Mystery Leather Ball

Mystery Leather Ball

Included in Collections: Sport

Object Description

The small leather ball stuffed with dried grass was found with a cylindrical container of mason's tools in a house in Manse Street. The ball is 45mm in diameter. On the museum database, it is listed as a "fives" ball which was a popular game in the nineteenth century but the ball would seem to lack the necessary hardness for either fives or golf. Anybody any ideas?

Cat No. 0802
Collections Sport
Date added May 21st, 2021
Added by Tain & District Museum

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