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G. H. CONRAD BASEBALL BASE Dec. 2l, 1937.
Filed April 1, 1937 gmc/w10@ 1:7. wuud EL 3% gi/wf Patented Dee.21,1937 l l 2,103,148
UNITED STATESv PATENT OFFICEV f BASEBALL BASE George H. Conrad, Great Bend, Pa.
Application April 1, 1937, Serial No. 134,412 s claims. (ci. 27s- 25) This invention relates to improvements in being cut by the 'spikes worn on'the shoes of baseball bases. Y the players.
The object of this invention is to produce a A strap I9 provided with a buckle 20 is adapted base that will eliminate all of the objectionable to encircle the casing III and cover I1. The cover features of the type base now in common use, I'I is countersunk at 2I to receive the strap I9 and at the same time will provide a base that will so that it will not project above the cover I'I.
be more durable and safer for use. The side walls I3 are provided With recessed por- One of the objects of this invention is to subtions 22 to accommodate strap I9. stitute a rubber casing for the canvas casing now The bottom I2 has loops 23 formed integral used, and to provide a relatively thick covering therewith through which strap I9 is passed. 10
of sponge rubber to protect the casing from Strap I9 is adapted to mount one or more eyebeing cut by the spikes worn on the shoes of the bolts 24 having a pointed end 25 to be driven players. into the ground to secure the base in position.
Another object of the invention is to provide There is sufficient packing I4 to cause the l5 means whereby the casing will assume an inated casing I0 to expand, creating a vacuum which 15 condition, when not bearing any weight so that causes the Vair to enter through eyelets I6. When the continual use of the base will not destroy the casing I 0 is compressed by the Weight of a its shape. player this air will be exhausted through eyelets A further object of the invention is to provide I6. In this Way the base will always assume its a base that' will not be cut by the spikes of the normal expanded condition after Weight is re- '20 players so that those stepping upon the base will moved from it. As a result continual use will not be in constant danger of having their spikes v110i Cause the base t0 108e its Shape V become entangled in the covering resulting in It is to be understood that only the preferred possible injury to the player. embodiment of the invention has been illustrated,
other objects and advantages of the invention the right being reserved t0y make such changes Y25 will become apparent from the specification of and modications as will not depart from the which the drawing is a part, and Whereinzspirit and SCOP@ 0f the inventiOn.
Figure 1 is a top plan View of the base; I claim as my inventionzl Figure 2 is a side elevational view of the same; 1- A baseball base, COmDISng a lubbeIVCaS/irlg 3o Figure 3 is a sectional view in elevation on line Containing a filling material and being provided 30 3 3 of Figure 1, the strap and stake being shown with air passages, a soft rubber covering secured in elevation; to the upper portion of said casing and adapted Figure 4 is a sectional view in elevation on the 50 DrOteCt the Casing. V line 4 4 of Figure 1, `and 2. A baseball base comprising, a casing pro- Figure 5 is an elevational view of the stake vided With al1 Passages, Said Casing adapted t0 Y35 on line 5-5 of Figure 3. contain a filling material,V a protective covering Referring more particularly to the drawing of sponge rubber secured tothe upper portion wherein like reference characters designate like of Sad Casmg' and said @35mg adapted t0 be 40 or corresponding parts in the different views, the normally dstended by the mung material to' passages into said casing.
3. Abaseball base comprising, a rubber casing h provided with air passages, said casing containmaterlal '4 Sllcl1-as hall 01 th? l1ke- The Slde ing. a filling material, a protective covering of Walls I3 21e DTOVldeCl Wllll Openlngs l5 1n Wlllch sponge rubber secured to the upper portion of 45 are mounted eyelets I6 forming air passages said easing, a strap adapted to enoireie the base A Sponge rubber -COVGI I7 having dOWIlluIned and to engage loops on the under side of saidi sides I8 is secured to the top II and the upper casing, and said strap adapted to carry driven portions of the sides I3 of the casing I0. The iastenings to secure said base' in'position. cover I1 is adapted to protect the casing I0 from prises a top, bottom, and side Walls II, I2, vand I3 respectively. The casing I0 contains a iilling casing I 0 is preferably made of rubber and com- Cause a Vacuum to draw the air through saidg GEORGE H. CONRAD. so Y