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Publication numberUS796802 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 8, 1905
Filing dateSep 7, 1904
Priority dateSep 7, 1904
Publication numberUS 796802 A, US 796802A, US-A-796802, US796802 A, US796802A
InventorsFrederick James Brown
Original AssigneeFrederick James Brown
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Golf-club.
US 796802 A
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No. 796,802. PATENTED AUG. 8, 1905. F. J. BROWN.

7 GOLF CLUB.

APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 7, 1904.

, used in the game.

UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Aug. 8, 1905.

Application filed September 7, 1904. Serial No. 223,630.

To ctZZ whom, it may concern.-

Be it known that I, FREDERICK J AMES BROWN, man aging clerk, a subject of the King of England, residing at Highclere, St. Annes: on-the-Sea, in the county of Lancaster, England, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Golf-Clubs, of which the following is a specification.

This invention refers to improvements in or relating to golf-sticks and parts therefor employed in the outdoor game of golf, and is designed to construct the sameso as to require, if desired, only one golf stick or shaft for what are well known as the golf-clubs This is carried into eflect by securing in any convenient manner to the striking end of the golf stick or shaft a metallic female end or socket constructed to receive the serrated, grooved, or other stemforming part of or secured or attached to the club-head used in the game, or the said metallic or other parts may be secured by what is well known as a bayonet or equivalent fastening, such as a pin or' projection on the inserting stem engaging in a slot in the metallic head attached to the striking end of the golf stick or shaft, which after being placed therein and slightly rotated is locked in position and held thereto by means of a compressed spiral spring located in the bottom end of the female end or socket of the golf stick or shaft. other stem-forming part of orsecured or attached to the club-head used in the game is secured by simply pressing the same into the aforesaid metallic female end or socket and slightly rotating the same, so as to place the pin or projection in the slot in the aforesaid metallic head, and released therefrom by depressing the aforesaid spiral spring and reversing the rotating action of the stem of the club-head used in the game. By forming the stem of the club-heads used in the game of golf with serrations or grooves the weight of the same is reduced, with its beneficial results to the golfer or player.

Figure 1 is a sectional longitudinal elevation of my invention for improvements in or relating to golfsticks and parts therefor, showing the driver secured thereto; Fig. 2, outside view of metallic female end or socket attached to the striking end of the golf stick or shaft; Fig. 3, end view of Fig. 2 looking from right-hand side of sheet of drawings; Fig. 4, end view of Fig. 2 looking from left- The serrated, grooved, or

hand side'of sheet of drawings; Fig. 5, transverse section of the inserting-stem and locking-pin of the driver or other striking parts before mentioned employed in the game of golf through line A B in Fig. 1; Fig. 6, side elevation of a cleik, with inserting stem and pin for locking the same in the metallic female end or socket attached to the striking end of the golf stick or shaft.

A represents the striking end of a golf stick or shaft; B, metallic female end or socket; C, metallic head provided with slot-and-bayonct fastening secured to striking end of golf stick or shaft; D, driver; E, cleik; F, belt with buckle fastening, and G pockets or receptacles for carrying the driver, brassie, cleik, lofting-iron, mashie, niblick, putter, and other playing parts when not in use.

In all the figures the same letters are employed to indicate corresponding parts.

To the striking end of the golf stick or shaft A is secured in any convenient manner the metallic female end or socket B, constructed to receive the serrated, grooved, or other metallic stem H, forming part of or secured or attached to the club-heads used in the game of golf. The female end or socket B is disposed over the metallic head C, secured to the striking end of the golf stick or shaft A. The metallic head C is provided with the slot I and opening J to receive the pin or projection K on the inserting metallic stem H of the club-heads used in the game. When the pin or projection K is inserted and depressed in the slot I, it comes in contact with the spiral spring L, secured to the end of the golf stick or shaft A by the screw M, after which the said metallic stem H is slightly rotated and locked in position in the opening J, being held therein by means of the compressed spiral spring L, being what is well known as a bayonet or equivalent fastening. The club-head used in the game of golf is removed therefrom by depressing the same and reversing the rotary action until the pin or projection K enters the slot I. By forming the metallic stem H of the club-heads used in the game of golf with the serrations or grooves N the weight of the same is reduced, which will be found very beneficial to the golfer or player. The stem H, forming part of or secured or attached to the club-heads used in the game of golf, may be constructed of any desired or required length to suit difierent players.

socket to automatically lock the projection in the said recess.

2. In a golf-club lncludmg a head and a stick, said head having a stem provided With a projection, a socket having a slot terminating in an oflset, adapted to receive the stem and means in said socket to automatically lock the projection in the offset for retaining the head on said stick.

In testimony-whereof I have hereunto set my hand in presence of two subscribing Witnesses.

FREDERICK JAMES BROWN. Witnesses:

EDMUND OI-IADWICK, JAs. STEWART BROADFOOT.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA63B53/02