Lot # 97: Urquhart Adjustable LH/RH Iron

Starting Bid: $500.00

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Item was in Auction "Spring 2021",
which ran from 3/3/2021 12:00 PM to
3/20/2021 8:00 PM



Robert Urquhart sought the perfect adjustable iron.  He received four British patents in the 1890s as part of his quest.  This example was made in the late 1890s and has "Urquhart" stamped across the middle of the face inside an oval containing mesh pattern lines.  The Urquhart trademark of a 'U" inside a circle remains on the toe of the back of the blade along with  "No. 1865" which is believed to be a production sequence number. This same "No 1865" is also stamped on the back of the hosel which indicates both head and hosel are original to each other.

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.

The shaft is original and measures 38 inches.  The sueded leather grip is old, from the period, but is not original to this club. Even so, it matches up well.

Urquhart adjustable irons are fascinating mechanical clubs with considerable engineering in both design and production.  This Urquhart iron a fine collectible in perfect working order!

This club is the middle right club in the group image that accompanies this lot. fFr more info on Urquhart and his irons, see TCA2: v2, p440-441

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