Lot # 16: Anderson Crescent Iron Patented 1892

Starting Bid: $700.00

Bids: 5 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Fall 2022",
which ran from 11/3/2022 7:00 PM to
11/20/2022 12:20 AM

This unique crescent iron was made by R. Anderson & Son of Edinburgh under Robert Anderson's May 28, 1892 British patent, the first patent to cover a center-shafted iron in the history of golf. The head, which is unstamped as is sometimes the case with Anderson's crescent irons, has a nice dark brown patina. The shaft is original, the shaft being pinned right through the center of the head.  Showing a marvelous bit of craftsmanship, the tip of the shaft visible on the sole has been cut out across its center and a single small pieces of wood wedged into place, to ensure a tight fit to the shaft.

The shaft measures a full 40 1/2" in length, which is exceedingly long for an iron.  The old sheepskin is not original to this club, but matches perfectly and appears to have been in place for many years.  This is a fine example of this early historic, highly impractical iron. Back in the 1890s, a person never knew for sure if something would work unless he or she tried it.  A great iron like no other!

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