Antique Vintage Old British Gassiat Piano Putter Hickory Wood Shaft Golf Club
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Antique Vintage Old British Gassiat Piano Putter Hickory Wood Shaft Golf Club :
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On Apr-04-13 at 20:30:15 PDT, seller added the following information:
A hickory wood shafted extremely large wooden headed mallet putter. This putter design came to be called the ‘Grand Piano.’ It was originally designed by Jean Gassiat. I believe these are also simply called ‘Gassiat’ putters. There were quite a few makers who made this model putter. This particular one is clearly stamped, “Taplow” on the crown and “Made In London, England” on the sole. The only reference to this I could find was in the Pete Georgiady book ‘Wood Shafted Golf Club Value Guide’ and it states that ‘Taplow’ was a proprietary name used by the John Wanamaker Co. out of Philadelphia. So they may have been the retailer for this putter. As to who the actual maker is I’m not sure. If there is a British maker associated with the name ‘Taplow’ then I would imagine they were the maker; if not then all I can say for sure is that it was made in Great Britain and likely retailed in the U.S.A. by Wanamaker. This head is quite huge at 2 5/8 inches across the crown from front edge to the back edge. Face remains in quite good condition. There are a couple small nicks to the brass sole plate on the leading edge (see pictures). The largest nick along the leading edge extends slightly into the wood face and it appears there is a tiny amount of filler there (see pictures). There is also a larger crack out at the toe area. This crack actually extends slightly onto the crown area as a tight hairline (see multiple pictures). Shaft is almost certainly the original. Wooden shaft is without chips or cracks and remains straight. Club has a stunning period maroon leather wrap grip that is intact with whippings. Grip is almost certainly the original and has the paddle grip design that usually came on these Grand Piano putters. 34 ¼ inches in total club length. Please see my other wood shafted and vintage collectible golf clubs. Some are quite rare. Also listing collectible Ping putters on a regular basis. All without reserve. THANKS!