A box containing six, two star table tennis balls. Manufactured by Halex c 1950s, the table tennis balls are made in two halves from cellulose nitrate. The box declares that the balls are 'Specially recommended by Johnny Leach, World Singles Champion 1948-49 & 1950-51. Johnny Leach Always chooses a Halex Ball.'
printed: "Halex Table Tennis Balls. Two Star. Manufactured under strict control and tested at every stage by Halex (a division of the British Xylonite Co. Ltd.) London, England, makers of table tennis balls for over 50 years. Approved by the English Table Tennis Association, and used by leading players throughtout the world." (box)
printed: "Halex ** Made in England. E.T.T.A. Approved." (on each ball)
AIBDC : 006191
1951 - 1959