Offered from an estate collection is this first generation early 1890’s Spalding Wagon Tongue baseball bat, No. No significant cracks, but a couple of chips to the knob, couple of gouges on barrel, scuffing, fading, paint loss, moisture staining, patina, etc. Commensurate with age and use. One of the gouges affects the “GUE” in “Tongue”, and wear affects Pat. No owner’s name inscribed. Measures 34 inches and weighs approximately 36 ounces. You can see its patented combed handle. The ringed painted barrel end is faded, but you can make it out clearly on the non-label side. Please view photos for description of the bat. Just a terrific, rare, very early A. Spalding bat for your collection. More about Spalding Wagon Tongue bats. Wagon Tongue baseball bats were common to the mid to Late 19th century. Bat makers made baseball bats from wagon tongues that had been used for covered wagons. Later bats using the “wagon tongue” name were made from ash wood and not reclaimed hickory wagon parts. Given the catalog designation No. As stated in Spalding’s 1891 catalog; In our Special Black and Wagon Tongue bat, we introduce a patented rough handle, enabling the batsman to secure a firmer grasp on the bat. All the Spalding Wagon Tongue are made from models of the actual bats used by the most skillful batsman in the League and Association. The first generation of the No. 000 Wagon Tongue bats have Pat. This patent is for the granulated handle, AKA “roughened handle, ” or combed handle. ” The “black end” portion of the bat reads “strike this way of grain. This item is in the category “Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Game Used Memorabilia\Baseball-MLB\Bats”. The seller is “krittoid” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Republic of Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam.
- Year: 1890’s
- Modified Item: No