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Publication numberUS1920394 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 1, 1933
Filing dateDec 11, 1931
Priority dateDec 17, 1930
Publication numberUS 1920394 A, US 1920394A, US-A-1920394, US1920394 A, US1920394A
InventorsJeanneret Georges
Original AssigneeJeanneret Georges
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Watch-shaped golf-scorer
US 1920394 A
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Aug 1, 1933 G. JEANNERET WATCH SHAPED GOLF SCORER Filed Dec. 1l, 1951 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 Aug. 1, 1933. Q JEANNERET 1,920,394

WATCH SHAPED GOLF SCORER Filed Deo, 1l, 1931 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 @l 22 1 74 5824 66 zz 2 6' V6 5 5.9 l F 607642 I ik @.5 18 25 2g Il? 3 All@ l, E933- G. JEANNERET WATCH SHAPED GOLF SCRER` Filed Dec. ll, 195i 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 Patented Aug. l, 1933 "UNirlazo STATES WATCH-SHAPED GOLF-SCORER Georges Jeanneret, St. Imier, Switzerlandy Application December 11, 1931, seriaiNo. 580,387,

and in Germany December`1-7, 1,930 y oiaims. Y (01. 2x5- 117)l The present invention relates to improvementsy in watch-shaped scorers for the game of golf; s'aidfscorers having a dial with pointer and a circular` series of small windows disclosing the numerals of radially arranged numeral wheels ad- Vjusted by means of an operator pin. Y

The novel feature of the invention consists in that the radially arranged numeral wheels are mounted in perpendicular planes on a-scoring plate and have their arbors in a concentrical groove with regard to the center-arbor; and in that the restoring of the zero position of the numeral'wheels is effected by means of pawls, the axes of which are formed of a'wire ring resting within a concentrical groove with regard to the center arbor. l'

jThe accompanying drawings represent a work# ing example oi theobject of the invention. Figuresl and 2 are front views of the scorer with the dial removed,

Fig. 3 is a` rear View,

`Iig. 4 is a section on the axis of the operator pin formed like a pusher pin and in theplane of the numeral wheels, y Fig5 isa similar section in the plane of the pointerarbors with certain parts omitted. l

` Fig. 6 is a section through the device for restoring the `zero position and Fig. 7 is a planview of the dial.

The scorer possesses a circular crowneshaped base plate 1 formedlwith 18A slots 2 cut perpendicularly into the plate face and enclosingas many numeral wheels 3. The arbors 4 of these wheels are held fast by means of screws 90 within a groove 42 cut out from the base plate concentrically to the axis of Vthel scorer so that therexact position of saidwheels is secure/d.r Star wheels 5" engaged by a star spring 5 are also connected fast to the wheels 3. Each numeral wheel is combined with a heart-cam cooperating with a hammer7. The hammers of all the wheelsare mounted on a wire ring 8 forming the axles of the same. This wire is seated and hel'dfast by screws 10 in a groove cut into the projecting. parts formed by the slots 2 and is arranged concentrically to the pointer arborwhile the hammers are held in their position on the wire within said slots by means of stop collars 9. The stop collars serve to maintain the hammers 7 in proper position (see Fig. 3).

' .A bridge 11 isfxed to the base plate forming the bearing member of an operator pin 12 which has an axial play limited by a screw 13 and ends wtha squared portion 'carrying a pinion 14 geared `with a gear wheel 15.A VThis wheel 15 is lindicated on the dial 22 by the pointer 23 fast to on the swivel 45 and besides thepressure exerted concentrical with the base plate and screwed fast by means ofy three screws 17 to the front side of a collar-16 having on its back side a so called restoring plate 18 fixed by means of three screws 17 engaged into the same holes as'the screws 17 (l';"lg.4).Y l

Onthe shoulder 19 of plate 1 concentricallyl arvranged with regard to the axis vof the scorer is fastened a ratchet wheel 20 which is engaged by a resilient pawl 21 attached to the plate 18. This ratchet wheel determines and fixes the successive positions of the disk operating device for each disk 3 of the scoring mechanism. These positions are the arbor 24. This arbor is mounted inthe collar 16 and is rigidly connected with this collar and, connected by a squared portion Vwith ythe plate 18 and secured by a screw 25.v v

On the shoulder 26 of the base plate is seated loosely a crown wheel 27 which carries a pin 28 extended through a cut-out 29 of the base plate. The crown wheelV will be always restoredV into the same position by a spring 30 sunk into a concentrical recess 31 ofthe base plate 1 of the scorer. The spring 30 ,'(Fig. 1) engages the pin 2,8. The crown wheelV 27 lcan Vonly swing to a given angle because it is'workedby" a link 32 hinged to a pivot pin 33 which is fastened t'o lever 34 pivoted on the screw 35.

The v'operator pin 12 controls therefore this lever 34 and causes a swinging movement of the crown wheel 27 by means of the link 32 and of the pin,28. Link 32 and lever 34 will be displaced thereby on the plate 37 which isrigidly fast to the base plate. The gearwheel 15 carries an 90 annular cam disk` 38which serves two purposes. One purpose is that it-helps the axial displacing of the pi`n'f12 when thepoi'nterf23 points` to zero.` To this end the lever 34 carries a pin 40 pushing across the plate 37 against a cam 41 of the disk 9D 38 (Figs. 21 and 4). The other purpose is that the annular disk 38- cooperates Vwith the zero position restoring device which kwill be explained later on. On the` bottom side of the restoring plate 18 a swivel45 is pivoted at the point 44 (Fig. 3). An arm 47 being linked at the point 46 tothis swivel carriesa pin 48 bearingl constantly on the crown wheel' 27 under the effectrof the spring 49. This spring bears on ascrew head 5,0

on the swivel 45 it will also press arm 47 with pin 48 against crown wheel 27. I A paw151 slidably held within a stirrup 83 follows the movements of the swivel 45 as it is taken along by a 11.0

pin 52 engaged by the forked end of the swivel (Fig. 3).

This pawl causes, when the stem 12 is pressed upon, the rotating oi the numeral wheels 3 by engaging the ratchet teeth 41. The movement of said pin is. thus transmitted to the respective numeral wheels by means of the parts 34, 32, 28,

27, 48, `47 land 45'. The pin 48 is therefore moved by the teeth oi the crown Wheel 27 and `is successively taken along at each stepping from one numeral wheel to the next.

When the restoring plate 18' revolves around.

the axis 24 of the scorer, its cam edge 54 engages the heart hammers 7. This initiates movement of the heart wheels.

n wheels to zero position is eifected by spring 55.

By one simple pressure 0i a hammer upon any` portion of the heart this heart Will at once be turned and restored to its position of rest shown in Fig. 2. This is due to the particular form ci the heart. 1 The'hammers 7 as seenA inFig. 4 project withA their tails somewhat over the undersurface or the platel 1 and are struck by the spring 55 oi the restoringV plate 18 when the stem 12 is turned all around. `Spring will swing the hammers successively against thehearts 6 so as to 'restore the ,zero position of all the wheels 3. Fig. 2 'illustrates the mechanism for working the pointers 56 and 66. Thisvmechanism Worksr as follows: Y,

The swivel 57 hinged vby means of the pin 58 to the lever 34 causesthe feeding ofthe Wheel 59 by one tooth at each axial movement of the operator pin 12. The Wheel 59 is preve1ited`irom any accidental rotation by the spring 60. The ratchet Wheel 61 With the spring 62 is provided for enforcing that the operator pinbe always pushed' The intermediate v.wheel 64 carries a linger '65 whichat each revolution of the (wheelv and under theinfluence of the 4spring 84tu`rns by one tooth the Wheel A67 which carries on ajcannon 68 the pointer 56 .for the tens; With this'wheel67 fis combineda heart-cam`691 for restoring the zero position."n The restoring of the Zero position" of the Wheels 59 and 67 is eiected bythe hammer pivoted'on the arbor71when the pin 72 fixed to saidhammer `falls into Athe notch 73 of the camfdisk 88 under ythe effect of the spring 74 engaging the pin 75. The disk 38 lifts again this hammerat the beginning ,of each counting.

The wheelv59 as also the intermediate Wheel64 are arranged revolvingly on a bridge 76 screwed` fast to the plate 37. Y

While restoring the Zero position of the hearts e 69, 691'V the hammer 7 0 with a beveled edge 79 inside the-windows appear numerals, Which are Final movement of the heart.

intended to mark the number of strokes employed for each hole.V y Y Besides, the numerals on the Windows of thev the units.

By turning the knob on stem .12 the hand 23 'is moved. to mark a holeQbut it. must be borne mind thatv (on account of the pin 48 in-fFg. 3) the stem cannot be turned backwards if by, mis- Astem Y12 Vwill cause plate 18 to move until the paWl 51 is in a position to engage the ratchet take the hand has been turned too far and 'has teeth in the wheel 3 which indicates the number l of strokes for the frsthole.. Y Y

`When in this position, each depression of the. knob of stem 12Will`causea movement of pawl 51 which, in turn', Willrtate wheel 3 one notch.

Ashereinbefore described, a depression of stexn 12 will eiecti a rockingof lever 34 and this, 'in turn, will transmit motion through link 32to Lpin'28 and Will cause pin 28 carried by Wheel 27 to move vfrom the full line position in Fig. 2 to the dotted line position. This effects rotation of wheelk 27 a distance equal to one notch.V

Since pin '48 of arm 47 is in one of the notches ofwheel 27,"arm 47, Which serves as 'a link 'and `which is pivoted at 46 toone end of the rocker arm or swivel 45, will cause the arm 45 to rock about the pivot 44. Rocking of swivel 45, because of the pin and slot connection 52-.53, Will cause sliding of the pawl 51 and the turning of wheel 3 one notch.y `v

After the necessary strokes for completing the playing'of the iirst -hole have been registered, the stem 12 is rotated to cause the plate 18 to rotate until the spring paWl 21 (Fig. 3) falls into the next notch of Wheel 20, atvvhichv position r paWl 51 willbe arranged to engage vthe notches in Wheel 3 for indicatingthe playing ofthe sec` ond hole. When the plate 18 and the mechanism pression of the stemy 12 will cause Wheel 3'for thel second hole to move one notch.

rEhe same operation takes vplace for each'hole played. In addition to moving one of the Wheels 3 for each depression of the lstem 12, a totaling mechanism is operated, which indicates the total numbery of strokes played lorthe total number of. depressions of the `stem 12. The mechanismfor accomplishingV this result, as hereinbefore de-V scribed andas clearly shown in Fig. 2, consistsv ,Pointer 56 rotates with Wheel 67 and after each ten depressions of the stem 12. the pointer 56 moves from one numeral to another.

carried thereby are so adjusted, .then each dei lAfter the game or desired-number of holesVV have been played, all of the Wheels 3 andY pointers 56 land '66 may be restored to zero settingsby falls into notch 73 and the hammer 70 presses the heart cams on the wheels 59 and 67 to restore these Wheels and the pointers carried thereby to zero settings. Also, as previously de-r scribed, in making the zero restoring movement the cam 54 and spring 55 act on the hammers engaging the heart cams of Wheels 3.

After this operation is completed, the device is again ready for use.

What I claim is:

l. In a watch-shaped golf-scorer having a dial with pointers and a circular series of small Win dows disclosing the numerals of numeral Wheels the combination of a circular base plate having radially arranged slots, numeral Wheels mounted on axles Within said slots in planes standing vertically on said base plate, said plate having a concentric circular notch cut into the teeth of the base plate left by said slots and adapted to serve as bearings for the axles of the numeral Wheels.

2. In a watch-shaped golf-scorer having a dial with pointers and a circular series of small Windows disclosing the numerals of numeral Wheels the combination of a circular base plate having radially arranged slots and numeral Wheels mounted on axles Within said slots in planes standing vertically on said base-plate, a heartcam and hammer device adapted to restore the zero position of said numeral Wheels and Vcombined With these Wheels, said plate having a con-A also having a similar circular notch adapted to receive the axles of the heart-cam hammers and a wire ring tted into the lastmentioned notch and forming the axles of said heart-cam hammers. l

3. In a watch-shaped golf-scorer having a dial with pointers and a circular series of small windows for displaying numerals on numeral wheels, the combination of av circular base plate having a plurality of radially arranged slots formed in the edge thereof, said base plate having an annular groove formed in one face, wire-like means positioned in said annular groove adapted to l serve as axle means tor thenumeral Wheels.

4. In a Watch-shaped golf-scorer havinga dial with pointers and a circular series of small Windows for displaying numerals on numeral Wheels, thecombination of a circular base plate having a plurality of radially arranged slots formed in the edge thereof, said base plate havingV an annular groove formed in one face, Wire-like means positioned in said annular groove adapted to serve as axle means for the numeral Wheels, and means for detachably retaining the wire-like means in the annular groove.

5. In a watch-shaped golf-scorer having a dial for displaying numerals on numeralwheels, the

combination of a circular base plate having a i plurality of radially arranged slots formed in the edgerthereof, numeral Wheels in said slots, zero-setting means associated with said Wheels and positioned in said slots, said base plate having concentric annular grooves formed in one face thereof and Wire-like means positioned in said grooves, the wire-like means in one groove serving as axles for the Wheels and the Wire-like means in the other groove serving for pivotally mounting the zero-setting means.


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U.S. Classification235/117.00A
International ClassificationA63B71/06
Cooperative ClassificationA63B71/0672
European ClassificationA63B71/06D8B