Lot # 68: Spalding Double Waterfall Dedstop Mashie Niblick

Starting Bid: $1,000.00

Bids: 2 (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

One of the most sought after antique golf clubs, the Spalding Kro-Flite double waterfall Dedstop iron has a wavy pattern of large corrugated grooves on its face.  This rare club was offered only in Spalding's October 5, 1919 catalog.  According to the patent issued to William F. Reach, the wavy lines would allow the golfer to impart a great deal of backspin to both a direct stroke and cut shots. This is a patent applied for model (Reach applied for his patent on August 23, 1919).

Along with the club name and patent info, the head also bears the intials "R.B." stamped in the back of the blade, along with "Jack Campbell Special" in an oval. Jack Campbell was a Scottish golfer who made a name for himself in Philadelphia--winning several championships there, including regional PGA title in 1926. The sole of the iron is stamped "Dedstop Mashie Niblic."

The head, shaft and leather-wrap grip are original.  The head has a nice dark patina. A beautiful example!  This item is third down from the top in the group image.

TCA2 Vol 1, p. 274-275.

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