Spalding existed in the U.S.A for several decades before advertising golf equipment in their 1893 catalogue. Spalding began making golf clubs in the States in the mid 1890s and in Britain shortly thereafter. Their factory in Dysart Scotland produced many iron heads which were assembled in Britain and America. They sold many heads to other professional shops as well as to larger firms like Cann & Taylor. In Britain Spaldings main business seemed to be golf balls more than clubs. Spalding used a variety of cleek marks on their clubs. The anvil mark was used in their forge in Dysart. The marks found on Stateside clubs are slightly different to those used on British clubs. Marks in use were the anvil baseball shape tong and hammer.Spalding continued to be a successful club manufacturer and they also greatly affected the golf ball business with the development and sale of their Top Flite brand.