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Basketball Patent, Pierce, 1929, 16x20
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TITLE: Basket Ball
INVENTOR: George Pierce
YEAR: 1929
PRINT#: P8305

James Naismith invented the game of basketball in December 1891, but not the basketball. That came later, but how much later is open to some question as several companies began making the leather sphere long before a man named George Pierce came on the scene with this patent. Naismith turned to the A.G. Spalding Co. to make the official basketball in 1894. Spalding was a former professional baseball pitcher turned sporting goods impressario and was already the official maker of National League baseballs.  However, Spaulding never decided to patent the basketball. But Pierce did. In 1928, he filed a one-page document with five drawings of basketballs on it with the U.S. Patent Office. He signed his full name and had an attorney, whose name is illegible, sign it as well. A year later it was awarded and assigned to Spaulding although it is unknown if he ever profited from the patent.
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