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jimbo333 04-10-2013 01:44 AM

PHOTOS of 3 absolutely SUPERB stunning METAL RACQUET PRESSES from the UK
 
Here are some photos of 3 stunning Metal Racquet Presses from the UK, and have ADDED PHOTOS of a few others as well further down the page!!!

OK only the first one is truly superb I admit, but the other 2 look good as well in my opinion. I collect metal racquets and even though these don't need racquet presses most of the time, I thought I might as well collect some metal racquet presses as well.

This first one is the Alrak press, made by the Sports Utilities Company, Oldham, England in the late 1920's I believe.








And if anyone has any other interesting metal racquet presses, please post the photos here, as I'd certainly like to see them!

jimbo333 04-10-2013 01:45 AM

This one is the Arrow press, made by the same company as above I believe, only a few years later.




jimbo333 04-10-2013 01:46 AM

And this one is the Wrights Press.




rodracquet 04-10-2013 01:56 AM

Jon, all three of those are great. Glad you do collect some at least in metal.

I don't have any really rare ones like that so sing out if you find others.

In my collection a favorite metal press is this MAG horseshoe press.

See a few more at http://tennishistory.com.au/2008/07/racquet-presses/


jimbo333 04-10-2013 07:59 AM

^^^Well I've never seen that press before, it certainly looks very rare to me!

jimbo333 04-10-2013 01:05 PM

Here are a few others from my "made in the UK" metal racket press collection!

(Although one of these was made in France)


jimbo333 04-11-2013 03:41 AM

The AGB press. This one is a bit more solid than some of the others!


joe sch 04-11-2013 04:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rodracquet (Post 7335489)
Jon, all three of those are great. Glad you do collect some at least in metal.

I don't have any really rare ones like that so sing out if you find others.

In my collection a favorite metal press is this MAG horseshoe press.

See a few more at http://tennishistory.com.au/2008/07/racquet-presses/


Outstanding webpage on racket head presses.
Thanks for sharing and nice to see jumbo add this thread to the TW boards

jimbo333 04-11-2013 04:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joe sch (Post 7337534)
Outstanding webpage on racket head presses.
Thanks for sharing and nice to see jumbo add this thread to the TW boards

Joe, it's Jimbo as in the nickname for Jimmy Connors my favourite tennis player, I'm not an elephant. Although I do have a big nose and an excellent memory:?

coachrick 04-11-2013 05:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jimbo333 (Post 7337577)
Joe, it's Jimbo as in the nickname for Jimmy Connors my favourite tennis player, I'm not an elephant. Although I do have a big nose and an excellent memory:?

As long as it doesn't morph into 'Dumbo' :)

jimbo333 04-11-2013 07:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by coachrick (Post 7337628)
As long as it doesn't morph into 'Dumbo' :)

Honestly Coach, 'Dumbo' wouldn't surprise me, that would leave me just a few steps from becoming 'Goofy' where will it end:neutral:

jimbo333 04-12-2013 03:53 AM

The Olympic press.


jimbo333 04-12-2013 06:06 AM

Here is the French one, the Zephyr press. Similar to the Olympic above!


jimbo333 04-13-2013 04:45 AM

This is a third press I have made by the Sports Utilities Company, Oldham, England. This one is also called the Arrow Press.


jimbo333 04-13-2013 10:23 AM

Same Arrow press as above.


jimbo333 04-14-2013 12:24 AM

This is how the first Arrow press above would look on the racket.


jimbo333 04-14-2013 03:22 AM

Another photo of the above.


jimbo333 04-15-2013 12:50 AM

This is how the Wrights press will look when it's on a racket.


jimbo333 04-15-2013 04:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rodracquet (Post 7335489)
Jon, all three of those are great. Glad you do collect some at least in metal.

I don't have any really rare ones like that so sing out if you find others.

In my collection a favorite metal press is this MAG horseshoe press.

See a few more at http://tennishistory.com.au/2008/07/racquet-presses/


Just had another look at your presses, very nice!

jimbo333 04-15-2013 04:26 AM

Some of the old wood presses are really expensive, that's one of the reasons I've been collecting metal presses. Also I like the different designs in metal.


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