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Publication numberUS736231 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 11, 1903
Filing dateDec 30, 1902
Priority dateDec 30, 1902
Publication numberUS 736231 A, US 736231A, US-A-736231, US736231 A, US736231A
InventorsCleland Davis
Original AssigneeCambridge Mfg Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Golf-ball.
US 736231 A
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PATENTED AUG. 11, 1903..

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- UNITED STATES Patented August 11, 1903.

PATENT OFFICE.

CLELAN-D DAVIS, OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY, ASSIGNOR TO THE CAM- BRIDGE MANUFACTURING COMPANY, OF WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, A

CORPORATION OF DEL AWARE.

GOLF-BALL.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 736,231, dated August 11, 1903.

Application filed December 30,1902. Serial No. 137,171- (No model.)

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, OLELAND DAVIS, lieutenant in the United States Navy, stationed at Washington, in the District of Columbia,

5 have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Golf-Balls; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

My invention relates to improvements in golf-balls, and it is intended to provide a golfball' combining those qualities that will give extreme and accurate flight and at the same time be well conditioned for putting or approaching.

My invention will be understood by reference to the accompanying drawings.

Figure 1 represents a cross-section of a ball having a hollow core, and Fig. 2 shows three of the rubber bands used on said core.

A represents an outer shell, which may be of gutta-percha, balata, or equivalent gum, preferably of balata. Inside of this shell is a spherical layer B of rubber bands, which bands may be all of the same size or different sizes, such as b, b, and b (Shown in Fig. 2.)

By using rubber bands, as indicated, the exact tension desired may be secured, or the tension may be varied-there are no free ends to take care of-and the exterior of this layer B when the bands are all stretched on may be symmetrically spherical. Thus When the shell A is pressed on a hard blow imparted to the same will be transmitted through the shell to the bands under tension and a long flight of the ball is secured.

The hollow core C should preferably be of some elastic material heavier than water, such as nitrocellulose compound, so that the standard size and weight of the ball may be maintained.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is-

1. A golf-ball consisting of a hollow core, of a nitrocellulose compound, a series of rubber bands stretched thereon in the form of a hollow sphere, and an elastic shell compressed over said bands, substantially as described.

2. A golf-ball consisting of a hollow core, of a nitrocellulose compound, a series of rubber bands stretched thereon in the form of a hollow sphere, and a shell composed of balata gum compressed over said rubber bands, substantially as described.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses. 1

CLELAND DAVIS.

Witnesses:

ADELAIDE B. STELLE, FRED W. ENGLERT.

Referenced by
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US6042489 *Oct 20, 1997Mar 28, 2000Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.Solid golf ball with prestretched intermediate layer
US6287216Dec 3, 1999Sep 11, 2001Acushnet CompanyWound golf ball and method of making same
Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA63B37/0003