Lot # 90: 1902-03 BGI Tennis & Golf Catalogue

Starting Bid: $100.00

Bids: 7 (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



This original Bridgeport Gun Implement retail catalog for the 1902-1903 year is in outstanding condition. Containing over 30 pages advertising golf items from the various standard fare, such clubs, balls, sundries, balls, to the more unique equipment needed to run a golf course, such as practice putting sets and lawn mowers. (Flipping open to page 82 one could purchase a 12" hand roller mower for $18, or splurge on a 30" horse mower for $120!) A complete list of categories for sale in this catalog can be seen in the "Contents" page photo.

There is an additional 17-page section titled "Practical Hints on Golf" by Walter J. Travis, Amateur Champion with illustrations and advice on everything from the golf stance to iron play.

Not only is this over 100-year-old catalog in wonderful shape, but it provides a neat window into the evolution of golf in America for the masses! These catalogs are extremely hard to come by, let alone in such fine condition..

Size: 6 1/2" by 4 1/2"

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