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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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No. 626,584. Patented Ilune, |899.

H. G. WILMERLING. l

TENPIN BALL.

(Application led Aug. 25, 1898.) (No Model.)

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UNirEp STATES HENRY G. XVILMERLIN G, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.

TEN PIN-BALL.

SPECIFICATON forming part of Letters Patent No. 626,584, dated June 6, 1899.

Application filed August 25, 1898. Serial No. 689,469. (No model.)

To all whom, it may concern,.-

Be it known that I, HENRY G. WILMERLING, of the city of New York, borough of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Tenpin-Ball, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

The object of the invention is to so form the finger and uthumb openings of tenpin-ba1ls that the balls will not check or break at said openings, no matter how hard the balls may be brought in contact upon a returnmail.

Another object of the invention is to provide an elastic cushion within the finger and thumb openings and means for securing the cushions in place.

A further object of the invention is to pro vide a means whereby the above-named objects may be attained -in a simple and economic manner.

The invention consists in the novel construction and combination of the several parts, as will be hereinafter fully set forth, and pointed out in the claims.

Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forminga part of this specification, in which similarcharaeters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the figures.

Figure 1 is a partial side elevation and artial sectional view of a ten pinball,illustrating in longitudinal section the application of the improveinent to one of the finger-openings. Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the bushing shown in Fig. 1 detached and drawn upon an enlarged scale. Fig. 3 is a vertical section through a cushion adapted to enter one of the finger-openings. Fig. l is a perspective view of a lockingsbloek for the said cushion. Fig. 5 is a vertical section through a modified form of the bushing, and Fig. 6 is a longitudinal section through a cushion adapted for usein connection with the bushing shown in Fig. 5.

The tenpin or bowling ball is provided with the usual two openings 10, one for the thumb and the other for a finger of the saine hand; but only one of the said openings is shown, since the arrangement and construction of the ball at cach opening are identical. The opening l0 is provided with any desired numher of annular recesses 11, and at the mouth of each opcningltladepression orcountersink 12 is made. The eountersi'nk is adapted to receive a fiange 13, formed at the upper end of a bushing l4,which bushing is preferably made of metal, but may be made of any hard substance. The body portion of the bushing extends downward in the opening designed to receive it, and the lower end of the body of the bushing is forced outward,so as to enter the upper or outermost annular recess l1, as shown at 15 in Fig. 1, the line upon which the bushing is bent outward being indicated by the reference-numeral 16 in Fig. 2. The bushing is further provided with a pendent rim 13 at the flange 13, which rim is made to enter an annular groove 12* at the margin of the countersink 12. A tubular cushion 17, preferably made of rubber, but which may be made of sections of cork, is introduced into each of the openings l0 in the ball. Each cushion extends from the bottom or from a point between the top and bottom of the opening to which it is attached out fiush with the outer face of the bushing provided for said opening, and each of the cushions is provided with exterior annular ribs 18, said ribs being adapted to enter the annular recesses 11 in the opening 10, to which the cushion may be applied, as is shown particularly in Fig. 1, and in' order that a cushion shall remain firmly in position in the opening in which it .belongs a block 19, corresponding in contour to the inner contour of the cushion, may be forced into said cushion at its lower portion, as shown in Fig. l, the said block when used serving to expand the cushion and assistthc exterior ribs 18 in preventing the displace ment of the same.

In order that the upper end portion of the cushion shall not bulge inward during service, a ring 2O may be introduced into the upper portion of the cushion, which ring when employed is preferably of spring metal and serves to hold the upper portion of the cushion against the inner face of the bushing 14.

In Fig. 5 I have illustrated a modified form of bushing, said bushing being designated as 2l, and in this forni of bushing a flange 22 at thc top, corresponding to the flange 13` in Fig. 2, is provided with a countersink or an annular recess 23, thc flange being also provided with a pendent member 22, corresponding to IOO the pendent member 13n of the flange 13. The cushion 2l, adapted for use with the bushing 21, is provided at its upper end with a flange 25, into which a spring-ring 26 is preferably introduced, the flange 25 being adapted to enter and to snugly fit in the countersink 23 of the aforesaid bushing 21, While the pendent member 22 of the flange will enter a marginal groove in the aforesaid countersink 12. The cushion 24 (shown in Fig. 6) is provided with exterior annular ribs 27, correr sponding to the ribs 18 illustrated in the form of cushion shown in Fig. 3.

It will be understood that the cushions may be cemented to the walls of the openings 10 in the ball, if desired, and the said openings may be given a tapering shape, being preferably Widest at the bottom.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent-- 1. In a tenpin or bowling ball,metal1ic bushings fitted into the finger-openin gs of the ball, each bushing being provided with a flange at its outer end countersuuk in the outer surface of the ball, each finger-opening being also provided with annular recesses, a tubular cushion fitted in each fin ger-openin g, havin g exterior annular ribs adapted to enter the annular recesses in said finger-openings, and a spring material located wijt-hin the upper portion of each cushion, the spring material being adapted to hold the cushions in contact 'the cushions outwardly, for the with the'inner faces of the bushings, -for the purpose specified.

2. In a tenpiu or bowling ball,metallic bushings fitted into the finger-openings of the ball, each bushing being provided with a flange at its outer end countersunk in the outer surface of the ball, each finger-opening being also provided with annular recesses, a tubular cushion fitted in each finger-opening, having exterion annular ribs adapted to enter the annular recesses in said finger-opening, a spring material located within the upper portion of each cushion, the spring material be ing adapted to hold the cushions in contact with the inner faces of the bushings, and a retaining-block located near the bottom of each finger-opening within the tubular cush ion provided for said opening, the said blocks being adapted to force the lower portions of purpose set forth.

3. A tenpin-ball having a socket produced therein, a tubular cushion fitted in the socket, an annulus of spring material sunk in the outer portion of the cushion, and a bushing fitted in the outer portion of the socket between the walls thereof and the cushion and having an outwardly-turned flange countersun'k in the ball at the outer end of the socket.

AHENRY G. WILl\IERI.ING.

\Vitnesses:

J. FRED. ACKER, JNO. M. RITTER.

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Cited By (18)

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US2475876A (en) * 1946-05-23 1949-07-12 Campi Louis Bowling grip
US2482190A (en) * 1945-02-19 1949-09-20 Eugene J Reardon Finger hole insert for bowling balls
US2983511A (en) * 1959-10-16 1961-05-09 Roy W Stott Removable rubber faced bowling ball finger hole clip
US3078097A (en) * 1959-12-15 1963-02-19 Charles F Mitchell Porous bowling ball patch
US3784198A (en) * 1972-08-21 1974-01-08 B Bach Finger hole liner for bowling ball
US3810619A (en) * 1972-10-03 1974-05-14 W Taylor Bowling ball and method of closing and opening a cavity opening therein
US4381863A (en) * 1981-07-13 1983-05-03 Master Industries, Inc. Finger hole insert for bowling balls
US4623149A (en) * 1985-05-03 1986-11-18 Joseph Herman Bowling ball finger insert
US5002276A (en) * 1990-03-23 1991-03-26 Davalor Mold Corporation Bowling ball finger insert
US5007640A (en) * 1990-03-23 1991-04-16 Bernhardt David A Finger insert for a bowling ball
US5058901A (en) * 1990-06-20 1991-10-22 Salvino Carmen M Spin axis weighted bowling ball
US5123644A (en) * 1990-03-23 1992-06-23 Davalor Mold Corp. Finger insert for a bowling ball
US5176378A (en) * 1990-03-23 1993-01-05 Davalor Mold Corporation Finger insert for a bowling ball
US5308061A (en) * 1990-03-23 1994-05-03 Davalor Mold Corporation Finger insert for a bowling ball
US5437579A (en) * 1990-06-20 1995-08-01 Salvino; Carmen M. Spin axis weighted bowling ball
US6126553A (en) * 1999-02-26 2000-10-03 Lakusiewicz; Ronald J. Bowling ball finger inserts
US20030045367A1 (en) * 1998-02-03 2003-03-06 David A. Bernhardt Bowling ball finger grip
US6736734B1 (en) 1999-08-20 2004-05-18 David A. Bernhardt Bowling ball finger grip

Cited By (19)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2482190A (en) * 1945-02-19 1949-09-20 Eugene J Reardon Finger hole insert for bowling balls
US2475876A (en) * 1946-05-23 1949-07-12 Campi Louis Bowling grip
US2983511A (en) * 1959-10-16 1961-05-09 Roy W Stott Removable rubber faced bowling ball finger hole clip
US3078097A (en) * 1959-12-15 1963-02-19 Charles F Mitchell Porous bowling ball patch
US3784198A (en) * 1972-08-21 1974-01-08 B Bach Finger hole liner for bowling ball
US3810619A (en) * 1972-10-03 1974-05-14 W Taylor Bowling ball and method of closing and opening a cavity opening therein
US4381863A (en) * 1981-07-13 1983-05-03 Master Industries, Inc. Finger hole insert for bowling balls
US4623149A (en) * 1985-05-03 1986-11-18 Joseph Herman Bowling ball finger insert
US5176378A (en) * 1990-03-23 1993-01-05 Davalor Mold Corporation Finger insert for a bowling ball
US5002276A (en) * 1990-03-23 1991-03-26 Davalor Mold Corporation Bowling ball finger insert
US5308061A (en) * 1990-03-23 1994-05-03 Davalor Mold Corporation Finger insert for a bowling ball
US5123644A (en) * 1990-03-23 1992-06-23 Davalor Mold Corp. Finger insert for a bowling ball
US5007640A (en) * 1990-03-23 1991-04-16 Bernhardt David A Finger insert for a bowling ball
US5058901A (en) * 1990-06-20 1991-10-22 Salvino Carmen M Spin axis weighted bowling ball
US5437579A (en) * 1990-06-20 1995-08-01 Salvino; Carmen M. Spin axis weighted bowling ball
US20030045367A1 (en) * 1998-02-03 2003-03-06 David A. Bernhardt Bowling ball finger grip
US6837796B2 (en) 1998-02-03 2005-01-04 David A. Bernhardt Bowling ball finger grip
US6126553A (en) * 1999-02-26 2000-10-03 Lakusiewicz; Ronald J. Bowling ball finger inserts
US6736734B1 (en) 1999-08-20 2004-05-18 David A. Bernhardt Bowling ball finger grip

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