|Publication number||US3001529 A|
|Publication date||Sep 26, 1961|
|Filing date||May 9, 1958|
|Priority date||May 9, 1958|
|Publication number||US 3001529 A, US 3001529A, US-A-3001529, US3001529 A, US3001529A|
|Inventors||Watson Harrison T|
|Original Assignee||Watson Harrison T|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (8), Referenced by (16), Classifications (13)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Sept. 26, 1961 H. T. WATSON 3,001,529
GOLF SMOKE TEE Filed May 9, 1958 INVENTOR HARRISON I WATSON SM/ TH,WILSON, L EW/S & MCRAE ATTORNEYS 3,001,529 GOLF SMOKE TEE Harrison T. Watson, 467 Lincoln, Grosse Pointe, Mich. Filed May 9, 1958, Ser. No. 734,255 2 Claims. (Cl. 131-257 This invention relates to golf accessory or equipment items. More particularly my invention provides a readily operable cigarette or cigar rest or holder which may coneniently be carried by a golfer for insertion into the ground to provide a convenient support for holding a lighted cigarette or cigar while the golfer is making a stroke.
I have observed that it is common practice for the majority of golfers to smoke cigarettes or cigars while they are playing golf. It is customary, when preparing to take another stroke whether from the tee, on the fairway or even when lost in the rough, or adjacent the green, to lay the li hted cigarette or cigar on the ground, preferably on a grassy spot in an etfort to minimize the possibility of its becoming contaminated by dirt. After making the stroke the golfer again picks up the lighted cigarette or cigar and continues to play the game.
This practice of laying a lighted cigarette or cigar on the ground is not only unsanitary but it subjects the golfer to the hazards of contamination from poisons and injurious chemicals used in fertilizers and in weed and fungus killers used to combat the growth of undesirable plants. Such impurities can readily be picked up and absorbed by the moistened end of the lighted cigarette or cigar While laying on the ground, and then be transferred to the lips or to the face of the golfer to cause infection.
An object of this invention is therefore to provide a small cigarette or cigar supporting rest having a pointed end for insertion into the ground and having a contoured member to receive and support the cylindrical body of the lighted cigarette or cigar to hold it in spaced relation from grass and other growth present on the golf course.
Another object of my invention resides in the provision of a so-called golf smoke tee of generally T shape having a pointed end adapted to be inserted into the earth and having a supporting surface extending substantially perpendicular to the portion projected into the ground and adapted to receive and support a lighted cigarette or cigar to prevent contamination of the cigarette or cigar during the time while the golfer is taking another stroke.
A further object of this invention is to provide a small cigarette or cigar rest which may conveniently be carried by a golfer, in the pocket or in a belt or other member having carrying loops to receive normal golfers tees, and which may readily be inserted into the ground to provide a convenient rest on which lighted cigarettes or cigars may temporarily be placed while the golfers attention is devoted to playing golf.
Yet a further object of my invention is to provide a readily operable cigarette holding member having hinged angularly movable members shiftable between parallel and perpendicular positions from a carrying to a cigarette or cigar supporting position wherein one of the members may be projected into the earth to dispose the other member in the substantially horizontal position to provide a convenient rest or support for a lighted cigarette or cigar.
Another object of my invention is to provide a stamped metal golfers smoke tee which can readily be formed from scrap or small pieces of metal.
Still another object of my invention resides in the provision of a cigarette or cigar holding member having telescopingly mounted sections adapted to be moved longitudinally from a carrying to an operative position.
Further objects and advantages of this invention will be apparent from the following detailed description, conice sidered in conjunction with the accompanying drawings submitted for purposes of illustration only and not in tended to define the scope of the invention, reference being had for that purpose to the subjoined claims.
In the drawings wherein similar reference characters refer to similar parts throughout the several views:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a smoke tee embodying my invention.
FIG. 2 is a perspective view of a modified form of my invention.
FIG. 3 is a view similar to FIG. 2 showing the device in operative relation holding a cigarette.
FIG. 4 is a perspective View of a still further modified form of the invention shown in the folded or carrying position.
FIG. 5 is a different perspective view of the device illustrated in FIG. 4 shown in the operative position for supporting a lighted cigarette or cigar.
FIG. 6 is a perspective view of a still further modified form of the invention wherein the device is formed of stamped metal.
FIGS. 7 and 8 are perspective and sectional views of a further modified form of my invention shown in the operative and carrying positions respectively.
Before explaining the present invention in detail, it is to be understood that the invention is: not limited in its application to the details of construction and arrangemerit of parts illustrated in the accompanying drawings, since the invention is capable of other embodiments and of being practiced or carried out in various ways. Also, it is to be understood that the phraseology or terminology employed herein is for the purpose of description and not of limitation.
Referring now more particularly to FIG. 1 it will be noted that a smoke tee 10 has a vertical shank I2 terminating in a point 14 adapted to be projected into the earth. A horizontal section 16 having a channel 18 interposed between spaced parallel upstanding walls 20 and 22 forms a convenient support or rest for holding cigarettes and cigars.
The smoke tee 10 may be formed of any desired material such for example as plastic, Wood or metal. The device may be of any desired proportions ranging for example from /2" to 2 /2" for the length of the horizontal section 16, and ranging for example from 1" to 2 /2" for the length of the vertical shank 12 which isprojected into the earth to dispose the upper horizontal section 16 above the level of the grass or other vegetation on the golf course.
The embodiment of my invention illustrated in FIGS. 2 and 3 serves the same purpose as does the embodiment of FIG. 1. It will be noted that the body section 30 is provided with a pointed end 32 and that the upper end of my holder is bifurcated to provide a pair of spaced legs 34 and 36 spaced apart to provide a V-shaped space 38 therebetween to receive the body section of a cigarette or cigar. It will be noted that one of the legs such for example as the leg 36 is made thinner in cross-section than is the leg 34 to provide a desired degree of resiliency between the legs to insure holding the cigarette or cigar firmly.
Referring now to the embodiment illustrated in FIGS. 4 and 5 it will be noted that a body section 46 has spaced generally parallel Walls 48 and 50 defining therebetween a channel 52 cooperating with the parallel walls 48 and 50 to provide a convenient support or rest for temporarily placing a lighted cigarette or cigar. It will be noted that one side, for example the side 54 of the body section 46 is enlarged laterally and is contoured to provide along the side of the body section 46 a channel section 56 along which a leg 58 may lie when moved to the carrying position illustrated at 60 in FIG. 4. The leg 58 is hingedly mounted on a pin 62 projecting through the upper end of the leg 58 and into a slot 63 formed in the side 54 of the body section 46 whereby the leg 58 may be pivoted from the carrying position illustrated in FIG. 4 to the operative position illustrated in FIG. 5 where it is substantially perpendicular to and centrally disposed longitudinally relative to the body section 46 for insertion into the ground to support the body section 46 in a substantially horizontal position for the reception of a lighted cigarette or cigar. When the device is not in use the leg 58 may be pivoted to the carrying position 60 illustrated in FIG. 4 and shifted longitudinally in the slot 63 whereupon the device may conveniently be carried.
1 It will be apparent that yielding meanssuch for example as a spring or the fit of the upper end of the leg 58 with respect to the material forming the side of the body section 54 may be proportioned to yieldingly hold the leg 58 in either of the carrying or in the operative positions to which it is moved.
Referring to the embodiment of my invention illustrated in FIG. 6 it will be noted that a piece or blade of metal 70 of generally triangular shape is contoured to provide a point 72 and an elongated upper section 74 bent backwardly upon itself adjacent the top as illustrated at 76 to provide a channel shaped section 78 terminating in a rounded lip section 88. This embodiment of the invention may readily be formed by a stamping operation from scrap'or small pieces of metal.
FIGS. 7 and 8 illustrate a modified form of my invention wherein a body section 82 has a hollow central section 86 adapted to receive a leg 84. The leg 84 is provided with a pin 88 extending through its upper end and slidably mounted in a slot 90 formed in the sides of the body section 82. In this embodiment of my invention the leg 84 may be withdrawn into the hollow central section 86 of the body member 82 for carrying purposes, and when it is desired to use the device the leg 84 is projected longitudinally to the operative position shown in FIG. 7. The ends of the pin 88 may be grasped to shift the leg 84 and to hold it in the extended position While projecting the leg 84 into the ground to provide a temporary support or rest for a lighted cigarette or cigar. It will be apparent that rounded actuating pads maybe secured to opposite ends of the pin 88 to facilitate manipulation of the device, the channel section 92 in the top of the body section 82 providing the desired support or rest for the lighted cigarette or cigar.
In the operation of my improved smoke tee when a golfer who is smoking desires to momentarily lay aside his cigarette or cigar while making the next stroke he takes the smoke tee and inserts the pointed end of the vertical shank section into the earth with the upper section of the device disposed in a horizontal position for the reception of the lighted cigarette or cigar. In the embodiments illustrated in FIGS. 1 and 4 to 8 the lighted cigarette or cigar may be laid in the channel sections or supported on the parallel side support members and in the embodiment of FIGS. 2 and 3 it is yieldingly held between the legs 34 and 36. The lighted cigarette or cigar is thus safely held in an elevated position above the grass or other growth onthe golf course, and is thus safely prevented from becoming contaminated by undesirable chemicals, fertilizers or other impurities which may be present on a golf course.
A convenient rest or support is thus provided to hold the lighted cigarette or cigar safely away from contamination while the golfer is temporarily engaged in playing the game. It will of course be apparent that my invention is not limited in its use by golfers but is applicable wherever a smoker desires to momentarily lay aside his lighted cigarette or cigar while out of doors.
In the embodiment illustrated in FIGS. 2 and 3 the leg 36 being of reduced cross-section over the leg 34 may readily be deflected angularly to facilitate the placing of the cigarette or cigar in the V-shaped space 38 between the legs. In the embodiment of FIGS. 4 and 5 the leg 58 may readily be snapped between the carrying and operative positions illustrated in FIGS. 4 and 5 respectively, and it is shifted in the slot to a more centrally positioned supporting position. In the FIG. 6 embodiment the blade is pressed into the ground to provide a convenient rest 78 for the cigarette or cigar, and in the embodiment of FIGS. 7 and 8 the leg 84 is moved to the extended position as shown in FIG. 7 for insertion into the ground.
1. A cigarette supporting device having an elongated body member provided with spaced parallel walls defining therebetween a U-shaped channel for the reception of a lighted cigarette or cigar, an enlarged portion on one side of the elongated body member, and a leg pivotally mounted on the enlarged portion of the body member and movable angularly between a folded carrying position parallel to the body member and a cigarette supporting position substantially at right angles to the body member, the enlarged portion on one side of the body member defining a channel shaped section to receive the leg when moved to the folded carrying position parallel to the body'member.
2. The invention defined in claim 1 wherein the leg is slidably mounted in a slot extending parallel with said body member.
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|U.S. Classification||131/257, 131/259, 473/387, D27/183, 248/158|
|International Classification||A24F13/00, A24F13/22, A63B57/00|
|Cooperative Classification||A63B57/0018, A24F13/22, A63B57/00|
|European Classification||A24F13/22, A63B57/00C|