Offered here is a circa 1898-1900 Bridgeport One-Piece Driver. One-piece hickory driver with leather face insert. According to The Clubmaker's Art, in 1897 the Bridgeport Gun Implement Company hired John Dunn and offered one-piece woods produced under Dunn's "personal supervision." However, once golfer's realized that the one-piece did not drive that ball any farther, and that once broken it could not be repaired, the one-piece wood began to fall out of fashion.
This club originates from the famed Jeff Ellis Collection, and this exact club was featured in his books The Clubmaker's Art (TCA 1, p. 148; TCA 2, p. 171). This club has not reached the collector market since its sale at the 2007 Sotheby's auction of the Jeff Ellis Collection.