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Publication numberUS1924183 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 29, 1933
Filing dateJun 15, 1932
Priority dateJun 15, 1932
Publication numberUS 1924183 A, US 1924183A, US-A-1924183, US1924183 A, US1924183A
InventorsFritz Ernest M
Original AssigneeFritz Ernest M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Golf bag stand
US 1924183 A
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Aug. 29, 1933.

E. M. FRITZ 1,924,183

LF' BA Patented Aug. 29,1933 7 I i I UNITED STATES PATENT: OFFICE e 1,924,183

eoLF BAG STAND Ernest M. Fritz, Chicago, Ill. 7 Application June 15,1932. Serial No. 617,407 3 Claims. (01. 150-15) My invention relates to golf bag stands, the nections of the legs and the springs which 're present invention being in the nature of an .turn. the legs to inoperative position. This improvement on the golf bag stand described in structure is perhaps best shown in Figure, 3 my copending application, Serial Number 566,- Which shows only one of the two legs 16. In-

; ,(j 745, filed- October 3, 1931. side the case there is. a plate-17 conforming 60 The object of the present invention is the generally to the inner surface of the case to simplification of the structure to thereby dewhich it is secured. The plate 1'7 is'thus procrease the weight of the stand, to reduce the vided with two wings eachof which receives a number of parts and to lower the cost of manupivot pin 18 connecting a leg 16 thereto. In the 10 facturing the stand. 7 inoperative position of the legs they are'main- 65 It is also my object to simplify the operation tained in folded position withinthe case. For of the stand so that onesimple movement will this purpose I provide springs .19 each secured unfold the parts of the stand into operative at one extremity to a leg16 and being coiled at position, the folding movements being entirely v the opposite end portion on a pin 20. These t ti pins 20 are made to serve a double. purpose as .0 Figure l is a view in perspective of the rear cient to permit the slide 22to. move freely inv Having in View these objects and others which they are adapted to receive the screws 21 which will be pointed out in the following description,- secure the-parts together. but. which permit ac- I will now refer to the drawing, in which cessto the parts underneath the cap 15. The

Figure 1 is a View in side elevation ,of a golf action of the springs'19 is such that it will '80 bag with my stand attached thereto and in cause the legs 16 to fold Within the case and in operative position for supporting the 'golf bag parallelismtherewith. The legs 16 are preferon the golf course. .ably made from sheet metal which. is formed Figure 2 is an illustration of. my golf bag into channel form as s hown in Figure 3.. i stand, parts of the operative mechanism being Seated-within the case is a slide 22 which omitted and other parts being broken away. has a width slightly less than the width of the .3 Figure 3 is an illustration of a portion of back of the case. Thifs. slides in the direction 7 my golf bag standshowing the arrangement of of its length and it 'isjconfined to its path by" the springs for returning the legs to theirfolded means of braces 23 secured to the side walls 10 position. and spaced from the back wall a distance sufliupper end portion of my golf bag stand, showing the direction of its length. Secured to the slide particularly the means .for extending the golf is a bracket 24 for s upporting the links which .bag stand to fit golf bags of various lengths. are in channeled form and-which are secured at The casing of my golf bag stand has arear their respective ,le rtremities to the legs 16 and wall from the edges of which two side walls 10 to the bracket 24. .Theclosing movement of the diverge outwardly. This case is preferably made legs .lfi under the action of the springs 19 therefrom sheet metal which may readily be bent into fore folds the links 25 into the legs 16 when the shape described. At the lower extremity of the legs are being folded into thecase. The i this case there is an arcuate transversely posislidej 22 is forceddownwardly at the same time .9 tioned metal strap 11 having its edges outturned. to; its lowermostposition. QAll other parts are A strap 12 is secured longitudinally to the upper held. in their closed position by the springs "19 portion of the case, the strap 12 being provided and there is thus no danger of accidental unwith a sliding channel as shown in Figure 4, for folding. A j the reception of a slide 13. The slide 13 has a By moving the slide .22 in, an upward direc-.' 5 rib in its middle portion and it is providedat tion in the case, the link 25 will transmit the its upper extremity with a strap 14 similar to movement to the legs 16 to spread these legs. 3 the strap 11. The metal straps 11 and 14 are A fingerhold 26is1therefore provided-,ythis being each arcuate in form for seating against the positioned at the upper extremity: of the slide cylindrical surface of the golf bag and each of 22. Adirect upward thrust on the slide would 9 these straps is provided with a channel for not releasethe'legs because such a thrust would This cap conceals and protects the pivotal conis done by securing'to the finger hold 26 apush receiving belts for securing the golf bag stand ;be-exerted in the direction of the length 'of the to the golf bag. legs. It is therefore necessary to provide means The upper end portion of the golf bag is covfor imparting initial pivotal movement to the ered by means of a cap 15 as shown in Figure 2. 7 legs in order to bring them over center. This springs 19.

. case.

element 27 against which the legs normally rest when they are in their folded position. The

finger hold 26 is pivotally secured between ears 28 projecting outwardly from the slide 22. The initial movement of the finger hold 26 will therefore bea pivotal movement about its pivot 29 and this pivotal movement will lift the push element 2'7 to lift the legs 16 from out of their terposition but they stop just short of that position, the plate 1'7 serving as a stop for the slide 22. They then act as braces to some extent but their inner pivotal points are so posi- .tioned that the legs would immediately be restored to inoperative position were it not for the weight of the golf bag and contents to prevent such reverse movement.

It will thus be seen that an exceedingly simple mechanism is provided for attachmentto the golf bag so that the golf bag may be set substantially upright in any desiredlocation. All that is necessary is to lift upwardly ,on the finger hold 26 until the legs have been expanded and to set the golf bag down with the legs expanded in the position shown in Figure 1. Then, by simply lifting the golf bag, the legs instantly snap into their folded and inoperative position without effort or attention on the part of the golfer.

inthe manner already described. :By means of 'the' slide 13 these metallic straps 11 and 14'may be spread apart or forced closer together to adapt the stand to any golf bag regardless of its length; ,'Ihe metallic straps 11 and 14 are arcuate in form so, that they may be seated "tightly against the golf. bag. Both metallic straps 11 and 14' are designed for supporting a flexible strap 30 of webbing, rubber, leather or similar material. The strap 30 is provided with a buckle 31 for gadjustably securing the' ends of the strap together. On the strap '30 there are a number of slidable clips 32'having hooked end portions 33. In the case of the upper strap 30, the' hookedendportions 33 .en gage the top edge of the golf bag to prevent downward slippage of the strap 30 on the golf bag. In the case of the lower-strap the hooks 33 engage'the lower edge of thegolf bag to prevent upward slippage. Theclips 32 are slidable on the strap 30 so that they may be adjusted into any position to engage the upper edge of the golf bag at any'desired points.

While the golf bag and the stand are in the position'sh'own in Figure 1, the weight of the golf bag and its contents'counterbalances the Thesesprings are just sufficiently heavy sothat'the weight of the golf bag will not permit them to collapse the legs. The result-is that the golf bag has a tripod support when it is in the Figure 1 position but this support is immediately collapsed when the weight legs.

of the golf bag is removed from the legs. This results in great simplicity in theuse of the golf bag stand. One simple finger movement will expand the legs into operative position while the folded or inoperative position of the golf bag stand is brought about automatically when the golf bag is lifted to be carried to another.

position on the golf course or to be carried home at the end of the game.

Having thus described my invention in such full, clear, and exact terms that its construction and operation will be readily understood by others skilled in the art to which it pertains,.

what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is:

1. A tripod stand adapted for attachment to a golf bag for supporting the golf bag in an inclined position, one leg being in the form of a shell which is open on the side opposite the golf bag, a telescoping slide for said open shell leg for adjusting the length thereof to'conform to the length of the golf bag, straps adapted to surround the golf bag at the upper and lower extremities thereof, said straps being secured respectively to said open shell leg and to said slide, a. pair of legs pivotally connected to said open shell leg to diverge therefrom and'from each other into their operative position, yieldable means fornormally maintaining said pair of legs in inoperative position within said open shell leg, and finger actuated means for moving said pair of legs into operative position.

2. A tripod stand adapted for attachment to a golf bag for supporting the golf bag in an inclinedposition, one leg being in the form of a shell which is open on the side opposite the'golf bag, a pair oflegs pivotally connected to said open shell leg todiverge therefrom and from each other into their operative position, yield- "able means for normally maintaining said legs in inoperative position within said open shell leg, a slide within said open'shell leg, said slide being in substantial parallelism with said legs when in theirfolded or inoperative position, each' of said pair" of legs having alinkconnection with said slide, and finger actuated means pivotally secured to said slide for first movingsaid legs out of parallel relation with said slide during the pivotal movement of said finger actuated meansand thenmoving-said slide'to move said pair of legs into operative position.

3. A tripod stand adapted for attachment to a golf bag for supporting the golf bag in an inclined position, one leg being in the form of a V shell which is open on the side opposite the golf bag, a' pair of legs pivotally connected to said openshell leg to diverge therefrom andfrom.

each other into their operative position, yield-. able means for normally maintaining said legs .in inoperative position within said open shell leg, a'slide within said open shell leg, a finger :h'old pivotally secured to said slide, and a transverse member secured to said finger hold-and move said legs out of parallel relation with said slide and thenmove said slide to expand said ERNEST M. FRITZ.

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US3666221 *Jul 27, 1970May 30, 1972Schilz Vincent PGolf bag stand
US4767001 *Feb 24, 1987Aug 30, 1988Kim Young SGolf bag
US7281628 *Jun 21, 2005Oct 16, 2007Wen-Chien ChengGolf bag having a stand for supporting a plurality of tees
U.S. Classification248/96
International ClassificationA63B55/04, A63B55/00, A63B55/06
Cooperative ClassificationA63B55/04
European ClassificationA63B55/04