Antique Gutta Percha Golf Ball - For Sale

Antique Gutta Percha Golf Ball
Price: $285.00
Ref: 23204
A very good example of a gutta percha golf ball with a moulded mesh pattern made by Craig-park Co. The name CRAIG-PARK, SPECIAL is faintly visable on one side of the golf ball. Craig-park Co. is a division of the Craig-Park Electrical Cable Company from Flemington Street, Springburn, Glasgow, Scotland.

To make a gutty ball first the gutta-percha was heated and loosely rolled into a ball shape. The ball was then put into a metal mould and placed into a press. The press would imprint the pattern onto the ball and the excess would squeeze out of the sides. When cool the seams are then trimmed , leaving a hard and non-brittle “Gutta” golf ball.
Gutta-percha is the evaporated latex produced from a tree, mostly found in Malaysia.

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Manfred Schotten Antiques
109 High Street
Burford
England-OX18 4RG
United Kingdom
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Email : admin@schotten.com
Phone : 01993 822302

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