James Hutchison Jr and his father made clubs as a sideline before going into business together. The years when all this took place are not very clear, other than they likely opened their business somewhere around 1880.
The Hutchison middle spoon shows little if any use. The original finish and name stamp are strong. The neck whipping is original. The 40 1/2" shaft and sheepskin grip are original.
The sole has a new horn. A small amount of gray filler material was used around the toe of the horn. As can be seen in a couple of accompanying images, this repair is small and not prominent. The sole was lightly reworked to facilitate the new horn which fits perfectly flush to the sole.
This shapely head measures 5 3/4" in length, 1 15/16" wide, and 1 1/8" in face depth. Overall, this club sure strikes a strong pose!
This club is fourth from the right in the group image that accompanies this lot. For more on James Hutchinson Sr. and Jr, see TCA2 v1 p 100.