Introduced by The London Golf Company in 1903, the Cuirass driver has a solid steel face plate and integral steel slip on the sole of the club. In producing the Cuirass driver, London Golf was banking on the idea that a spring steel face would provided added distance to golfers using the rubber-core golf balls recently introduced to the market. According to a portion of one review, the four screws used to fix the angled steel plate in place were installed under compression as to create tension that would bind the steel plate to the wood without any possibility of it becoming loose, and the steel edge would cut through awkward like like a cleek does.
In tiny letters, the top of the steel face is marked "London Golf Company" and the across the bottom "Copthall Avenue"
Cuirass drivers are few and far between, but this all original example with its original sheepskin grip is as nice as they come. Absolutely outstanding!
TCA2 v2 p422-423