1908 Sears Catalog ad: Basket Ball Goals

. Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Basket Ball Goals. No. 6K7098 Basket Ball Goals, regulation style made of iron frame with cotton netting. Weight, per pair, 12 pounds. Price per pair $2.74.
Basketball was invented in 1891 (according to Wikipedia) so it was still fairly new when this ad came out in 1908. But it's still surprising that they hadn't figured out yet that they should put an hole in the bottom of the net (or "Basket Ball Goal"). I also wonder how long it took before the name changed from "basket ball" to "basketball."

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