Lot # 62: The Link 1913, Chain Link Pattern

Category: Golf Balls

Starting Bid: $100.00

Bids: 30 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
Lot / Auction Closed

This lot is closed. Bidding is not allowed.

Item was in Auction "Fall 2023",
which ran from 11/2/2023 12:00 PM to
11/18/2023 8:00 PM

The graduated tiers of linked chains on the surface of this ball was obviously tied to The Link's advertisement as "the non-skid ball." Promoted as made in 1913 by The Helsby Co (British Insulated & Helsby Cables, Ltd), said company amalgamated with The Telegraph Manufacturing Company a decade prior.  This ball was also advertised as being made from the finest Para rubber (windings), with a "cover unequaled for wear."

The white exterior paint on this ball has worn off across a good portion of the cover.  The next layer underneath the white paint appears to be a thin black coating of some material.  The layer underneath it is orange which the auctioneer believes to be a composite material.

This ball was not used much. The unique chain-link pattern is still present and accounted for. The ball is genuine and still strikes a wonderful pose.

Ball is on the bottom right in the accompanying group image.

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