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Old 11-28-2009, 06:18 PM   #1
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Exclamation How old is your oldest racquet?

As the title says.

I'm so excited because I've just found out (for certain) that my Wright & Ditson "The Hub" is definitely pre 1900. It's somewhere between 1895 and 1899 incl.

I'll post a photo later, but it has the old squarish head and cross hatching on the handle. It is a Ladies model, measuring 4 1/2" around the grip and weighing 12oz. In very good condition, except for the strings, five of which are broken, but not missing, and the buttcap, which has lost whatever used to be written on it. The handwritten gold Wright & Ditson logo is intact and not faded.

I've love to hear about everyone else's old treasures!
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