Handle-grip for golf-sticks
US 621993 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Patented Mar. 28", |899.
HANDLE GRIP FOR (Appli ion STICKS, FISHING RODS, &c. led Nov.` 1, 1898.)
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LEAVET'I F.. CROSIR, OF HADLY, MASSACHUSETTS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 621,993, dated March 28, 1899.
Application filed November 1, 1898. Serial No. 695,149. (No model.)
To a/ZZ whom t may concern:
Beit known that I, LEAVETT E. CROSIER, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Hadley,in the county of Hampshire and State of Massachusetts, have invented new a cushioned and waterproof grip for such ar.
ticles whereby they will be 4less fatiguing to the hand of the user and adapted to be wet without liability of damage to the parts lying within the boundaries of said grip; and the invention consists in the construction hereinafterdescribed, and clearlypointed out in the claims. y
In the drawings forming part of this specification, Figure 1 shows in longitudinal section a grip embodying my improvements. Fig. 2 is a transverse section thereof on line '3 3, Fig. 1. y
In carrying my invention into effect that part of the grip of an implement A to be cushioned and Waterproofed may be fashioned to best adapt it to the use to which it is to be put-as, for example, the butt-end of a fishing-rod would have the enlargement B, (shown in Fig. 1,) whereas the grip part of other implements might be of some form differing from that shown; but whatever the form of the grip portion the construction of the cushioned covering therefor is the same, viz: Said grip portion of the implement is first covered by a layer of cushioning material 8, of felt or other suitable substance, which may or may not be, but preferably is, attached to the said grip portion by cementing it thereto or by winding a cord about it.
In the drawings a layer of felted material is shown made from a fiat piece of suitable shape and fitted around said grip, the edges of said felt abutting against each other along a central longitudinal line; but said grip may be covered by said felt or other material in any one of a number of other Ways, as by the use of a strip thereof spirally wound around the grip. Vhat 'Lthe cushioning material is or how it is applied to the spring-grip is unessential, provided it possesses the requisite yielding equality; but I have above indicated the preferable cushioning material and the preferable Way of applying it to the grip. This cushion may be of such thickness as will offer to compression by the hand Whatever amount of resistance maybe thought most desirable. After applying said cushioning material to the said grip portion a waterproof covering 10 is drawn over the said cushioning material, the extremities of said covering 10 overlappin g the extremities of said cushioning material to such an extent that when said covering is secured to the handle of the implement the cushioning material S will be completely inclosed thereby and the ingress of any water to the interior of the covering 10 be prevented. The extremities of said waterproof covering may be either cemented to the handle of the implement or secured thereto by Winding a cord 9 tightly thereabout, or by both cementing and Winding. The latter is the preferable method. After the ends of the covering 10 have been secured, as stated, whereby the interior of said covering is hermetically sealed, ferrules,
as 12 and 13, may'be itted over the extremities of said covering in any convenient manner, as shown in the drawings. The' application of such ferrules, however, is for their decorative effect and the further purpose they serve of protecting the ends of the cov-- ering 10 and the cord 9, Wound about said ends, from abrasion; but said ferrules may beomitted, if desired.
W'here the Waterproof covering 10 is to bc used on the grip of a iishing-rod, as shown, it is preferably molded to conform substantially in contour to the part it incloses; but for grips that are substantially of the same diameter throughout their length said covering may be in the form of cylindrical tubing.
1. A grip for golf-sticks, shing-rods, and analogous implements comprising a solid core forming part of the handle of said implement, a layer of resilient material Wound around said core, a waterproof covering for said material drawn over it and entirely inclosing it,- means for securing the extremities of said covering to the surface of the implement by cementingsaid extremities thereto, whereby IOO water is excluded from the interior of said covering and the grip is secured `in position on said implement,substantially as described.
2. A g 'ip for golf-sticks, fishingq'ods, and analogous implements comprising a solid core forming part of the handle of said implement, and a yielding and waterproof surface applied to said eore consisting of a layer of resilient material Wrapped around said eore,and a rub- Io bel' sleeve drawn over said resilient material,
the ends of which sleeve extend beyond the ends of said material and are tightly sealed to the surface of said implement to exclude Water from the interior of said sleeve, substantially as described.
LEM/*ETT E. oRosIER.
H. A. CHAPIN, K. I. CLEMoNs.