Scarce Antique Macgregor DURALITE Mashie Niblick Wood Shaft Ladies Golf Club.
This 35 inch club has its original smooth, mildly worn leather grip and hickory wood shaft. The shaft is solid, undamaged with an early finish that has unobtrusive wear and a warm, aged patina. The club face shows honorable wear commensurate with an antique club. A not often seen feature is the dual square dot and line groove pattern on the clubs face.
The back of the club sports various stamp marks including "DURALITE" plus much more. Details can be best viewed in photo #1.
A seldom found feature is a stamp on the shaft noting its maker: "MADE BY THE CRAWFORD McGREGOR & CANBY CO., DAYTON, OHIO. Wooden clubs were manufactured by this company starting in 1897.
This club dates to the early 1920s based upon the above information and similar styled clubs of the period.