Lot # 37: Fitzjohn 1917 Adjustable LH/RH/Croquet Brass Putter

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 15 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Summer 2021",
which ran from 7/7/2021 12:00 PM to
7/24/2021 8:00 PM

Marked "Ed Fitzjohn" and "Dec 18 1917" on the sole, this adjustable putter was covered a 1917 US patent issued to Ed Fitzjohn and Elmer Stanton.  The club could be adjusted to what ever lie was desired for both right- and left-handed golfers. Plus the putter could be adjusted for croquet-style use.

To adjust the club, all the golfer had to do was grab a wrench and loosen the bolt on the back of the head, move the head to the desired angle in relation to the shaft, and then tighten the bolt.  Done.  The club is in fine working condition.

Fitzjohn putters are well made and relatively heavy. The face has square corners and the head is made from brass. While it shows some use, it is still very attractive and in excellent condition. Like the 33 3/4" shaft, the leather-wrap grip is original.  

TCA2 v2 p462   The Fitzjohn is on the back right of the group shot.

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