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Illustrated price list of bowling green bowls and bowling requisites

Author Thomas Taylor
Title Illustrated price list of bowling green bowls and bowling requisites
Imprint
Date of Publication 1955
Language English
Notes This is an attractive trade catalogue from a Glasgow manufacturer of lawn bowling equipment. The company, established in 1796, was the first to offer standard bias on bowls by creating the world's first bowl shaping machine. In the same year that the shaping machine was invented and patented - 1871 - Thomas Taylor Bowls also constructed the first bowls testing table, using a slate base similar to a billiards table and covering it in felt and canvas. The bowls were made of lignum-vitae, a special wood obtainable only from the West Indies. In 1928 the newly formed International Bowling Board adopted the Scottish Bowling Association's rules of the game and the Thomas Taylor standard bowl as the minimum bias bowl for all international matches. As well as bowls the company also manufactured bowl measures and bowl cases. The Library also holds trade catalogues from this company dating from 1937 and 1962.
Shelfmark HP1.204.6585
Reference Sources http://www.theglasgowstory.com/image.php?inum=TGSA00717
Acquired on 04/01/04
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