Offered here is a circa 1910s wooden and tin sign for "Robert Simpson & Sons, Golf Club Makers." This sign is remarkable is size and appearance. It likely hung outside of a golf shop - possibly circa 1910/1915 when such repainted tin signs were quite common. The name Robert Simpson certainly calls to mind the great clubmaker Robert Simpson of Carnoustie (1862-1923), though it may be difficult to ever definitively state that this sign was indeed his. And even if this sign did not hang outside of Simpson's famed Carnoustie shop, it could possibly have been from when Simpson expanded his operations to another area, including the United States. Or it could even be another Robert Simpson altogether, as there were other golf club makers of the same name.
The exact history of this piece has been lost with time. We do know that when it was originally sold at auction approximately 14 years ago, the auction house attributed this sign to Robert Simpson of Carnoustie.
This wooden and tin sign measures 42" x 40 1/2 x 1 1/2".