Jan. 7,1947Q ' ' “IQ-RR “AL COLLAPSIBLE GOLF BAG CARRIER Filed Sept. 13, 1945' 4 2,414,017 Patented Jan. 7, 1947 ' ‘2,414,911 UNITED STATES. PATENT orncs -' . . 2,414,017 ' OOLLAPSIBLE coul- sao c \ DonaldLCai-randWilliamLChelem mild]! September 1:. 1545, Serial No. cums scum. (cl. zso-sa') . ~ ' l . , Our invention relates to collapsible golf bag carriers of the type used by.v golfers for carrying’ ‘its upper end, said backbone member is provided with-strap holder and strap 8 for securing the bag. to the member. This means for securing the golf bagto the backbone member 8 can be oi- any suitable construction. Said backbone the golf bag and clubs'over the golr course as‘ they play the game. ' . _ Among the salient objects of our invention are: to provide a carrier upon. which the golf bag can be secured‘in position and easily moved , - member 0, is hinged at ll, so thatit can be folded down into the position shown in Fig. 4, when the from place to place and which can be left stand ‘carrier is collapsed into its. smallest compass, . v with a slide sleeve II to be moved down over the the clubs therein are accessible; to provide a 10 'joint for holding'said handle portion i’ in opera- 7 ' ing with the golf bag in upright position so that carrier which is collapsible with the golf bag in place therein, whereby the carrier, golf bag and tlve position. A hand grip I: is’shown on the outer end of said handle portion. clubs all in the bag can be placed in‘ an auto-' ' Mounted on said backbone i, is a pivot block mobile and‘ will take up a minimum of space;v “not ‘angular form, as indicated. and secured to provide a wheeledlcarrier with the wheels 15 in adjusted position by means of a set screw it. mounted on the outer ends of diverging members, Pivotally connected to the angle sides of said pivotally connected at their adjacent ends to a block it ‘are two ansularly positioned leg mem- common backbone, whereby as the outerends of said diverging members and the wheels thereon hers I], it, having at their outer ends carrier wheels l8, I6, as shown, said wheels being posi are raised they move. upwardly and inwardly zo tioned rearwardly Of the backbone I, when in op toward and close to said backbone in collapsed erative position, as indicated. position; ,to provide in connection with ‘diverging . wheel-carrying members, a backbone or median member which is jointed and foldable from a Also mounted on said backbone member 6, is another angle block i1, adapted to slide up and down thereon, with a spring lip or latch it for handle-forming member to collapsed position‘; 25 holding it in its down position, resting against and, in general, to provide a simple,v practical a stop,.here shown as a screw head- It. In order and economical collapsible golf bag carrier of to raise said block l‘l, it is only necessary to the character referred to and which can .be depress the down end of said lip or latch, into collapsed without removing the bag from the’ i carrier proper. _ Y . . In order to fully describe our invention, we have shown on the accompanying sheet of drawings one practical embodiment thereof, which we will now describe. ' . Y . . , p backbone mem a recess provided therefor in the 30 her, as will be understood,‘ whereupon said pivot block I‘! can be moved upwardly ‘on said back bone member. Two brace members, 20, iii, are shown pivotally connected at their lower ends. as at 2|, II, to the members it, It; and at their Figure 1 is a side elevation of‘a collapsible 35 upper ends, said brace members are pivotally connected to the angle sides of said block ll, as a golf bag indicated in light broken lines, and clearly shown, at 2i‘ so that as said block I‘! is the carrier wheels partially raised in light broken released and moved upwardly, on saidbackbone, lines; . . _ said brace members pull the leg members I5, I 5, Figure 2 is a front elevation of the carrier, 4o. upwardly with their wheels, into the positions showing the wheels raised in folded form or posi indicated in Figs. 2 and 3. tion; ‘ In order to hold said pivot block i ‘I, and said golf bag carrier, embodying our invention, with Figure 3 is. a front elevation of'rthe carrier in" collapsed position; leg members, wheels and brace members in this raised or collapsed position, a second spring latch Figure 4 is a fragmentary view of the handle 65 22 can be provided in the upper vposition on said portion, folded down as when collapsed; ‘ ~ backbone ‘member 6, as indicated in Fig.- 3. This Figure 5 is an enlarged fragmentary view in or other means for holding the members in the perspective, showing certain details of construc folded or collapsed positions can be used. tion and arrangement. . ' Thus it will be seen that we have here a col Referring now in detail to the drawing, the 50 lapsible golf bag holder and carrier which can invention as here shown includes a main member be easily and quickly opened out for use from or backbone 8‘, provided at its lower end with a the folded or collapsed position shown in Fig. 3, foot or support ‘I for the lower end of a ‘golf’ bag, with strap holder and strap 8. for securing the lower end of the bag to the backbone. to the operating condition. as shown in Fig. 1. ' Itwillalsobeunderstoodthatitisnotnecessary At “tolltirvliillethe'bagfromthecarrierinorder-tov 2,44,017 3 collapse the same. when collapsed, as indicated in Figs.;3 ‘and 4, with the handle portion 8' folded down, in the rear of the bag, said carrier, bag and all can be conveniently put into an automo bile and requires comparatively small space. We do not limit the invention to the details of construction shown and described for explana tory purposes. except as we may be limited by the hereto appended claims. . 4 ~ 4. A collapsible carrier for golf bags and the like, a backbone member. means thereon for sup porting the thing to be carried lengthwise there of, a pivot block mounted on said oackbone mem ber and having its opposite sides at diverging angles, two leg members pivotally connected to said opposite sides and diverging therefrom and having carrier wheels at their outer ends, a sec ond pivot block slidably mounted on said back 10 bone above said first pivot block and having its We claim: oppositelsides at diverging angles, brace members 1. A collapsible golf bag carrier including a cen pivotally connected on said opposite sides and tral backbone member having means for securing at their lower ends pivotally connected to said leg a golf bag thereto. lengthwise thereof, and hav members, whereby as said second pivot block is ing its upper end formed into a handle, a pair of diverging leg members pivotally connected to said 15 moved up and down on said backbone, said leg members move upwardly and downwardly in the backbone member and diverging therefrom rear planes of said opposite sides of said pivot block wardly and each having a carrier wheel on its and to and from said backbone member, and outer end, brace members pivotally connected at means for holding said leg members and said their lower ends to said diverging members inter mediate their ends and at their upper ends piv 20 brace members in operating positions and in col lapsed positions. otally and slidably connected with said backbone 5. In a collapsible carrier apparatus of the member to slide up and down thereon, whereby character referred to, a backbone member, two to collapse with said diverging members as said pivot'blocks secured thereon, one above the other, diverging members are raised upwardly and in 25 the upper one being slidable on said backbone, wardly toward said backbone member. both of said pivot blocks having their opposite 2. In a golf bag carrier, a backbone having sides at diverging angles, in diverging planes, two means for attaching a golf bag thereto length leg members pivotally connected at their corre wise thereof. a pair of diverging leg members sponding ends to said pivot block, on said diverg pivotally connected to said backbone member at their attached ends and having carrier wheels 30 ing sides, whereby said leg members extend in opposite diverging directions rearwardly oi.’ said mounted on their outer ends, rearwardly of said ‘backbone, carrier wheels on the outer ends of backbone member, brace members pivotally con said leg members, brace members pivotally con nected at their lower ends to said diverging mem nected with the upper pivot block on its opposite bers and at their upper ends pivotally connected to said backbone member and movable upwardly 35 diverging sides and at their lower ends pivotally connected with said leg members, intermediate and downwardly thereon, whereby said diverging members and said brace members can be raised their ends, and latch means on said backbone for upwardly and inwardly to said backbone member holding said slidable pivot block in adjusted po-l in collapsed condition. sition. backbone member provided at its lower end with a bag support, and with strap means for securing a bag to said backbone lengthwise thereof, a pivot block on said backbone, two diverging leg mem main backbone member having an extended han 3. A collapsible golf bag carrier including a 6. A collapsible golf bag carrier including a dle portion, two rearwardly diverging wheel-sup porting legs connected pivotally at their converg ing ends to said backbone member, with wheels bers pivotally connected to said pivot block at 45 on their free rearwardly extending ends, a pair of pivoted brace members connected at their lower their attached ends and provided with carrier ends to said wheel-supporting legs, intermediate wheels at their outer, free ends. a second pivot their ends, and at their upper ends pivotally and block slidably mounted on said backbone. above slidablylconnected with said backbone member, said ?rst pivot block, brace members pivotally connected at their lower ends to said diverging 60 whereby said legs and said brace members can be folded upwardly and inwardly together around ‘ leg members and at their upper ends to said sec said backbone, substantially in the manner, indi ond pivot block to move therewith, and latch cated. means on said backbone for holding said second DONALD J. CARR. pivot block in different positions of adjustment WILLIAM A. CHELEW. from operative position to collapsed condition.