Originally Posted by schu47
This is probably my oldest. Diagonal stringing was popular in old wood racquets from about 1870-1890, according to Kuebler's Book of Tennis Rackets, so this may be from then. Or not. There doesn't seem to be any way to really tell on this one. "Grady's Bicycle Store" is the only thing written anywhere on the frame.
Many of the rackets circa 1940 were strung diagonally like the TA Davis models. Yours like like it maybe a TAD from that era.