Oct 21, 2013

Rare & Wonderful, But What is It? Another Golf Memorabilia Mystery.



First of all, it's tiny; no bigger than an acorn really, and as you can see, it's made of metal.

It's a Victorian piece, probably from the late 1800's, and though it's meant to be worn, it's also utilitarian.  It serves a purpose... in fact, a couple of purposes... that golfers and non-golfers alike might appreciate, but this was clearly created with a golfer in mind.

That's about all I can tell you about this particular item. Any idea what it is?

4 comments:

  1. I'm thinking it's some kind of key type thing, maybe for some kind of old victorian golf club that was, maybe, adjustable? OK, I have no idea what it is.

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  2. I want to say it has something to do with making a sand tee, but the truth is I have no clue either

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  3. snuff box ? no, those were of ceramic as metal would taint the flavor of wet tobacco..........a whistle of some sort to warn other players of errant shots ?..........it seems to be convertable to a tri-pod like a mini-place holder maybe in measuring distance ?...........a practice devise that you could emulate a tee shot with as the ball would collapse down when struck rather than fly away ? ( i think i see some wear on the southern half of the acorn like ball ).................very odd indeed

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  4. I think it's got to be a stroke counter of some sort, right? I see the ball turning on the tri-pod and counting strokes somehow. But I don't know how :-\

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