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G. Bussey Ball Tail Tennis Racket

£ 1,100

Category
Subcategory
Reference
26928
Height
68 cm (26 3/4")
Width
23 cm (9")
Depth
5 cm (1 1/1")
Ball Tail Tennis Racket, George Gibson Bussey
A fine and rare example of a ball tail lawn tennis racket by Bussey 'The Tournament 2'. A nice 'Extra Light' ash frame with chamfer and Bussey's concave wavy wedge. The wedge is embossed in gilt 'The Tournament 2' with the Bussey logo 'GEO.G.BUSSEY&Co.' at the top of the handle. The racket has the original shoulder whipping, is double centrally strung and has white vertical gut strings, red horizontal strings and the unusual ball tail handle.
Height
68 cm (26 3/4")
Width
23 cm (9")
Depth
5 cm (1 1/1")
Condition
Very good, slight warping to head.
Year
Circa 1910
Period
1900-1949
Medium
Ash
Country
England