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An item for the dedicated golfer is Willie Dunn's gutta, a beech wood, gutta percha golf ball marking machine dating from around 1860. Possibly one of the earliest, it offered a way of mechanising the

26th May, 2012
This beech wood, gutta percha golf ball marking machine dates from around 1860.

An item for the dedicated golfer is Willie Dunn's gutta, a beech wood, gutta percha golf ball marking machine dating from around 1860. Possibly one of the earliest, it offered a way of mechanising the process of making golf balls and was the next step in the evolution of the golf ball from feather-filled to smooth gutty to hand-hammered gutty. The machine marks the ball with a pattern of parallel lines which produces a mesh...

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