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Circa 1930s/1940s Spalding Line Marker
Starting Bid - $100, Sold For - $300
Circa 1930s/1040s Spalding line marker used to create the foul lines and batter boxes on a baseball diamond. The wheel is designed with over 100 small holes which allow for the lime to be evenly dispersed when pushed by means of the long handle. The lime is poured into the device by means of a small hinged "door" on the side of the wheel. The name "Spalding" and the number "109" (presumably the model number) are each printed in black on one side of the wheel. This is a rare piece of baseball equipment and we cannot recall having ever offered another example. The total length of the piece, from the bottom of the wheel to the top of the handle measures 41 inches. The diameter of the wheel measures 9.5 inches. The marker, which is constructed entirely of metal, displays heavy wear commensurate with its age and former use, including varying degrees of oxidation along its entire length and a number of nicks and small dents. Despite the wear it remains in perfect working order. Good to Very Good condition overall. Reserve $100. Estimate $300+. SOLD FOR $300
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