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' B. A. COFFIN GOLF TEE Fil ed April 7, 1944 g VENTOR 4611108 0/5514 ATTORNEYS Patented Dec. 255, 1945 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Bruce A. Coffin, Peabody, Mass. Application April 7, 1944, Serial No. 529,916
down for one hole immediately after finishingv play at the green for the hole or while walking from the green of the last hole to the tee of the next hole or on the tee of the succeeding hole. Frequently a pre-made tee is used for the ball to be driven such as a made wooden or plastic tee for supporting the ball prior to driving.
One of the objects of this invention is to utilize a tee made of wood, plastic or any other rigid material as a means for writing the score which has been made by the different players-for the previous hole upon a card. v
Another object of this invention is to utilize a made tee in exactly the form that it is at the present time and additionally appl to this tee some marking meansby which the tee may be uitilized as a pencil for the score card.
Another object of the invention is to provide a marking substance which will not be dislodged With these and other objects in view, the invention consists of certain novel features of construction, as will be more fully described and particularly pointed out in the appended claims.
In the accompanying drawing:
Fig. 1 illustrates the tee as supporting a golf ball, the ground being illustrated in section;
Fig. 2 illustrates in section a tee and fragmentally a nozzle for applying a coating to the pointed end of the tee:
Fig. 3 is a sectional view illustrating some Iclaim:
- I 3 Claims. (01.120-83) golf tee which may be formed of wood, plastic, or any suitable rigid material, which has a cupped enlarged head H for the reception of a golf ball I2 to support the same above the ground I3'into which the tee may be positioned as illustrated in Fig. 1. This tee I0 has depositedupon its pointed end I4 a marking substance, as designated at IS in Fig. 4, of carbon, lead, graphite or the like with a binder.
This deposit may occur from a spray nozzle It, as shown at I! in Fig. 2, or the deposit may occur by the tee I0 being supported in'a'rack [8, as shown in Fig. 3, and dipped in liquid I9 consisting of the same material in a trough 20. In either case after th deposit of the material occurs either from spraying or from dipping, the tees are suspended in a rack such asshown at I8 so that the liquid which has been deposited will sag downwardly to form a concentration as at 2| on the end of the tee in a drop type of accumulation as the solvent evaporates, thus leaving a thickened surface, as at 22, shown in Fig. 4 on the pointed end H of the tee which will be a sufficient accumulation of marking material so that the tee may be used for marking upon a score card the few numbers which are required in the playing of the game.
A tee such as indicated for supporting the ball for driving soon becomes lost or broken but the marking substance will be in a sufficient amount so that such marking as is required for the lengthof the time the tee ordinarily lasts will be sufficient.
The marking substance andthe binder will be such as to harden'sufliciently so that even if the pointed end of the tee is pressed into the ground and frictioned with the ground the marking substance will not be worn off to any material extent, the same being harder than the surrounding ground into which it is pressed.
1. A golf tee pointed at one end and having a coating at the pointed end of a substance capable of marking on a piece of paper or the like.
2. A golf tee pointed at one end and having a coating at the pointed end of a substance capable of marking on a piece of paper or the like, said coating being in the form of a drop type of accumulation of liquid at said end.
. tached at said end and on the surface thereof a marking substance, I
. BRUCE A. COFFIN.