US 1713158 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
May l14, 1929.
W. H. ANDERSON GOLF CLUB Filed July 26, 1928 l xxxxxxxxxxx lccucl v vInventor 62:.' I n f A'llorney Patented May 14, 1929.
,"iUNlT'ED STATES WILLIAM H. ANDERSON,
OF DETROIT, MICHIGAN.
Application filed J`u1y 2e,A
My invention relates to an improvement in golf clubs shown in the accompanying 'drawings and more particularly described 1n the v following specification .and claims.
It is well-known among golfers that the principal difference between the various iron and brass clubs used in playing golf consists in the angle at which the striking surface of the blade is presented to the ball and struck thereby; These different angled clubs are necessitated bythe position of the ball on the grolniid,.-the condition of the ground when the stroke is made,-and the distance of the ball from the hole. l Y .j
The primary object, therefore, of my invention is to provide a single, strong, simple and inexpensive form of club which is so constructed that the blade or head may be set at different angles relative to the shaft, the blade being rigidly secured in its adjusted position so asr to prevent all rattle or lost motion between the parts. Y Y y lVith the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention further residesin the de tails of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes may be made in the precise embodin'ient of the invention without departing from the spirit of the same. c
In the drawings accolnpanying this specification :V
Figure l is an elevation of a golf club with parts in section.
Figure 2 is a cross-sectional view through the handle at the upper end of the shaft, showing means for adjustingthe flexible rod connected with the head, whereby the head is rigidly secured upon the outwardly extending tubular stem of the shaft. i Y
Figure 3 isa cross-sectional view through the upper end of the shaft. j
Figure 4 is a fragmentary elevation of thel lower end of the shaft with its outwardly extending stem and integral cone-shaped 'portion, removed f rom thecone-shaped socket of the head. n
Referring now to the letters of reference placed upon the drawings:
A is a tubular shaft terminating at its lower end in an outwardly extending tubular stem A1, projecting at an angle to the body of the shaft. A2 is a cone-shaped enlarge ment integral with the stem, preferably 192s. semaine. 295,495.`
formed with a ground or milledouter surface. Y j n B is a blade or head bored to receive the stem, formed with a cone-shaped ground or milled socket B1 to receive and co-ordinate with the cone A2 on the stem-of the shaft, whereby 'the' parts may be secured in fixed adjustable relation to each other.
C denotesa flexible rod provided at one end with a head C1 of'preferably cone-shaped form, seated in a lctn'respondingly shaped recess in the outer end of the head.
rIhe rod C extends through the hollow stem v and integralV shaft and is threaded .at its upper endv to lreceive a milled nut D having a relatively long tubular sleeve projecting into an enlarged bore in theend of the shaft.
F is a guide block for the rodC, preferably hexagonal in ycross-section, supported in a bushing G lodged in the enlarged bore of the shaft.'
`I-I denotes a pin extending through the shaft into the bushing to secure the latter aga-mst displacement. Iindicates a leather wrapping forming the usual handle covering the end of the shaft. v
Having now indicated the several parts by reference letters, the ctmst'ruction .and means for adjusting the club will be readily understood.
To adjust the head B ofthe club to any desired angle the` nut'I) is firstturned so as to release the iexible rod C sufliciently to permit the head being turned freely upon the ste1n,-the cone A2 is thus freed from its :m-
pinging locking contact with the wall of the socket. The head may then be turned upon the projecting stem to effect the desired adjustment of thevblade in relation to the shaft- When this has been satisfactorily accomplished, the nut D is adjusted upon the flex* ible rod drawing the head toward the cone A2, on the stem of the shaft, that it may again impinge upon the wall of the socket in which itis seated,-thus securely locking the blade at the angle desired.
VhileA I haveshown an adjustable nut engaging the end of the rod to force the blade into interlocking engagement with the coneshaped enlargement on the stem of t-he shaft,-it is apparent that other means may be employed to secure this adjustment. c
And so also while I prefer to employ a relation With the shaft, a cable or chain may be used in lieu of the flexible 'rod if desired.
Having thus described my invention what I claim is:
l. An adjustable golf club comprising a tubular sha-ft having a stem extending at an angle thereto with a cone-shaped enlargement on the Stem adjacent the shaft; a rotatably adjustable and longitudinally movable blade bored to receive the stem and provided:
with a cone-shaped socket to receive and seat the cone-shaped enlargenient on the stem; a flexible rod extending through the stem and shaft having an enlarged head at one end seated' upon the blade and screw threaded at the other end adjacent the handle of the shaft to receive a nut; and an adjustable nut screwed upon the flexible rod at thejupper end of the shaft and adapted ivhen adjusted to force the blade into interlocking relation with the cone-shaped enlargement on the stem of thc shaft. l
2. An adjustable golf club comprising a tubular shaft and stem projecting' at an angle to the shaft with a cone-shajied enlargement on the stem adjacent to the shaft; a rotatably adjustable and longitudinally movable 'blade bored to receive the stem, formed With a socket to receive and seat the cone-shaped enlargement on the stem; a flexible rod extending through the stem and shaft having an enlarged head at one end seated against the outer end of the blade, its opposite end being screw threaded to receive a nut; and an adjustable nut located at the upper end of the shaft and having a rela-tively long screw threaded depending apron screwed upon the flexible rod and extending into an enlarged bore in the upper end of the tubular shaft.
3. An adjustable golf club comprising a tubular shaft and stem proj eeting at an angle to the shaft with a cone-shaped enlargement on the stem adjacent to the shaft, a rotatably adjustable and longitudinally movable blade bored to receive the` stem, formed with a socket to receive and seat the coneshaped enlargement on the stemga flexible rod extending through the stem and shaft having an enlarged head at one end seated against the outer end of the blade, its opposite end being screw threaded to receive a nut; an adjustable nut having a relatively long screw threaded depending apron screuf'e'd upon the flexible rod and extending into an enlarged bore in the upper end of the tubular shaft; a guide sleeved upon the rod; a bushing supporting said guide in the enlarged bore of the tubular shaft; and means for securing the bushing against displacement.
4. An adjustable golf club comprising a tubular shaft having a stem extending at an angle thereto with a cone-shaped enlargement on the stem adjacent the shaft; a rotatably adjustable and longitudinally movable blade bored to receive th'e stem and provided with a cone-shaped socket to receive and seat the coneeshaped enlargement on the stem; a flexible rod extending through the stem and shaft having an enlarged head at one end seated upon the blade; and means engaged with the other end of the rod and located aftth'e handle end of the shaft to force the blade into interlocking relation with theV cone-slhaped enlargement on the lstem ofthe shaft.
In testimony whereof, I sign this specification.
WILLIAM I-I. ANDERSON.