From Umbrellas to Badminton Rackets.

From Umbrellas to Badminton Rackets.

In 1949 the world-famous umbrella manufacturer Samuel Fox and Company produced the ‘Silver Fox’ stainless-steel badminton racket. Photo: – Geoff Hinder                                                                                                               ...
1 Dozen Shuttlecocks from 1830 to 1893

1 Dozen Shuttlecocks from 1830 to 1893

1 Dozen Shuttlecocks from 1830 to 1893        Photos: – Geoff Hinder Some of these shuttlecocks and many more can be seen at the National Badminton Museum, National Badminton Centre, Bradwell Road, Loughton Lodge, MILTON KEYNES MK8 9LA Thank you to all the...
The Racket that Changed Badminton

The Racket that Changed Badminton

The Racket that Changed Badminton in 1966 – Carlton 3.9 The Carlton Sports Company who had been making their nylon shuttles since the 1950s in 1966 introduced their 3.9 badminton racket (red version), it would be the first massed produced lightweight steel...
Early Ball Badminton and Shuttle Badminton in India

Early Ball Badminton and Shuttle Badminton in India

EARLY BALL BADMINTON AND SHUTTLE BADMINTON IN INDIA There are two games called Badminton in India, there is the game as we know it called Shuttle Badminton and there is Ball Badminton.     BALL  BADMINTON Ball Badminton originated in Tanjore, in Tamil Nadu,...
The First Badminton Association.

The First Badminton Association.

       THE FIRST BADMINTON ASSOCIATION Major Seymour Sackville Carew Dolby Click on photos to enlarge The Badminton Association was formed after Major S.S.C. Dolby placed the notice in The Field, September 9th 1893 and the notice was also sent to all known badminton...
The Game of Badminton in 1863

The Game of Badminton in 1863

               The Game of Badminton in 1863. Click on images to enlarge.   The National Badminton Museum has discovered through the Newspaper.com website, an article in the Wednesday 23 December 1863 Trewman’s Exeter Flying Post, which had published part of an...

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