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.