This brass sand tee mold features a design that the auctioneer has not seen before. Typically, a sand tee mold had a standard function--the golfer would scoop up damp sand inside the mold, place the mold on the ground, then push the plunger button on top of the mold as he raised it up. This would leave a nicely formed "sand tee" on the ground. The golfer would place the ball atop the sand to begin a new hole. This example, however, includes a knurled dial that, when turned, allowed the golfer to adjust the height of the plunger inside the mold, so the golfer could chose the height of the sand tee to be made.
This "Anyite" tee was brought to market by W.K. Hartley in February on 1914 and covered under a 1913 British registered design. The side of this tee is stamped "Patent 626,123—13." Depending on which way the knurled dial is turned, the plunger inside the mold can be raised or lowered, which in turn allows the golfer to make a higher or shorter sand tee or something in between. This is one of the coolest sand tees ever devised and is in prime working condition!