|Publication number||US1894706 A|
|Publication date||Jan 17, 1933|
|Filing date||Apr 8, 1929|
|Priority date||Jul 6, 1928|
|Publication number||US 1894706 A, US 1894706A, US-A-1894706, US1894706 A, US1894706A|
|Inventors||Reach William F|
|Original Assignee||Spalding & Bros Ag|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (22), Classifications (4)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Jam. I7, 1933e W. F. REACH GOLF CLUB WITH METALLIC SHAFT AND HOSEL Original Filed July 6, 1928 INVNTOR:
y Eig/Qa@ 9 ATTORNEYS Patented' Jan. I7, 1933 UNIED STATES PA'liEibilll FICE WILLTAIM F. REACH, 0F SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, ASSGNOR TO A. G. SPALDING- & BEUS., OF NEVI YORK, N. Y., A COULZRASGN C2i NEW JERSEY GOLF CLUB NITE lil-ETALLC SHAFT AND .EGSEL Original application filed July 6, 1928, Serial No. 2
1923 Serial This specification is a division of that filed by ine July 6, 1928, No. 290,823, and concerns a specific form of the invention therein disclosed.
The invention consists in the features hereinafter described and pointed out in the claims.
ln the accompanying drawing is shown a part side elevation and a part vertical sectie-nal view of an iron embodying my invention.
The invention provides a club having a metal shaft or handle secured toa metal hosel by means which, vmile holding the club head permanently to the shaft, Will yet permit the desired torsional cushioning eect.
The numeral l indicates the club head, which is representative of any type, such as a mid-iron, mashie, a metal club head of the driver type, or any head having a metal hosel. 2 indicates the tubular steel shaft of customary form.
The bore of the hosel la is made sufficiently larger` in internal diameter to provide a space between it and the shaft When the latter is inserted, Which space is designed to receive a sleeve 3 of distortable material. Preferably the shaft end and bore are made cylindrical, the latter being of larger dia-meter as stated, but this cylindrical feature is not material, as they might be made with a slight taper Without departing from the spirit of my invention.
Prior to the insertion of the shaft end in the bore of the hosel, the sleeve of distortable material is placed on the shaft end.
The material l prefer to use for the sleeve is rubber, which may be vulcanized on the shaft, or secured thereto by a suitable cement, whereby it is caused to adhere to the shaft, Whereafter the end of the latter is inserted in the bore of the hosel, which is of such a size as to enable the shaft end and sleeve to be inserted therein with a driving fit.
The rubber sleeve, it Will be observed, does not extend to the upper end of the hosel, but on the contrary, the hosel is long enough, compared to the length of the sleeve, to eX- tend beyond the upper end of the sleeve, and thus there is provided a projecting por- 90,823. Divided and this application filed April 8, No. 353,521.
tion of the hosel which at its upper end surrounds the shaft.
After the shaft With the sleeve of distortable material is fitted into the hosel, the upper thinned or tapered end of the hosel is subjected pressure and is thereby caused to contract. rlhis makes the bore of the hosel at its upper or outlet end of smaller diameter than the diameter of the bore at points intermediate its ends.
lt will be noted that the hosel is tapered exteriorly from about point B to its upper end A, and the thus thinned upper end readily may be reduced in external and internal diameter by the rolling or die action.
ln thisV reduction the upper end of the hoselE contacts with the sha-ft at a` point above but adjacent the end of the rubber sleeve. This Will lock the head onto the shaft, and resist any tendency for the head and shaft to be relatively displaced in a direction lengthwise of the club. For obtaining the proper degree of torque, reliance is had upon the initial frictional grip of the rubber sleeve upon the interior Wall of the hosel.
As an example of one relation of the parts, it may be said that the diameter of the lower or small end of the shaft may be, say, .355. rlhe taper mav be .022 per foot. rllie hosel may be reamcd with a straight reamer to malte a cylindrical bore. The rubber sleeve is cylindrical exteri orly to fit this bore.
Instead of the above dimensions and formation, l may, for instance, use a shaft of the above Cimens' ber sleeve Y* c with the Wall of said bore overlying the end ofthe sleeve, said sleeve being of rubber material vulcanized to the shaft, said vulcanized shaft and rubber sleeve beingr inserted into the hosel from the upper end thereof.
2. A golf club having a bead and a metal hosel in one piece throughout, a metal shaft, and a sleeve of distortable resilient shock absorbing material prefixed to said shaft and inserted with said shaft as one body int-o said hosel from the upper end thereof with a driving fit Contact with the Wall of the hosel, said hosel extending above the upper end of the sleeve and having its Wall bodily conipressed at a point above the sleeve to overlie the upper end of the 'same7 substantially as described.
In testimony whereof, I affix my signature.
VILLIAM F. REACH.
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