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Aug 13, 1946., A. M. SCHLIWA ETAL. 2,405,574 GOLF BAG CARRIER Filed Sept. 1, 1945 ' A ITTORA/EVS. Patented Aug. 13, 1946 UNITED ‘stares ‘ 2,405,674 ' GOLF BAG CARRIER; Adolph , Schliwa, Milwaukee, and Frank E. Anderson, Wauwatosa, Wis. Application September 1, 1945, Serial No. 614,044 12 Claims. Our invention relates in general to improvements in devices for facilitating the transporta tion of golf bags or the like, and relates more speci?cally to improvements in the construction and operation of collapsible wheel-supported golf bag carriers or carts. . The primary object of the present invention (01.. 280-34) 2., minimum space when not in use, but which may also be just as quickly distended for normal use I ‘ so as to provide an effective and stable support for the bag. , vAn additional speci?c object of the present invention .is 'to provide an improved golfv bag mounting device which may be manufactured is to provide a new and useful carrier for golf from. relatively standard material andparts at bags and similar articles, which is simpleinpcon comparatively low cost, and which also presents. struction, e?icient in operation, and which may 10 a neat and highly ?nished appearance. be readily collapsed into compact formation when These and other speci?c objects, and advan not in actual use. tages of the invention will be apparent from. the Many different types of devices for facilitating following detailed description. ‘ the transportation of club-laden golf bags over golf links in order to dispense with caddy service, have heretofore been proposed, but all of these prior assemblages have been. objectionable for diverse reasons. ‘Most of the prior golf bag car riers are relatively complicated and costly, while A clear conceptionof the features constituting our present improvement, andof the mode of constructing and of utilizing a typical golf bag carrier embodying the invention, may be had by referring to the drawing accompanying and form ing a part of this speci?cation wherein like ref many of them are also too bulky and cumbersome 20 erence characters designate the same or similar. to manipulate. Others of the prior golf bag parts in the various views. carts are too frail to withstand rough travel and Fig.1 is a fragmentary rear view of a typical usage, while still others cannot be conveniently assembled and fully distended golf bag carrier applied to various types and sizes of golf club embodying the invention, the assemblage being housing, bags. Then too, a majority of the prior 25 ready for the reception of a- club ladenbag; golf bag transports cannot be quickly and ‘read Fig. 2 is a fragmentary central longitudinal ily collapsed or adjusted to occupy minimum“ vertical section through the assembled and dis space about the bags when not in use, and must tended carrier of Fig. v1, showing a typical golf therefore be removed from the bags and stored bag in dot-and-dash lines, clamped to the car or- transported separately when traveling to and 30 rier frame; ' , , from the links. The prior bag carrying devices Fig. 3 is a top view of the assembled and dis have therefore failed to become popular with tended carrier of Figs. 1 and 2, showing a golf golfers for one reason or another, mainly be bag likewise applied, but having the rear sup cause of the lack of ?exibility in adaptation and porting prop and both wheels adjusted closer due to difficulties encountered in their actual use. It is therefore a more speci?c object of our present invention to provide a new and useful golf bag carrying assemblage which obviates all of the above mentioned dii?culties and objections, and which effectively meets the various require ments demanded of such devices. ' Another speci?c object of this invention is to provide an improved golf bag cart which is rela tively simple and inexpensive,- and which is also light but durable and readily manipulable by .a 45 novice. A further specific object of the invention is'to to the bag; and ' Fig. 4 is a fragmentary central longitudinal vertical sectionv similar to that of Fig. 2, but showing the carrier assemblage in collapsed condition as when not in use for bag transporta tion purposes. ' While the invention has been shown and de scribed herein as havingbeen applied to a wheeled cart cooperating‘ with a particular" type of golf bag and constructed of relatively standard ma terials and parts, it is not our desire or intent to unnecessarily restrict the improvement by‘ vir tue of this speci?c typical. embodiment. Referring to the drawing, the improved golf su?icient strength to withstand rough usage, and bag‘ carrier illustrated therein, comprises in gen which may be conveniently and neatly applied to 50 eral a rigid skeleton frame composed primarily various sizes and styles of golf bags. of a pair of L-shaped side bars ‘I the upright por provide an improved golf bag transport having Still another speci?c object of our invention is to provide an improved wheel mounted golf, club carrier which may be readily collapsed or tions of which, are rigidly interconnected by an’ upper transverse rod 8 and one or more trans verse braoes 9 while the rearwardly extending adjusted about the. associated bag so as to. occupy 55. lower portions thereof are likewise rigidly united 2,405,674 3 4 standard square sectioned rod stock, while the by a transverse pipe or axle receiving tube l0 and a pair of transverse platform plates l I, the latter shoe 18 may be formed of standard angle iron and may be welded to the lower extremity of this prop. The elongated square shank of the prop having a longitudinally extending pipe l2 ?rmly secured to the medial portions thereof; a pair of frame supporting wheels [3 journalled for ro tation upon the outer extremities of axles Ill which are slidably adjustably con?ned within I1 is snugly slidable for adjustment within the pipe 12, and may be locked in various positions of adjustment with the aid of another standard a lower bag clamp I 9 embracing and mounted for adjustment along the prop l1 and having a bag engaging plate 2!] at its upper end; and .a ly as in Figs. 1 and 2, and may be set various distances from the bag supporting frame. The prop I? when distended or in active position, co thumb screw 25 which may be caused to coact the opposite end portions of the bearing tube Ill; with a stop pin‘ 26 in order-to prevent the prop ‘a U-shaped manipulating handle l5 having mounting sleeves I6 rigidly attached to its oppo 10 H from being pulled entirely out of the pipe l2. When the prop I1 is in collapsed or inactive po-i site ends and swingably engaging the outer ends of the upper rod 8; an L-shaped supporting“ sition, it may be disposed closely adjacent to and pointing upwardly with respect to the main prop I‘! one end of which is providedwith a frame,..as shown in Fig. 4; but when the prop I1 bearing shoe l8 and the other elongated leg of is in use,‘ it will normally be pointed downward which is slidably adjustable within the pipe. l2; acts with the distended or outwardly adjusted . pair of similar upper bag clamping plates- 2| each carried by a vertically adjustable clamping 20 wheels 13 to provide an extended and stable three-point support for the cart. 7 bracket 22 slidably associatedwith the upright The lower bag clamp I9 may be formed from‘ a portion of an adjacent frame bar ‘I. standard eye-bolt or of standard bar stock, and The L-shaped side bars 1 of the main skele the clamping plate 2'0 may be formed of stand ton frame are of interchangeably similar con struction and may be formed of standard square 25 ard flat bar stock and may be welded to the shank of the clamp I9. The eye of the clamp section rod stock; and the transverse rod 8, is is adjustable along the elongated horizontal braces 9, tube l0, and plates H maybe rigidly portion of the brace l1, and the clamp may be attachedto the side bars 1 in any suitableman locked in various positions of adjustment by ner as by welding. The upper pivot rod 8 may also be formed ofrrstandard square section rod 30 means of still another standard thumb screw 21 coacting with the clamp eye and with the square stock, and the transverse braces 9 may be formed prop ii. The upper bag clamps are also of in of standard flat bar stock, while‘ the tube 1 0 may terchangeably similar construction and the be cut from a length of standard pipe. The me clamping plates 2! thereof may be formed of dial portions of the platform plates H are dis standard flat bar stock while the brackets 22’ may torted to form alined saddles within which the be standard eye bolts. The eyes of the brackets 22 are vertically adjustable along theirame bars ‘I, and are adapted to be clamped in various posi tions of adjustment by- means of standard wing pipe i2 is ?rmly secured; and these plates may likewise be formed of ?at bar stock, while the pipe l2 may be produced from a length of stand ard pipe the same as that used in the formation of the tube H]. An extremely durable but light 40 nuts 28. These lower and upper clamps may therefore be adjusted ‘to ?t and to clampingly bag suppprting frame is thus provided, which engage various types of golf bags 29 of different may be conveniently formed of standard-‘bar, heights or lengths. plate and pipe stock.‘ _ _ The entire golf bag carrier may obviously be The wheels l3 may be of well known and rel readily constructed at moderate cost from atively standard disk formation, having pneu standard material and parts with the aid 'of a matic tires and the usual ball bearings associat few simple dies, and the standard disk wheels ed with the outer ends of their supporting agcles l3 are also readily available. As indicated here l4, and these axles l4 may also be formed of inabove, various parts including‘ the several standard round section bar stock ‘and are snug ly slidable Within the bearing tube: 'lil. The 50 wheels l3, axles l4, platform plates I H, upper clamps'2l, 22, 28, and thumb screws 23, 2'4, 25', ‘ wheels l3 are adjustable from innermost or col 2'! are all interchangeably similar; and the frame bars 1, cross-rod 8, handle I5, and prop lapsed position near the main frame as shown in Fig. 3, to outermost or distended position remote H may all be formed of the same square sec from the main frame as indicated in Fig. l, by tioned bar stock, while the axle bearing tube 10, pipe 12, and bushings It may be produced from the same standard pipe stock. The ?nished welded assemblage while being relatively light is merely sliding the wheel axles l4 within the'tube Ill; and the axles I4 may be locked in various positions of adjustment by means of’ standard thumb screws 23 having screw thread coaction very strong and durable and may be utilized as with the frame side bars ‘I and with the tube-ill, The U-shaped manipulating handle 15 may again be formed of standard ‘bar or rod'stock having either square or round cross-section; and the ends of this bail-shaped handle may be weld ed to the bushings l6 which may likewise be‘ formed of standard piping, and are’ rotatable about the square sectioned upper rod 8. The handle may be swung from collapsed or inactive position as shown in Fig. 4, to distended or ac tive position as illustrated in Figs. 1, 2 and 3, 60 follows. ‘ ' When it becomes desirable'to apply a golf ' bag 29 to the improved carrier cart, the wheels 13, prop l1, and handle l5 may be distended or positioned as shown in Figs. '1» and 2, whereupon the bag 29 may be positioned upon the platform plates I l and against the upright portions of the frame bars ‘I as illustrated. The lower clamp ing plate 29 may then be applied to the bottom of the bag 29 and locked in place with the aid’ and is adapted to be locked in the several po 70 of the thumb screw 21, and the upper clamp ing plates 28 may also be applied to the upper sitions of adjustment by means of standard rim of the bag 29 and locked in clamping en-_ thumb screws 24 having screw thread coaction gagement with the bag rim with the aid of the with the handle ends and the adjoining bush wing nuts 28. The thumb screws 2_3,,24, 25_ should of course be manipulated to lock the i The L-shaped prop ,l'l may also be formed of ingsjl?. . r . ~ ‘ 2,405,674 5. wheels [3, handle l5, and prop IT in distended or- active position before the bag 29 is applied, whereupon the cart may either be tilted and pulled along the ground, or set in vertical posi tion as‘ depicted_ in the drawing. - - If the carrier and bag assembly is to be stored or- transported from the zone of normal use, the cart structure may be readily collapsed as 6‘. ing opposite L-shaped side bars interconnected by an upper transverse rod and lower platform plates, a handle pivotally suspended from said rod- and being swingable forwardly and rear wardly of said frame, bars, wheels disposed on opposite. sides of said frame and being adjustable toward. and away from said side bars, a support ing prop adjustable toward and away from said illustrated in Fig. ll, so that the various parts platform plates midway between said side bars, will substantially hug the bag 29 and will occupy 10 and means for detachably clamping a, golf bag minimum additional space. Such collapsing of to said frame. with the bag bottom resting upon the. carrier assembly may be effected by loosen said plates. ing the thumb screws 23 and by pushing the 4. A golf bag carrier comprising, a frame hav wheels. l-3 inwardly as shown- in Fig. 3, and there ing opposite L-shaped side bars rigidly intercon after again tightening the screws 23'; by releas 15 nected at their bends by a tube and at their ing the thumb screws 24' and swinging the han opposite end portions respectively by an upper dle l5 rearwardly over the bag 2e, and there“ ‘ransverse rod and a lower transverse platform after re-tightening the screws 24; and by ?nally plate, wheels on opposite sides of said frame hav releasing the thumb screws 25, 2'7 and by revers ingv axles slidably adjustable within said tube, a ing and pushing the prop l1 forwardly as far as supporting prop adjustable toward and away possible, and thereafter tightening the screws from said platform plate between said side bars, 25, 21‘. The carrier may thus be permitted to and means for detachably clamping a golf'bag to remain ?xed to the bag with relatively slight said frame near said red and'platform plate. obstruction or enlargement of the collapsed as 5. A golf bag carrier comprising, a frame hav semblag'e, but the cart is constantly available ing opposite L.-shaped side bars'rigidly intercon for rapid and effective use. - From the foregoing detailed description it will be apparent that our invention provides an im proved golf bag carrier which is simple, compact and durable in construction, highly e?icient in use, and ?exible in its adaptations. The im proved cart may obviously be readily collapsed for compact storage with the bag applied there to, or distended for normal use; and while the carriage is relatively light, it is still exceedingly strong and rugged. The improved golf bag transport may also be conveniently adjusted to ?t different styles and sizes of golf bags 29, and besides being easy to transport, the assemblage provides a stable base having widespread three point contact. The improved bag transporting device may obviously be manufactured and sold at moderate cost because of its fabrication from standard materials and parts, and has proven highly satisfactory in actual use. It should be understood that it is not desired to limit this invention to the exact details of construction or to the precise mode of operation nected at their bends ‘by a tube and at their opposite end portions respectively by an upper transverse rod and a lower transverse platform plate, wheels on opposite sides of said frame hav ing axles slidably adjustable within said tube, a supporting prop adjustable toward and away from said platform plate between said side bars, and means for detachably clamping a golf bag to said frame near said rod and platform plate, said wheels and said prop being adjustable for disposition closely adjacent to the bottom of the golf bag. . 6. A golf bag carrier comprising, a frame hav ing opposite L-shaped side bars rigidly intercon nected at their bends by a tube and at their opposite end portions respectively by an upper transverse rod and a lower transverse platform plate, a handle pivotally suspended from said ' rod and being swingable forwardly and rearward 1y of said frame bars, wheels on opposite sides of said frame having axles slidably adjustable within said tube, a supporting prop adjustable toward and away from said platform plate be tween said side bars, and means for detachably and use, herein shown and described, for various modi?cations within the scope of the appended 50 clamping a golf bag to said frame near said rod claims, may occur to persons skilled in the art. and platform plate, said wheels and said prop We‘claim: 1. A golf bag carrier comprising, a frame having opposite L-shaped side bars interconnect being adjustable for disposition closely adjacent to the bottom of the golf bag. '7. A golf bag carrier comprising, a skeleton frame having a bag supporting platform and a front upright portion, a tube rigidly secured to said frame at the lower end of said upright por ed by an upper transverse rod and lower plat form plates, wheels disposed on opposite sides of said frame and being adjustable toward and away from said side bars, a supporting prop ad tion, wheels having axles slidably adjustable justable toward and away from said platform within said tube, a pipe secured to said plat plates midway between said side bars, and means (50 form and extending rearwardly away from said for detachably clamping a golf bag to said frame upright frame portion, a prop slidable within with the bag bottom resting upon said plates. and reversible relative to said pipe, and means 2. A golf bag carrier comprising, a frame hav ing opposite L-shaped side bars interconnected by an upper transverse rod and lower platform plates, wheels disposed on opposite sides of said frame and being adjustable toward and away from said side bars, a supporting prop adjustable toward and away from said platform plates mid way between said side bars, and means for de tachably clamping a golf bag to said frame with the bag bottom resting upon said plates, said wheels and said prop being disposable. closely adjacent to the bottom of the bag. 3. A golf bag carrier comprising, a frame hav for detachably clamping a golf bag to said plat form and upright frame portion. - 8. A golf bag carrier comprising, a skeleton frame having a bag supporting platform and a front upright portion, a tube rigidly secured to said frame at the lower end of said upright por tion, wheels having axles slidably adjustable with in said tube, a pipe secured to said platform and extending rearwardly away from said upright frame portion,'a prop slidable within and rever sible relative to said pipe, and means for detach ably clamping a golf bag to said platform and upright frame portion, said Wheels and said prop 2,405,674. 7. being adjustable for disposition closely adjacent to the bottom of the golf bag. 9. A golf bag carrier. comprising, a skeleton frame having a bag supporting platform and a front upright portion, a handle pivotally sus pended from the upper end of said upright por tion and being swingable forwardly and rear xvardly thereof, a tube rigidly secured to said frame at the lower end of said upright portion, 8. verse tube secured to said frame at said ‘platform end, a pipe secured to said platform and extend ing away from said tube, wheels having axles slidably adjustable along said tube, a prop hav ing a shank slidably adjustable along said pipe, golf bag clamps associated with said platform and upright frame portion respectively, and a handle pivotally associated with the upper end of said upright frame portion and being swingable over wheels having axles slidably adjustable within 10 said platform when not in use. 12.~A golf bag carrier comprising, an L-shaped said tube, a pipe secured to said platform and frame having a horizontal platform and upright extending rearwardly away from said upright side posts at an end of the platform rigidly in-‘ terconneeted at their upper ends by a polygonal ably clampinga golf bag to said platform and 15 bar, a transverse tube secured to‘ said frame at the lower ends of said posts, a circular pipe se upright frame portion. cured to said platform and extending away from 10. A golf bag carrier comprising, an L-shaped frame portion, a prop slidable within and revers ible relative to said pipe, and means for detach ' frame having‘ a horizontal platform and an up the medial portion of said tube, wheels having axles slidably adjustable within said tube, a prop right portion at one end‘ of the platform, a trans verse tube secured to said frame at said platform 20 having a polygonal shank slidabl;r and rotatably adjustable within said pipe, 3, lower golf bag clamp end, a pipe secured to said platform and extend adjustable along said prop shank toward and away ing away from said tube, wheels having axles slid from said platform, upper golf bag clamps adjust able along said posts, and a handle pivoted on said shank slidably adjustable along said pipe, and golf bag clamps associated with said platform and 25 upper bar and being swingably adjustable on op posite sides of said posts. upright frame portion respectively.‘ , ably adjustable along said tube, a prop having a 11. A golf bag carriericomprising, an L-shaped frame having a horizontal platform and an up right portion at one end of the platform, a trans ADOLPH M. SCI-ILIWA. FRANK E. ANDERSON.