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1920'S TENNIS RACQUET~"NEW DAYTON" STEEL & WOOD~Leather Band~PEG~Dayton Steel Co

Estimated price for orientation: 33 $

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: Dayton Steel Racquet Company,
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States MPN: Does Not Apply
Model: New Dayton UPC: Does not apply

THE OPPOSITE SIDE HAS THE ORIGINAL OWNER'S INITIALS CARVED INTO THE WOOD: A CAPITAL "T" WITH A CAPITAL "E" SUPERIMPOSED ON THE "T".APPROX. DIMENSIONS: 27" X 9-1/4".CONDITION: VERY GOOD VINTAGE CONDITION WITH TYPICAL DAYTON SCRATCHES & PAINT CHIPS AROUND THE METAL FRAME.  IT APPEARS STRUCTURALLY SOUND. THERE ARE TWO DINGS IN THE WOOD PLUS THE CARVED INITIALS AND SOME SMALL RANDOM DINGS.  ORIGINALLY THE BUTT OF THE HANDLE HAD A LEATHER COVER, NOW LESS THAN HALF REMAINS. Additional Information: The Dayton Steel Racquet Company, Dayton ,Ohio, began production of tennis racquets in 1922.  They were strung with piano wire, considered indestructible, & therefore ideal for schools etc., where they received rough handling------which is why most of the ones you see on the market today are heavily scratched.
This particular racquet is a "New Dayton" model and harder to find than the models named  "Clipper", "Cadet", "Aviator", & "Pilot".