Tennis racket with frame

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Titles Tennis racket with frame
Description Wood tennis racket and frame used by John McHie, Jr. of Minnesota, circa 1950. The A. G. Spalding & Bros. racket was produced by Dunlop and features intact stringing and handle tape. Both sides of the handle feature a portrait of Vincent Richards, a famous tennis player of the 1920s, with his signature beneath. Racket frame consists of two trapezoidal wood frames joined by four screws with wing nuts to secure the two halves of the frame around the racket. See also Beneta McHie's racket, ID Number 2016.6.1.
Quantity 1 set items
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 27 inches height (2016.6.2.A, racket)
9 1/4 inches width (2016.6.2.A, racket head)
1 1/2 inches depth (2016.6.2.A, racket handle)
10 1/2 inches height (2016.6.2.B, frame)
11 1/4 inches width (2016.6.2.B, frame)
2 1/2 inches depth (2016.6.2.B, frame)
Nomenclature racket (sports equipment)
Materials wood (plant material)
gut (animal material)
leather
metal
Creation Made by: A.G. Spalding & Bros.
Subjects Owned/used by: McHie, John L. Jr.
Used in: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
African Americans
Sports and recreation
Sports & Recreation. Ball Games
Dates Use: Approximately 1950
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 2016.6.2.A,B (Accession Number)

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