Sport Antiques Catalogue - Antique Golf - Balls & Bags
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ANTIQUE BRAMBLE GOLF BALL MOULD.
A bronze golf ball mould used for the manufacturing of gutta-percha golf balls. The casing has got slots to ensure the correct alignment of the bramble pattern. 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.
H 6.6 cm x Dia. 6.7 cm
H 2¾" x Dia. 2¾"