Urquhart sought the perfect adjustable iron. He received four British
patents in the 1890s as part of his quest. This example was likely offered around 1897. This model does not have the Urquhart stamp across the middle
face as is found on most of these clubs. Instead this club has dot punch
face between heel and toe vertical scoring lines. Some of the
of a 'U" inside a circle remains on the toe of the back of the blade.
The head is designed so that the club can be used both right- and left-handed. Just push in the small
lever on the back of the hosel and you can pull out and rotate the
spring-loaded blade to a different position, left- or right-handed. The screw in the base of the hosel allows the golfer to adjust how far the head comes away from the hosel when the small lever is pushed and the golfer pulls the head in order to rotate it to a different loft.
shaft and leather-wrap grip appear to be original.
Urquart irons were produced in a number of variations, this example with its dot punch face pattern being particularly rare. Even so, ANY Urquhart iron is a great collectible!
TCA2: v2, p440-441