Lot # 151: Harrison Dish Face Mashie-Niblick

Starting Bid: $50.00

Bids: 6 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Fall 2021",
which ran from 11/4/2021 11:00 AM to
11/21/2021 1:35 AM

In December of 1905, James and David Foulis received a US patent that covered a concave face iron which the patent identifies as a "mashie niblick."  The Foulis brothers are often credited with inventing the mashie-niblick. In addition to making a club that was a "cross between a mashie and a niblick," their club had a concave face top to bottom.  According to the patent, the Foulis brothers calculated that the curved face would provide additional backspin. As we all have learned, not everything works out quite like we might hope, but the curved face makes their club all that more collectible!

James Foulis was the winner of the 1896 US Open, held at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club on Long Island. He and his brother are credited with developing the bramble pattern cover used on the newly invented rubber-core Haskell golf ball. The two brothers are often called the founders of Mid-West Golf, as, headquartered in Chicago, they helped the game expand into middle America. James also laid out a number of courses.

This particular iron is modeled after the Foulis concave face mashie niblick. Complete with a concave face and a bit of a pointed toe very similar to that on the Foulis model, this mashie niblick was made circa 1920 by Burke and the back of the head is marked "Harrison" but is twice stamped with Burke's Rampant Lion trademark. 


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