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Dayton Steel




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Dayton Steel

From 1922


Dayton Steel Racket – Dayton Racquet Co. Inc. was founded in Dayton, Ohio, in 1920 and moved to Arcanum in 1934. It began as an engineering company and turned to steel rackets in the 1920s. Like other steel frames tried in the 1920s, they have steel strings. The “Dayton” steel rackets were very popular in the U.S. during that time. The steel frames were painted and strung with twisted steel wire strings which made a high-pitch sound at ball contact. Patent number 1 422 993, filed Feb. 13, 192 and patented July 18, 1922, was granted to Dayton for this invention. Inventor: William A. Larned, of Summit, New Jersey.


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