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Oct. 8, 1946. ' ' N. D.IHOLBRO~OK' TRIPOD GOLF 2,408,777 j BAG ' ' ‘Filed Nov. 12, 1943 a? wm. vma. nm/ .hm. Invenfor' Jréwi'on ZZHbZbr-ooh: . ' 2,408,777 Patented Oct. 8, 1946 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE - 2,408,777 - ' . 7 TRIPOD GOLF BAG Newton D. Holbrook, Thomaston, Conn. 7 Application November 12, 1943, Serial No. 510,069 4 Claims. (Cl. 150—1.5) 2 1 This invention relates to golf bags, and more particularly to a tripod skeleton golf bag for use in carrying golf clubs and balls around the course and to and from the golf links. One object of the present invention is to pro vide a golf bag of the above nature which may be automatically expanded into the shape of a tripod when the carrying cords are released so that the bag may rest in an inclined position upon the ground with the clubs in a convenient 10 accessible position when the player desires to make a shot. A further object is to provide a tripod golf bag of the above nature which is adapted to be skeleton golf bag in open position, as it appears when resting upon the ground. Fig. 2 is a front view of the same. Fig. 3 is a front view of the same with the bag in vertical position, and with the swinging legs held collapsed by means of the locking strap. Fig. 4 is a sectional view of the upper part of the golf bag showing the arcuate club head rest member and the hinge connections for the swing ing legs. Fig. 5 is a detail view of the upper portion of one of the swinging legs, showing how it is held away from the main leg by the action of a strong leaf spring. ' collapsed automatically when the carrying cords 15 Fig. 6 is a perspective view of the angle plate ‘for holding the spring at the top of the swinging are again grasped after the shot has been made leg and limiting the opening movement thereof. and it is desired to carry the bag and clubs to the Fig. 7 is a sectional View of the upper portion of one of the swinging legs in which a modi?ed bag of the above nature furnished with a main .20 form of wire spring is provided for forcing the location for the next shot. ' A further’ object is to provide a tripod golf wide leg having a cylindrical bottom receptacle for the handles of the inverted clubs and an arcuate open rest member for the club heads at swinging leg away from the main leg. bag of the above nature having a ?exible car rying cord connected at its center to said open having secured at the top thereof a pair of small round swinging legs I! and I2, the bottoms of such legs having tips l3 as shown. Referring now to the drawing in which like reference numerals denote corresponding parts throughout the several views, the numeral Ill the upper end of said main leg. , v A further object is to provide a tripod golf 25 indicates a wide main leg of ?at strip shape, and club head rest, said cord having depending ends At the bottom of the main leg Ill, provision joined to the intermediate portions of the swing ing legs, which with the main leg are ‘adapted 30 is made of a cup-shaped club handle receptacle l4 made of any suitable material and adapted to ‘ "rest upon theground I5, as shown. The nu ‘A further object is to provide a golf bag of the .meral l6 indicates an angle plate which is em above nature having a V-shaped holder for the ployed for attaching the receptacle M to the hinge bolts of the’ swinging legs, which holder is provided with a pair of inclined wings spaced 35 bottom of the main leg I!) as by means of bolts l1 and [8 on the rear of said cup, and a bolt apart at an angle. 7 [9 under the bottom of said cup. A further object is to provide a tripod golf bag In order to support the playing heads of the of the above nature in which springs for biasing the swinging legs outwardly are mounted within 40 clubs in convenient position to be easily grasped and removed from the bag when the latter is the Wings of V-shaped holders which limit the resting upon the ground in the inclined tripod opening movement of the legs under the action position shown in Fig. l, provision is made of an of said springs. arcuate open rest member 20, preferably con A further object is to provide a golf bag of structed of metal, and having a depending rear the above nature which will be simple in con wardly offset tongue 2| integral with the central struction, inexpensive to manufacture, easy to portion of said rest member. The tongue 2| is install and manipulate, compact, ornamental in adapted to be secured to the rear top portion appearance, and very e?icient‘ and durable in of the main leg ID by means of a bolt 22. to form a tripod. use. ‘ The rest member 2i! is provided with a pair of With these and other objects in view, there 50 ?ared extremities 23, 24 having eyes 25, 26 for receiving a round carrying cord 21, preferably have been illustrated on the accompanying draw of leather, which is threaded through the eyes ing, two forms in which the invention may con 25, 26, and has a pair of depending carrying sec veniently be embodied in practice. tions 28, 29 passing through a pair of apertures In the drawing: Fig. 1 represents a side view of the tripod 55 30, 3| located substantially at the mid-points of 2,408,777 the swinging tripod legs ll, 12. The extremities of the cord sections 28, 29 are furnished with knotted ends 32, 33 which serve to prevent the cord 21 from pulling out of the swinging legs H and I2. In order to support the swinging legs ll, l2 upon the main leg H] with a spring action, so as to cause them to swing outwardly when the cord handle sections 23, 29 are released, provision is 4 in Fig. 7, coiled wire springs 51 are employed in stead of the leaf springs 41, 48 of the ?rst form. The coiled sections of the springs 51 surround the hinge bolts 38, 31; one end 58 of each wire spring 57 engages the wing 45 of the triangular angle , plate 42, I13, while the other end 59 of each spring 51 loops around a bevelled section 60 at the top inner side of the swinging leg H, [2. The numeral 5| indicates a cylindrical ball made of a pair of rearwardly inclined ears 34, 10 holding bag located at the top of the main leg 35 On the tongue 2|. The ears 34, 35 are aper tured to receive a pair of hinge bolts 36, 31, the heads 38, 39 of which are mounted in the top portions of the swinging legs H, IZ-said bolts being secured in position by means of a pair of nuts 48, 4!. Provision is also made of a pair of angle plates 122, 43 having wings 44, 45 disposed at an angle of i3 and secured thereto in any desired manner. A slide fastener 62 is provided to permit the ball bag to be readily opened and closed, as de sired. While there have been disclosed in this spec ification two forms in which the invention may be embodied, it is to be understood that these forms are shown for the purpose of illustration about 45 degrees from each other. The upper por only, and that the invention is not to be limited tions of the angle plates 42, 43 are provided with 20 to the specific disclosures, but may be modi?ed apertures 46, 46 to ?t over the bolts 35, 31. Pro and embodied in various other forms without de vision is also made of leaf springs 41, 48, each parting from its spirit. In short, the invention of which is secured at one end by screws 49, 50 includes all the modi?cations and embodiments to one side of the top portion of the swinging coming within the scope of the following claims: legs ii, iii. The free ends 5|, 52 of the leaf Having thus fully described the invention, what springs Ill, 48 are adapted to engage slidably is claimed as new, and for which it is desired to against the wings 45 of the angle plates 42, 43. secure Letters Patent is: A strap 53, preferably of leather, is furnished 1. In a tripod golf bag, a main leg having a at an intermediate portion of the main leg It), cup-shaped club handle receptacle at the lower being secured thereto in horizontal position by‘ end thereof, a pair of swinging legs pivoted to a rivet 54, and having a tongue buckle 55 at one said main leg at the upper portion thereof, spring end and a series of tongue holes 56 at its other means pressing said swinging legs outwardly at all end. times, and a pair of triangular angle plates ar Operation ranged in vertical diverging planes secured to said main leg and having stop wings on their opposite In operation, assuming the swinging golf bag edges for con?ning the upper end of said swinging to be in the position shown in Fig. l of the draw legs so as to limit the movement of said swing ing, whenever the golfer desires to carry the bag ing legs away from said main member. to a diiferent location, he will grasp the two de 2. In a golf bag, a main leg, a pair of swinging pending sections 28, 29 of the cord 21, which cross each other as shown in Fig. 2. He will then 40 legs connected at their upper ends to said main leg, a golf club receptacle secured to said main lift the bag from the ground, causing the legs H, leg, a pair of springs pressing said swinging legs l2 to swing against the main leg Ill, and will carry away from said main leg for normally holding the bag in this position to the place where he is said swinging legs in an outward position, and to make his next shot. means for collapsing said swinging legs against It will be noticed that when the bag is thus said main leg consisting of a ?exible cord con carried, the clubs will be held from falling out nected to the intermediate points of said swing by the arcuate rest member 20, and also by the ing legs, said cord having portions crossing each fact that the crossed sections of the cord will other behind said main leg and embracing the hold the shafts of the clubs securely within the club handles above said main leg when said golf bag. When out of use, the strap 53 will be tied bag is being carried. around the legs ill, I I, 12 as well as the shafts of 3. The invention as de?ned in claim 2 in which the golf clubs, so that the bag may be carried said springs are of the coiled wire type. away from the golf links or placed in a locker 4. The invention as de?ned in claim 2 in which until it is desired to use it again. said springs are the leaf type. Modi?ed form In the modi?ed form of the invention shown NEW I'ON D. HOLBROOK.