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Icon of Sin;I compared these to my Aramith Super Pros and they are slightly smaller. Is that how they were then or is that just from years of playing and cleaning? [/quote said:A few things could be at play regarding a slightly smaller size.
Tolerances and molding and the finishing process was completely different back then (I'll have to look at the "official" BCA published rule books for that era and see what they adopted for ball tolerances - if any different from today's numbers) which would account for the size.
Depending on the venue they were played most over the decades, it's possible whichever cleaning and/or polishing techniques they used could easily account for a small, uniform reduction in ball diameter. Did you use a calibrated electronic caliper device by chance to obtain your measurement - or something like two Super Pros on either side of the vintage Cents with a straightedge across the top? Either way, I'm sure your assessment is accurate, I was just curious if you had a number . The measuring technique could account for possibility number three for a size difference.
If you have polished them since taking ownership, how did they turn out?
Oh - one other thing - share a pic if you have the chance of both sides of the 15 ball number. It looks like it may be a replacement ball - same era and dart, yet the numeral/font is slightly different.
Thank you again for sharing your prized ball possession. Wish I were there to share a gaze or a game
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