Putters with adjustable weights inside their head are among the rarest of hickory-shaft-era patent clubs, and this Dedli adjustable weight putter is a fabulous example. It is in outstanding original condition, with its original shaft and leather wrapped grip, and still has all TEN of its original weights!
These ten weights fit inside the raised 1 3/4-inch-long alignment cylinder. Such a large number of weights gave the golfer a wide range of choices in terms of how heavy or light to make the club. Because the inside of the cylinder is threaded all the way down its length, the threaded brass end cap can be screwed in as far as it needs to in order to fit tight against the remaining weights, to keep a smaller number of weights from every rattling or coming loose. All one needs to rotate the brass cap open or closed is a coin. A quarter fits the slot like a glove.
"Dedli" is marked on the back of the blade behind the heel, and "Pat Appld" is marked on the back of the blade behind the toe. The auctioneer does not believe this putter ever received an actual patent. This Dedli is a rare club among rare clubs!
TCA2 v2 p483