Battledore Shuttlecock.

Written by Geoff Hinder

Photo: – Geoff Hinder.

National Badminton Museum has recently acquired a 1840s battledore shuttlecock.

The shuttlecock has a brown velvet base with a wool trim and 31 goose feathers. It has a diameter 110 mm x 130 mm high, which is about twice as big as a modern shuttle. The shuttlecock weighs 49.43 grams, which is about 10 times heavier than a modern shuttle. In the inside of the base it is stamped ‘PLOMBE’, we believe the shuttlecock was made in France.

 

This shuttlecock and many more can be seen at the National Badminton Museum, National Badminton Centre, Bradwell Road, Loughton Lodge, MILTON KEYNES MK8 9LA
Visitors are welcome to look around the Museum unescorted at any time – the National Badminton Centre is normally open 9am to 8pm every day.

Photo: – Geoff Hinder.

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If you have any badminton memorabilia, archive material, or any other items and would like to donate them to the National Badminton Museum please contact us at: –
 museum@badmintonengland.co.uk
Thank you to all the ‘Friends of the Museum’ and people who have made donations to the National Badminton Museum, your support enables us to purchase extremely rare badminton artefacts for the National Collection as they become available.

 

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