W. Gibson Patent 'The Princeps' Putter c.1910
Club: ‘The Princeps’ Putter Patent no. 28443
Maker: William Gibson & Co., Kinghorn, Scotland.
Shaft: Original, straight shaft, with original calf skin grip.
Condition: Very good. Nice clear maker's stamp and patent number on reverse, as well as stamp for H.R. Chestney, Burnham Beeches Golf Club, Buckinghamshire, England.
Other details: A smooth faced patent putter, by W. Gibson & Co., with unusual weighted rear flange along the top of the blade which was intended to impart top spin on the ball. ‘GIBSON'S PATENT’ and 'Patent No.28443' stamped in capital letters on the reverse, with the Gibson Star cleek mark. Clear oval stamp for Henry Rowland 'Harry' Chestney, the Professional at Burnham Beeches Golf Club (1902-32).
Reference: Jeffrey Ellis 'The Clubmaker's Art' page 455