US 936698 A
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T. c. BREAKSPEAR.
me FOB. eon mums. APPL IGATIOH FILED IA! 1, 1909.
Patented Oct. 12, 1909.
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FREDERICK BREAKSPEAR, 0F CHICOPEE, MASSACHUSETTS, ASSIGNOR. TO A. G. SPALD- IN G & 3308., OF JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY, A CORPORATION OF NEW JERSEY.
BAG Eon GOLF-CLUBS.
Specification of Ietters Pat ent;
Application tiled an 1, 1909. Ser'ia1' No. 49mm To all whom it may concern: i
Be it known that I, FREDERICK C. BREAK- srnAR, a citizen of the United S ates,residing at Chicopee, in the State Massachu-- setts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in .Bags for Golf-Clubs, of
ence being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part hereo'.
[t is well known that when golf clubs are carriedin golf club bags as ordinarily constructed, the shanks of the longer clubs are being battered continually by the heads of the shorter clubs, to the injury of the longer clubs. Injury to the clubs is sometimes prevented by providin for each'club a cover of some elastic fabric which can be slipped over the shank, but the application and the withdrawal of such covers require more time and trouble than the ordinary player is willnig to give.
It is, therefore, the object of this invention to provide means for protecting the shanks of the longer clubs against injury by the heads of the shorter clubs, as they are carried in a bag, without requiring any special care for or attention to each club except to place it properly in the bag. This result is accomplished by providing for the bag.a partition which projects above the top of the bag far enough to stand between the heads of the shorter and the shanks of the longer clubs,'which are placed onopposite sides of the partition. It is unnecessary to bag any farther than is necessary to properly secure it to the bag, it being formed separately therefrom, and it therefore adds but little weight to the bag and is not a detriment to it in appearance or'otherwise.
The invention will be more fully explained hereinafter with reference to the accompanyof the invention are illustrated and in Figure 1 is a view in elevation ,of a golf club bag provided with the improvement, the clubs being also represented. 'I igI'Q is a detail view of the upper part of the bag shown in Fig. 1, withthe clubs, 'on a larger scale and partly in vertical section. Fig. 3 is an end View of the separating device or partition removed from the bag. Fig. .i-is
"usual manner, if the separatin l the clubs and showing the device reversed. Flg. 5 is a partial view, similar to Fig. 4, but showing the device formed integral with the ba Fig. 6 is a detail view in perspective of the upper end of a bag equipped so with another modified form of the device.
Fig. 7 is a partial View in elevation of the upper end of abag withstill another embod'imen-t of the invention applied thereto.
Fig. 8 is a top view of the device shown in Fig. 7. Fig. 9 is a detail view, in section, on the plane indicated by the line 99. of Fig. 7, looking in the. direction of the arrows. Fi 10 is a detail view of the upper portion 0? a bag showing still another form of the device. Fig. 11 is a perspective view of the device shown in Fig. 10.
The bag a may be constructed in any or protecting device or partition is to be formed independently thereof and applied thereto, as indicated in Figs. 1, 2, 4, 6, 7 and 1.0,"or it may be modified sli htly in construction if the device is tin lfrefirlneol integral therewith, as indicated in Fig. 5.
Referring first to the construction shown in Figs. 1 4, the device comprises a sup porting sheet 6. of sole leather or other suitable rnaterial of such stiffness as to support the partition or protecting sheet 0 which, in the present instance, may be formed of relatively flexible leather or other suitable ma-- terial andstitched to the supporting sheet'o'r bag a; to form separate sockets d, as shown J in Figs. 1, 2 and 3, to receive the clubs sepa- 9o rately, as clearly shown in Fig. 1, or to form a single socket d, as shown in Fig. 6, large .Venough to receive several of the longer clubs.
The partition or protecting sheet 0 is attachedto the bag a in any suitable manner, but preferably by .a buckled strap e one member of which is passed through a slit or hole a. formed in the bag just below the upper binding 0. thereof. When the two members of the strap are buckled together the separating or protecting device will be properly supported in positlon at the upper end of the back, and projecting far enough above the top to protect the shanks of the longer clubs from contact with the heads of the shorter clubs, as shown clearly in Fig. 2. Itis preferable, to attach the strap or securing means to. the protectingdevice nearer one end than theother so that the device may be attached to the back either r with its longer end projecting above the top thereof, as shown in Fig. 2, or with its shorter end projecting abovethe top thereof, as shown in Fig. 4,, ,according to the requirements of the clubs to be carried in the'bag.
In, the construction shown in Figs. 7, 8 and 9, the sockets'for the reception of the longer clubs areshown as tubes 01, of relatively stiff leather or other suitable material, secured to a cap. f, which may be slipped upon the uppenend of the bag and secured bya stra'p g. The cap f is formed with a large opening f, which is intended to receive the shorter clubs, while the longer clubs are received in the sockets; d
In Figs. 10 and 11, the-partition or protector is shown as a single sheet h of relatively stift sole leather or other suitable miterial, ,provided with a buckled strap 72/. The protector is secured to the bag by passing the members of the strap h through-- slits or holesin the bag, just below the upper binding, and buckling the same some- '-What a loosely so that the protector may stand awayrom the side wall of the bag sufiicientlymo permit the longer clubs to be introduced into the bag atone side of the protector and the shorter clubs at the other side thereof, the protector standing between the heads of the shorter clubs and the shanks of i the longer, clubs to 'protectthe latter. The: strap h isv preferably secured to the protector h' nearer -one end, than theother, so that-the protector may 'be turned end for end vasalready explained.
It will be obvious that the. invention may be embodied in yarious.o-ther forms suited to the convenience of the manufacturer or to the desires of the user, and that the inven- 'tion, therefore, is not limited to the details of construction' shown and described herein.
' I claim asmy invention: L The combination with'a bag .for golf clubs, of a vertical partition or protector at the upper end of the bag and projecting above the same to stand between the heads of the shorter clubs'and the shanks of the longer clubs to protectthe latter from incuring means bein jury by contact with the heads of the shorter clubs.
2. The combination with a bag for golf clubs, of a vertical partition or protectorformed independently of the bag andmeans to secure the same detachablyto the bag at its upper end and projecting above the same to stand between theheads of the shorter clubs and the shanks of the longer clubs to protect the latter from injur with the heads of the shorter. c ubs.
3. The combination with a bag for golf clubs, of a vertical partition or protector formed independently of the bag. and means to secure the same detachably to the bag at its upper end and projecting above the same to stand between the heads of the shorter ported by said sheet and forming therewith a socket to receive the handle of a long club and to stand betweenthe shank of the long club and the head of a shorter club to protect the former against injury by contact with'th'e latter. 1
, 5. The'cdmbination with a bag for golf clubs, of a' stiff supporting sheet, means to by contact secure the same to the bag at the upper end thereof, and "a protecting sheet secured to the supporting sheet to stand between the shanks of the longer clubs and the heads of .the' shorter clubs to protect the former against injury by contact with the latter.
This specification signed and witnessed this 28th day of April A. D. 1909.
FREDERICK o. BREAKsrEAa.
Signed in the presence of ALEXANDER -W. MoCAULnY, JoHN H, PERRY. I I