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Publication numberUS1939488 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 12, 1933
Filing dateMay 25, 1931
Priority dateJun 10, 1930
Publication numberUS 1939488 A, US 1939488A, US-A-1939488, US1939488 A, US1939488A
InventorsAlexander Mackenzie, Edward Dent Leonard Maurice
Original AssigneeAlexander Mackenzie, Edward Dent Leonard Maurice
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Golf bag
US 1939488 A
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Dec. 12, 1933. M. E. DENT El AL GOLF BAG Filed May 25, 1931 Patented Dec. 12, 1933 GOLF BAG Leonard MauriceEdward Dent and Alexander MacKenzie, London, England Application May 25,1931, Serial No. 539,878, and in Great Britain June 10, 1930 Claims.

This invention is for improvements in or relating to golf bags. It is usual'to provide a golf bag at the mouth with a reinforcing ring 7 usually of circular form, to prevent the mouth collapsing and hindering the insertion or extraction of the clubs. Similarly, the bottom of the bag is usually provided with some form of stiffener to retain it in a circular form. This reinforcing ring and the stiffener makes it difficult to pack the bag readily with other luggage.

The present invention has for its object to obviate this difficulty and provides a golf bag whereof the reinforcing ring at the mouth of the bag is in two or more parts so interconnected that they may be moved relatively to expand or contract the compass of the mouth. Preferably the ring comprises two or more rigid parts connected together by hinged joints, and may comprise two curved parts hinged together at one end and at the other interconnected by a catch which is arranged to limit the extent to which the curved parts may be expanded and which is collapsible to permit of contraction of the curved parts. Conveniently, the cross-section of the bag at the bottom thereof may be of substantially the same shape and compass as the reinforcing ring at the bag mouth when in the closed or collapsed position.

One construction of golf bag according to the present invention will now be described in detail by way of example with reference to the ac.- companying drawing, in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view of the golf bag;

Figure 2 is a perspective view of the mouth of the bag; and

Figure 3 is a perspective view, partly broken away, showing a golf bag with a collapsible reinforcing ring at the mouth and at the base.

Throughout this description like reference numerals indicate like parts.

The golf bag 10 is provided at its mouth 11 with a reinforcing ring which comprises two arcuate bars 12 and 13 of circular cross-section hinged together at one end 14. These members are arranged circumferentially around the mouth of the bag and are covered by a suitable binding 15. At their free ends 16 they are joined by a catch comprising two legs 1'7 and 18 hinged together at 19 and each pivoted to one of the arcuate members aforesaid (at 16) by universal joints. The reinforcing ring (which is shown in greater detail in Figure 3) is therefore capable of being collapsed until the catch is folded and the free ends 16 of the two arcuate members brought together, in which case the mouth of the bag assumes a more or less elliptical form as shown in Figure 2,-or of being expanded until the two legs 17 and 18 of the catch are extended when the mouth of the bag is more or less mitreshaped as shown in Figure 1. The catch is arranged, in the collapsed position, to extend down the bag 10 more or less at right angles to the general plane occupied by the two arcuate members 12 and 13. In the expanded position of the bag mouth the two legs 1'7 and 18 of the catch 5* do not lie in the same straight line, but are moved somewhat past this position until they assume a flat inverted V-shape. This catch is, therefore, to a certain degree, self-locking. If desired, on one leg of the catch there may be provided a retainer movable to engage the other leg in the folded position of the catch and to retain the catch in that position. The bottom 20 of the bag is provided with a stiffener 33 of substantially elliptical form to conform to the collapsed 5 shape of the reinforcing ring.

Flexible stifieners extend at 21 and 22 from 1 adjacent to the ends of the legs 12 and 13 down towards the bottom of the bag. These stiifeners converge slightly towards the bottom and are 01 joined by a gusset 23. This gusset 23 and the main covering of the bag is of leather. Two somewhat similar flexible stiffeners extend down the back of the bag. A strap 24 with a buckle is provided at the bag mouth. This strap, as 85.. shown in Figures 1 and 2, divides the bag into three compartments in known manner.

The bag is provided with a leather hood 25 for covering the open mouth and clubs protruding from it. This hood 25 is attached to the mouth of the bag and is arranged in the inoperative position of the hood to hang down outside the bag. The bag is provided with a C-shaped handle 26 and a shoulder strap 2'7 permanently attached to the top of the bag at 28 and detachably connected to the bag near the bottom of it by a spring clip-ring 29. On the hood 25 a pocket 30 is provided, the mouth of which is set at an angle. Above the pocket is a looped strap 31 to receive an umbrella, and on the bottom of the G0 bag, directly below this looped strap, is a small pocket 32 to receive the end of the umbrella.

In the construction shown in Figure 3, the bag is provided at its base 20 with a collapsible stiffener or reinforcing ring, which is similar to 5 the ring at the bag mouth 11. The main covering of the bag is shown broken away.

We claim:-

1. A golf bag, having a reinforcing ring for the mouth consisting of two parts hinged to- 19 together for movement towards and away from each other in the general plane of the bag mouth, and two legs hinged together for movement towards and away from each other in a plane at right angles to that of the bag mouth and each leg hingedly connected to one of the; two parts aforesaid.

3. A golf bag, having a reinforcingring for the bag mouth consisting of two arcuate parts, a hinge connecting one end of one part to one M AR i k'SfE end of the other, two legs hinged together whereof the axis of the hinge of the legs is at right angles to the axis of the hinge of the two arcuate parts aforesaid, and two universal joints one interconnecting the end of each leg with the free end of an arcuate part.

4. For a golf bag, a reinforcing ring comprising two arcuate parts hinged together at one end, and an extensible catch joining the ends of said parts remote from the hinge which catch lies in a plane at right angles to the plane of the two arcuate parts and consists of two legs hinged together and each hinged to one of the parts aforesaid.-

5. The-combination, with a golf bag according to claim 2, of a collapsible reinforcing ring for the base of the bag.

LEONARD MAURICE EDWARD DENT. H ALEXANDER MACKENZIE.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/315.8, 206/315.4
International ClassificationA63B55/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63B55/004, A63B55/00
European ClassificationA63B55/00