US 2672311 A
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March 16, 1954 F, LE 2,672,311
GOLF BAG SUPPORT Filed Nov. 30, 1948 2 Sheets-Sheet l ,H. INVENTOR. ARTHUR F. SCH/ LE BY ATTORNEY March 1954 A. F. SCHlELE GOLF BAG SUPPORT 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Nov. 30, 1948 INVNTOR. ARTHUR F SCH/ELF BY ATTORNEY Patented Mar. 16, 1954 UNITED -S'IA' I'E S OFFICE -G.0LF.BAG SUPPORT Arthur F, 'S'chiele, Durant, Iowa ApplicationNovember 30, 1948, Serial No. 6213158 10 Claims. '1
The present inventionpertains to asupport for attachment to a golf bag to hold the same in a semi-upright position. Among the objects of this invention are the provision :of means, primarily for us on agolf course, "which will support'a golf bag in such e, position that it is not necessary for the player to stoop :over so as to pick up his golf bag from the ground; the provision of means for attachment to a golf bag which will hold the ba in a position such that the player canremove one or more golf clubs from the golf bag easily and without stooping; the provision of a support for th purpose indicated which will fold closely against the side of the golf bag and be out of the way when .not in whereby the legs of a golf bag support may be easily spread for supporting the bag in an inclined position bymerely pushing on an actuating rod; the provision of a golf bag support which is so constructed .that, upon setting the bag .down on the ground, the legs will be automaticallyspread out so that the bag will be held in an inclined position; and such further objects, advantages, and capabilities as will hereafter appear and as areinherent in closed herein. My invention .iurther resides in the combination, construction, and arrangement of parts illustrated in the accompanying drawings and, whil I have shown therein what'is now regarded as the preferred-embodiment of thisiinvention, together with a modification thereof, I desire the same to be understood as illustrative only and not to be interpreted in a limiting-sense.
In the drawingsannexed hereto andforminga part hereof,
Fig. 1 isa side elevation of a golf bag and --.-an attached support, the same being shown as standing upona substantially level surface;
Fi 2 is a fragmentary side elevation of :a golf bag with a support according to my invention, the same heing shown as entirely :collapsed or folded;
Eig. *3 is a fragmentary elevation of a part :rof the support, as shown in Fig. 2, when viewed 'from the left hand side of that figure;
Fig. 4 is a view similar to Fig. 3, with the support in open position, as shown in Fig. .1;
Fig. 5 is a fragmentary longitudinal section along the plane indi'cated'by'the line 55, Fig. 4;
Fig. .6 shows a modified form of th construction shown in Figs. 1, 2, and the support being provided with means for automatically spreading and collapsing the legs-o'fthe support; and
Fig. 7 is afragmentary View showing the central part of the support, as illustrated in Fig. *6,
the legs being shown in opened position.
References will now he made in greater detail to the annexed'drawings for .a more complete descriptionof this invention. .A golf bag I is shown ashavingarod 2 attached thereto, the rod .hav-
use; the provision of means the-construction dismotion of the rod 16,
ring a loop -3 .formedcat :one end thereof and bent at a right angle thereto,.as shown in Fig. .1. The rod 2 has a hook 4 :formedat its upDer-endior attachment to the open upper'end or :the'bag, as shown most clearly in Fig. '2. :In attaching the support to .a bag, th :hook 4 is applied "to the upper end thereof :and then shoved down until the projection or loop v3 will just 'fit :under "the lowerzend of the :bag. A sleeve 5 is mounted on the rod 2 and is adapted to slide longitudinally thereof. This sleeve has a wedge shaped 50am 6 attached thereto which extends out substantially into contactwith the finnerisidesof legs =8 nd-h loops 7 projecting therefrom and surrounding the legs 8. The legs 3 have arcuat portions 8' which extend outwardly and also diverge laterally from the otherwise straight line or the legs. 'Thus when the cam i5 is :moved downwardly, the "loops 2' acting on th arcuate portions 8 drawthe legs in toward the bag, while, when moved upwardly, it pushes the legs '8 outwardly to the position shown in Fig. -1. The means for moving the "cam 6 upwardly and downwardly is a wire 9 which slides through a tub'e I-0 secured to the ro'dz. This wire "is attachedto the cam 6, as indicated at H, at its lower-end and to a knob i 4 at its upper-end.
A'bracket I2 is attached to the rod -2, and the legs 8 are 'pivotally-connected to this bracket l2, as indicated at 13. Hence, when the cam 6 is moved downwardly on the rod 2, the leg are drawn inwardly against the side of the bag and held there 'by the loops 1. To spread the legs, one merely pulls on the knob M which is connected to the wire :9 and this results in the cam 6 being pulled upwardly and spreading "the legs 8 outwardly.
The structure shown in Figs. 6 and *7 differs slightly from that described above in that it is wholly automatic. Instead of the operating structure 1 9, I 0, i 4, "an actuating "rod I 6 terminating in alrnob 1'5 slides alongside of the bag I and ends below the bag, as shown in Fig. 6. "Therefore, when the'bag stood upon the ground,"the knob itengagesthe same and traces the rod 'I'B upwardly, thereby forcing the cam '-'6 upwardly, sincethe rod 16 is connected with'the cam '6. The cam E forces the legs 8 outwardly away from the bag, as described above. A spring l- 'l, between the upper en'd'of the'rod T6 and the top of socket It, tends to force 'the rod '46 downwardly, and this pulls the-legs t inwardly against the bag, as will be clear from Figs. *6 and 7. The direction of wh'en't'he bag is set down on the ground, is indicated by the arrow 22 in Fig. 6. At the same time, the legs 8 swing outwardly in theidirection of' the arrow 23. When the bagis lifted xfrom :the ground, the spring H forces the mod it downwardly, :causing the legsto be -.collapsed against the hag. 1A .strap may be the cam "6- is '1 Q fastened around the bag and to the ends of the arcuate metal strap 20 to hold the bag in place on its support. The rod 2, or main support, may be built into the bag I and then the cam 6 has to extend out througha hole in the side of the bag.
It is of course understood that the specific description of structure set forth above may be departed from without departing from the spirit of this invention as disclosed in this specification and as defined in the appended claims.
Having now described my-invention, I claim:
1. A golf bag support comprising, in combination, a bag-attachable body member having a bracket fixed thereto intermediate its ends, a pair of legs for supporting the bag upright on the ground, said bracket having piovt means connected to the upper extremity of said legs, a legactuating slide on said body member, said legs having arcuate portions diverging laterally from each other and also extending away from said body member, said slide slidably embracing said arcuate portions whereby movement of the slide longitudinally of the body member and in engagement with said arcuate portions moves the legs from a position parallel to eachother alongside the bag to a position divergent from each other away from the bag, and vice versa, and means for actuating the slide longitudinally of said body member.
2. Foldable support means for an article to be supported, said means comprising a bracket having substantially outwardly extending portions, legs pivotally connected with said portions and swingable relative to said bracket between a position alongside one another and a position in which said legs extend from said bracket in diverging relation, said legs having opposite outwardly bowed portions, and a slide having two legembracing parts spaced apart substantially the same as the distance between said outwardly bowed leg portions, whereby movement of said slide toward and away from the pivoted ends of said legs, by coaction with said bowed portions, will cause said legs to diverge and retract, respectively.
3. Foldable support means for a part to be supported, said means comprising a bracket having substantially outwardly extending portions, a member to which said bracket is fixed and which is adapted to be fixed to said part, a pair of legs pivotally connected with said bracket portions and. swingable relative to said bracket between a position alongside one another and adjacent said member and a position in which said legs extend from said bracket and member in spread-apart diverging relation, each of said legs having an outwardly bent portion spaced longitudinally of the leg a distance from the point of pivotal connection of the leg with said bracket, said outwardly bent portions being approximately opposite one another and forming slide-engaging earns, a slide mounted on said member and movable longitudinally thereof, and a pair of spacedapart leg-embracing portions carried by said slide and engaging said cams and portions of said legs between said cams and the points of pivotal connection of said legs with said bracket, whereby movement of said slide along said member acts against said legs to swing them toward or away from one another.
4. Support means as defined by claim 3, in which said leg-embracing portions carried by said slide are situated outwardly of said member farther than the points of pivotal connection of said legs with said bracket, whereby said legs are swung outwardly from said member, as the slide is moved toward said bracket, at the same time that they are spread apart, movement of said leg-embracing portions of the slide onto said cam portions of the legs causing the latter to be drawn together alongside said member.
5. A support as defined by claim 3, in which said bracket is apertured, and slide-operating means extends through the aperture in said bracket for shifting said slide.
6. A support as defined by claim 3, in which a socket is carried by said bracket, a rod is fixed to said slide for operating the latter and having one end movable in said socket, and a spring is seated in said socket which acts against said end of said rod for urging said slide to cause said legs to be swung toward one of their positions.
7. A support as defined by claim 3, in which a socket is carried by said bracket, 9, rod is fixed to said slide for operating the latter and having one end movable in said socket, and a spring is seated in said socket which acts against said end of said rod for urging said slide to cause said legs to be swung toward one of their positions, said spring acting against said rod for causing said leg-engaging portions of the slide to move onto the outwardly bent cam sections of said legs.
8. A combination as defined in claim 1 wherein the actuating means comprises a rod secured to said sii-de and terminating in a manipulating element adjacent the top of the bag.
9. A combination as defined in claim 1 wherein the actuating means comprises a rod secured to said slide and terminating at a point spaced below the bag-attachable member, and resilient means reacting against said rod, normally urging said rod outwardly, said resilient means acting to maintain the legs in normally retracted position, the weight of a bag on said rod acting to move the rod, against said resilient means, to extend said legs.
10. A golf bag support comprising an elongated body member having means at its end portions for engaging end portions of a golf bag to attach said member to the bag, a. bracket attached to the said member, legs pivotally attached to the bracket to be spread outwardly and laterally to form with the body member, a tripod for supporting the golf bag, and a slide connected slidably to the body member and having spacedapart leg-embracing portions slidably engaging said legs at points spaced from the pivot axes of the legs, the portions of said legs embraced by the spaced-apart portions of said slide being arcuately curved, so that, when the slide moves longitudinally of the body member and legs, it wili cause spreading or retraction of the legs.
ARTHUR F. SCHIELE.
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