Indian Badminton racquet

Object Type
Sporting equipment/Playing equipment/Racquet
Date Used
Circa 1880
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Object Detail

Brief Description
Badminton racquet made of dark varnished wood with a fine frame and white leather bound handle. Handwritten on base of handle it reads "M.B.". One string has broken. Made by Jamsetjees & Sons, Sialkot, Punjab, India inscribed along racket frame between handle and racquet head.
0 - Whole: H: 650 W: 205 D: 20mm (H: 25 9/16 W: 8 1/16 D: 13/16")
Date Used
Circa 1880
In storage
Registration No


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- Australian Sports Museum team

Posted on 13-09-2021 23:18:23

Hi have just found this racquet in your website after many searches in the www for this particular item as I have an identical one, same maker,shape,ageetc. In good condition which belonged to my gear grandfather. I urgently need to know it's true value and hoped you could give me some idea of this as yours seems to be the only one I can find. Would be so grateful if you could email me the current value asap Many thanks & best regards Les ( from the UK but withe a son moved to Adelaide in 2007!)

- Les Norman

Posted on 12-09-2021 16:02:39