Lot # 73: Anderson Crescent Iron Patented 1892

Starting Bid: $700.00

Bids: 16 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Fall 2020",
which ran from 11/4/2020 12:00 PM to
11/21/2020 8:00 PM

Stamped "Anderson Edinburgh, Patent" on the back of its head, this club was made under Robert Anderson's May 28, 1892 British patent, the first patent to cover a center-shafted iron in the history of golf. The head has a nice dark brown patina. The shaft is original.  Showing a marvelous bit of craftsmanship, the tip of the shaft visible on the sole has been cut out across its center and a single small pieces of wood wedged into place, to ensure a tight fit to the shaft.

The beautiful sheepskin grip is original and even retains its original top and bottom whipping. This is a fine example of this early historic, highly impractical iron. Back in the 1890s, a person never knew for sure if something would work unless he or she tried it.  A great iron like no other!

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