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Publication numberUS1895454 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 31, 1933
Filing dateApr 20, 1932
Priority dateApr 20, 1932
Publication numberUS 1895454 A, US 1895454A, US-A-1895454, US1895454 A, US1895454A
InventorsGeorge Ducat
Original AssigneeGeorge Ducat
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Colf bag
US 1895454 A
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Jan. 31, 1933.

G. DUCAT 1,895,454

GOLF BAG Filed April 20, 1932 2E 1,12 l 1: N 1 25E i 5 1' 5 37 F? 5 Jig l9 6 INVENTOI'? @eor e Danni A TTORNE Y iield.

' Z- A L n against lateral r Patented Jan. 31, 1933 urr n GEURSE EUCAT, 0F ROCHESTER, NEW YORK GOLF BAG Application filed April 29,

This invention relates to goli bags which are portable and in which the various clubs.

used in playing golf are carried about the Flieurincipal object of the invention is to provide a bag of this kind which is light and which is provided with simple and 111821- pensive means whereby it may be supported on the ground or other convenient place 111 an upright inclined position while the proper club is selected therefrom and being used by the player.

Another object of the invention is to provide a golf bag at or adjacent its bottom w th means for retaining it in lined position ling movement while supported in an incliz ed position by a rod pivoted thereto adjacent its top and engagng the ground or other support at a point spaced irom the bottom or" the bag.

Still another object of the invention is the provision of support for a golfbag comprising a rod pivoted to the bag at it upper end and having a limited swinging movement thereon, a spring r taining clip being secured to the bag adjacent its lower end in the path of the rod to retain the latter in inoperative position. A To these and other ends, the invention consists in the construction and arrangement of parts that will appear from following description when read in conjunction with the accompanyin drawing, the novel features being pointed out in the claim the end of the specification.

in the drawing:

Fig. 1 is a side elevation of a golf bag illustrating one possible application of the invention;

Fig. 2 is a front elevation of the same showing the supporting rod in inoperative position;

Fig. 3 is an enlarged detail view, partly in J tile section, showing how the supporting rod ismounted on the bag;

Fig. 1 is a transverse section of a bag some what enlarged, taken on line l l of Fig. 1 and looking in the direction of the arrows at said line;

Fig. 5 is a detail view of the pivot for the supporting rod;

was. Serial No. 606,408.

Fig. 6 is a front elevation of a golf bag illustrating another embodiment of theinvention, and

Fig. 7 is an enlarged section taken substantially on line 7 7 of Fig. 6 and looking in the direction or the arrow at said line.

Referring particularly to the drawing and to the form of the invention illustrated in Figs. 1 to 5, the ooh: bag includes a frame constructed of light metal or other suitable light rigid material, which comprises upper and lower rings 1 and 2 respectively which are connected by rods 3 spaced equidistantly from each other and whichserve to space the rings 1 and 2 from each other. Secured to and stretched between the rings 1 and 2 is the body of the bag 1 which may be of canvas or other suitable material provided with a shield or shoe 10 of leather or other suitable material. F or convenience in carrying the bag about, it may be provided with shoulder strap and handle of conventional form, as shown in Fig. 1 of the drawing.

Pivotally mounted on the top of the bag is a supporting member or leg in the form of a rod 5. Said rod 5 may be constructed of tubular metal or other suitable material which is light in weight and is of a length substantially equal to the height of the bag. At its lower end, the leg 5 is pointed to engage the ground or other support so as not i to slip thereon but is not sufliciently sharp to penetrate it to any extent, so that it is free at all times to be lifted from the ground in any direction. In order to limit its penetration into the ground, the pointed portion 6 may terminate in an enlarged portion or collar 7.

The upper ring 1 may be formed with a bead at its outer. edge and to this end is bent around a core or filler 8 which may be made of metal or suitable fibrous material, and its overlapping lower edges may engage the upper end of the bag l between them. U-shaped clip or bracket 9 is seated on the ring 1 at the front side of the bag, the free ends of which project below the ring 1 and are secured to each other by screws or other suitable means. As shown in the drawing, a suitable filler 11 may be arranged between When the leg 5 is swun tion t that shown in Fig. 2, it engages the the free ends of the clip. Adjacent the free end of the outer arm of the clip 9 are a pair of outwardly projecting ears 12 having alined openings in which a pivot 13 is mounted. At its upper end the rod 5 has an enlarged head or bearing member 14 mounted on the pivot 13 to swing thereon between the cars 12. By this arrangement, the movement of the rod is confined to a substantially vertical plane, as seen in Figs. 1, 2 and 3 of the drawing. In order to'lend stability 'to' the bag when supported on the rod 5, as shown in Fig. 1, the block 14 projects above' the ly from the ring 2 at the bottom of the bag.

The lugs 16 are formed on the ends of an arcuate bracket 17 conforming to the curvature of the ring 2 to which it is secured on the front side of the bag by means of screws .or other suitable means. "supported in the inclined upright position WVhen the bag is of Fig. 1, the legs 16 engage the ground or other support on opposite sides of the plane of movement of the leg 5 and retainthe bag against any tendency to roll on the ring in either direction from said plane.

' It is desirable to retain the leg 5 in fixed relation'to thebag' and preferably folded against its side when not in use. For this purpose, a spring clip 18 is mounted on the bag adjacent its lower end in the path of movement of the leg 5. Said clip may be secured tothe ring 2 or the bracket 17 by any suitable means such as screws and comprises a pairof curved or bent fingers forming a split ring,

the endsofsaid fingers being bent'so as to incline outwardly away from each other.

' from the Fig. 1 posioutwardly projecting fingers of the clip which yield in a direction away from each other and 'spring'into engagement with the leg 'whe'n'the latter has entered the ring portion of the clip. Since the rod 5 is relatively light, the clip 18 may be made of such light materialthat it automatically reacts to receive and retain the leg 5 when the latter is swung toward the bag. 7

' Referring now to the form of the'invention illustrated in Figs. 6 and 7, thebag 4, supporting rod5 and the frame on which'the bag is mounted'are similar in all respects to" that shown in Figs. '1 to 5 except that the frame and bag are D-Ishaped in cross-section, as clearly shown in'Fig. 7. The-leg or "rod 5 is pivoted at its upper end to a clip 9 mount-- or upright position shown in Fig. 1 of the drawing, the lower or bottom edge of its plane side 19 engages the ground or support in a substantially straight line intersected by the plane of movement of the leg and overcomes any tendency of the bag to roll out of the vertical plane in which the leg 5 swings or moves. It will thus be noted that with this form of bag, the lugs 16 may be dispensed with since their function is performed by the form of the bag itself.

Although the invention has been described with reference to certain details, it will be understood that this application is intended to cover such changes or modificanons as come within the spirit of the invention or scope of the following claim.

I claim:

A golf bag comprising a bag portion, a

frame in which said bag is mounted, a support pivoted to the frame adjacent its upper end to swing in a vertical plane toward and from the bag, an arcuate plate secured to the frame adjacent the bottom of the bag and having its ends bent outwardly to afford ra- 1 dially projecting lugs which are adapted to engage the groundat points approximating the Width of the bag and to cooperate with the pivoted support to hold the bag in an inclined position, and resilient means secured to said plate and intermediate the lugs for retaining said supporting member in an inop 7 In witness whereof, I have hereunto signed GEORGE DUCAT.

my name.

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US4087068 *Aug 13, 1976May 2, 1978Leo Max GardnerGolf bag support
US4226389 *Jun 26, 1978Oct 7, 1980Neth OGolf bag support stand
US4949844 *Mar 17, 1989Aug 21, 1990Yang Fu HsiungGolf bag having pivotable support
US5096148 *Oct 11, 1990Mar 17, 1992Salomon S.A.Golf bag stand
U.S. Classification248/96
International ClassificationA63B55/06, A63B55/04, A63B55/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63B55/04
European ClassificationA63B55/04