Lot # 29: Scarce Adjustable Ed Fitzjohn Putter

Category: Golf Clubs

Starting Bid: $750.00

Bids: 1 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Summer 2021 Auction",
which ran from 8/12/2021 7:00 PM to
8/28/2021 7:00 PM

Offered here is one of the only known circa 1910s Fitzjohn adjustable putters. This putter was designed so that it could be used right handed, left handed, or even croquet style. 

In 1915, Edward Fitzjohn and Elmer Stanton applied for a patent for a nonadjustable putter similar to this model, which they apparently eventually made into an adjustable version. Another known example of this scarce adjustable putter is shown in The Clubmaker's Art by Jeffery B. Ellis (2nd Ed. Vol. II, page 462). The author, famed golf club collector Jeff Ellis, states about this club: "The author knows of six examples."

Offered here is one of those six known Fitzjohn & Stanton adjustable putters. This club measures 34", and is in very good condition. Marked with partially visible Fitzjohn stamp on the head.