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Patented Feb. 14, |899.
No. e|9,529.
S. W. ANDREWS.
G 0 L F0 M E T E R.
(Application filed Mar. 4, 1898.)
(No Model.)
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
SAMUEL W. ANDREVS, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
GOLFOMETER.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 619,529, dated February 14, 1899.
Application filed March L1:,1898. Serial No. 672,534. (No model.)
To LZ whom, t may concern.-
Be it known that l, SAMUEL W. ANDREWS, a citizen of the United States, residing in New York, in the borough of Manhattan and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Golfometers,of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to an improved device for registering` the score in the game of golf and preserving a permanent record of the same.
The invention consists of a mechanism for registering the total number of strokes or plays in the game, together with the number of strokes or plays at each hole It comprises a glass-covered casing, mechanism for registering the strokes, said mechanism be* ing actuated by a suitable pusher at the circumference of the casing, so as to move the pointer along a scale on the face of the device, means for returning the pointer to Zero, an intermittently-rotating metal disk, upon which is placed a paper score-disk, printed to correspond with the dial registering the strokes, a pricking-needle for recording the position of the holes on the score-disk, and means for actuating said prickingnneedle.
The invention consists, further, of certain details of construction and combinations of parts, to be fully described hereinafter and iinally pointed out in the claims.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure l represents a front elevation of my improved golfometer or device for registering the score in the game of golf. Fig. 2 is a front view of the pointer-actuating mechanism with the dial and pointer removed. Fig. 3 is a rear view; Fig. 4, a vertical transverse section on line L et, Fig. 5; and Fig. 5 is a vertical transverse section, drawn on a larger scale, on line 5 5, Fig. 3.
Similar letters of reference indicate correspending parts.
Referring to the drawings, A represents a circular casing which is composed of three disk-shapcd plates ct a' a2. The disk-shaped plate a is provided at its circumference with suitable graduations for indicating the number of strokes made in the game. A pointer P moves over said dial, intermittent motion being imparted to the same by a suitable transmitting mechanism, consisting of a segmental pusher B, located in a recess of the circumference of the casing A, said pusher being provided with projecting ends b, that are seated in recesses of the rim of the casing. The pusher B is provided at its center with an inwardly-projecting lug b', that is pivoted to one end of a fulcrumed lever B', and to the opposite end of which is applied a pivoted and spring-actuated pawl B2. The fulcrumed lever B is actedupon by a spring b2, so that the pusher B is returned in outward direction as soon as the inward pressure on the same is relaxed. The spring-actuated pawl B2 engages a ratchet-wheel C, which is engaged by a check-pawl O. The arbor of the ratchetwheel C passes through the intermediate plate a and carries at the opposite side of the same a pinion d, which meshes with a gear-wheel d', the arbor cl2 of which turns in suitable bearings of the plates a a2, said arbor carrying at its front end the pointer P. After a stroke is made the pusher B is compressed by taking hold of the casing` with the iingers at one side and pressing against the pusher with the thumb or palm of the hand. Theinward pressure of the pusher actuates the pawl P2 and moves the ratchet-wheel forward for the distance of one tooth, so as to move by the intermediate pinion and gear-wheel transmission the pointer for a corresponding distance over the front dial. When the game is completed, the pointer is returned to zero by the well-known lever and heartcam mechanism employed in stopwatches, said mechanism consisting of a sliding button e, connecting-rod e', pivot-link e2, and fulcrumed spring-actuated lever e3 and heart-cam c4, located on the arbor of the pointer. By shifting the button e the link c2 is moved into the path of the flat edge of the lug on the pusher B, as shown in dotted line in Fig. 2, and the fulcrumed lever e3 moved into contact with the heart-cam e4, the latter turned so that its center line is in line with the diametrical line passing through the zero-point of the dial and the center of the arbor d2, the pointer being sim ultaneou sly returned to zero by the motion of the heart-cam.
It is assumed that in most games ninety or more strokes will be made, and that consequently the heart-cam and pointer are moved by means of the mechanism described to the zero-point after ninety strokes are registered on the face-dial. Should there be a less number of strokes made, as when, for instance, a game is interrupted for some cause, the pointer P has to be moved forward over the ninety-point on the face-dial by repeated depression of the pusher B, after which the heart-cam mechanism can be operated and the pointer moved to zero, as before described.
To the opposite end of the arbor cl2 of the pointer P is applied a disk D, which partakes of the intermittent rotary motion imparted to the arbor by the motion-transmitting mechanism operated by the pusher B. The disk D is provided with a number of small holes 0 near its circumference. said holes corresponding to the graduations of the dial. In the partition-plate a2 is arranged an opening o, through which passes the pin-point of a spring-actuated pricker, the shank of which is attached at one end to the partition-plate a2, while the opposite end is bent so that its pin-point is in the opening o. The pricker is operated whenever a hole is made in the game by actuating a tapering pusher F, which is applied to a stem f', provided with a crown fat the outside, said crown being guided on a tubular shank f2, applied to the casing. Vhenever the crown f is depressed, the pusher F is moved downwardly between the intermediate plate a and the bent end of the pricker F, so that the pin-point of the same is forced through the guideopening o' into one ofthe openings o ofthe rotating disk D, so as to puncture a paperdisk G, that is placed upon it. The paper disk G is applied to pricking-pins q on the rotary disk D, made of the same size as the disk, so as to be rotated therewith, and provided at its circumference with the same graduation as that on the front dial of the instrument. The circumference of the paper disk is retained on the rotary carrying-disk D by means of small antifriction-rollers fr, which are arranged in the bezel of the rear glass plate H, said bezel being iitted into the rim of the casing A in the same manner as the bezel of the covering front glass plate H. The small antifrictionrollers in the bezel 7L press the paper disk G against the rotating disk D, so as to present the paper disk to the action of the pricker whenever the same is actuated by the pusher, and the record of the hole is thus obtained. The paper disk has also some additional matter printed upon it, so as to preserve the full record of date, course, name of player 5cc., a new paper disk being inserted whenever a new game is commenced.
lf the record of holes be not desired to be made, the device may be used to register the score of strokes only without actua-ting the pricking device and puncturing the paper disk; but as this does not make a per manent record it is preferable to use the pricker and puncture the paper disk.
The registering device is carried either on a belt by means of a ring R, pivoted to the shank on the casing, or in the vestpocket, like a watch, or in a special pocket provided for the same, it 'forming a very useful device for registering the score and for keeping a permanent record of each game of golf.
Having thus described my invention, what l claim isl. A golfometer or device for registering the score in the game of golf, consisting of a suitable casing provided with a graduated dia-l, a pointer moving over said dial, means for intermittently actuating said pointer, means for returning the pointer to zero at the end of the game, a rotary carrying-disk on the arbor of the pointer and carrying a paper disk, a pricking mechanism, and means for actuating said pricking mechanism so as to record the position of the holes made in the game, substantially as set forth.
2. A golfometer or device for registering the score in the game of golf, consisting of an exterior casing having a graduated dial, a pointer moving over said dial, means for intermittently actuating said pointer so as to count the number of strokes, an actuating mechanism consisting of a pusher, a fulcrumed and spring-actuated intermediate lever, a spring-actuated pawl at the end oi' said lever, a ratchet-wheel, and a pinion and gear-wheel transmission for the arbor on the pointer, a rota-ry carrying-disk on the arbor of the pointer and carrying a paper disk, graduated in t-he same manner as the dial, a pricking mechanism 'for said paper disk, and a pusher for actuating the pricking mechanism so as to indicate the relative position oi' the holes, substantially as set forth.
3. In a golfometer or registering device for the game of golf, the combination, with a casing having a stationary plate and a hole in said plate, of a carrying-disk provided with closely-arranged holes near its circumference and carrying a score-disk, means for rotating said carrying-disk, antifriction-rollers arranged in the bezel of the adjacent glass plate of the casing for holding the score-disk at its circumference against the carrying-disk, a spring-actuating pricking device having a pin-point, and a pusher for actuating said pricking device for recording the position of the holes on the score-disk, substantially as set forth.
4. In a golfometer or registering device for the game of golf, the combination, with a casing having a dial, an intermediate and arear plate, the rear plate having a guide-opene ing for the pricking-pin, of a stroke-regis- IOO IIO
'tering mechanism, a rotary carrying-disk on In testimony that clairn the foregoing as the arbor of said registering mechanism and my invention I have signed my name in presearrying a paper disk, a pricking device havence of two subscribing witnesses.
ing a pin-point, and means for actuating said SAMUEL W. ANDREWS. 5 pricking device, so as to puncture the paper Witnesses:
disk andindieate the position of the holes, PAUL GOEPEL,
substantially as set forth. GEO. W. JAEKEL.
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US2838238A (en) * 1956-05-18 1958-06-10 Clinton Watch Co Golf scoring apparatus
US3807729A (en) * 1971-12-22 1974-04-30 Sanyei Merchandise Co Ltd Hand muscle developing apparatus with counter enclosed in housing
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US2838238A (en) * 1956-05-18 1958-06-10 Clinton Watch Co Golf scoring apparatus
US3807729A (en) * 1971-12-22 1974-04-30 Sanyei Merchandise Co Ltd Hand muscle developing apparatus with counter enclosed in housing
US20090314821A1 (en) * 2002-10-04 2009-12-24 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Tool Assembly For A Surgical Stapling Device

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