Battledore Racket

Collection Type

  • Toys and games

Date

1800-1867

GUSN

GUSN-12651

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

Descriptive Terms

rackets (sports equipment)
baleen
leather
paper (fiber product)
tooling
wood (plant material)
Leather
Unidentified Paper
Baleen
Tooled
RACKET, BADMINTON

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

17.875 x 5.625 x 0.75 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1762