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Posted 6 years ago


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I was given a bat from my grandfather. The cork gripped bat has a Kork Grip patented Sep 15, 1914. The center oval has LOUISVILLE SLUGGER, 40 K, J.F. HILLERICH & SON Co, dash dot dash, LOUISVILLE, KY. TRADE MARK, ET Collins (cursive), REG.U.S.PAT.OFF. There is no number on the end of the knob of the handle. I believe it may be from 1915 from the articles that I have read. I would greatly appreciate any help in identifying exactly what I have. Thanks to anyone who can give me any information.

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  1. bigecheesehead, 6 years ago
    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  2. packrat-place packrat-place, 6 years ago
    You better look at this site.,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=447&cntnt01returnid=98
  3. bigecheesehead, 6 years ago
    Thanks packrat-place.
  4. mghpro, 6 years ago
    does the bat say kork grip patented or patent pending?
  5. bigecheesehead, 6 years ago
    It says patented. Any info would be greatly appreciated Matt.
  6. mghpro, 6 years ago
    Your dating of it is right. Its a good bat. Price depends a lot on length, weight and condition. Its rare nonetheless.
    I have some kork grips pictured on my site.
  7. mghpro, 4 years ago
    Can you send a full length picture of the bat? Any cork left on the bat?
  8. bigecheesehead, 4 years ago
    Sorry I took so long to reply. Could you please email me at home as I am having trouble attaching the pictures. thanks.

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