The Lightning Tennis Ball Cleaner. Suffolk Iron Foundry. Cast Iron. c1920.

Stock Number: LTBC2642


This scarce antique tennis ball cleaner which is made of cast iron is The Lightning model by Suffolk Iron Foundry and dates from the early 20th century.

The ball cleaner is marked to the front The Lightning - Tennis Ball Cleaner - S.I.F with two bolts of lightning and is designed to be mounted on a wall by the three cast iron feet.

This heavy piece which still has the remains of it's green paint can clean up to four tennis balls at a time by placing them inside and turning the wooden handle which turns the mechanism inside brushing the balls against the internal bristles.

A sought after sporting item that is in nice working original condition. Would make an interesting display piece for a tennis club, shop, prop or museum.

Material: Cast Iron.

Date: c1920.

Maker: Suffolk Iron Foundry (SIF).

Marked to top: The Lightning. Tennis Ball Cleaner. S.I.F.

Dimensions approx: Length: 26 cm (10"). Width: 23 cm (9"). Height including handle: 28 cm (11").

Weight: 5.65 Kg.

Condition: Very good antique condition with age related wear, scratches, marks, rust, bruises and flaking paint. In working order although I'm not sure how efficient it would be to clean balls. The three tennis balls shown are included. Please see pictures.

Please note that only the tennis ball cleaner and three tennis balls are included. The racket in the pictures is not included and is for display only.

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