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THIS VERY COLLECTIBLE, HARRY C. LEE "Vincent Richards Good Shot!" ANTIQUE WOOD TENNIS RACQUET WAS MANUFACTURED BY THE HARRY C. LEE & CO, NEW YORK., PATENTED ON MARCH 10TH 1908...as stated on the racquet shaft itself. One of the main features of this raquet is the famous Harry C. Lee "slotted handle", depicted on only a few of Harry C. Lee's Select Racquets..THE THEORY BEHIND THE 4 1/2" LONG SLIT IS TO NULLIFY SOME OF THE WIND RESISTANCE OF THE LARGE HANDLE / SHAFT, MAKING IT LIGHTER, MORE MANEUVERABLE & FASTER THROUGH THE AIR WHEN SWINGING THE RACQUET

This raquet is in good condition for it's age, with some head rash in evidence, along with some scratches/scrapes ...frame shows off a nice sheen ... looks like some of the gut strings missing....GOLDEN DECALS LOOK GOOD, THE WRITING ON THE SHAFT IS EXCELLENT & VERY LEGIBLE. RACQUET HAS ORIGINAL THICK GUT STRINGS, STRUNG 'ENGLISH STYLE'..EXTRA VERTICAL STRINGS IN THE CENTER CALLED "DOUBLE CENTER MAINS",...two of the bottom and top strings are frayed and off. Trebling trim cordage at the top & double cordage at the bottom.

The raquet is heavy at 13.5 oz. etched on raquet shaft. wooden handle is beautifully grooved for ease of grippage. Grip is a monstreous 5" . The leather butt strap present. The famous "Lee" trademark logo looks good. Raquet length is 27".

REAL ANTIQUE HARRY C. LEE WOOD RACQUETS IN THIS CONDITION ARE VERY HARD TO FIND & EXTREMELY SOUGHT- AFTER BY TENNIS COLLECTORS.
The raquet has still its original sleeve ( very rare). The sleeve is in delicate condition.

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Rare 1908 Patented Antique Harry C. Lee Wood Tennis Raquet with Slotted Handle

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Overview

  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Materials: raquet, raquet sleeve, wood, gut string, paint
  • Feedback: 2 reviews
  • Only ships within United States.
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