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 Visitors are welcome to...
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...
A Later Version of the Hazell’s Streamline Blue Star Racket

A Later Version of the Hazell’s Streamline Blue Star Racket

Hazell’s Streamline Blue Star Mark 2 Racket     circa 1936  The National Badminton Museum has recently acquired a later version of the Hazell’s Streamline Blue Star racket from Ottawa, Canada. Hazell’s were well known for making good quality rackets in England in the...
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...
Birmal Aluminium Racket with Steel Strings c1924

Birmal Aluminium Racket with Steel Strings c1924

        Birmal Aluminium Racket with Steel Strings    c1924. The National Badminton Museum has managed to acquire an extremely rare Birmal aluminium badminton racket for the National Racket Collection. The Birmal racket was first advertised in the Badminton Gazette...
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