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Publication numberUS2523942 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 26, 1950
Filing dateAug 17, 1946
Priority dateAug 17, 1946
Publication numberUS 2523942 A, US 2523942A, US-A-2523942, US2523942 A, US2523942A
InventorsSam Ciambriello
Original AssigneeSam Ciambriello
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Golf ball retriever
US 2523942 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

P 1950 s. CIAMBRIELLO 2,523,942

4 GOLF BALL RETRIEVER Filed Aug. 17, 1946 97.5. A um. 1| AM 3 Inventor Patented Sept. 26, 1950 smrus 'ATENT oiFFmE 1 This invention relates to new and useful improvements and structural refinements in retrievers for golf balls, and the principal object of the invention is to provide a device of the character herein described, such as may be conveniently and effectively employed for retrieving golf balls from miniature lakes, brooks, and other obstacles such as are usually provided on a golf course.

A further object of the invention is to provide a golf ball retriever which may be readily en gaged with the ball and from which the ball may be easily and conveniently removed.

Another object of the invention is to provide a retriever which, if desired, may assume the form of an attachment to be used in association with golf clubs, extension rods, and the like.

An additional object of the invention is to pro vide a retriever which is simple in construction, pleasing in appearance, and which will not easily become damaged.

A still further object of the invention is to provide a retriever which will readily lend itself to economical manufacture and which is otherwise well adapted for the purpose for which it is intended.

With the above more important objects in view, and such other objects as may become apparent as this specification proceeds, the invention consists essentially of the arrangement and construction of parts as illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:

Figure l is a perspective view showing the invention in use Figure 2 is a perspective view of the invention per se Figure 3 is a cross-sectional view, taken substantially in the plane of the line 3-3 in Figure 2 Figure 4 is a cross-sectional view, taken substantially in the plane of the line 44 in Figure 2, and

Figure 5 is an elevational view of the invention,showing the same associated with an extension rod.

Like characters of reference are used to designate like parts in the specification and throughout the several views.

Referring now to the accompanying drawings in detail, the invention consistsof a retriever designated generally by the reference character ID, the same embodying in its construction a plate or sheet of suitable material arcuated to form an expansible, substantially frusto-conical socket I I. It will be noted that the longitudinal 2 Claims. (01. 294-49) J edges l2of this plate or sheet are disposedin a spaced relationship, whereby the expansibility of the socket ,islassured.

' The minor'end portion of the socket II assumes the form of a clamp iii, the latter including a pair of out-turned ears I4, spanned by a pair of suitable bolts and nuts designated collectively by the reference character 15.

In this manner, thesocket Ii may be removably attached to a suitable handle it which will be formed in the lateral wall ll of the socket, as

will be clearly apparent from the accompanying drawings.

dents l6 and the purpose thereofbeing hereinafter more fully explained.

When the invention is placed in use, the retriever i 53 may be attached, that is, removably attached to the handleportion 19 of a golf club, or the like, which in effect, constitutes the aforementioned handle. l6.

This attachment is, of course, facilitated by means of the clamp it, as has been already described, whereupon the invention may be effectively employed for retrieving the golf ball (indicated at 29) by simply applying the major end of the socket II to the ball, as will be readily understood. Once the socket has been the like, into the aperture or opening l8, and

forcin the ball outwardly, during which action the socket will expand sufficiently so that the indents l6 will clear the ball.

While in the foregoing description, the invention has been explained in association with a golf club, the handle It may, of course, assume the form of any other suitable objects, as is exemplified in Figure 5 by the extension rod 22.

It is believed that the advantages and use of the invention will be clearly understood from the foregoing disclosure and accordingly, further description thereof at this time is considered unnecessary.

.While in the foregoing there has been shown and described the preferred embodiment of this invention it is to be understood that minor The wall H is also formed with an opening [8, this being disposed adjacent the in- I 3 changes in the details of construction, combination and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.

What I claim as my invention is:

1. A ball retriever comprising a substantially frusto-conical expansible and contraotable body havingalongitudinal opening extending throughjout the length of said body, means carried by the inner periphery of the body adjacent its major end for frictionally supporting a ball, and an adjustable clamp rigidly carried by the minor end of said body for clampingly engaging a handle, said body having an opening therein for receiving a users finger when a ball positioned within said body is to be removed.

2. A ball retriever comprising a substantially frusto-conical expansible body having a longitudinal slot therein extending throughout the length of said body, an extension at the minor end of said body including a pair of spaced ears, fastening means adjustabiy securing said ears together for attaching the extension to a handle,

tsetse 4 and a plurality of spaced protuberances on the inner periphery of said body and disposed ad- J'acent the major end of said body for supporting a ball relative to and partially within the body, said body having an access opening adjacent its major end for receiving a users fingers when a ball partially positioned in the body is to be removed.


REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,380,526 Carpenter June '7, 1921 1,715,039 Locke May 28, 1929 1,722,519 DuChene July 30, 1929 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 443,501 Great Britain Mar. 2, 1936

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U.S. Classification294/19.2, 294/99.1
International ClassificationA63B47/02, A63B47/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63B47/02
European ClassificationA63B47/02