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Antique Wood, Brass, Metal and Rubber Throwing Discus c.1930-1940

$75

ABOUT

Wood and metal discus is available only.

Antique wood and brass, distressed metal and solid rubber discus. Two are marked "Gill".

  • CREATOR Gill Sporting Goods Company.
  • DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1930-1940.
  • MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Wood, Brass, Metal, Rubber.
  • CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • DIMENSIONS W 8 in. x Diameter 8.5-9 in.

HISTORY

Harry Gill was hailed as one of the greatest athletes of his generation, winning the American All Around Championship (equivalent to the Olympic decathlon) in 1900. In 1904, Harry began his legendary coaching career at the University of Illinois, establishing a coaching career so successful it was without equal. Dissatisfied with the equipment available for his athletes, he built his own and launched the company in 1918.

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