US 1946134 A
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Feb. 6,' 1934. w, DYCE 1,946,134
GOLF CLUB Filed March 27, 1935 7' z' L63 4/ Inventor Q: .Waiier J a? QMdUi-ih Patented Feb. 6, 1934 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2 Claims.
This invention relates to a golf club, the general object of the invention being to provide means for detachably connecting the head of the club to the handle, so that various kinds of heads can be used with the one handle.
This invention also consists in certain other features of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, to be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and specifically pointed out in the appended claims.
In describing the invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawing wherein like characters denote like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which:-
Figure 1 is a view of the lower part of a golf club constructed in accordance with this invention.
Figure 2 is a section on line 2-2 of Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a view of the lower part of the handle.
Figure 4 is a view of the upper part of the stem of the head.
Figure 5 is an end view of the handle.
In this drawing, the letter A indicates a portion of a handle and the letter B indicates the head of the club, the shank or stem 1 of which is formed with a socket 2 to receive the reduced part 3 of the handle. This reduced part forms a shoulder at its junction with the rest of the handle and a diagonally arranged tongue 4 is formed on the reduced part and is of the same thickness as the height or thickness of the shoulder, so that the outer surface of the tongue is flush with the exterior surface of the handle. The upper end of the stem 1 is formed with a diagonal slot 5 to receive the tongue when the part 3 is placed in the socket 2 and the lower wall of the slot 5 is formed with a notch 6 for receiving a spring pressed detent 7 which is located in the reduced part 3.
Thus it will be seen that the part 3 is inserted in the part 2 by a partial turning movement of one part relative to the other and the tongue will engage the slot and when the detent is opposite the notch, it will partly enter the notch and thus the parts will be locked together. By till moving the head forwardly, as shown in Figure 1, with sufiicient force to move the detent out of the notch, the head can be detached from the handle and another head substituted therefor.
It is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel features of the invention will be readily apparent.
It is to be understood that changes may be made in the construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, provided that such changes fall within the scope of the appended claims.
What I claim is:-
1. Means for connecting one member 'to another comprising a socket in one member and a reduced portion on the other member for entering the socket, the socketed part having a diagonally arranged groove therein and the reduced part having a diagonally arranged tongue thereon for entering the groove and locking means for frictionally holding the parts together, said locking means comprising a detent carried by the reduced part and a wall of the diagonal groove in the socketed part having a notch therein for receiving the detent.
2. In combination with a golf club comprising a handle and a head, said handle having a reduced part at its lower end and a diagonally arranged tongue at the upper end of the reduced part, the stem of the head having a socket therein for receiving the reduced part and a diagonally arranged slot for receiving the tongue, one wall of the slot having a, notch therein and a detent carried by the reduced part for entering the notch for locking the parts together with the tongue in the slot.
WALTER L. DYCE.