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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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    Auction Dates
    June, 2004
    18th-19th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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    My family and I would not have this amazing keepsake memory of my dad's collection without all the hard work, beautiful photos, tasteful layout and eloquent descriptions that you and your team did.
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