The National Badminton Museum has recently acquired a very rare c1860s leather base battledore shuttlecock
The shuttlecock has a brown leather base with 28 feathers. It has a feather diameter of 75 mm (3″) and overall length of 115 mm (4 ½”), the diameter of the leather base is 45 mm (1 ¾”) and the shuttlecock weighs 11.3 grams which is just over twice the weight of a modern shuttle. We believe the shuttle was made in England.
Photos: – Geoff Hinder