Antique Cestrian Gutta Percha Golf Ball. - For Sale

Antique Cestrian Gutta Percha Golf Ball.
Price: $1210.00
Ref: 12717
A gutta percha golf ball "The Cestrian", made by the Telegraph Wire and Cable Factory of Queen Victoria Street, Helsby, Cheshire, England. Later also known as the Helsby Company.
Circa: 1890

To make a gutty golf ball first the gutta-percha was heated and loosely rolled into a ball shape. The ball was then put into the mould and then placed into a press. The press would imprint the pattern onto the ball and the excess would squeeze out of the sides. The seams were then trimmed when cool, leaving a hard and non-brittle “Gutty” golf ball. The durability of the gutta along with its lower costs and better play rejuvenated the game of golf.
Gutta-percha is the evaporated latex produced from a tree, mostly found in Malaysia.

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Manfred Schotten Antiques
109 High Street
England-OX18 4RG
United Kingdom
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