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Aug. 7, 1962 A. M. GUNDERSON 3,047,896
GOLFERS TOOL Filed April 25, 1960 i Aer/1019M GUNDERSCW 1 L wa /Wm I 4770/?NEY5 Patented Aug. 7, 1952 lee 3,047,896 GGLFER TQQL Arthur M. Gunderson, 4117 Wayzata Elvd, Minneapolis, Minn. Filed Apr. 25, 1960, er. No. 24,573 1 Claim. (Cl. lllll) This invention relates to golfers tool and more particularly to golfers tools for use in cleaning golf clubs and the like.
An object of this invention is to provide a novel golfers tool, of simple and inexpensive construction, readily adaptable for use in cleaning golf clubs and the like.
Another object of this invention is to provide a novel and improved golfers tool including a cleaning element and a scraping element arranged and constructed to permit simultaneous cleaning and scraping of a grooved surface such as the head of a golf club.
Another object of this invention is to provide a novel and improved golfers tool including means for simultaneously cleaning and brushing a grooved surface such as the head of a golf club.
A still further object of thi invention is to provide a novel and improved hand-type golfers tool including cleaning, brushing and scraping means arranged and constructed to permit a user to successively clean, scrape and brush a grooved surface such as the head of a golf club without requiring the user to change his grip on the tool.
These and other objects and advantages of this invention will more fully appear from the following description, made in connection with the accompanying drawings, wherein like reference characters refer to the same or similar parts throughout the several views, and in which:
FIG. 1 is a side elevational view of my novel golfers tool illustrating one maner of use of the tool; and
FIG. 2 is a top plan view of the tool as illustrated in H6. 1.
Referring now to the drawings, it will be seen that my novel golfers tool, generally designated in its entirety by the reference numeral 1%, includes an elongate handle portion 11. Handle portion ll is of rigid construction and may be formed of a suitable hard plastic material. Handle portion 11 includes substantially flat upper and lower surfaces 12 and 13 respectively and substantially parallel side edges 14-. It will also be noted that the handle portion 11 is of substantially uniform thickness, but that the side edges ltd converge rather sharply at one end thereof to define a wedge-shaped cleaning element 15.
A brush member 16 is secured to the lower surface 13 of handle portion ill by a suitable plastic cement and is disposed closely adjacent the cleaning element 15. Brush member to is provided with a plurality of bristles 17, which as seen in FIG. I, extend outwardly from the handle and substantially normal to the lower surface 13 of handle 11.
My novel golfers tool it} also includes a scraping element 33 which in the embodiment shown, is in the form of an elongate blade 19 amazed to the upper surface 12 of handle ill. It will be noted that elongate blade 19 extends outwardly from the upper surface 12 of handle ll is disposed substantially normal thereto. Blade 19 is also arranged with its longitudinal axis substantially parallel with respect to the longitudinal axis of handle 11 and is positioned closely adjacent the wedge-shaped cleaning element l5. Blade 19 is also provided with a serrated edge 2t for facilitating removal of material when the scraper is applied to a surface to be cleaned. It should be pointed out that elongate scraper element la; may be integrally formed with handle it or may be formed separately with respect thereto and secured to the handle by a suitable adhesive means. In the event bladed element 18 is integrally formed with the handle 11, the bladed element will be formed of the same rigid hard plastic material from which the handle 11 is formed. The handle and plate 18 may be formed by any suitable means such as molding or the like.
The end portion of handle 11 opposite the wedge-shaped cleaning element 15 is provided with an aperture 21 through which a suitable flexible connecting element such as cord 22 may extend to permit the tool to be attached to a golf bag or the like. Handle portion 11 may also be provided with a substantially square-shaped recess 23 covered with a transparent sheet of plastic 24 and in which a pair of dice 25 are disposed. A portion of handle 11 adjacent the recess 23 may be shaped to simulate a dice table as at 26. The dice and dice table, of course, do not constitute any part of the patentable combination disclosed herein and will be used for decorative and promotional purposes only.
My novel golfers tool as illustrated in the drawing, is readily adaptable for use in cleaning grooved surfaces such as golf club heads and the like. It will be noted that when the tool is used for cleaning the grooved surface of head H of the golf club, the tool will be arranged so that the cleaning element 15 may be moved along a groove with the longitudinal axis of the tool being disposed in angulated relation with respect to the grooved surface. With this arrangment, the bristles 17 of brush to will engage the groove being cleaned by the wedgeshaped cleaning element 15 so that the head of the golf club may be simultaneously cleaned and brushed. The tool may be inverted and disposed in the same angulated relation, but so that the serrated edge Ztl of the bladed scraper 18 is in engaging relation with the grooves of the head of the golf club simultaneously with the cleaning element 15. This permits the bladed scraper l8 and the wedge-shaped cleaning element 15 to be simultaneously used in cleaning a groove. It will also be noted that the tool may be readily inverted without the user changing a grip on the tool so that the cleaning element 15, the brush member 16 and the bladed scraper 18 may be used successively in cleaning the grooved head of a golf club or the like. it will also be noted that my novel golfers tool is readily usable for cleaning the under surfaces of spiked golf shoes and the like.
It will be seen from the preceding paragraphs that I have provided a novel golfers tool which is arranged and constructed to permit a grooved surface such as the head of a golf club to be simultaneously cleaned and brushed. it willalso be noted from the foregoing description that I have provided a novel golfers tool including cleaning means and scraping means arranged and constructed to permit simultaneous cleaning and scraping of a grooved surface such as the head of a golf club or the like. It will also be noted that my novel hand-type golfers tool is provided with cleaning, brushing and scraping means which are arranged and constructed to permit successive cleaning, scraping and brushing of a surface by a user without requiring the user to change his grip on the tool.
It will, of course, be understood that various changes may be made in the form, details, arrangement and proportions of the parts without departing from the scope of this invention which consists of the matter shown and described herein and set forth in the appended claims.
What is claimed is:
A golfers tool for use in cleaning golf clubs and the like, said tool comprising an elongate substantially fiat handle adapted to be grasped by a user and having substantially flat parallel upper and lower surfaces and having opposed side edges converging at one end thereof to define a Wedge-shaped cleaning element, a brush member including a plurality of bristles affiXed to one of said surfaces adjacent said one end only and in close proximity to said cleaning element, a bladed scraper element having a serrated scraping edge and being fixedly connected to the other of said surfaces adjacent said one end only and in close proximity to said cleaning element whereby said wedge-shaped cleaning element may be simultaneously used with said brush member for cleaning a groove surface such as the head of a golf club when said handle is disposed in angulated relation with respect to a golf club With said one surface disposed downwardly and said wedge-shaped cleaning element may be used simultaneously with said bladed scraper element when said tool 4 is disposd in angulated relation with respect to a grooved surface such as the head of a golf club with said other surface disposed downwardly.
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