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US2198980A
US2198980A US224555A US22455538A US2198980A US 2198980 A US2198980 A US 2198980A US 224555 A US224555 A US 224555A US 22455538 A US22455538 A US 22455538A US 2198980 A US2198980 A US 2198980A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B53/00Golf clubs
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B60/00Details or accessories of golf clubs, bats, rackets or the like
    • A63B60/06Handles
    • A63B60/22Adjustable handles
    • A63B60/30Adjustable handles with adjustable circumference
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B60/00Details or accessories of golf clubs, bats, rackets or the like
    • A63B60/46Measurement devices associated with golf clubs, bats, rackets or the like for measuring physical parameters relating to sporting activity, e.g. baseball bats with impact indicators or bracelets for measuring the golf swing
    • A63B2060/462Devices measuring hand characteristics to determine correct grip size

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April 1940- J. F. SULLIVAN 2, 8,980

GRIP GAUGE FOR GOLF CLUBS Filed Aug. 12, 1938 INVENTOR. JOHN F SULLIVAN A TTORNEY Patented Apr. 30, 1940 ,c

UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE V 7 I 2,198,980 f I GRIP GAUGE FORGOLF- CLUBS a John F. .Sullivan, fbakland, Calif. i Application August 12, 1938, sesame. 224,555

6 Claims. (01. 33-179) This invention is a golf grip gauge for use in duced and knurled to provide a convenient turntaking the measurements of a players hands for ing knob I 8.

the purpose of selecting a golf club having a grip Diametrical adjustment of the spring metal of adequate size or as an aid in the reconstruction shell I6 is accomplished by turning the knob l8 of the grip to meet the needs of the individual to effect axial movement of the tapered member 5 player. l0 relative to the shaft ll. As screw l3 enters It is a well-known fact that in the manufactur the socket I4 the upp Portion of the tapered and sale of golf clubs it has been the standard member In enters the shell and causes it to expractice to make all golf clubs with uniform grips pand. The lower portion of shell I B, which is out 10 despite the fact that requirements for different of the normal grip area, is cause to expand a 10 players may run the gamut of hand sizes. It has minimum amount, (JO-incidentally With t pp also been the practice, when a player requires a portion of the shell, by downward movement of grip of a size diiferent from that in which manuthe boss l2 therein. factured, for the professional to break the indi- Suitable size gradations a marked ohthellpper 15 vidual grip down and rebuild them as nearly as end of the tapered member H], as by the numeripossible to the desired size. ca1 scale I9, and read according to the relative These practices do not make for efficiency. In p i i n of t upp d of s l (See Fi 1 the first place it is far more desirable for the inand 2.) dividual players hands to be measured and to While a preferred form of the invention is supply him with factory built clubs according to lustrated in the acco pa y drawing it Will be 0 his specifications and in the second place the app at d t at t invention ay t other individual club maker usually does not have the o s Wit out departing from the Spirit p facilities for uniformly carrying out the players ciple of the same. For this reason I do not wish wishes with respect to the size of the clubgrip. to be limited to the preferred form only but desire Therefore the present invention contemplates protection according to the full S p of t 4 25 the provision of an extremely simplified and inpended claims.

expensive means of accurately taking the meas- The invention claimed is:

urements of the grip of an individual player with 1. In a golf grip gauge, a spring metal shell, an the idea of supplying him with clubs which meet axially movable tapered member therein, said his specifications in the size of the grips, as a tapered member having a threaded end, a shaft 30 supplement to the known practice of measuring having an internally threaded socket thereon enthe length of shaft and over-all weight of clubs. gaging the threaded end on said tapered member, In the drawing forming a part hereof, and means on said socket for preventing relative Figure l is a side elevation of a golf grip gauge longitudinal movement of said shell with said constructed according to the present invention, tapered member upon the engagement of said 35 Figure 2 is a disassembled view of the subject threaded end of said tapered member and said matter of Figure 1, socket.

Figure 3 corresponds to Figure l with the ex- 2. In' a golf grip gauge, a spring metal shell, ception that part of the devi i sh w i e an axially movable tapered member therein, said tapered memberhaving a threaded end, an in- 40 40 tion, and

Figure 4 i a, section along t lines 4 f ternally threaded socket member engaging the Figure 1, I threaded end on said tapered member, and means on said socket member for preventing relative Th numeral l0 .desi nates a ta ered member g p longitudinal movement of said shell with said shaft II to wh1ch a conventional head (not shown) is attached. The member I0 is tapered gigg end of Sald tapered member and Sald gg i g boss 4 a 2 screwfllls 3. In a golf grip gauge, a spring metal shell de- P Jec 8 screw 15 w 0 engage e fining a normal grip area, an axially movable Internally threaded Socket pmned other tapered member therein, said tapered member 50 Wise secured to the end. Of the Shaft H, as at having a threaded end an internally threaded A Spring metal Shell encompasses socket member engaging the threaded end on p d member ID and abuts he flange I! at said tapered member, and means on said socket the top of the socket I4. member for preventing relative longitudinal The outer end of the tapered member In is removement of said shell with said tapered member 55 hr n h having a t eaded con ection w1t a golf club tapered member upon the engagement of Sam 45 5. In a golf grip gauge, a spring metal shell defining a normal grip area, an axially movable tapered member therein having a threaded end and a boss adjacent thereto, an internally threaded socket member engaging the threaded end on said tapered member, a flange at the top of the socket member abutting the end of said shell to prevent relative longitudinal movement thereof upon engagement of said threaded end of the tapered member and said socket, and a scale at the upper end of-said tapered member coacting with the top of said shell to indicate diametrical adjustment thereof by axial movement of said tapered member with respect to said socket memher.

6. In a golf grip gauge, aspring metal shell, an axially tapered member therein, said tapered member having a threaded end, a threaded socket member engaging the threaded end of said tapered member, and a shoulder on the socket shell.

JOHN F. SULLIVAN.

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US20040185955A1 (en) * 2003-03-17 2004-09-23 Mark Rocconi [Golf grip mounted optical aiming device that improves the clubface or putter face alignment to the target]
US20090205338A1 (en) * 2007-03-07 2009-08-20 Harmon Sr James V High efficiency dual cycle internal combustion engine with steam power recovered from waste heat
WO2015095981A1 (en) * 2013-12-26 2015-07-02 Pontificia Universidad Católica De Chile Anthropometric measurement device
US20170252627A1 (en) * 2016-03-07 2017-09-07 Haylen Tshering ROSBERGER Fencing sword with adjustable weights
GB2496305B (en) * 2011-10-31 2018-09-19 Karsten Mfg Corp Adjustable length golf clubs and methods of manufacturing adjustable length golf clubs

Cited By (6)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US20040185955A1 (en) * 2003-03-17 2004-09-23 Mark Rocconi [Golf grip mounted optical aiming device that improves the clubface or putter face alignment to the target]
US20090205338A1 (en) * 2007-03-07 2009-08-20 Harmon Sr James V High efficiency dual cycle internal combustion engine with steam power recovered from waste heat
GB2496305B (en) * 2011-10-31 2018-09-19 Karsten Mfg Corp Adjustable length golf clubs and methods of manufacturing adjustable length golf clubs
WO2015095981A1 (en) * 2013-12-26 2015-07-02 Pontificia Universidad Católica De Chile Anthropometric measurement device
US20170252627A1 (en) * 2016-03-07 2017-09-07 Haylen Tshering ROSBERGER Fencing sword with adjustable weights
US10220283B2 (en) * 2016-03-07 2019-03-05 Haylen Tshering ROSBERGER Fencing sword with adjustable weights

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