George G Bussey & Co were a celebrated manufacturer of cricket, lawn tennis and other sports implements in the late 19th and early 20th century, operating out of a landmark factory in Peckham, South London. They never belonged to the top rank of racket manufacturers such as Tate, Jefferies, Feltham and latterly Slazenger, Spalding etc. However they were and remain recognised for the quality of their product and certain of their rackets are highly prized by collectors (any 1880s rackets and the “wavy wedge”, cork-inlaid handled and ball-tail models being the most desirable).
I suspect from the wedge that Mangold were a Düsseldorf retailer (Gebruder Mangold or Mangold Brothers) that imported and sold a special branded Bussey model. Without Kuebler to hand, I don’t know of this model. It is difficult without the racket being strung to date this one. There are no shoulder wrappings which suggests it is around 1900. The elongated shape of the head is also suggestive to me of a late 1890s design (I have a similar Williams racket from then). However this may just be down to the frame flexing out in the absence of the string tension. Funnily enough, I was meaning to look into when the Bussey logo changed from the GGB with an arrow through it to the name of the manufacturer down the wedge and, in particular, when it changed from G.G.Bussey and Co to Geo.G. Bussey &Co (like yours). I suspect the latter is the latest as it is the same logo as on my 1920s Busseys (though this dates from well before then). I shall update if I can dig anything up. However my best guess is it dates from very late 1890s to about 1905
Worth noting that the racket does not have the usual Bussey buttcap covering with the distinctive <• •> design flanking the Keep in press warranty wording. This may just have peeled off though.
Bussey rackets in this state are a fantastic find, even if they are not the most desirable ones noted above, because they are just quality products so you’ve done very well here.