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Publication numberUS2072573 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 2, 1937
Filing dateMar 23, 1935
Priority dateMar 23, 1935
Publication numberUS 2072573 A, US 2072573A, US-A-2072573, US2072573 A, US2072573A
InventorsVincent Vigliotti
Original AssigneeVincent Vigliotti
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Golf flag
US 2072573 A
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v. VIGLIOTTI sow FLAG Filed March 25} 1955 INVENTOR Vina'eni Vigliolli ATTORNEY March 2, 1937.

Patented Mar. 2, 1937 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 3 Claims.

The present invention relates to golf flags. An object of the present invention is to provide a golf flag which is revolvable about the vertical axis of the stair on which it is mounted so as to offer a ready indication of the direction in which the wind is blowing. In the preferred constructions, the flag is supported on ball bearings so as to swing with the utmost freedom.

A further object of the present invention is to provide an improved flag having a rigid metal frame for supporting the panel forming the flag body.

The accompanying drawing shows, for pur poses of illustrating the present invention, two of the many embodiments in which the invention may take form, it being understood that the drawing is illustrative of the invention rather than limiting the same. In this drawing:

Fig. 1 is a side elevational view of a complete flag for golf holes;

Fig. 2 is a view illustrating the flag partly assembled;

Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional view through the flag; and

Fig. 4 is a top plan view of a modified form of construction.

The complete flag has a staff Ii] of suitable length adapted to be placed in the usual manner. This staff carries a threaded insert II at its upper end.

The top unit of the complete flag is secured on to the upper end of the staff. This top unit includes a relatively fixed shaft l2 having a reduced threaded end IE to fit the tapped insert M. This shaft is reduced at its upper end as indicated at M, and ball bearings l5 and I6 are carried on the reduced ends of the shaft. These ball bearings are received in a tube I 1, whose ends are bored out to provide shoulders as indicated at I 8 and I9. I

The upper end of the shaft I2 is threaded at 2B and a cap 2i secured in place. The cap extends down past the upper end of the tube ll to keep the rain from entering the tube, but does not tightly fit it.

The tube H is apertured to receive two laterally extending rods 22 and 23. These rods have threaded ends and are locked in place by nuts 2d and 25. The flag body is indicated at it. It may be made out of linoleum, oilcloth, fabric, sheet rubber, and the like, and is here shown as being provided with top and bottom hems 2f 01' the like to receive the rods 22 and 23 and with a vertical hem 28 to receive a rod 29 having apertured ends to receive the ends of the rods 22 and 23. Nuts 30 hold the flag body in place. The metal members or rods keep the body of the flag in shape and protect it against injury or fluttering.

It will be seen that the flag may rotate on the ball bearings so as to swing to the breeze. When the caddy rests the flag on the ground it lies flat and there is nothing to distract the attention of the golfer.

The construction is one which is so designed as to permit cleaning of the flag, replacement of parts, oiling of the bearings, and generally to afford the maximum amount of satisfactory use on the putting green, or elsewhere.

The signal 3i of Fig. 4 has four radiating vanes and will rotate easily.

It is obvious that the invention may be embodied in many forms and constructions and I Wish it to be understood that the particular forms shown are but two of the many forms. Various modifications and changes being possible, I do not otherwise limit myself with respect thereto.

What is claimed is:

1. A signal for golf hole flags, comprising a vertical member, two spaced horizontal arms in the same plane, a flag body having hemmed upper and lower edges to receive the arms, and a vertical hem at the outer edge, and a cross member carried in the hem and secured to the outer ends of the arms to keep them in position and prevent fluttering of the flag body.

2. A detachable signal for golf hole flags, and the like, comprising a tube carrying ball bearings adjacent its ends, a shaft carried in the ball bearings, and having a projecting lower end for securement to a fixed support, two spaced horizontal arms in the same plane, a flag body having hemmed upper and lower edges to receive the arms, and a cross member secured to the outer ends of the arms to keep them in position.

3. A detachable signal for golf hole flags, and the like, comprising a tube having internal shoulders near its ends, ball bearings adjacent the shoulders, a shaft having reduced ends to fit in the ball bearings, the lower end being threaded below the ball bearing for securement to a tapped support, two spaced horizontal arms in the same plane, a flag body having hemmed upper and lower edges to receive the arms and a vertical hem at the outer edge, and a cross member carried in the hem and secured to the outer ends of the arms to keep them in position and prevent fluttering of the flag body.

VINCENT VIGLIOTTI.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification116/173, 40/611.6, 40/606.15
International ClassificationA63B57/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63B57/0056
European ClassificationA63B57/00D