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Nov.'8, 1932. L. L. BRIGHT 1,886,464'
GOLF CLUB COVER Filed NQv. 5o. 1929 2 sheets-sheet 1 v MJA BY g d M ATTORN EY x l I l f6 f l v NOV. 8, L, Lv BRIGHT l GOLF CLUB COVER Filed Nov. 30, 1929 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 ATTORNEY Patented Nov. 8, 1932 PATENT FFECE LACY LEE BRIGHT, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
GOLF CLUB COVER Application filed November 30, 1929. Serial No, 410,6558.
This invention relates to display cases for golf clubs which at the same time will protect them while in shipment or in storage.
A main object is to provide a neat, snug tting case for a golf club, which is economical to manufacture, will eiiiciently protect the club from wear and scratches, and will form an attractive background for the club when on display.
` Further and more specific objects, features, and advantages will more clearly appear from the detailed description given below when taken in connection with the accompanying drawings which form part of the specification and which illustrate one present preferred form of the invention.
In the general contemplation of the invention it must be remembered that many golf clubs are of special makes for especial uses and are sometimes rather expensive and others are pet clubs of the owners which are treasured far beyond their real material worth.
Furthermore when such clubs are to be displayed or shipped or stored away with other clubs, it is v ery desirable to both the owner and the merchant selling` the goods that they be kept in separate cases so that they do not become marred and scratched and so that in display they have a distinctive setting which will set them off to advantage in a store window.
The present preferred form of the invention is shown in the drawings, of which,
Fig. 1 is a front elevation of the case with a club therein and with the head of the club sticking out of the case;
Fig. 2 is a front elevation of the casing with the flap closed as when the club is being shipped or stored;
Fig. 3 is a partial development of the blank from which the casing is made;
Fig. e is an elevation of a casing for a golf iron; and
Fig. 5 is a development of the blank from which the casing shown in Fig. 4 is made.
In contemplating the invention relative to its general aspects, it should be remembered that it comprises briefly a main portion adapted to t the shaft of the club fairly snug, and an upper flared portion having an opening through which the club, may be inserted into the casing. This opening may be closed by any suitable means such as a iiap which can be snapped, closed or fastened in any desired manner to hold the club in place.
rfhe casing is preferably made of one piece of material and is so designed that it will lit only one club, and that snugly, so that if the club is being stored or shipped it will be kept from being scratched or marred in any way especially if it is an expensive one.
Nevertheless, when the club is to be displayed, it does not have to be dragged out of the case but the head can be slipped out through the top opening to be displayed readily. The casing may be made of any suitable material of course but preferably it is made of high grade soft felt, cotton or other material such as is used for cases for fine silver and the like. n
As shown in the drawings, the present preferred form of the invention comprises a one piece blank having a shank or main body portion 10, which is sewed in such manner as to form a snug fitting case for the shaft 11, of the club. The upper end of the case comprises a flared out portion 12, the upper half of which is sewed or otherwise fastened closed to form a pocket into which the upper end of the club or shaft 11 may t when de- 80 sired. J ust below this pocket, the casing is open to permit the club to be seen and to permit the head of the club to project there; through when it is desired to display it in the store. rlhis opening is normally closed by means of a flap 13, so constructed that it may, as shown in Fig. 1, be bent up out of the way against the outside of the pocket portion 14. The Hap when down can be fastened to close the opening by any suitable means such as a ribbon or string fastener 15. t is of course understood that any type of fastener such as a snap fastener may be used as well if desired, altho the string type fastener will hold the flap and the casing more snugly around the head of the club.
As shown in Fig. 3, the one piece blank from which this type of casing is formed has a main portion 16, which is bent in the middle and the edges 17 and 18 sewed together to form the snug fitting portion 10, above referred to. At the upper end this portion 16 of the blank is curved and at the top is joined to a curved portion, the lower lhalf of which is bent dovvn and sevved to the curved pocket-forming portion forms the.
Hap portion Which may be and preferably is reenforced by being seWed along the line 21 toa similarly shaped portion 22 along sewing line '23 thereof. A This manner of reenforcing'r the flap'is preferred but may be omitted if desir-ed.v
The modificationv of the invention shown in Figs. 4 and 5, is adapted to snugly house goif irons which are of'different shape than the wooden clubs. Tt comprises a shaft receiving portion 27 `With a head receivingV portion 30 in which a lateral edge portion such as 26 is left open to receive the head and permit the insertion ofthe club therethrough as Well as to permit the head to project therefrom for display purposes. The blank from which this forml of the invention is made comprises a main portion 27 bent over in the middle and sevved along the lines 28'and`29.
t the upper end, the main portion is joined l by the pocket forming portion 30, also bent in the middle and sevved together along the lines 3l and 32. This pocket forming portion 30 is then served to the main portion 27 along the lines 33 and 34 which will cause the pocketforming portion to assume the-proper angle tothe main portionv required because ofthe usual angularity between the' shaft and the heads of the irons. The opening in the side edge of the pocket-formingV portion 30 may, if desireda be'closedby any 'suitable fastening means such as a snap fastener 35.
language or scope of any one or more of the appended claims.
What is claimed is:
l. A case for an individual golf club which comprises a relatively long tubular portion for the shaft of the club provided at one end With an enlarged hoodlike pocket portion of relatively iieXible materialfsaid hook portion being provided With a lateral opening and a closure for the opening, said hood portion capable ofbeing readily slipped off the head of the club to permit exhibition or eX- amination of the same.
2. vA golfclub case 'Which comprises a one piece blankhaving a main portion bent in half and seWed along its edges to form a snug fitting case for the sha-ft of a club, an extension at the upper .end thereof to be bent over and seWed thereto to form a pocket forming portion for the head of the club, i
and a flap integrally 'formed along one edge of the extension and adapted to be fastened tothe body portion' to vsnugly close the case around the neck of the club.
3. A golf club case which comprises a one piece blank having. a main portion bent in half and sewed along its edges to form a snug fitting case for the shaft of a club, an extension portion thereof for the head of the club adapted to be bent in half and sevved along its edges to form a pocket for the head of the club, the adjacent edges of themain portion and the extension portion being divergent to dispose the extension at anangle to the main portion when said adjacent edges are sevved together.
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`Thus it Will be seen that in each form there is a main body portion adapted to snugly receive the shaft of the club combined integrally vvith a pocket forming portion seWed thereto and provided vvith a suitable opening through which the club may be inserted into the casing and through which the head of the club may project When it is desired to display it. formingY portion may be closed by suitable means such as a flap with fasteners thereon or Without a flap in the other case.
Vhile the invention has been described in detail and with respect to a preferred form thereof, it is not intended to limit it to such forms and details since many changes may be made and the invention embodied in other forms Without departing from the spirit or scope of the inventionv in its broader aspects.
The opening Vin the pocket Hence it is desired to cover any and all forms l' Y and modifications Which may come Within the