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Many years ago, all the large persimmon wood club makers used " copiers" to make persimmon wood club heads. I have an old steel driver Master down stairs that was originally made for Ben Hogan Golf Company and then sold to and used by Louisville Golf for many years. Does anyone know the manufacturers names(and models?) of these specialized copiers?

Blair

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Jeremy Wright owns Louisville Golf now....you can probably contact him through their site, or through the Society of Hickory Golfers if you are a member. I would also guess that @majic will have a lot of information on these copiers.

Here's a video of the Spalding factory from the 1950's. It's a long video covering many sports, but fast forward to 08:45 for shots of a duplicator in process. I looked for a mfg stamp but didn't spot anything...cool to see it in action though. https://archive.org/details/56644TheSpaldingStory

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Thanks ebeer...I posted this clip on the Toronto Golf Forum last summer. Bella Woods , some time ago wrote that he met someone who actually owned an even older "copier" somewhere in Michigan. The owner was reluctant to discuss the possibility of a sale. Here in Ontario, Spalding had a golf club manufacturing plant in Brantford. I'm going to continue my efforts in this area of interest in this area of Ontario. Something ...may turn up worth purchasing and restoring and manufacturing with.

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Here is a video from probably 15 years ago or so. They call it a duplicating machine but can’t make out any maker logos. Cool to see the entire process though.

 

 

 

The bag...
Orlimar persimmon driver
Orlimar Diamond laminate 3,4 woods 
Hogan Medallion 3-Equalizer

Wilson 3-D Triple Duty wedge

Rife Legend Z putter

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