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    Brown's patented "The Major" model water rake with head in the shape of an up-turned garden rake. This unusual collectible, with seven tangs facing skyward, has vine scoring on the face, a stamped Monarch hickory shaft, and an extra-long leather wrap grip. James R. Brown, the inventor of "The Major" water rake and at least three other similar rake irons, was a working blacksmith in Montrose, Scotland at the time of his discovery. Water rakes are among the most desirable of all patent and/or unusual golf clubs. There is moderate wear on the back of the hosel and the Monarch shaft, a 1920s replacement, was amateurishly added. Circa 1903. Fair to good.

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    June, 2004
    19th Saturday
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