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Salience Noteworthy
Tags Business of Baseball, Equipment
Location Greater New York City
City/State/Country: NYC, NY, United States
Modern Address 87 Fulton Street
Game Base Ball
Immediacy of Report Contemporary

"(advertisement) JOHN C. WHITING, 87 FULTON STREET, N. Y., manufacturer of BASE BALLS and Wholesale and Retail Dealer in everything appertaining to BASE BALL and CRICKET. Agent for Chicester's Improved SELF-FASTENING BASES, and the PATENT CONCAVE PLATES for Ball Shoes, which are free from all the danger, and answer all the purposes, of spikes."


New York Sunday Mercury, Dec. 8, 1861


With thousands in the Greater New York City area playing the game, providers of playing grounds, playing manuals, and equipment sprang up.

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Submitted by Bob Tholkes
Submission Note 3/10/2014


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