What’s Inside a Golf Ball?

While doing some research on the history of the Connecticut auto industry I came across this invention for a new and improved golf ball. I’m not into golf,  in fact as far as I’m concerned the only good thing about golf is Caddyshack.  (Though I do I remember as a kid cutting open golf balls to see what was inside, ignoring rumors of caustic chemicals and what not… hence the title for the post. Anybody else do that?

How did I run across this doing car research you ask? Rubber of course! The Hartford Rubber Works was one of the leading producers of early bike and car tires back in the late 19th and early 20th century. All the fashionable cars of the day were shod with Hartford tires, Olds, Packard, Pierce, Pope, Rambler, Cadillac and many more…..

Patent Application 1905

Patent Drawing 1905

Hartford Rubber Works Ad


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