Originally Posted by Mick
Hi Capt. Willie, I am definitely not an expert but when I bought mine, I googled up some photos of Big Bill Tilden playing and it appeared the racquets in the later years were more rounded instead of square like this one. This one did look like the ones that Tilden used in the 1920s based upon the photos I had seen.
I was thinking that maybe there was a change in the stripes or some other subtle markings over the years. I didn't realize there was an actual change to the shape...that is interesting.
Anyway, awesome racquet! I think I'd be afraid to play with it.