|Publication number||US2560414 A|
|Publication date||Jul 10, 1951|
|Filing date||Jul 9, 1947|
|Priority date||Jul 9, 1947|
|Publication number||US 2560414 A, US 2560414A, US-A-2560414, US2560414 A, US2560414A|
|Inventors||Ralph G Cheney|
|Original Assignee||John Marcy Detwyler|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (5), Referenced by (13), Classifications (11)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
July 10, 1951 R, CHENEY 2,560,414
GOLF TEE CARRIER Filed July 9, 1947 Patented July 10, 1951 UNITED r GOLF TEE CARRIER Ralph G. Cheney, Seattle, Wash., assignor of onehalf to John Marcy Detwyler, Seattle, Wash.
Application July 9, 1947, Serial No. 759,734
This invention relates to golf tees and has for one of its objects to provide a unitary device including as a part thereof a plurality of tees capable of being individually separated from the device in a simple and convenient manner when needed for use.
According to the present invention, a plurality of tees are rigidly held in a group of successively spaced tees, as distinguished from a plurality oi separate and loose tees.
While the device may be carried in a pocket of the clothing, provision is made to enable the fastening of the device to the exterior of clothing such as a sweater or the like.
For lightness and convenience in manufacture, some suitable plastic material may be employed whereby the device may be molded into a unitary or integral structure and each tee may be connected to the base or support member by a projection or nib which is of such dimensions that it is frangible and may be readily broken so as to enable the convenient removal of the tee from the base or support member.
With these and other objects in view, the present invention consists in the combination and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and pointed out in the appended claims, it, of course, being understood that changes in the form, proportion, size and minor details may be made, within the scope of the claims, without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.
In the drawings- Figure l is a perspective view of an assembly of golf tees embodying the features of the present invention.
Figure 2 is a cross sectional view of Figure 1 taken through one of the tees and its connection with the base member.
Figure 3 is a perspective view illustrating another form of means for connecting the device to a portion of the clothing.
The device of the present invention includes a base or support member I, here shown in the form of a flat rectangular bar. At one side of the bar are disposed a plurality of golf tees 2 of conventional or any preferred type and size. The tees are arranged in parallelism transversely of the bar and disposed in a straight series with the successive tees appropriately spaced. Preferably, but not necessarily, the top of the cup portion of each tee is at about the level of the top of the bar I, and there is a connection 3 extending between the cup portion of the tee and the adjacent or front face of the bar. Such connection may extend to some other part of the tee and to some other part of the bar. Also, the top of the tee could be above the top of the bar.
As hereinbefore stated, it is proposed to make the present device from some suitable plastic material whereby the structure may be molded into an integral or unitary device with the nibs or connections 3 of such dimensions that, while they will serve to adequately secure the tees to the base member and thereby hold the tees rigidly in their assembled arrangement, the connections may be individually broken so as to separate any tee from the base without disturbing any of the other tees. The frangible property or characteristic of plastics makes it possible to readily break the connection 3 Without affecting the other connections.
The device of the present invention may be carried in a pocket of the clothing and may be readily removed for the purpose of obtaining a tee therefrom and then returned to the pocket, the tees being always maintained in their assembled arrangement on the base member, thereby preventing the dropping of one or more tees as when the tees are separated and unconnected as is usual.
For attaching the device to the exterior of the clothing, a pin or clasp 4 may be provided on the back of the bar, and this pin may be formed during and by the molding of the device so as to be integral therewith. As shown in the drawing, the pin or clasp is in the nature of a thin tongue of suitable length lying in substantial parallelism with the bar and connected at one end only to the base, the remaining portion of the pin being free from the base and capable of being sprung or swung towards and away from the base to enable the engagement and disengagement of the free end of the tongue or pin with respect to the notched keeper 5. The tongue and keeper may be formed integral with the base in the molding of the device. By thrusting the pin or tongue through a buttonhole or through a loosely knit sweater, the device may be conveniently carried on some part of ones clothing.
In Figure 3 the device has been shown provided with another form of means for connecting the device to the clothing, such means being a pair of hooks 6 projecting rearwardly from the back of the base and preferably formed integral therewith in the molding of the device.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim is:
1. A device of the class described formed in and means integral with the opposite side of the 10 bar for securing the device to an article of clothing.
RALPH G. CHENEY.
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|U.S. Classification||206/315.1, 224/918, 473/391, 24/13, 411/442, 224/269, D03/224|
|Cooperative Classification||Y10S224/918, A63B57/0031|