Walter Travis' story is something out of a Hollywood movie. He took up the game of golf at age 35. Seven months later, he won his first tournament. 3 years later he was the 1900 US Amateur Champion, which he would defend the following year in 1901, and win again in 1903. Then, he traveled overseas and won the 1904 British Amateur - the only time he ever played the tournament in his entire life.
Travis used a center shafted Schenectady putter to win that 1904 British Amateur. From that day, golfers across the globe wanted to own a "Travis Putter." Travis himself was modest, however, and went to great lengths to make sure that the putter was still called a Schenectady, and not a "Travis Putter." A few years later though, Travis was ok with lending his name to different center shafted putters.
Offered here is a Circa 1910-1920 Dave Smith "Travis Putter" with a brass face and brass sole plate, which is stamped "Travis Putter."