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Aug- 20, 1946- I R. E. ALLEN ‘ I 2,406,183 MECHANICAL cAnny Filed on. 21.}1944 ' 2. sheets-‘Sheet 1 ‘ 'I ‘ INVENTOR; ‘' JP‘QPh ANJenj 77W . . ATTORNEY Aug. 20,1946» " ‘ MECHANICAL ‘OADDY' Filed 001;.21, 1944 “ 2 Sheets-Sheet-Z INVEN TOR. ~g54¢zm Allen g. ATTORNEY - Patented Aug. 20,’ 1946 A UNITED i .' . STATES Y ’ _'2,406,183'_ PATENT I ' ‘ I * 2,406,183. OFFICE]; ' ' JMECHA'NICAL oAnnY m I 7 Ralph E. Allen, Wichita, Kans. - ‘ Application October 21, 1944, Serial No. 559,867 1 " v '_ ' ' w >_ " ' ' ' “ _6'Clai1ns.l (Cl. 280-36) I -. .. 1.1“: gm , My invention‘. relates" to an. ‘improvementin outwardly in opposite directions to formaxle mechanical caddies. ‘The object'of my inven tion is to provide a. mechanical caddy?whereby members I (la and I lay on which is revolvably mounted wheels I5and it that are preferably a golf player may omitlthe'vcaddy boy and carry provided with pneumatic tires l1 and IBLQA't 5 I9 is shown a fourthcross member that'is' ?tted Another object is to provide a mechanical caddy between the lower curved portions of the frame that is lightv in weight, one that is "simple in members l0 and II ‘and in alignment with the his‘golf club bag on the mechanical caddy’.v ‘ axles Illa and Ila and being welded'thereto to structure, easy to make, and one that is sub stantial, durable, long lived, and one that is easy strengthen and increase the rigidity of the frame. 10 to move around, and handy to use. The frame is provided with a handle membér A still further object is to provide a mechanical that is V-shaped and the lower ends of the. legs‘ caddy of the kind mentioned that is adjustable 20. and ZI'are pivotallymounted at 22 ‘and 23‘ so as to receive and hold any size golf club bag, on the tubular crossmember [4. At the j'oinder and to hold the bag and golf )clubs therein, in ofv the outer ends of the legs 20 and 2| is'a han a substantially balanced position over the axle 15 dle member 24 that is rigidly mounted thereon. of the mechanical caddy so that the caddy may The legs 20, and 2| are bent slightly at the point A to provide for compact folding of‘. the handle be pushed over the golf course with ease and the golfplayerwill have ‘to carry little or no load of member shown in Fig. 5. Adjacent the ends of. the caddy, golf club bag and golf clubs therein. the legs 20 and 2| and therebetween isl‘rigidly' . A still further object is to provide a mechanical 20 ?xed preferably by welding, a cross member 25' caddy‘of the kind mentioned that is collapsible to which is pivotally attached, at the central por so that it may be compactly folded up for trans tion thereof as at 26a, one end of a link member. port purposes. These‘ and other objects will be more. fully explained as this description pro spanning across the frame members Ill and II gresses. _ . - " . . Now referring to'the accompanying drawings, 26. At 21 and 28 is a pair of clamp elements .25 Fig. 1 is a front 'elevationalview of my im proved mechanical‘caddy. ' ' ' , Fig. 2 is a side and sectional view of :my im proved mechanical caddy, the view being taken along the line 11-11 in Fig. 1 and looking in thev and the ends. thereof are fashioned to slidably engage opposite sides of the frame members 10 and II. The clamp elements 21. and '23 ‘are bound together by a bolt 29 that passes through . the clamp members 21 and 28 and which is 'pro vided with a wing nut 30 that is threaded on the. bolt 29 to bear‘ against the clamp member 28 direction of the arrows.‘ I whereby the turning of the wing nut 30 onthe Fig. 3‘ is a top plan view of my improved me? chanical caddy as shown in-Fig. 1. Fig. 4' is a side view of my improved mechanical bolt 29 will clamp the clamp members 21 and." . on the frame members It! and H at‘ any selected‘ caddy having a golf club bag therein and being tipped to show how the bag is substantially bal anced over the axle of the caddy. .‘ point up and down the frame members In and II.“ The other end of the- link 26 is pivotally connected at 3| to the rear end of the bolt 29' so that by sliding the clamp members 21 and“ ' Fig. 5 is a side View of the mechanical caddyv up or down on the frame members It) andll' in the collapsed or folded position. Similar numerals of reference designate the same parts throughout the several ?gures of the drawings. In the drawings is shown my improved me chanical caddy as having a pair of parallel frame members In and l I that are spaced apart and are rigidly joined together atthe central portion by a cross member l2 and at the lower portion by a second cross member 13, and at the top by a third cross member [4 that is tubular in. form and over laps the upper ends of the frame members l0 and II. The cross members 12, I3 and M are all rigidly attached, preferably by welding, to the framemembers' l0 and l I. The lower'endsof the frame members Ill'and H swing and clamping them at selected points thereon. the handle portion 20—2l—24 may be. rigidly positioned and held at selected angles relative to. the frame members [0 and l I, and the handle portion 20'—2l-24 may be folded against the frame members IO and l I as shown inFig. 5 , The device is provided with a golf club bag supporting platform B that has a curvedfront portion 32 that merges into a .pair of parallel positioned and rearwardly extending ‘and upward, ly directed leg elements 33 and.“ that are pivotally’ attached at 35 and 36 ; to mounting arms 31 and 38 that are rigidly mounted ‘on and extend forward from their respective axle ele-._‘ ‘ment Illav and Ila. The rear portion v,fof-Jthe 55 platform B is provided with an elevated curved" 2,406, 183 4' 1 , guard 39 the ends of which are bent downwardly , and then welded to the platform legs 33 and 34. device to stand up as shown in Fig. 2. This being Directly beneath the elevated curved guard 39, the clamp elements 21 and 28 are loosened on the frame members [0 and l l and are slidable done, the wing nut 30 may be loosened whereby and. lying in the same plane with the curved ' platform member B is a second platform cross thereon, whereby the handle portion 20--2l-24 member 39a, the ends of which are also welded may beset at any desired angle to the frame I0—H as indicated in'Fig. 2 and the wing. nut, to the element 32. . . . . 30 then tightened to rigidly bind the ‘clamp ele Between the platform frame members 32 and 39a is positioned a pair of platform ?oor bars 32:1: ments 2'! and 28 on the frame members If] and II so that-the link 26 ‘rigidly holds the handle and 321/; oneend of.each floor bar 32m and 3211 being rigidly attached, preferably by welding, to portions 2B-2l-24 in itsiadjustedfangular posi the frame member 390. and the other ends of tion as shown in Fig. 2. the floor bars 323: and 3211 being rigidly attached, . The mechanical caddy having been prepared preferably by welding, to the curvedplatform as above described, a golf club bag 56 may be set I on'rthe golf club bag supporting platform 13 with the upper end of the bag resting againstjthat At the central point of the elements39: and. portion of the strap 54 that lays in ‘the curve ‘39a is a transversely positioned element 40, that _ ofathe 'arcuated support bracket 5|, the strap 54 is welded to both vplatform elements“39"and~39a; > being passed around the top of the-bag 56 and The top end of the element 40 is bent. rearwardly from the guard element 39 and then v20 the ends being buckled together to ?rmly hold member 32. a ' . bent at substantially rightfangles in continued the bagj? in place as shown in‘Figefl. '‘ , » _ The. golf club‘ bag. having beenipl'aced'j in the parallelism withthe otherend; of the' element mechanical caddy," as above described, v'theplat 4-0;‘: To ‘the last‘said. end of the. element 40.‘, at form B may be rocked‘ upor down by loosening element 42, the other endlof the link 25 the wing nut 4'l'and sliding‘. the clamp '45§-4‘6 up. or‘ down whereby ‘the golf *club bag maybe element 42 .is pivotally" connected at 43 to a bolt the point: 4|, is pivotally connected onelendj‘of so adjusted that it may be.about‘balanced'across 44.jth'at'passes throughi'a pair of clamp plates the vertical axis a.-'—_a when the caddy andibag 45"'a_nd"46‘that:are positioned one on either sidev 56'is in a tilted position such as‘ shown. in Fig.4. of the'fra'me' members, lll'and H, and the ends of the‘ clamp plates,45‘and 46 are fashionedllto 30 Also,'the handle element 20-'—-2l--24"may be ad-. ' ‘ justed to any desired‘ a'nglewith' respectv to the ' fit around the frame; members H] and H‘ and balance'of thedevice to suit‘ the height andcom arexslidable upgand down thereon. The bolt 44 fort of the person using orrpushing, the caddy isiprovided with‘ a wing nut 41 that is-threaded by the handle 24.‘ ‘ ' ‘ ' on‘v thebolt 44 vso that‘ by the turning of the wing nut ‘41"wi1l'pul1 the clamp pIatesASand 46 toward 35 "Such modi?cations o'f'my invention. may. be employedasiie within the scope‘of‘ the appended each' other to rigidly clamp them on the frame claims without departing. from‘ the ‘spirit . and elements l'?zand' II at any desired point up and intention of the invention. Nowhaving fully down‘ the frame members ‘HLand II for adjust ment. of the'golf' club ‘bag supporting. platform shown and described .my invention,_what I’ claim 7 Bas will later be described. ‘' 4.0 1s: . Adjacent the upperiend. of the frame members 1. In a mechanical caddy, the. combination .'of._ [Band I Ibis-a bracket‘ support plate 48‘that spans a frame, an axle on said frame, .wheelson said axle, a handle element, and‘. a. golf ‘bag. support; across the'frame members wand ll andthe ends ing platform, and an upper, support for the upper; of'tlie pl'ate 48are welded to the frame members In and ll. Rigidly. attached to, or integrally 45 end of va golf club bag, said'handle element being. formed. on, the‘central portion of. the platev 48 _ is‘ an: outwardly projecting‘tubular element '49 in which'is slidably mounted a pin 56.0n which is rigidly' mounted. an' arcuate support bracket , 5|. the ends of.which are. provided ‘with eyes 5.2. pivotally adjustable ontheupper portion. of said‘ frame and having, link means for holding, said handle 'element‘in selected adjustable. positions relative to said frame," and... means for holding‘ saidgolf club bag. supporting, platform in selected adjusted. positions relative to “said frame, and and 53lthrough which is threaded a binding strap 541thatisprovided with a. buckle 55,-jto adjustably. means for holding said support for the. upper holdithelloose end'of" the strap 54 aswillbe endof the golf club bag .in selected spaced posi readily understood. The sleeve 49' is cut longi tions from the frame... ‘ tudinallypon‘ one side and is'provid'ed‘witha wing 55 2. In a mechanicahcaddy as de?ned in- claim 1, bolt‘ 56. that is threaded therethrough', whereby the. adjusted position of; the said golf .-club' bag the'turning of the wing bolt 56 ‘will contractthe, supporting platform . serving to hold- the golf sleeve 49‘ to rigidly bind and-“hold the bracket club bag in adjusted positionv up. and down the pin'?'ll’in adjusted ‘in or outpositions. ‘ frame to substantially balance the golf club. bag The'mechanical 'caddymay be folded into a 00 across a vertical axis passing through the center of theaxle when. the. frame is. in. variedE angular tionlpurposes. The mechanical caddy may‘ bev position relative to said: vertical axis, the in. and prepared for use by loosening the wingnut 41, out adjustment of said support for theupper whereupon the clamp. members 45 and 46v are. end. of the golf club bag: serving tobalance the loosenedion the framevmembers in and H so. 65 golf. club. bagacross. the aforesaid verticalxaxis.~. ‘that they will'slide. thereon. This being ‘done, 3. In a. mechanical. caddy; a-frame, an axle» the golf "club bag supporting platform B. may be on said. frame, wheels on said axle, a handleele-r swung downwardly to the position shown .in ment, and a. golf club bag supporting vplatform; Fig. 2 ,‘ and the wingnut "may then be tightened. and an. upper supportv for they upper end of a.‘ to clamp the clamp. members 45 and 4.61011 the. 70 golf club bag,v said handle elementlbeingadjusta~ frame members It). and H, wherebythe :link. 4-2 ble on the upper portion oflsaid-frame, and means. rigidly holds the golf club supporting ‘platform .3 for holding said handle element-in related-“ad-r in its adjusted position so that it will. be sup justablev positions relative to-said frame, and. Y compact out?t'asshown in Fig. 5'f_or transporta ported on the wheels [1' and I8. and theplatform . means for .hold-ingsaid golf club;' bag supporting. Bi'will" rest‘ on‘ the ground whichjwill. cause the. u. platform in. selected .adjhusted. positionsarelativeg . 5 2,406, 183 6 to said frame, and means for holding said sup port for the upper end of the golf club bag in selected spaced positions from the frame, said bag, said handle element being pivotally adjust means for holding said handle element in se- . adjustable positions relative to said frame, and lected adjustable positions relative to said frame being a link and clamp device, one end of said able on the upper portion of the said frame, and means for holding said handle element in selected means for holding said golf club bag supporting platform in selected adjusted positions relative link being pivotally connected to said handle to said frame, and means for holding said support element, the other end of said link being piv for the upper end of the golf club bag in selected otally- connected to said clamp element, said spaced positions from the frame, said means .for clamp element being slidable on said frame, and 10 holding said support for the upper end of the golf means for clamping said clamp elements on said club bag in selected spaced positions from the frame in selected positions on the frame. frame being a tubular element carried by the‘ 4. In a mechanical caddy, a frame, an axle on frame, a pin slidable in said tubular element and said frame, wheels on said axle, a handle element, an arcuate rest on said pin, and means for'clamp and a golf club bag supporting platform and an upper support for the upper end of a golf club bag, said handle element being pivotally adjust able on the upper portion of said frame, and means for holding said handle element in selected ing said pin in said tube for the rigid holding ' thereof in adjusted in and out positions, and ?ex ible means carried by the arcuate rest for attach ment to the upper end of a golf bag. 6. In a mechanical caddy; a frame, an axle on adjustable positions relative to said frame, and 20 said frame, wheels on said axle, a handle element, means for holding said golf club bag supporting and a golf club bag supporting platform, and an platform in adjusted positions relative to said upper support for the upper end of a golf club bag, frame, and means for holding said support for said handle element being pivotally adjustable on the upper end of the golf club bag in selected spaced positions from the frame, said means for holding said golf culb bag supporting platform in selected adjusted positions relative to the said frame being a link and clamp device, the said link being pivotally connected tral rear portion of the golf club bag platform, the other end of said link one end of to the cen supporting being piv otally connected to the said clamp device, said clamp device being slidably mounted on the frame, and means on said clamp device for clamp ing the clamp device on the frame in selected po sitions up and down on the frame. 5. In a mechanical caddy; a frame, an axle on the upper portion of said frame, and means for holding said handle element in selected adjustable positions relative to said frame, and means for holding said golf club bag supporting platform in selected adjusted positions relative to said frame, and means for holding said support for the upper end of the golf club bag in selected spaced posi tions from the frame, said frame being a pair of parallel positioned elements spaced apart, the lower ends of said pair of parallel positioned ele ments being curved in opposite directions so that the ends thereof are in alignment with each other to form the axle for the caddy supporting wheels, and means for holding said parallel positioned frame members in de?nite ?xed spaced relation said frame, wheels on said axle, a handle element, and a golf club bag, supporting platform, and an ship to each other. upper support for the upper end of a golf club 40 RALPH E. ALLEN.