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Brown's patent "Thistle" model water rake. Head is in the ...

2004 June (HSC) Signature Sale (Golf) #700

 
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Auction Ended On: Jun 19, 2004
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Location: Dallas, TX
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Brown's patent "Thistle" model water rake. Head is in the shape of an upturned garden rake. This unusual collectible, with six tangs facing skyward, has a 1920s era replacement shaft and suede grip. Stamped on the back of the head in printed block letters is "Thistle," as well as "Brown's Patent" in an impressed oval. Rake irons are among the most desirable of all patent and/or unusual golf clubs. The water rake, invented by a Montrose blacksmith named James R. Brown, was designed to help golfers get out of bad lies in sand, water and tall grass. While the patina on the head is good, there are a few small rock dents on the leading edge and the shaft and grip are 1920s replacements. Circa 1903. Good +.

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