being substantially circular in cross section, and having side walls 10 of fabric or other suitable material extending between a bottom 11 and a collar 12. which cnci 4 the side wall at the open u or end of the bag, the latter being prol 1 1. n I 1 vided with a suitable carrying means, such as the handle 1. I
'thin t bag is arranged a longitude w'l nally extending passage 14 formed by a tube 15 of suitable material, such as aluminum, secured to the ban" wall by straps 16, having their ends 16 fastened to the inner face of the wall 11 by rivets 1?. At its lower open end. the tul is directed laterally, an d has its edge 18 flanged to engage and clamp thewall ll around an opening 19 therein, the passage thus opening laterally through the wall of the bag.
The opening 19 may be closed by hinged door 19, pivotally secured, through the bag wall, to the lower strap 16, and having a flap Serial No. 216,738.
21 provided with a suitable snap fastener 22. The upper end of the passage 14 may be provided with a closure, such as the door 23, and provided with a spring lug 25, adapted toeuap over the flanged upper end 26 of the tube 15.
Beneath the door 23 is arranged a cup-like :ontainer 27. adapted to tit snuglv within the upper cad of the tube, and having a flange 28 overlying the upper end of the tube, so as to limit downward movement of the container in the tube; the door is pivotally connected at 24 to the cup flange 28. This container is adapted to receive tees T (Figure 2), which may be readily removed by opening the door I Vhen halls are to be placed in the passage 15, it simply necessary to raise the door 3, to disengage lug 25 from the flange of the tube, and remove the compartment 21, whereupon the balls B may be dropped into the passage or pocket. The halls will be removed as required by opening the door 19', and thus it is not necessarv to invert the bag.
As will be observed, the passage 14: is formed so as to maintain the balls in a single column one above the other, and when the door or closure 19 is opened, the balls will gravitate singly and in succession through the opening 19. Due to the provision of the opening 19 it is unnecessary to invert the bag to remove the balls, and the size of the opening will permit the balls to be discharged only one at a time. This is important, due to the automatic or gravitational discharge since it would be undesirable in a bag of this construction to have an opening of such size that a large number of balls might be discharged simultaneously as frequently occurs when the ordinary golf bag is inverted to remove balls from the conventional pocket having a large mouth. In my improved construction the balls are retained in the pocket one above the other and are autmnatically discharged in order when the closure 19 is opened.
Obviously, numerous modifications may he made in the construction illustrated and described without departing from the invention which is defined in the following claims.
I claim 1 1. A golf club bag having therein alongh tudinally extending pocket having a bottom opening through a lateral wall of the bag, and a movable closure closing said bottom,
said opening being arranged so that balls contained in the pocket may gravitate therethrough When the closure is opened.
2. A. golf club bag having therein a longitudinally extending pocket having a bottom opening through a Wall of the bag and provided with a closure, and a movable closure for the top of said pocket including a compartment adapted to contain tees.
3. A golf club bag having therein a longitudinally extending tubular passage opening at its lower end through a lateral Wall of the bag, a closure for the said bottom opening, a movable closure for the top of said passage and a cup-like container removably fitted Within the upper end oi? said pocket and adapted to retain tees, said top closure bein ada ited to hold said container in noa l sition.
4. A golf club bag having therein a sub stantially longitudinally extending pocket of a, cross sectional size to maintain golf balls in a single column disposed one above the other and having a bottom opening through a Wall of the bag arranged so that the balls may gravitate singly therethrough and a movable closure for said bottom opening.
5. A golf club bag having a substantially longitudinally extending pocket formed to maintain golf balls in a single column with the balls one above the other and having a bottom opening through a lateral Wall of the bag adapted to efl'ect gravitational dis-- charge of the balls singly, and a movable closure for said bottom accessible from the exterior of the bag.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand.
JOSEPH P. CONNOR.