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GOLFERS have often wondered how a golf ball is made.
There are thirty operations, and it takes about six months to
process the Blue Radio from crude rubber to the finished ball.
The center is plastic composed of a specially compounded rubber and
a quantity of radio-active material, weighed on highly sensitive scales
and balanced perfectly, thereby giving the Blue Radio remarkable energy
and greater distance. The radio-active material is easily seen if the
center core is stretched out thinly.
A length of pure para rubber tape, one inch wide, is then wound by hand
to the plastic center, under tension, forming a small, hard core about a
half inch in diameter of great resiliency.
The core is placed in the center winding machine, which rounds it up
perfectly, with pure para rubber thread, to a larger size.
A different sized rubber thread is next wound around the core by ma
chine at high tension until the ball becomes the right size. The tension
on the rubber thread stretches it about eight times its length. The center
construction then has a pressure of 1,200 pounds to the square inch, and
nearly 600 feet of stretched rubber on it. In fact, if you could suddenly
cut the ball through, it would expand to the size of a teacup.
The ball is next inspected and measured with gauges for absolute
The outer cover is composed of highest grade South American Balata
Gum, refined with infinite care and secret prdcesses and moulded into
half shells, which fit perfectly over the thread-wound ball. After the
cover half shells are fitted on, it is covered with a sheet of bleached
balata white veneering and placed in a steel mould, containing the de
sired markings (recess or mesh) and vulcanized. Then it is buffed,
washed, treated and cured.
Painting and varnishing are done with the palms of the hands, several
coats being applied in this fashion, each dried for 24 hours. Marking
of the name is done with a fine pen and ink.
The Blue Radio is now ready for service and two years after is as
lively and resilient as when new. Built to withstand pounding, slicing,
chopping or cutting, and foremost in length and trueness in flight it is
essentially the "greatest American made ball."
Sole National wholesale distributor of Silver King golf balls, and our own exclusive group,
covering the requirements of every type of golfer.
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