US 248681 A
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BILLIARD 01112: TIP.
No. 248,681; Patented Oct. 25,1881.,
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GEORGE WALTER, OF SYRACUSE, NEW YORK.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 248,681, dated October 25, 1881.
Application filed March 19, 18 81. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, GEORGE WALTER, of Syracuse, in the county of Onondaga, in the State of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Billiard-Cue Tips, of which the following, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, is a full, clear, and exact description.
The nature of this invention consists in the combination ofa male-threaded ferrule secured to the end of a one and a female-threaded sleeve applied to the ferrule, and having its upper extremity terminating with a circumferential contraction adapted to engage the base of the tip, said devices affording a simple, convenient, and effective means for expeditiously and accurately securing the tip to the end of a cue, and at the same time protecting and reenforciug the said end.
The invention is clearly illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein Figure 1 is an exterior side view of the tip end of a cue provided with my improvements. Fig. 2 is a vertical section of same, and Fig. 3 shows the tip detached from the cue.
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.
A designates the end ofa billiard-cue, which is usually provided with a leather tip for receiving the concussion from the ball struck by the one. A short portion from the tip end back I trim the cue down to receive a ferrule, a, which is to be rigidly secured thereon by a pin, 1', passing transversely through the ferrule and cue, or by any other suitable means, and has its upper extremity flush with the end of the cue. Said ferrule has a male-threaded or externally screw-threaded portion, 8, onto which screws a female-threaded sleeve, 12, the upper extremity of which projects somewhat above the end of the ferrule and terminates with an inward flange or a circumferential contraction, 0, adapted to grasp around the base or back plate of the tip d and firmly hold the same. Said base, being usually larger and much stiffer than the top of the tip d, affords the requisite hold on the flange c of the sleeve.
The tip is applied to the one by removing the sleeve 1) from the ferrule a, then inserting the tip 01 into the sleeve 11 from the lower end thereof, and then by screwing the sleeve onto the ferrule the latter, in conjunction with the end of the cue, forces the tip toward the contracted end of the sleeve, and causes the flange e to grasp the base of the tip,and thus confine the same in its position.
When required to be renewed, the defective tip is readily removed by unscrewing the sleeve from the ferrule and pushing the tip out of the lower end of the sleeve. The new tip can then be placed in position, as before described. The end of the cue should be trimmed down, so as to bring the exterior of the sleeve 1) flush with the exterior of the cue.
It will be observed that the ferrule 01, in conjunction with the sleeve b, applied to the end of the one in the manner described and shown, serves to protect and reenforce said end, and causes the same to bear directly against the back of the tip just as effectually as if they were united in the ordinary manner. Having described myinvention, what Iclaim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
The within-described billiard-cue-tip fastener, consistingof the male-threaded ferrule a, secured to the end of the one, and the femalethreaded sleeve 1), applied to the ferrule, and having its upper extremity terminating with a circumferential contraction, c, for engaging the base of the tip (Z, all constructed and combined substantially in the manner described and shown.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto signed my name and affixed my seal, in the presence of two attesting witnesses, at Syracuse, in the county of Onondaga, in the State of New York, this 15th day of March, 1881.
GEORGE WALTER. [L. s.]
WM. 0. RAYMOND, O. BENDIXON.