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Antique Golf Bag, Automaton Caddy by Bussey



Antique Caddie Golf bag, George Bussey Automaton Caddie. A wonderful example of an early auto caddy by George Bussey, in exceptional condition. This is a rare find indeed as very few of these bags have survived, and they are difficult to obtain. To the top of the bag is the remains of 'GEO .G. BUSSEY & Co. Ltd, EXPERT, PATENT CADDIE' (this is normally in gold lettering, but is very faded). The caddie has a boxwood carry handle and the main body of the caddie is made of mahogany. The boxwood handle is attached to the ash legs via metal rods and a brass mechanism. With this clever design, the legs will open out automatically when the lower end is placed on the ground, and will then fold back in when lifted up. The canvas & leather bag for golf balls and the half pencil bag to the bottom of the Stand are the original bags. The caddie Stand is stamped with Bussey's name on the handle, both legs, and the brass mechanism, this is the original caddie stand golf bag. George Bussey was a large London manufacturer of high-quality equipment for sports and games. The long nose clubs are not included in the price.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 36.6 in. (92.97 cm)Width: 5 in. (12.7 cm)Depth: 6.75 in. (17.15 cm)
  • Style
    Sporting Art (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1890s
  • Condition
    Repaired: The leather trim on the canvas has been replaced. Wear consistent with age and use. This caddy stand is in very good condition and the mechanism works well.
  • Seller Location
    Oxfordshire, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 284251stDibs: LU975723511972

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    US$197.23 Front Door Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 8-13 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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