The Silvertown Company of London began to make gutta percha golf balls in 1878, and made various “Silvertown”-marked gutty balls until the end of the gutta percha era. This example is likely circa 1890. The ball shows significant wear with numerous strike marks. Due to a strike mark and subsequent paint loss in that area, the Silvertown name remains in part, but enough to make it identifiable. The ball remains a handsome relic of golf as played over 120 years ago.