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Publication numberUS377686 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 7, 1888
Filing dateSep 9, 1887
Publication numberUS 377686 A, US 377686A, US-A-377686, US377686 A, US377686A
InventorsJohn W. Moose
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Base-ball bat
US 377686 A
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 377.686. dated February 7. 1888.

Application led September 9, 1887. Serial No. 249.235. (No model.) n 4 To all whom it may concern.- Beit known that I, JOHN W. MOOSE, a citizen of the United States,aud a resident of Mount Pleasant, in the county of Oabarrns and 5 State of North Carolina, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Base-Ball Bats; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, which will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had tothe accompanying drawings, which form a part of this specification, and in which--` Figure 1ifs a perspective view of my improved base-ball bat. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal vertical'sectional. view of the same, and Fig. 3 is a longitudinal vertical sectional view of another` form ofmy'bat.

Similar letters of reference denote corresponding parts in all' the figures.

My invention has relation to base ball bats; and it has for its object to provide' means whereby bats may be strengthened without adding materially to the weight of the same; and it consists in the improved construction and combination of parts of my invention, as will be hereinafter more fully set forth.

In the accompanying drawings', the letter A indicates the body of my bat, having a bore, B, extending throughout its entire length and having its upper and lower ends recessed to form seats C.

D represents the metallic' tube secured in the bore of th'e bat and having its screwthreaded ends projecting slightly beyond the ends of the bat. Although I have shown a tube, a rod may be substituted, if desired.

Concaved caps E are placed in the seats C at theends of the bat, andhave apertures F, through which the screw-threaded ends of the tube project. These caps are formed with countersinks G, which serve as seats for the I slightlyconcaved nuts, which are screwed upon the ends of the tube, forcing the caps firmly against the ends of the bat and into the seats or recesses thereof. The ends of the tube are then attened, so as to prevent the nuts from working of.

I have shown in Fig. 3 aslight modification,

Vwhich consists in formingthe bore tapering. corresponding with the taperV of the bat, and of course in this event the rod or tube will be formed tapering, also, to conform withthe taper of the bore.

From the foregoing description, taken'in connection with the accompanying drawings,

the operation and advantages of myinvention will be readily understood without requiring further explanation. body of my bat is not only strengthened by my improvement, but that the ends areprotectedv and prevented from splitting and chipping.

Having thus described my invention, I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent-of the4 United Statesbat cored its entire length,with a metallic tube inserted ink said core and having its screw- ,threaded ends projectingl slightly beyond the ends 0f the bat, andapertured caps and nuts for forcing the caps firmly against the ends of said bat. v f

2. In a base-ball bat, the combination of a batA having a core extending its entire length, f

It willvbe seen that the v v from and through the apertures i'n said nuts,

and nuts screwed upon the. ends of said tube..

3. In a base-ball bat, the combination of a bat having a core extending its entire length, seats or recesses formed in the ends of saldbat, concaved caps formed with couuterslnks placed in said seats, with a metallic tube inv serted in' said core and `hav1ng lts screw- V threaded ends projecting slightly therefrom and through the apertures in the said caps',aud slightly-concave nuts screwed upon the screwthreaded ends of said tube and seated inthe seats of the concaved caps.

In testimony that Iclaim the foregoingas my own I have hereu'ntoafxed` my'signature in presence of two witnesses.

JOHN W. MOOSE.v Witnesses:

J. C.'LEsLIE, H. I. WooDnoUsE.

t s i5 l. In a base-ball bat, the combination of a .j

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Cooperative ClassificationA63B59/06