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March 3, 1942- 2,275,297 F. J. HEARNSIL-IAW GQLF BAG SUPPORT Filed June 29,- 1959 , ‘ INVEN'EOR. fizz ah JHear/zwza [0, ' ZITORNEY. Patented Mar. 3, 1942 2,275,297 _ UNITED STATES ATENT QFFICE 2,275,297 GOLF BAG SUPPORT Frank J. Hearnshaw, Chicago, Ill. ApplicationJune 29, 1939, Serial No. 281,793 2 Claims. (01. 248-96) This invention relates to a golf bag support, tion comprises a golf bag having a tubular body and the primary object of the invention is to portion I0 which may be made of leather, fabric, provide means attachable to a golf bag to sup or any other conventional material. The body port the golf bag in upright position and to pre H3 is tubular in shape and while shown elon vent the same from tipping over. gated, the invention is just as applicable to con A further object of the invention is to provide ventional circular or round bags. The tubular a support for a golf bag whereby means are body portion I0 is adapted to be fastened to a provided concealed underneath the base and supporting base H which comprises an upstand adapted to be moved outwardly from the base to ing continuous ?ange or ring I2 into which the provide a stand to support the golf bag in up tubular body H3 is ?tted. Rivets or other fasten- ' right position and prevent the bag from falling ing means I3 ?xedly connect the body H] to the over. supporting base II. The base H may be made Another object of the invention is to provide of any durable material, such as fabric, metal a golf bag support or stand for supporting a golf or any other kind of material capable of per bag in upright position, there being a plurality forming the function intended. The rim or of pivotally mounted members which are swung ?ange l2 may be relatively flush with the ex— underneath the support in nesting relationship terior of the bottom portion of the base member when the bag is being carried or when not in use, H, or it may be set inwardly a predetermined and which may be swung outwardly on their distance, as clearly shown in Figs. 2 to 4. pivots to provide a stand or support of substan 20 Wings or ?aps I 4 and I5 are ?xedly but piv tial area to maintain the bag in upright position. otally connected to the ?ange "5 which extends Another object of the invention is to provide outwardly from the rim or upstanding ?ange l2. means for supporting a golf bag so that a golfer The Wings I 4 and I5 comprise body portions l1 who acts as his own caddy may carry the bag and I8, respectively, and each wing is provided between shots in the usual way, but when ar with a circular boss or bearing portion l9 and riving at the ball may spread out feet or supports receives a pin 20 which is also received in the to maintain the bag in a proper upright position, ?ange l6. Each pin 20 may have a head 2|, Fig. thereby avoiding the necessity of laying the bag 4, which is countersunk-in the thickened or boss on the ground which naturally scars and mars portion I 9. The body of the pin may have a the clubs, and also making it impossible for 30 drive ?t with the extending rim IE or it may be rodents and reptiles to crawl into the bag. provided with a head portion 22, Fig. 4, so that A still further object of the invention is the each wing M or 15 may be pivotally mounted to provision of a new and novel golf bag base hav the base H and permit free pivotal movement of ing improved means formed thereon which are the Wings but at the same time overcome too normally concealed underneath the base and 35 loose a connection. Each of the wings M and which are adapted to be projected outwardly from the base to provide a support or stand of su?icient area to maintain the golf bag in an I5 is provided with upstanding ,edges or ?anges 23 and 24 to reinforce the body portions I? and I8 and make the wings rigid in construction but upright position. relatively light in weight. The wings are adapted Numerous other objects and advantages will 40 to fold underneath the bottom of the base H be apparent throughout the progress of the fol and be totally concealed when the structure is lowing speci?cation. not in use. Inasmuch as the shape and construc The accompanying drawing illustrates ‘a se lected embodiment of the invention and the views tion of the wings are such that some of the wings will overlap when folded, the Wings i5 are pro therein are as follows: 45 vided with a pocket 25 into which the edges or Fig. 1 is a detail elevational view of a golf bag corners 26 of the Wings M are adapted to extend and embodying the invention; when the device is in folded position, Fig. 2. Fig. 2 is a transverse sectional view on the The bosses l9 are provided with ?at surfaces line 2—2 of Fig. 1; . 21 and 28 against which a spring member 29 is Fig. 3 is a view similar to Fig. 2 but showing 60 adapted to engage. The spring member 29 com the wings in extended or supporting position; and prises a longitudinal flat spring member 30 and Fig. 4 is a detail sectional View on the line a transverse ?at spring member 3|. Each mem 4-4 of Fig. 2. ' ber 30 and 3| is provided with a notch, which The particular golf bag construction herein notches are complementary with each other and shown for the purpose of illustrating the inven 55 permit the two portions to cross each other, as 2,275,297 2 ‘ indicated at 32, Fig. 3. The spring member 29 comprising the parts 33 and 3| is maintained in position by a boss or lug 33 which is preferably formed integral with the bottom of the member I I. This member 33 is provided with a cross slot 34 to receive the cross spring member 29. The spring member 29, comprising the cross leaves parting from the spirit of the invention or sac ri?cing any of its advantages, and the right is hereby reserved to make all such changes as fairly fall within the scope of the following claims. The invention is hereby claimed as follows: 1. A support for a golf bag comprising a plu 30 and 3!, presents an urging action against the rality of manually operable flat wings of appre base member is provided with a plurality of pro tractable elements or extensions to support the bag in upright position when the elements or ex co-operating with each wing to lock resiliently ciable area pivotally mounted on the base of the straight or cam surfaces 21 and 2B and, therefore, tends to keep the wings l4 and i5 in either their 10 golf bag near the periphery thereof and adapted to be folded manually and individually in closed closed or retracted position or in their open or position within the con?nes of the base or un extended position. folded manually and individually to extend be The invention provides a golf bag having a base yond the base to provide outwardly extending member which is of the same relative contour as supporting legs for the bag, and spring means the bag, whether it be elongated or circular. The each wing separately in either locked or unlocked position, some of said wings having pockets therein to receive a part of other of said wings. 2. A support for a golf bag comprising a plu be folded underneath the bag and concealed 20 rality of manually operable wings pivotally when the bag is to assume any other position but tensions are extended and which are adapted .to its upright one. Means are provided for main taining the extensions in either extended or re tracted position. The extensions are adapted to be in concealed or retracted position when the bag is being carried from one position to another but are adapted to be extended to form a bag support when it is desired to support the bag in its upright position. ‘ The particular extensions are herein shown in the form of folding wings which are adapted to nest underneath‘ the bottom plate of the bag support, and the means for maintaining the wings in either concealed or extended position comprises a spring member engaging cam sur faces on the bosses or knobs l9. The invention therefore provides a‘ simple, mounted on the base near the periphery thereof and adapted to be folded manually and individ ually in closed position within ‘the confines of the base or unfolded'manually and individually to extend beyond the base to provide outwardly extending supporting legs for the bag, each of said wings being of appreciable thickness and having a wide flat under surface of substantial area arranged in substantially a single common plane to ?rmly and rigidly support the bag in upright position when the wings are unfolded, adjacent pairs of said wings when folded having portions received one above the other in over lapping relationship, the underside of alternate wings being provided with recessed pockets shaped to receive portions of the adjacent Wings rugged construction, easily operated, for main taining the bag in its proper upright position. in said overlapping relationship, and upstanding manufacture. received within said recessed pockets when folded. reinforcing ?anges on the upper edges ‘of said The device is strong and durable in construction, 40 wings, said flanges being cut away on' alternate wings at portions of the‘wing's adapted to be free and easy in operation and economical to Changes may be made in the form, construc tion and arrangement of the parts without de FRANK J. HEARNSHAW.