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Tober Baseball Manufacturing Co. ad.
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  Bon-Tober Sporting Goods Company Baseball
 
Bon-Tober Sporting Goods Company College League Baseball
Bon-Tober Sporting Goods Company College League Baseballl
Item Details
  • CIRCA - 1920's
  • MANUFACTURER- Bon-Tober Sporting Goods Co.
  • SIZE -  5 ounce, 9 inches
  • PRICE GUIDE - $200.00 - $300.00
    Very Good - Excellent Condition
    Because of the scarcity of this baseball and lack of sales data the value is estimated based on selling prices of baseballs with similar history and age.

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NOTES:
 
    Making baseballs since 1902, Russian Immigrant Meyer Tober was a co-founder of Bon-Tober Sporting Goods in 1912. From their factory located in Hartford CT. the company manufactured leather sporting goods that included; baseballs, baseball gloves, footballs, playground balls, basket balls, boxing gloves and punching bags. In 1927, the company was purchased and operated by the McKinnon Dash Co. of Buffalo, New York. (McKinnon was a manufacture of dashboards for horse drawn buggies and carriages dating back to 1878.) For a short transition period products were sold with the Bon-Tober/McKinnon brand name.

 After 1930 McKinnon Dash began producing a complete line of leather sporting goods, under the "McKinnon" brand name. After the McKinnon buyout, Meyer Tober formed the Tober Baseball Manufacturing Co. in Manchester, manufacturing Eagle brand baseballs and softballs. Needing more space the company relocated to Rockville CT, in 1955.

 At the age of 82, founder and President of the Tober Baseball Manufacturing Co. Meyer Tober, was shot & murdered by employee Adino Ryes in 1964. The day before the shooting Tober had been talking to Ryes who had been considering committing suicide because of family problems. Tober had tried to talk him out of it, and urged Ryes to see a doctor. The company continued to operate until 1970 when a factory fire might have closed them down. The Tober family was committed to getting the factory up and running, but there is no news about the company thereafter.

   The Bon-Tober Sporting Goods Co. College League Rubber Center No. 40 Baseball is made of Genuiine leather, weighs 5 oz. with a circumference of 9 inches. The top panel features the Bon-Tober crossed bats "TRADE" "MARK"  baseball logo centered by "B-T" At the top of the outer circle reads "BON -TOBER" and "SPORTING GOODS CO." at the bottom. Below the logo reads, "HARTFORD CONN." During the transition period after the McKinnon Dash Co. purchased Bon-Tober, the logo remains the same with the exception of "MCKINNON" is placed across the center of the baseball, over the letters "B-T" and between the crossed bats, extending outside the outer circle. ("Bon-Tober" remains at the top)

  Baseballs made by the Tober Baseball Manufacturing Co. have the Eagle brand logo, with 'TOBER" at the top and "MANCHESTER CONN." inside a ribbon, at the bottom until 1955 when it reads "ROCKVILLE CONN."


 
 
Bon-Tober Sporting Goods Co. College League No. 40 Baseball
Bon-Tober Hartford CT. Baseball Logo 1923 Bon-Tober Sporting Goods Ad Bon-Tober Genuine Leather No. 40 Baseball
Bon-Tober Hartford CT. Baseball Logo 1923 Bon-Tober
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Bon-Tober Genuine Leather No. 40 Baseball

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