US 2480597 A
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Aug 30, 1 4 c. w. NELSON DETACHABLE WHEEL GOLF CLUB CARRIER 3 Shets-She'et 1 Filed Jan. 26, 1948 Carl Wilbur Ale/5:211
C. W. NELSON Aug. 30, 1949.
DETACHABLE WHEEL GOLF CLUB CARRIER 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Jan. 26', 1948- C. W. NELSON DETACHABLE WHEEL GOLF CLUB CARRIER Aug. 30, 1949.
3 Sheets-Sheet 3 Filed Jan. 26, 1948 Fig.4.
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notches 22 formed in their front edges, are adapted to be suitably secured to said upper and lower edges of the arcuate front panel l9, by screws I inserted through the panel l9 and into the adjacent portions of the strips 20 and 2|.
An upper shelf 23 having an arcuate forward edge 24 is disposed slightly below the bottom of the arcuate front panel l9 and serves to support the inwardly extending metal heads 25 of the metal headed clubs 26 when the handles or shanks 21 are supported in the spaced notches 22 in the arcuate club handle supporting strips 20 and 2|. A lower shelf 28 is disposed at the lower end of the carrier frame l below the shelf 23, and notches 29 are cut in the arcuate forward edge 24 of the shelf 23 so that the wooden club heads 30 may be supported on the shelf 28 with their outer ends extending inwardly and the portions of the heads to which the shanks 3| are secured are disposed in the inverted V-shape notches 29 when the handles or shafts 32 are supported in the notches 22 in the arcuate strips 26 and 2|. The notches 22 in the upper strip 20 may be uniform but the lower strip 25 will have larger notches 22 interposed between smaller notches 22" to accommodate shank portions of wooden and iron headed clubs, respectively,
It will be seen that all of the metal head clubs and wood head clubs will be supported on the exterior surface of the arcuate front panel IS in position for any club to be readily grasped and gently pulled loose from its supporting notches 22 when it is to be used. Likewise, the club may be just as readily replaced after it has been used.
Upper and lower compartments 33 and 34 will be formed by the front panel l9, the rear panel 39 and the side panels 35 and 36. A closure 31 for the upper compartment 33 will be hinged at 38 to the rear panel 39. A partition 4|] will be disposed between the upper and lower compartments 33 and 3d, and a closure ll will be provided for the lower compartment 34, being supported by the hinges 42.
The front and rear panels and the side panels are all provided with interfitting scallops 43 which are arcuate transversely of the panels, so that the panels are sprung into position being further secured by screws 43', the scallops being apertured as at 33" and the frame members being also apertured to receive these screws.
Openings 44 will be formed through the tubular members 9 and Ill, aligned with the frame members i and H, to receive the wheel supporting spindles QB which carry the arcuate head members 47 to which the wheel axles 48 are also secured to extend at right angles to the supporting spindles 46.
Rubber tired disc wheels 49 and 5B are adapted to be rotatably supported upon the wheel axles l8, and the supporting spindles 46 may be quickly inserted in or withdrawn from the members 15 and I! when the wheels 29 and 50 are to be placed in operative position, or are to be removed and stored in the lower compartment 34.
Various golf equipment, such as tees, score cards, pencils and shoes (not shown) may be received and stored in the upper compartment 33 and a specially designed golf ball dispenser, generally indicated at 56 in Figure 3, is mounted upon the closure 3! for the upper compartment. This dispenser 56 includes an endless tube 58 held to the closure 31 by brackets 60 and having an opening 52 to allow golf balls 64 to be inserted into and withdrawn from the tube. The tube may be slightly flexible and is slotted at 66 to allow insertion of a finger for moving the balls toward the opening 62 and also to allow inspection as to the number of balls in the dispenser. The tube may have radially extending terminal portions 68 to which inflexible guard plates 10 are secured by rivets I2, at the edges of the opening 62.
In a modified form of this invention, the front panel l9 may be constructed as illustrated in Figures 11 and 12, the arcuate notched strips 20 and 2| being deleted and the front panel being press formed to provide upstanding integral spring clips 5| at the upper end and grooves 52 on an intermediate portion, while the shelf 23', having notches 29', is also integrally formed.
A modified form of wheel supporting means is illustrated in Figures 9 and 10, in which the supporting spindles 46' are extended through the head members 41' and enlarged and bent as at 53 to comprise axles 48'. Alignment pins 54 are provided on the inner faces of the head members 41 for engagement in apertures 55 in the frame members In, these pins 54 and apertures 55 being shown in Figures 3 and 9, since these elements may be incorporated with the invention when either illustrated type of wheel supporting means is used.
From the foregoing description, it will beseen that there has been devised and provided a highly efficient form of detachable wheel golf club carrier which will be so constructed that the supporting wheels therefor may be readily removed and stored within the carrier when the same is not to be used, and may be quickly inserted in operative position when the carrier is to be used by the golfer and pulled or pushed over the golf course when playing golf.
It will be further seen that the improved detachable wheel golf club carrier is so formed that a complete set of metal and wood clubs may be supported exteriorly upon the outer surface of the carrier where a golfer or a caddie may readily see at a glance the club desired and remove it from its position upon said .panel.
While the preferred embodiment of the present invention has been illustrated and described, it will be understood that it is not intended to limit the scope of the invention thereto, as many minor changes in detail of construction may be resorted to without departure from the spirit of the invention.
Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is:
1. A detachable wheel golf club carrier including a tubular frame having an inverted U-shape handle and depending parallel side arms forming the forward corner supports for said frame, said tubular frame members having arcuately forwardl extending upper ends secured to said side arms, tubular connecting braces between the lower ends of said arms and members, arcuate vertically spaced transversely extending tubular frame bracing members secured at their ends to said depending parallel side arms, an arcuate 2. The subject matter as claimed in claim 1, said panel having inverted V-shaped woo-d club head positioning notches between said vertically spaced upper and lower platforms.
3. The subject matter as claimed in claim 1, said panel having inverted V-shaped wood club head positioning notches between said vertically spaced upper and lower platforms supported by the carrier frame at the rear of said arcuate front panel, and hinged closures for said platforms.
4. A detachable wheel golf club carrier including a tubular frame having an inverted U-shape handle and depending parallel side arms forming the forward corner supports for said frame, rear tubular frame members having arcuately forwardly extending upper ends secured to said side arms, tubular connecting braces between the lower ends of said arms and members, arcuate vertically spaced transversely extending tubular frame bracing members secured at their ends to said depending parallel side arms, an arcuate front panel supported by said last mentioned tubular frame bracing members, notched vertically spaced arcuate transversely extending golf club handle supporting strips secured to the upper and lower ends of said arcuate front panel, vertically spaced upper and lower platforms disposed at the lower ends of said arcuate front panel for respectively supporting metal head and wood head golf clubs when their shanks or handles are received in said arcuate notched handle supporting strips on the front surface of said arcuate front panel, said panel having inverted V-shaped Wood head positioning notches formed between said vertically spaced upper and lower platforms, upper and lower compartments supported by the carrier frame at the rear of said arcuate front panel, hinged closures for said compartments, and carrier supporting wheels detachably supported by said carrier frame.
5. The subject matter as claimed in claim 4, said carrier side frame members being formed with aligned bores, and said detachable wheels, having attaching means comprising arcuate heads engageable with the carrier frame and having spindles fixed thereto for inserting into said aligned bores.
CARL VI'ILBUR NELSON. REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
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