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Category: Fine Racquets

Condition: Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab ... Read moreabout the condition Brand: Draper Maynard
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States MPN: Does Not Apply

ANTIQUE  DRAPER & MAYNARD   OXFORD  TENNIS  RACQUET,  EXCELLENT  CONDITION. This racquet is in excellent condtion for an item that is probably about 100 years old.  There are no cracks, there is no warping, the big dog logo is clear and complete, as is the OXFORD  logo on the other side, and the deeply grooved handle does not show much sign of wear.  The old catgut strings are torn, but they are very old, maybe original, and they attest to the racquet’s having been in storage for many decades after its first use probably around 1910.  The top edges on the sides of the head show no scuffing, also suggesting that it was not used much.  The dark smudges on the top of the head I believe are not scratches but rather stains from having sat in an old black racket cover in a hot place like an attic for so long.  If so, they should be able to be cleaned off.  The only detractive detail is on the end of the handle where the butt cover has been worn off.  With replaced strings this can be a very nice display piece.