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Mike B

Just came across these, think they are 40’s or 50’s, anyone know for sure?

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  1. Elson C

    I would be interested to know how old exactly they are, and how would they perform nowadays.
  2. ADeLucia

    wow, super cool find! what a great piece of Titleist history!
  3. Guy O

    Where in the world did you find those?! What an awesome discovery! I’ll bet there are some golf museums that would love to have those!
  4. Michael JC

    Just found this Mike B...

    Scott J
    FEBRUARY 21, 2017 AT 6:07PM

    Let me expand a bit on some important aspects of early Titleist history and how I know for certain the ball on the right came later than the other two.
    When Acushnet first entered the golf ball market in the mid 1930s, there was a great deal of development going on regarding ball and cover construction. Hundreds of patents were filed at the time, but two in particular are relevant here. There was the Geer Patent Cover and the Cadwell Patent Cover. These two patents were so similar that there was a lawsuit in either 1937 or 1939 (I have seen conflicting evidence here) that resulted in the two patents being combined.
    The earliest Titleist balls had the Geer Patent Cover. Titleist balls made after the patents were combined had the Cadwell Geer Cover. I have never seen, or heard of a Titleist with a Cadwell Patent cover.
    So, the two balls on the left are both Geer Patent Covers and the one on the right is a Cadwell Geer cover ball.
    So, when it comes to very early Titleists, it's the Geer Patent Cover that you seek.
    And that, ladies and gentlemen, is your history lesson for today. :-)
    As always, best wishes...
    Scott
  5. Mike B

    Found them in an old chicken barn antique mall in Maine
  6. Mike B

    Thanks for the information, I can't even find a picture of a new one or the original packaging.
  7. Rich T

    What a cool find!!
  8. Barry S

    Wow, great find, especially that they are still packaged.

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