Made for Macy’s

The R. H. Macy & Company aka Macy’s, did, like most other retail companies in the past, sell brand-name tennis balls. In the early 1900’s, a company from the United Kingdom, A. W. Phillips, Ltd., was one of the largest producers of tennis balls. As a matter of fact, Phillips made many of the ‘house …

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57 New Items

Thanks to the generous staff of The Museum at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, I was able to update some container images and add information for fifty-seven new database items. I now have eight hundred and forty tennis containers listed. Here is a direct link to the items with images from the museum. Courtesy of …

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Spencer & Moulton

Here are some interesting pictures I found concerning the manufacturing of tennis balls by George Spencer, Moulton and Co. LTD (Spencer & Moulton) which was in business from 1891 – 1956. They became part of the Avon India Rubber Co. in 1956. Images are used with permission of Grace’s Guide to British Industrial History

March Update

Over the last few weeks I have added thirty five new items to the mCat database. Quite a few Pirelli items have been added thanks to Franco Alciati’s sharing of information and images from his new book on Pirelli Tennis Balls I also added six fairly rare items from the collection of Paul O’Neill. Paul …

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Book on Pirelli Tennis Balls

Dalle “ballette” alle Pirelli. La storia delle palline da tennis italiane The Italian Tennis Collectors Association (Associazione Collezionisti Tennis – ACT) has recently published an interesting book that tells the story of Italian tennis balls. Many of the Pirelli images used on are with the permission of the ACT’s President, Franco Alciati. Franco was …

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February updates

Well, my site has a new look – I hope you like it. I was able to add seven more items to the database also, but only a few of them have images at the moment – I’ll remedy that soon. All for now, Brad