Mills was the most prolifice designer and manufacturer of early
aluminum head golf clubs. He created The Standard Golf Company, a
division of The Atlas Works, to produce his clubs which are commonly
referred to today as "Mills" clubs.
This one, stamped "The Mills MS 2 1/2 Model etc." was made in the early 1900s. The sole bears the VL&D NY stamp of Von Lengerke & Detmold, a well-respected New York retailer of fine European sporting guns, fishing tackle, and golf implements. The hickory shaft and leather wrap grip are original.
When they are found today, Mills aluminum clubheads typically show a
fair bit of wear, as the aluminum alloy used to make Mills clubheads was
soft. This example, however, is better than most. The excellent
condition of this head and the well-lofted face give this club a great
look! Furthermore, the MS 2 1/2 is a very rare model that is not even listed in Graham Walters book Sir William Mills and the Standard Golf Company 1895-1939.
36" original shaft and leather wrapped grip.