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Publication numberUS2538325 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 16, 1951
Filing dateNov 2, 1948
Priority dateNov 2, 1948
Publication numberUS 2538325 A, US 2538325A, US-A-2538325, US2538325 A, US2538325A
InventorsPfeiffer Robert H
Original AssigneePfeiffer Robert H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Golf ball retriever
US 2538325 A
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Jan. 16, 1951 R. H. PFEIFFER GOLF BALL RETRIEVER Filed Nov. 2, 1948 IN VEN T OR.

myzzmyza Patented Jan. 16,

UNITED STATES PATENT when" Robert H. Pfeiffer, Lincoln, Nebr.

Application November 2, 1948, Serial No. 57,890

This invention relates to a retriever fora golf ball.

The main object of the invention is to provide a retriever for a golf ball from water hazards, ditches, or any place out of normal reach of a person.

Another object of the invention is to provide a golf ball retriever which is extremely simple and inexpensive to manufacture.

Other objects and advantages will become apparent during the course of the following description.

In the accompanying drawings forming a part of this application,-and in which like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the same:

Figure 1 is a side elevational view of the retriever closed upon a golf ball, according tothe present invention;

Figure 2 is a top plan closed upon a golf ball;

Figure 3 is a fragmentary sectional view of the retriever closed upon a golf ball;

Figure 4 is a fragmentary sectional view of the retriever in open position;

Figure 5 is a sectional view taken on the line 5-5 of Figure 3.

Referring in detail to the drawings, the numeral I designates a telescoping rod provided with a threaded socket II in one end thereof for receiving a threaded stud l2. Secured to the stud l2, as by welding, is ahousing or casing l3 fabricated of a suitable metal and shaped to define a pair of spaced, parallel side walls l4 and I5. Projecting from the forward end of the housing is and secured thereto is a plurality of spaced, curved fingers 16 for a purpose to be hereinafter described.

Extending between the side walls [4 and I is a pin I! for pivotally supporting a trigger [8, the trigger being slidably arranged between the side walls l4 and IS. The trigger I8 is provided with a cut-out [9 for receiving a portion of a olf ball 20 to be retrieved.

A stop lug 2| is secured to the side walls l4 and [5 for abutting the trigger Hi to limit rearward movement of the trigger.

A rivet or pin 22 extends between the side walls [4 and I5 and carries a wire spring 23. One end 24 of the sprin 23 is in contact with view of the retriever 4 Claims. (01. 29419) 2 can be utilized to retrieve the ball. To this end, with the trigger is in the open position of Figure 4, the cut-out [9 of the trigger I8 is brought into engagement with the golf ball 20 and the housing is pivoted so that the fingers [6 also move into engagement with a portion of the ball 20, Figures 1-3. The spring 23 holds the trigger !8 in open position, Figure 4, and when the fingers it are moved into engagement with the ball 2n, the trigger it snaps closed, Figures 1-3, and coacts with the fingers l6 to hold the ball 2|]. As many embodimentsmay be made of this inventive concept, and as many modifications may be made in the embodiment hereinbefore the trigger is and the other end 25 of the spring I shown and described, it is to be understood that all matter herein is to be interpreted merely as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.

I claim:

1. In a golf ball retriever, a rod, a stud secured to said rod, a housing secured to said stud, a plurality of spaced, curved fingers projecting from said housing and secured to the latter,a trigger pivotally connected to said housing, there being a cut-out in said trigger for coacting with said fingers to hold a golf ball therebetween, andresilient means for selectively biasing said trigger into open and closed relation.

2. In a golf ball retriever, a rod, a stud secured to said rod, a housing secured to said stud, a plurality of spaced, curved fingers projecting from said housing and secured to the latter, a trigger pivotally connectedto said housing, there being a cut-out in said trigger for coacting with said fingers to hold a golf ball therebetween, and resilient means embodying a wire spring carried by said housing for selectively biasing said trigger into open and closed relation.

3. In a golf ball retriever, a rod, a stud secured to said rod, a housing secured to said stud, a plurality of spaced, curved fingers projecting from said housing and secured to the latter, a

. trigger pivotally connected to said housing, there being a cut-out in said trigger for coacting with said fingers to hold a golf ball therebetween, resilient means embodying a wire spring carried by said housing for selectively biasing said trigger into open and closed relation, and stop means in said housing for limiting opening movement of said trigger.

4. In a golf ball retriever, a rod, a housing, means for connecting said housing to said rod, a plurality of spaced curved fingers projecting from saidhousing and secured to the latter, a trigger pivotally connected to said housing, there being a cut-out in said trigger for coacting with 3 said fingers to hold a golf ball therebetween. and resilient means for selectively biasing said trigger into open and closed relation.

ROBERT H. PFEIFF'ER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification294/19.2, 294/104
International ClassificationA63B47/02, A63B47/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63B47/02
European ClassificationA63B47/02