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Nov. 6, 1962 L. w. LORD 3,062,422
GOLF ACCESSORY KIT Filed Jan. 19, 1959 Lesi'er' WLOI'd INVENTOR.
United States Patent Ofltice 3,062,422 Ifatented Nov. 6, 1952 3,062,422 GOLF ACCESSQRY KIT Lester W. Lord, Tacoma, Wash. (7753 Beer Trail Road, Yucca Valley, Calif.) Filed Jan. 19, 1959, Ser. No. 787,469 1 Claim. (Cl. 22429) This invention pertains to golf accessory kits including means for carrying around a golf course such items as golf tees, score cards,, pencils, and golf ball washing equipment.
As is well known to golfers, the only golf ball cleaning equipment available on the usual golf course is fixedly mounted adjacent the tees. Even such equipment is usually removed from the course during freezing weather and hence is not available. Also, it often is desirable to clean a golf ball on the greens and in other locations which are some distance away from the stationary ballwashing locations.
Accordingly it is the general object of the present invention to provide a portable golf ball washing kit which can be carried about readily by the golfer as he makes the rounds on a golf course and which also provides a convenient means of carrying about the usual golfing accessories such as golf tees, score cards, pencils, and miscellaneous personal items such as watches, coin purses, etc.
In the drawings:
FIG. 1 is a plan view of the golf accessory kit of my invention with the lid partly broken away to show the interior construction;
FIG. 2 is a sectional view taken along line 22 of FIG. 1; and
FIG. 3 is a detail view illustrating a means of securing the herein described kit to the handle of a golf cart.
As is apparent from the drawings, the portable golf kit of my invention is housed in a box which preferably is generally rectangular in shape and made of plastic or other suitable structural material. It is divided into a plurality of compartments, such as compartments 12, 14, 16 by suitably disposed partitions, such as partitions 18, 20.
The bottom of the box may be formed with a pair of spaced, parallel slits 22 and with spaced perforations 24. Its upper margin has spaced projections 26. A book 28 may be afiixed to a side wall of the box for attaching the golfers towel thereto.
A lid 30 overlies the box. It is formed with one or more circular openings 32 having tapered side walls which form bearing surfaces against which a golf ball may be pressed, but without entering fully the compartment beneath.
Lid 30 also is formed with a row of spaced perforations 32a each of which registers with one of perforations 24, immediately below and of slightly restricted diameter as compared with overlying perforations 32a.
Ribs 36, 38 in top 30 receive the upper edges of partitions 18, 20 respectively and thus seal off compartments 12, 14 fro-m each other and from compartment 16. A first spring clip 40 and an overlying spring clip 42 are fastened to the lid by a common rivet 44. A finger hold 46 preferably extends from one of the downturned margins of the lid.
Compartments 12, 14 may be used to contain sponges 47, 48, respectively. These, when moistened and charged with a detergent may be used to clean a golf ball inserted in one of openings 32. If desired, one of these sponges may contain water and detergent and the other water only. In the alternative, both may be charged with detergent, which thereafter may be wiped off the ball with the golfers towel.
Compartment 16 may be used to hold various items which are convenient to have along such as a watch, matches, spare score cards, spare golf tees, cosmetics and the like.
Spring clip 40 holds the score card being used, while clip 42 retains a pencil.
Various means may be employed to hold lid 30 on box 10. Thus the lid may be provided with recesses 50 which register with projections 26 on the side walls of box 10, the lid then being dimensioned for a snap fit over the box. Also, perforations 32a and the registering perforations 24, may be used to seat golf tees 52 which wedge into perforations 24, thereby holding the cover in place.
Although the kit may be carried in the pocket, it is preferred to attach it to a golf bag or to the handle 54 of a golf cart. In the form of the invention illustrated in FIG. 1, the means employed for this purpose comprise slots 22 through which a strap, not illustrated, may be threaded. The strap then may be buckled or snapped about the bag.
In the form of the invention illustrated in FIGS. 2 and 3, spring clips 56 are riveted to the bottom of the box and used to mount the kit on the golf cart handle.
Thus it will be apparent that by this invention I have provided a golf accessory kit which can easily be carried about a golf course and which contains all of the accessories usually needed to play the game. In addition, it affords convenient means for cleaning a golf ball in locations where a stationary ball cleaner is not available. Still further, it provides a handy receptacle for storing miscellaneous items while still permitting ready access to the ball cleaning units of the kit.
It is to be understood that the form of my invention, herewith shown and described, is to be taken as a preferred example of the same, and that various changes in the shape, size and arrangement of parts may be resorted to, without departing from the spirit of my invention, or the scope of the subjoined claim.
Having thus described my invention, I claim:
A golf accessory kit comprising a compartmented box having an open top, a lid on the box removably covering the open top of the latter, the lid having a plurality of openings therein freely receiving the stem section of golf ball tees therethrough with the teeheads in engagement with the lid, the bottom of the box having a plurality of openings each of which is aligned with one of the openings in the lid and each of which receives and frictionally retains therein a portion of the tee shank, whereby to retain the lid removably on the box.
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