Dunlop 65 golf ball

Details
Object number
AIBDC : 006886
Country

Description

A golf ball with a covering made from gutta percha processed and with an addition of TiO2 by Telcon Plastics. Telcon was formed in 1864 by the amalgamation of The Gutta Percha Company and Glass, Elliot & Company. Thought to have been made as a publicity or promotional gift at a time when Telcon's biggest market was in Japan and when balls such as these were considered to be superior to others by golfers there. This example still has its cellulose wrapper and printed paper label. Date unknown.
Designers & Manufacturers
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Manufacturer

Inscriptions

printed: "3 Dunlop 65. Telcon Plastics" (surface of ball)
Dimensions
Diameter
40mm
Material Note
plastic (natural)
gutta percha covering - processed with the addition of TiO2
unidentified core
celluloid - generic term wrapper
CN
cellulose nitrate
Colour Note
ball
printed label
printed label
printed label