Vintage ANTIQUE COLUMBIA HANDLE CO. BASEBALL BAT TECUMSEH LOUISVILLE PONTIAC
Vintage ANTIQUE COLUMBIA HANDLE CO. BASEBALL BAT TECUMSEH LOUISVILLE PONTIAC.
This is a very rare Columbia Handle Company softball bat. It was made in London Ontario Canada around the turn of the century and measures 33-1/2 long.
The words Pecan Driver appear near the end of the bat. I can find very little about the company other than that it was founded by Frederick George Rumball about 1897. The wood was very faded and there was some very deteriorated and dried out friction tape on the handle.
I removed the old tape and discovered the handle had been cracked in a couple of places. I very carefully removed the tape residue and applied some beeswax polish. The repair is very solid and was probably done 75 or more years ago. Please look at the pictures very carefully.