Antique multiple racquet press

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  1. Hannah19

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    That's quite amazing.

    My best guess is that it was used in the manufacture of wood racquets, perhaps to assist in final shaping under humidity or perhaps moisture? Otherwise, why would anyone have need to press twenty-five racquets at the same time? :)
     
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    It is my understanding that such presses were used by tennis clubs, for storage of multiple racquets that belonged to members. It may be that they also kept racquets on hand for use by people that didn't have racquets with them, rentals, demos, etc.

    A cool old piece of hardware.
     
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    Thanks guys,
    but has anyone an idea who may have made this particular model?
    There are no manufacturer's stamps or logo's on it.
     
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    Correct, they were large multi-racket presses for holding the rackets and keeping the rackets straight "press". I have seen 24 and 48 racket press models and tunmer was one of the early makers c. 1900.
     
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