Before 1914, balls were made with what kind of material ?

ball_Lignum Vitea

Bowling balls were made of gaiac wood, iron or wood. It is also called «holy wood «or» wood life” (Latin: lignum vitae)

This type of wood used to be very important for applications requiring a material with extraordinary combination of strength, toughness and density.

It is found in Central America, evergreen and hardwood, dense and resinous.

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