US 2031119 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Feb. 18, 1936. R. E. MORELAND COMBINATION STOOL AND CARRIER Filed Dec. 18, 1935 mun! l atentecl 1 8,
' UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 4 Claims.
This invention relates and carrier.
An object of the invention is to provide a device of the character described, specially designed for the purpose of carrying golf equipment and which may also be utilized as a stool when desired.
Another object of the invention is to provide a device of this character which may be collapsed into comparatively small space while being carried about the golf course, but which may be readily converted into a stool when desired.
A further object of the invention is to provide in a device of this character a novel type of ball pocket wherein the golf balls are visible and from which they may be readily removed.
A still further feature of the invention resides in the provision of a combination stool and carrier of such construction that the supporting legs may be readily swung into supporting position so as to sup-port the device in approximately upright position, the legs being so pivoted that they will automatically swing into alignment with the side members of the holder when the device is lifted to be carried about.
With the above and other objects in view, the invention has particular relation to certain novel features of construction, arrangement of parts and use, an example of which is given in this specification and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein:
Figure 1 shows a front elevation of the device in collapsed position, and showing the novel type of ball pocket.
Figure 2 shows an edge view partly in section.
Figure 3 shows a side elevation of the device in position to be used as a stool.
Figure 4 shows a cross sectional View taken on the line 4-4 of Figure 3, and
Figure 5 shows an upper end view.
Referring now more particularly to the drawing, the numerals l, 2 designate the side members of the golf club holder which are formed of any suitable rigid material. These side members are connected at the bottom by the cross bar 3 and are connected at the top, midway between the top and bottom, by cross racks 4, 5, so as to form an approximately rectangular rigid structure. The racks l, 5 have the spacers 6, l, which are spaced approximately a uniform distance apart as shown in Figures 4 and 5 to receive the golf clubs as 8 between them as shown in Figure 1. The. grip ends of the handles of the golf clubs will rest on the cross bar 3 and will be retained thereon and protected to a combination stool and approximately by the fabric side walls 9, 9, which are secured at their margins to opposite edges of the side members I, 2 and extend from the bar 3 up approximately to the rack 5.
Secured to the outer side of the upper end of one of the side members as 2 there is a retainer H) which is spaced from the adjacent side member 2 on each side but which has a supporting bottom II. The upper end of the retainer l0 may be secured in position relative to the side member 2 by a surrounding strap 12 and around this strap l2 there is secured a strip of flexible material formed'into vertical pockets l3 provided to receive the tees l4 so that they will be at all times readily accessible for use.
The inner side of the retainer It? is provided with the vertical channel i5 and the facing side of the side member 2 has a corresponding vertical channel l6 thus providing a vertical pocket to receive the golf balls ll. Above said pocket and pivoted to the side member 2 there is a stop l8 which, when in active position, prevents the accidental displacement of the balls from the pocket.- Said stop l8 however may be swung laterally into the position shown in dotted lines in Figure 2 to permit the removal of the golf balls as needed.
It will be noted from an inspection of Figures 1 and 4 that the retainer [0 is spaced from the corresponding side member 2 providing side slots which render the balls in the pockets visible and when the stop I8 is swung laterally as indicated by dotted lines in Figure 2 the selected ball may be grasped by the fingers on each side through said slots and one or more of the balls lifted out. It is obvious that one or more ball pockets may be thus provided, one on each of the side members I and 2.
There is a flexible strap l9 attached at one end to the upper end of the side member I and at its other end to an intermediate portion of said side member. Said strap may be swung across the shoulder of the caddy so as to suspend the device into position to be readily carried about the course.
Pivoted to the outer sides of the respective side members I, 2, are the legs 20, 20 which are pivoted to move on a common transverse axis by the bolts 2|, 2|. The lower ends of these legs are secured in fixed relation by the cross bar 22 which is secured to the rear edges of said legs and the upper ends of the legs extend forwardly beyond the side members I, 2 and are secured together by the cross bar 23 which is attached to their forward edges.
The legs 20 may be pivoted to the side members l and 2, at points nearer the upper ends than the lower ends of said legs and, as more clearly shown by Figures 1 and 2, the lower ends of said legs are extended beneath the lower ends of the side members I, 2 so that when the device is set down on the ground the lower ends of the side members I and 2 will swing forwardly into the position shown in Figure 3 and the device will be thereby maintained in upright position with the side members i and 2 declining rearwardly from the vertical and when the device is again picked up 20 will automatically swing into alignment with the side members.
The side members I, 2 have across bar 25 whose ends are secured to the forward edges of said side members. This cross bar 25 is located intermediate the end of the side members and there is a flexible support 24 forminga seat. One end of this support is fastened to the for.- ward side of the cross bar 25 and the support is passed up around the rear side of the cross bar 25 and over its top margin and the forward 1 end of the support 24 is passed over the top margin of the cross bar 23 and secured to the forward side of said last mentioned cross bar as shown more accurately in Figures 2 and 3.
The lower ends of the side members I, 2, as well as the legs 20, are shown as having large perforations or openings so as to remove unnecessary material for the sake of lightness.
While the device is being'carried about the legs 20 are maintained in alignment with the side members as shown by Figures 1 and 2 with the bars 22, 23 resting against the rear and forward margins of the side supports 1 and 2. When it is desired to use the apparatus as a stool, the lower ends of the legs 20 may be swung rearwardly carrying the forward ends forwardly as shown in Figures 3 and 4. When so used the golf clubs in the racks will serve as a back rest.
The drawing and description disclose what is now considered to be a preferred form of the invention by way of illustration only while the broad principle of the invention will be defined by the appended claims.
What I claim is:
1. A carrier for golf equipment comprising a to be carried about the legs single pair of substantially rigid side members spaced apart, cross members securing the side members in spaced relation and forming an approximately rectangular frame, said cross members being shaped and arranged to support golf clubs in approximate alignment with the side members, legs pivoted to the side members, a flexible seat forming a support and secured to said side members and to said legs, said clubs and cross members being arranged to form a back rest.
2. A carrier equipment comprising a single pair of rigid side supports, rigid cross members for maintaining said supports in spaced relation, said cross members forming means for supporting golf clubs, legs pivoted ends to the side members and whose lower ends extend beneath the side members whereby, upon placing the carrier on a supporting surface, the lower ends of the side supports will swing apart from the lower ends of the legs to maintain the carrier in an upright position with the golf clubs in a position declining from the vertical.
3. A carrier for golf equipment comprising side members, cross members securing said side members in spaced relation, legs pivotedto the side members and adapted to swing outwardly to form supports for the carrier, a supporting seat supported by saidlegs and side members, golf club racks for supporting the golf clubs in the carrier behind the seat to form a back rest,
said legs being pivoted to swing into alignment with the side members when the carrier .is lifted from its support.
4. A carrier for golf equipment comprising side members, cross members securing the side members in spaced relation, legs pivoted to the side members and adapted to swing outwardly to form supports for the carrier, a supporting seat supported by the legs and side members, said cross members forming golf club racks for supporting the golf clubs in the carrier behind-the seat to form a back rest, said legs being pivoted to swing by gravity into alignment with the side members when the carrier is'lifted from its support.
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