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Personalized Basketball Patent Art, Pierce, 1929

$108.00 USD

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TITLE: Basket Ball
INVENTOR: George Pierce
YEAR: 1929
PRINT#: P8305S

James Naismith invented the game of basketball in December 1891, but not the basketball. That came later, but how much later is open to some question as several companies began making the leather sphere long before a man named George Pierce came on the scene with this patent. Naismith turned to the A.G. Spalding Co. to make the official basketball in 1894. Spalding was a former professional baseball pitcher turned sporting goods impressario and was already the official maker of National League baseballs. However, Spaulding never decided to patent the basketball. But Pierce did. In 1928, he filed a one-page document with five drawings of basketballs on it with the U.S. Patent Office. He signed his full name and had an attorney, whose name is illegible, sign it as well. A year later it was awarded and assigned to Spaulding although it is unknown if he ever profited from the patent.-PS
Reproduction of the original patent artwork and application submitted to the US Patent Office.
Art is printed on premium, heavy-weight art paper for an aged and authentic look
Framed art is double-matted and presented in a high-quality wooden & glass frame
All components are proudly made in the USA!
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Size and Specs

11x14 Size
Overall frame size 13-1/4" x 16-1/4"
Product weight is 3 lbs
Mat is 2" in width around art
Personalization area size is 4" x 1"
Double-matted: charcoal (top) and black (bottom)
Frame is sealed and includes hanging hardware

16x20 Size
Overall frame size is 18-1/4" x 22-1/4"
Product weight is 5 lbs
Mat is 2.5" in width around art
Personalization area size is 5" x 1.5"
Double-matted: charcoal (top) and black (bottom)
Frame is sealed and includes hanging hardware

Include up to 3 lines of copy with max 40 characters per line
Copy will be centered
Include any special instructions in the "Notes" area at checkout
Example Personalization Copy
Line 2: Thanks for your ideas and leadership
Line 3: Concept Products


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