The "Scottish" moulded mesh gutta percha ball was manufactured in 1892 by Henley's Tyre & Rubber Company. It remains in unused condition and still has approximately 95% of its original paint. And yet another wonderful gutty ball!
Because the single images of this ball are much larger than the actual
ball, tiny paint blemishes can appear exaggerated, especially when
zooming in (viewing it under a microscope so to speak), and make the
ball look different than it looks in real life. The group golf ball picture included with this lot provides a more accurate, less exaggerated depiction of this ball in a normal setting.
This Scottish golf ball is the first ball in the second row of the golf ball group shot in the accompanying images. This group shot includes many other golf balls lots in this auction and demonstrates the remarkable evolutionary story of the golf ball, from feather ball to hand-hammered gutty, lathe line-cut red gutty, molded gutty, the Haskell and early rubber core balls.