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Martins Zodiac Golf Ball

$269.90Asking Price


Martins ‘Zodiac’ golf Ball. A good example of a ‘Zodiac’ rubber core golf ball with an unusual pattern. The pattern consists of raised studs within circles. The golf ball is manufactured by Martins, England. The Martins-Birmingham Ltd. was one of the first ball manufactures to produce a seamless golf ball. The rubber core ball (the ancestor of the modern ball) began its life in the late 1890s. The first mass produced rubber core ball was by Coburn Haskell of Cleveland, Ohio. The first core balls were hand wound with elastic thread with a Gutta-percha cover, molded with the raised square mesh pattern of their predecessor. The slight irregularities in the early wound balls made them quite lively, it was not until the invention of the automatic winding machine by John Gammeter (an engineer at Goodrich) and the change of pattern from mesh to bramble that the balls became more consistent and predictable.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 0.1 in. (2.54 mm)Width: 0.1 in. (2.54 mm)Length: 0.1 in. (2.54 mm)
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1910
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Oxfordshire, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU97573610282

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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