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Publication numberUS569438 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 13, 1896
Filing dateMar 10, 1896
Publication numberUS 569438 A, US 569438A, US-A-569438, US569438 A, US569438A
InventorsDayid Inglis Urquhart
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

(No Model.)

[1.1. 8a R. L. URQUHART.


No. 569,438. Patented Oct. 13, 1896.




SPEGIFICATION forming' part of Letters Patent No. 569,438, dated October 13, 1896.

Application filed March 10, 1896. Serial No. 582,648. (No model.) Patentecl in France March 18, 1895, No. 252,585. and in Belgium February 11, 1896,11'0. 119,794.

To all whmn it Huty conccrn:

Be it known that we, DAVID IN GLIs URQU- HART, coalmas'ter, residing at 47 Testbourne Gardens, Glasgow, in the county of Lanark, and ROBERT LISH URQUHART, gentleman, residing at 31 Lauder Road, Edinburgh, in the county of Mid-Lothian, Scotland, subjects of the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, have invented new and useful Improvements in Golf-Clubs, (for which we have secured Letters Patent in France, No. 252,585, dated March 18, 1895, and in Belgium, No. 119,791, dated February 11, 1896,) of which the following is a specification.

Our invention has for its object to provide more efficient means for adjusting the head to the shaft, so that the head may be set to any desired angle.

In the drawings, Figure l is a sectional elevation showing parts disconnected; and Fig. 2 a similar view, showing parts in position, of our improved golf-club.

W'e form the tailpiece A of the head B with a circle of grooves or teeth around its circumference, the ends a of the said grooves or spaces between the teeth being tapered, as shown, so that on the said tailpiece being placed in position in the internally-grooved recess C of the lower portion D the two sets of grooves and teeth become locked with each other and are held in such position by means of the tailpiece e of the pivoted spring-actuated level' E, as shown in Fig. 2, there being a suitably-recessed portion a' in the tailpiece A for the end of the lever E to workin.

The arrangement in accordance with our present improvements is such that the button e' of the lever E is at the back of the club, and consequently out of the players line of sight. The rim or edge og of the recessed portion a' is provided with a slot (L2, so as to enable the head B to be disengaged when desired, by turning the head B a half of a circle and withdrawing it from the lower portion D.

ing riveted 01' otherwise connected to the lower portion D after the screw f' has been driven home, said pin F working in a hole a4 in the tailpiece A.

The whole thus forms an efficient adjustable golf-club head, which may be used as a substitute for various clubs, that is to say, the head may be set at any desired angle to the sha-ft by simply pressing in the top end of the leverE, pulling out and turning around the tailpiece A, and then engaging it in the o recess O of the end portion of the shaft.

lVhat we claim as our invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

l. In a golf-club, the combination of the recessed head Cformed with the internal grooves and the head B having tailpiece A provided with the tapered teeth or ribs a adapted to fit snugly within the grooves of the recessed head O, and means for securing the tailpiece within the recessed head, substantially as set forth.

2. In a golf-club, the combination of the reoessed head O having the annular series of internal grooves, the head B formedwith a tailpiece A and the ciroular series of tapered teeth a, and means for securing the tailpiece A within the head O.

3. In a golf-club, the combination of the recessed head O, the guiding-pin F, the head B having the tailpiece A formed with a central opening adapted to fit over the guidepiece F, and means for securing the tailpiece within the head, substantially as set forth.

4. In a golf-club, the combination of the recessed head C, the head B formed With the tailpiece A supported in said recessed head,

and a looking-level' E pivoted in the head C the shoulder e of the level' engages, substanat the back of the club so as to be out of the tially as set foi'th.

playefs line of Sight, said level' E being DAVID INGLIS URQUI-IART.

adapted to engage the tailpiece A, substan- ROBERT LISH URQUHART.

tially as desorbed. Titnesses to the signature of David Inglis 5. In a golf-club, the combination of the Urquhart:

recessed head O, the looking-level` E pivoted JOB M. CLINE,

in an opening at the back of the head O and J AS. BRYCE.

forme'd With a button portion e', and the loeking-shouldel' e, With the head B having' the tailpieoe A fitting in the reoessed head O and formed with a shoulder C03 With which rqnhart:


W'itnesses to the signature of Robert Lish

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Cooperative ClassificationA63B53/06