"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!