US 2534096 A
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Dec. l2., 1950 M. M. zAPoLEoN GOLF BAG Filed Nov. 7, 1947 MAX M zAPoLEoN ATTORNEYS Patented Dec. l2, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE GOLF BAG Max M. Zapoleon, Dayton, Ohio Application November 7, 1947, Serial No. 784,530
6 Claims. l
This invention relates to a golf bag.
An object of the invention is to provide a golf bag in which there is provided a plurality of pockets each to receive a single club and to provide a means in front of each of the pockets to receive a club-head and prevent it from striking other club-heads in the golf bag.
A still further object is to provide a golf bag in accordance with the foregoing object wherein the pockets that receive the wood club-heads are shaped in such a manner that the club-heads are substantially enclosed by the pocket and thereby provide a protective covering for the wood clubheads so that the usual sox that are placed over the wood club-heads can be dispensed with.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a golf bag incorporating the features set forth in the foregoing objects wherein the clubs are arranged in tiers in the golf bag so that they can be maintained in their numerical sequence in the golf bag.
Still another object of the invention is to provide a golf bag in accordance with the forego ing object wherein each tier is arranged at a downwardly inclined angle from one side to the other of the golf bag so that the decreasing length of the handle of the clubs may be compensated for with the end of the handle thereby being permitted to rest on the bottom wall of the golf bag.
Further objects and advantages will become apparent from the drawings and the following description.
In the drawings:
Figure 1- is a front elevational view of a golf bag incorporating the features of this invention, with a portion of the bag broken away to illustrate the placement of a club handle.
Figure 2 is a vertical cross-sectional View taken substantially along line 2-2 of Figure l.
Figure 3 is an isometric perspective of the upper portion of the golf bag to more particularly illustrate the individual pockets that receive the various clubs.
Figure 4 is a top plan view of the golf bag.
Figure 5 is a perspective view of the metal frame for the golf bag.
Figure is a side elevational View of the metal frame for the golf bag.
In this invention the golf bag consists of a steel wire frame I0. The frame I consists of a substantially oval-shaped frame member II having a pair of up-standing legs I2 which terminate at their upper ends in a semi-oval shaped frame section I3. A wire frame member I4 extends between the legs I2 and is disposed generally on a downwardly inclined angle from right to left for a purpose hereinafter described. A wire frame member I5 is positioned between the members I3 and I4 and extends rearwardly oi the frame member I4 about half way between the members I3 and I4, as illustrated in Figure 5. The frame members I3, I4 and I 5 thus form the basic structure upon which the individual pockets for the clubs are arranged to position the clubs in tiers one behind the other and at gradually increasing levels, as illustrated in Figure 2.
The golf bag consists of an oval-shaped leather bag 26 carried generally by the frame I0. To the rear wall 2l of the bag 2i? there is secured a plurality of individual pockets 22 that extend vertically along the rear wall 2|, and are parallel to one another. As illustrated, the pockets 22 are separate members which may be fastened to the rear wall 2 I, or the pockets may be formed from a single web of material.
At the upper end of the pockets 22 there is provided a leather strip 23 that forms a plurality of individual sockets 53 that receive the wood heads 24 of the clubs. These sockets 53 are of such contour that when the club-head 2li is positioned in the golf bag, the clubs will be prevented from striking one another and the faces of the clubs` will be protected from being struck by the ironv clubs upon removal or insertion of the clubs into,v
the golf bag.
The frame member I5 supports an interme-` diate wall 25 that has a plurality of pockets 26 at tached to the wall. These individual pockets 2Ev are adapted to receive the shafts of individual. golf-clubs. Instead of making the pockets from individual strips of material, as illustrated, they may be formed from a single strip oi material.
In front of the pockets 25 there is provided a. leather strip 2l' that has a plurality of u1u-stand` ing ridges 28 thereon. These ridges are so arranged that a club-head 3G will rest on the face of the strip 21 between adjacent parallel ridges 28. Thus, with the clubs in position in the pockets 26 with the club-head resting on the strip 21, the 4individual iron clubs will be pre vented from striking one another.
Similarly, there is provided a plurality o1" individual pockets 29 at a lower level than the pockets 26 to receive iron clubs having the shorter length shafts. I-Iere, also, there is provided a leather strip 3I having a plurality of up-standing ridges 32 which prevent the club-heads 33 from striking one another.
The pockets 26 and 29 are arranged with their upper edges disposed at a downwardly inclined angle from right to left of the golf bag, as shown in Figure 3, so that the gradually decreasing length of the shafts of the clubs may be accommodated with the ends of the shafts resting on the bottom of the golf bag, as illustrated in Figure 1.
A golf bag constructed in accordance with this invention will therefore fully protect the shafts of the individual golf clubs and ther heads of the clubs from striking one another when in the golf bag, thus preserving their appearance and value. Further, the pockets 23 for the wood clubs 2!! will fully protect the wood heads so that removal and insertion of the iron clubs Bil and' 33 from the golf bag will not mar the surface of the wood clubs, thus also preserving their ap.- pearance and value.
The golf bag 2li is provided with the usual pocket 35 to receive golf balls and other accessories, and may be provided with a Zipper opening 36. A suitable carrying stra-p 3l' is attached to the sideof the frame le;
While the device, as illustrated, shows a preferred form of the invention, yet modifications that fall within the scope of the appended claims are intended to be included herein.
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by.' Letters Patent is:
l. In a goli bag, a plurality of pockets for receiving individually the shafts of golf clubs, saidA pockets being arranged in a plurality ci rows one inback of the other with the upper edge oi the rows disposed at increasingly higher levels from ,A
front to rear oi the golf bag, a club-head supporting strip infront of each of thev said rows to-prevent the club-heads from striking one another, a rigid transverse stiiiening member extending along the top edge of each said row, and a rigidfraine connecting all said` members.
2; In a golf bag, a plurality oi pockets for receiving individually the shafts of golijclubs, saidpockets being arranged in a pluralityI oi rows one inr back of the. other with. the-upper edge of thc rows disposed at increasingly higher levels from front torear ofthe golf bag,.at least one of said rows `being adapted toireceive iron-head` clubs, the said one row having the upper edge thereof disposed on a downwardly, inclined: angle from one side to the other of the golf. bag, aclubhead supporting strip in front of each ofthersaid rows to prevent the club-heads fromstriking one another, a rigid transverse stiiening mem--A bei' extending along the top edge of each said row, and a rigidframeconnecting all said members.
3. In a golf bag; abase member and a generally tubular vertical wall part upstandingl-iom said base member, the back-edge of said wall part being higher than the iront part, a-pairofintermediate partitions extending acrossv the interior of said bag between the front and back` walls thereof and graduated in height between said front and back walls, a pluralityof individual pockets formed on the front faces oi said back wall and said partitionsa clubehead supporting strip mounted on the front of'each'row of pockets shapedv forY receiving 'the heads oi" clubs, the shafts of which are in said pockets, and a substantially rigid wireframeworkcoinprising a bottom portion associated withsaidbase member, side portions associated with" said tubular wall part, and transverse members; extending between the upper ends or' saidf'side 4 portions and supporting said partitions and back wall, respectively.
4. In a golf bag: a base member, a generally tubular wall part connected with the base member and extending upwardly therefrom with the rear Wall higher than the front wall, two partitions extending transversely across the interior of said tubular wall part spaced apart and spaced from the front and back walls and graduated in height from the front to the back wall, a row of pockets formed on the front faces of said partitions and extending substantially the length thereof, a resilient club-head supporting strip arranged in front of each of said rows of pockets and formed for receiving and supporting t e heads of clubs which have their shafts in said pockets, andA a stiffening wire framework comprising a base portion associated with and supportingv said base member, a pair of upstanding side members associated with and supporting Said tubular wall portion and three transverse portions: extending' between the upper ends of said side portions and engaging the topedges. of said partitions and back wall in supporting relationship.
5f. Ina golf bag: a generally oval-shaped base member, a tubular portion connected, withv and upstanding from said base portion andvalso substantially oval in cross-section, said tubular portion having back and front walls, the back wall being substantially higher than the front wall, a pair of partition members extending transversely across said tubular portion between thefront and' back walls and extending vertically ciated with said base member, a pair of up-V standing side parts secured to theu ends'of said bottom part, and three transverseY members extendingy beween the upper ends of said-,side parts, said transverse members beingy spacedapar-t vertically; and horizontally and eachbeingv associated;
with one of said partitions and back wall, 1re.-
spectively for. supporting the same.
6.; In a golf bag; a vertically'extending generally oval part having a base member and having its rear wall extending to a higher level than the front-wall, a' pair of'transversely extending partitions; in said oval part parallelA withV said front. and back walls and spacedth'erefrom andl from:
each other, the partition adjacent the front wall beinghigher than the front wall but lowerthan the back wall, and theI partition' adjacent the back wall being` lower than the back; wallk but higherfthan the other partition,.the upper edges of, saidv back wall and partitions being. generally-f inclined downwardly toward one side of the bag,
l a plurality., of individual vpockets. formedonf the front faces of said back wall and partitions for receiving the shafts of goliclubsg-,a resilient clubhead supporting strip4 on ther front` of each of said rows haviny means thereon for receiving and supporting andpartially enclosing the heads of clubs having. their shafts infsaidpoclrets',` thereby' to' prevent said'. club-heads from` engaging: each other; a substantially rigid wire-like framework:
comprising an oval base portionassociated with saidfbase member, a pairI of vertical side mem-l 5 bers upstanding from said base portion and supportingly engaging said tubular part and three transversely extending members extending between the upper ends of said vertical members, said transverse members being spaced vertically and horizontally and each supportingly engaging the upper edge of a different one of said back Wall and partitions.
MAX M. ZAPOLEON.
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