|Publication number||US2508264 A|
|Publication date||May 16, 1950|
|Filing date||Jul 9, 1946|
|Priority date||Jul 9, 1946|
|Publication number||US 2508264 A, US 2508264A, US-A-2508264, US2508264 A, US2508264A|
|Inventors||Johnson Chester H|
|Original Assignee||Johnson Chester H|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (7), Referenced by (9), Classifications (6)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
ay 16, 1950 c. H. JoHNsoN 2,508,264
GOLF CLUB CASE Filed. July 9, 1946 Eff MIMI" Ilm? fmserjzoman Patented May 16, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT oFFlcE GOLF CLUB CASE Chester H. Johnson, Minneapolis, Minn.
Application July 9, 1946, Serial No. 682,371
,provide a case of the kind indicated which includes a storage compartment for tees and golf balls and which supports in accessible position a limited number of tees and balls for immediate use; to provide arcase of the kind specified in which the frame is enclosed with a removable cover and equipped with carrying means that make it susceptible of transporting by hand or support from the shoulder; and generally to provide a golf club case comprising the features mentioned but which may be cheaply manufactured and marketed. Y
With this object in view the invention consists of a construction and combination of parts of .which a preferred embodiment is illustrated in the accompanying drawings in which:
Figure 1 is a central vertical sectional view of the invention;
Figure 2 is a top plan view of the frame, the standards being shown in section; y
Figure 3 is a cross-sectional view of the frame just above the plane of the top of the storage compartment; and
Figure 4 is a cross-sectional view of the frame just above the plane of the base plate.
,The frame which, when the case is not in use, is enclosed with a removable cover Ii), is composed of the spaced plates I I, yI2 and I3 and the standards I4 and I5, the former being of generally oval form with the standards passing through them and being iixedly secured thereto by means of pins driven in the edges of the plates and passing diametrically through the standards. By means of this arrangement the plates and standards are fabricated into a rigid frame of which the top and base plates I3 and II serve as the supporting means for golf clubs, such as indicated at II in Figure 1.
In order that the clubs so supported may be held in spaced relation and thus be susceptible of quick selection by a player, the top plate I3, throughout its perimeter, except the heel or that part between the two standards I5, is provided with clips I8 of generally rectangular form and clips I8a of generally triangular form. The iacing sides of adjacent clips are inwardly curved so that the curved portion of the one is complemental to the curved portion of the other thus 2 forming a seat I9 for the shaft of the golf club just below the head thereof, Being made of spring metal, the clips yield in withdrawing or inserting a golf club shaft.
The lower ends of the golf club shafts, when a full complement are mounted in the several seats, rest on the Abase plate I I just within the metal band 20 peripherally attached to the base plate with its lower edge flush with the bottom face of the base plate and its upper edge well above the top face of the latter. The band thus acts as a guard to keep the lower ends of the shafts within the area of the base plate.
Mounted centrally on the base plate II is a i, storage case for tees, balls et cetera, this case having the same contour cross-sectionally as the kbase plate but being of less perimeter than the latter, so that adequate rest space for the golf club shafts may obtain between the band 20 and the storage case. This storage case is composed of a base 2| secured to the base plate II, a shell 22, preferably of metal, rising from the base 2l, extending through the plate I2 and opening on the top face of the latter, being closed at this i upper end with a cover 23 hinged, as at 24, to the plate I2 and equipped with a hand knob 25.
On the top plate I3 balls and tees for immediate use are conveniently supported and to that end the top plate is formed with openings 26 of the contour of zones of spheres of the same diameter as that of golf balls, these openings constituting ball seats. These openings are covered with a removable guard 21 of cylindrical form and open on the under side and closed on top. On
-.- the under side of the top, at the center, is an internally threaded socket 28 which is engaged with or disengaged from the threaded post 29 positioned symmetrically with respect to the ball seats 26 and secured to the plate I3 through the instrumentality of its head 3U and lock-nut 3| which abut respectively the bottom and top faces of the plate I3. Removal or replacement of the guard is accomplished by rotating it bodily in the proper direction to disengage it from or engage it with the post 29, the lower edge of the guard frictionally engaging the top face of the plate I3 in the attached position when it covers the balls and retains them in their seats.
To provide for keeping tees available for immediate use, the guard 2l (as illustrated) or the plate I3 is formed with uniformly spaced holes which serve as seats for tees 32 which will readily keep their places therein whether the guard be in its closure position or not.
In order that the contents of the frame may be shielded and rendered inaccessible to unauthorized persons, the cover I is provided. This cover is removable in its entirety. When attached to the frame, however, it entirely encloses the latter. Of generally tubular form, the cover is closed at the upper end just below which it is provided, on the side wall, with a fabric strip sewed thereto to form ardownwardly opening pocket in which is received `the upper ends of the standards |15 which are joined'by a'bowed section'34, the two standards being integral parts of the same rod bent to bring the two sections constituting theV standards into parallelism.
The cover l!) is formed with a clearanceopen-` ing 35 just below the plane of they plate 43 for the handle 36 and shoulder strap 31, the two being secured to the standards I5. Belowthe opening 35 and extending therefrom to the lower open end, the cover is split and the edges ofthe same are equipped with rowsiof teeth constituting the 'intercurrent teeth-738v of--a slide fastener of which the-:slide F33 Tcarries #a swinging combination "finger 'Y piece and hasn-5&9 '-engageablel with a post 4| on the perimeter ofthe base plate H )the post having =an 'opening 'in *which is vreceived -the On the bandZidiametrically opposite the post l'Haris -the'male mernberfo'fA a snap fastener i3 of which theffemale i member is attached to the 'cover' l Il. /B-yfths means thecoverr is detachably lsecuredltofthe lframeata point vremote' from the posti-M aswell asiat the post.
It is obvious that thecase maybe 'carriedby vhand through` the medium of the7 handle 3B or supportedv from the shoulder" by looping theY strap "3T over the latter; that the'casewill stand upseparated positions, and a removable cover enclosing the frame, the latter embodying spaced Aparallel plates and standards spanning the plates,
at least two of the standards being joined at their upper ends with a bowed element and the cover having anrrinteriorly positioned inverted pocket in whichsaid upper ends and bowed element are received, the cover also having a side split extending frorn its bottonredge to a point just below vthe' ,uppermostrof-'said plates, and'a slide fastener re1easablyclosing said-slit and 'havingits slide provided'k with 'an element engaging acomplemental element lonthe lowermosto'f'said plates.
3. In a, golf `club case, ua' frame* member having syimn'etrically 'arranged'fgolf ball 'seats formed in the top thereof, and-'arernovab'le vguardcover- Ving said seats, the frame 'member having a threaded post centrally and" symmetrically posif having an interior'ly positioned internal-ly 'threaded socket "engageable' with saidpost.
CHESTER: HL JOHNSON.
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|U.S. Classification||206/315.4, 206/315.6|
|Cooperative Classification||A63B55/00, A63B55/005|