|Publication number||US645944 A|
|Publication date||Mar 27, 1900|
|Filing date||Nov 29, 1899|
|Priority date||Nov 29, 1899|
|Publication number||US 645944 A, US 645944A, US-A-645944, US645944 A, US645944A|
|Original Assignee||Spalding & Bros Ag|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (15), Classifications (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Patented Mar. 27, |900.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
THE A. G. SPALDING du BROS., OF JERSEY ILLINOIS, AND NEW YORK, N. Y.
CITY, NEW J ERSEY,l CHICAGO,
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent N o. 645,944, dated March 27, 1900. Application filed November 29, 1899. Serial No. 738,648. (No model.)
To @ZZ whom, it may concern:
Be it known that I, J AMES DALGLEISH, a subject of the Queen of Great Britain, and a resident of Chicopee Fallsin the county of Hampden, State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Golf -Clubs, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the aep companying drawings, forming a part hereof.
The object of this invention is to produce a golf-club with which it shall be possible, other things being equal, to strike the ball more fairly and to drive both straighter and farther than is possible with ordinary clubs.
The invention is particularlydesigned with reference to its application to golf-club heads, of wood or ber, of the form known as brassies, and it is shown and described herein as applied to such a club; but it will be understood that the invention is not necessarily restricted to clubs of this character. In this invention the head is so formed as to strike the ball fairly as it lies upon the ground and the weight is so placed with reference to the driving-surface as to give the greatest driving eect. l
The invention is more fully described hereinafter, with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure l is a view in front elevation of a golf-club which embodies the invention. Fig. 2 is an under side view ofthe same, and Fig. 3 is a section on the plane'indicated by the line 3 3 of Fig. l. l
The head A of the golf-club, exceptlas hereinafter indicated, may be of any usual or preferred form, the usual .plane 'of the under side being indicated by the su bstantially-flat faces a a.
In accordance with the invention a ridge a', preferably rounded aboutv as shown, is extended rearwardly fromA the striking-face a2 of the club. This ridge may be formed in Preferably in a wooden elublI metal" plate a5,/ conforming closely to the curvature of the ridge, is secured 5uponJ the same by screws a6 or other suitable means. It will be seen that the ridge a,being properly placed on the under side of the club, makes it Vpossible to hit the ball a full fair blow, even though the ball be resting on rough ground, whereby the player can with greater certainty make a long straight drive. The position of the weight a4 in line with the striking-surface formed by the forward end of the-ridge adds to the force of the impact of the club at the striking-point against the ball.
I claim as my invention- 1. A golf-club head having upon its under side a rounded ridge extended rearwardlyfrom the striking-face and a weight set into the rear side of the head in line with said ridge, substantially as shown and described.
2. A golf-club head having upon its under side a ridge extended rearwardly from the striking-face, a striking-block forming part of said ridge, a weight set into the rear side of the head in line with said ridge, and a plate secured to the under side of the head and covering said ridge with the striking-block and the weight, substantially as shown and described.
This specification signed and witnessed this 27th day ot' November, A. D. 1899.
In presence of- C. J. WETsEL, W. M. ALDEN.
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