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Duke and Son

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1874.

of Penshurst, Kent. Telephone: Penshurst 33. Cables: "Duke, Penshurst". (1929)

of Penshurst, Kent. Telephone: Penshurst 370/1. Cables: "Wisdencric, 'Phone, Penshurst." (1947)

  • 1760 Company founded by Richard Duke. [1]
  • 1780 Duke and Son, of Penshurst, made the first-ever six-seam cricket ball and it was presented to the Prince of Wales, the future King George IV. [2]
  • 1929 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Cricket Bats and Balls, Tennis Rackets and Balls, Badminton and Squash Rackets, Hockey Sticks and Balls, Footballs. (Stand No. B.37) [3]
  • 1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Cricket Bats and Balls. (Olympia, 1st Floor, Stand No. F.1826) [4]

See Also

Sources of Information

  1. [1] From Lads to Lord's: 1751-1760
  2. [2] Ditto: 1776-1780
  3. 1929 British Industries Fair p52
  4. 1947 British Industries Fair p87