THOMAS H. B. BLACK: A PATENTED DOUBLE ROLLER PUTTER, CIRCA 1902

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Lot 162
THOMAS H. B. BLACK: A PATENTED DOUBLE ROLLER PUTTER, CIRCA 1902

Sold for £ 2,550 (US$ 3,101) inc. premium

The Sporting Sale

1 May 2019, 11:00 BST

Edinburgh

THOMAS H. B. BLACK: A PATENTED DOUBLE ROLLER PUTTER, CIRCA 1902
Featuring a spliced shaft and a wooden mallet head, its small brass sole plated fitted with two cylindrical rollers, the crown is marked 'Black's No. 11463 Patent' and the shaft is stamped 'J & A Dickson Maker Edinburgh'.

Footnotes

  • Patent No. 11463 1902: The ball bearing attachment was designed to prevent the golfer 'sciaffing' or duffing the shot. The rollers would prevent the stroke of the club being spoiled by the head or the sole of the putter coming into contact with the ground before reaching the ball by gliding over the surface.
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