Button # 441
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Back of Button # 441a
Birmingham 1912 by J.M.
Back of Button # 441b
Birmingham HM 1908 by V.& S.
Stockport Golf Club - The club was formed in 1906 at Offerton, Stockport, Cheshire. This
ornate and very solid silver award (weighing over 1oz) involves the usual emblems
and club title plus the motto Mens Aequa In Arduis (An equal mind in difficulties).
Centrally upon a rococo shield a thief’s head roped around the neck. This is the crest
of the Davenport family, for centuries the Master Sergeants in the Peke and Forests of
Leek and Macclesfield. The Davenports were great landowners and lords of the various
manors. Backmarked Birmingham 1912 by J.M.. A similar one but with a flush hollowback
construction is dated Birmingham 1908 by V.& S..
Information is from an article in "The British Golf Collectors Society" written by Dixon Pickup.
Dixon Pickup - 441b - Birmingham HM 1908 by V.& S.
Dixon Pickup - 441a - Birmingham HM 1912 by J.M.
Stockport Golf Club
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