Item: AO. 464
The game of table tennis has an interesting history, started in England in the late 19th century as an after supper evening activity, when equipment was constructed from whatever was available. The mid-table partition could be a row of books, paddles made of cigar box-lids, and a ball from a scrunched up ball of paper.
By the beginning of the 20th century an English company registered name ‘Ping-Pong’ and started manufacture of a commercial set, the name so took off worldwide.
Early Ping-Pong paddles manufactured in the period from early 20th to mid-century from what appears red cedar.
31.2 cm long (nr: 12 inches)
Condition: good, expected scratches and wear to paddle edge
Can be bought on-line. Price includes postage worldwide.