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Battledore Racket

1971.1762 (RS118378)

Description

Battledore racket has a round shaft with a tapered handle. Leather hanging loop at the end of the handle. Wooden shaft is wrapped with leather grip. Frame of the racket is wooden and covered with tooled leather. Front and back of balloon-shaped head of the racket is covered with a thin baleen-type hide or greased paper.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1867
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
baleen
leather
paper (fiber product)
tooling
wood (plant material)
Object type
Sports Equipment
Descriptive terms
Baleen
leather
Leather
paper (fiber product)
Possibly baleen
RACKET, BADMINTON
rackets (sports equipment)
Tooled
tooling
Unidentified Paper
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
17.875 x 5.625 x 0.75 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1762
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
12651

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