Lot # 42: 1889 Eclipse Patent, Mesh Pattern Composite Ball

Category: Golf Balls

Starting Bid: $100.00

Bids: 18 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring 2023",
which ran from 4/5/2023 12:00 PM to
4/22/2023 8:00 PM

Made by William Currie & Company, Eclipse Patent balls were produced under the third patent ever issued for a golf ball,  William Currie’s Dec 20, 1877 British Patent 4,838.  This patent covered including additives mixed into the gutta percha, such as ground cork,  ground leather, vegetable fibers, etc.   According to Currie made the Eclipse Patent ball for a number of years, into the 1890s.  This particular ball was produced in 1889 per McGimpsey's Golf Ball Directory Folio 1.

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