Handle construction for golf ball retriever

  • US 5,908,214 A
  • Filed: 04/14/1998
  • Issued: 06/01/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/14/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A holding mechanism for a telescopic handle comprising a plurality of telescoping hollow tubes characterized by relative sliding stiffness between each of the tubes and having a similar resistance to rotation, the holding mechanism comprising:

  • a one piece partial sleeve sized to fit snugly about a respective one of the telescoping tubes, said sleeve having a crimped portion extending radially inward over an axial extent of the sleeve intermediate opposite circumferential ends thereof;

    said one of the tubes having an axially extending slot adjacent a first end thereof, said slot having axial and circumferential dimensions corresponding to said crimped portion of said sleeve for receiving said crimped portion when said sleeve is positioned on said one of the tubes;

    another of the telescoping tubes positioned in sliding engagement over said one of the tubes and having one end terminating in a necked down portion having an inner diameter larger than an outer diameter of said one of the tubes and smaller than a diameter of said sleeve when said sleeve is positioned on said one of the tubes whereby said one end of said another of the tubes cannot pass over said sleeve on said one of the tubes.

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