Vintage Worthington Whoopee Mesh golf ball mold c.1915

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  • Item Category: Sports
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 09, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House
An original 1915 square dimpled mesh golf ball mold used in making the Whoopee golf ball (I L-O-V-E that name!). These were made by the old Worthington Golf Ball Factory in Elyria, Ohio.

These come as matching halves and are made of a hardened steel and are surprisingly heavy. They are nice to display a favorite ball or use simply as a paperweight.

There is no actual name imbedded in the inside cavity of the mold. What they did with these balls was to stamp them with the brand name of the ball they wanted. Notice in the picture below, there is a small flat area at the pole of the ball mold. That is where they stamped the name, “Whoopee” – in a circle pattern.

In many cases, a single mold could be used for a number of different brand name balls … a method still practiced today.

I will also be including a sample surlyn cover from today's era and a golf ball core with each mold you purchase. This is a nice thing to have on display to help you explain to friends as to how golf balls are made.

A great antique golf item!!

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Check out my other golf ball mold currently on eBay – a Mesh, square dimpled golf ball mold. VERY cool too! Get both!! Thanks & good luck in getting it!

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