Stamped “The Spalding Cran” on the back of its head along with its 1897 patent date, this cleek has an insert of wood inlaid in the face. The 40" wood shaft and wood insert are original as is the leather wrapped grip.
Designed to offer the golfer an iron that had the feel of a wood, the Cran Cleek was produced under an 1897 US Design Patent issued to James Cran.
It was the 10th US patent issued for a golf club. There's great history in this club as well as a splendid artistic design!
This is an outstanding example of this popular collectible. When hung on a wall, this club is an easily recognizable attention getter from 20 feet away. TCA2 V1
Club is in the accompanying group image.