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Object ID # 2005.014.001
Object Name Racket, Tennis
Title Tennis Racquet
Lexicon category 9: Recreational Artifacts
Year Range from 1900
Year Range to 1935
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description A wooden tennis racket (racquet). The head is steam-bent wood and strung with gut. Where the two sides merge together there is a flat, slotted screw head. A contrasting wooden, fan-shaped insert piece is present in this area as well. There is a red-painted area and then an octagonally-shaped medium-brown colour handle. The end of the handle has an affixed strip of leather. No maker's identification or logos observed.
Makers mark None
Provenance The age and provenance is unknown. It is very likely an early 20th-century item. It was owned by someone in the Petty family of Holstein, Grey County.

It was last owned by Jim Petty of Riverview, New Brunswick.
Collection Sporting & Recreational Equipment, 20th-c Collection
Material Wood/Gut/Leather/Glue
Dimensions W-20 L-61 D-3.8 cm
Found Holstein, Township of Southgate, Grey County
People Petty, Jim
Subjects Tennis
Search Terms Holstein (village of)