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(That Video Site)   How cricket balls were made in the 1950s. It's the only thing about the game you'll actually understand   (thatvideosite.com ) divider line
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2014-04-19 09:26:16 AM  
That was actually interesting. Good find.

Why do I feel like that's how they're made today (and baseballs too), only by Bangaladeshi children, not by old white men?
 
2014-04-19 09:45:03 AM  
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eraserhead!
 
2014-04-19 11:06:54 AM  
They don't grow on crickets?
 
2014-04-19 12:24:45 PM  

whistleridge: That was actually interesting. Good find.

Why do I feel like that's how they're made today (and baseballs too), only by Bangaladeshi children, not by old white men?


I bet that's where this baseball was made:

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2014-04-19 12:30:12 PM  
Brilliant little film, enhanced by the standard Pathé background music.

Anyone like to add a Death Metal soundtrack?
 
2014-04-19 01:01:19 PM  
Yup that was worth 2:24 of my time.

Good find.
 
2014-04-19 01:04:57 PM  

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eraserhead!

"Charley Tingly has been a quilter for 30 years".

That's a lot of time spent cupping balls.  Just ask your Mom.
 
2014-04-19 01:23:44 PM  
thanks subby.
 
2014-04-19 02:31:21 PM  

unitednihilists: FlashHarry: [img.fark.net image 500x500]

eraserhead!

"Charley Tingly has been a quilter for 30 years". That's a lot of time spent cupping balls.  Just ask your Mom.


So that's where Dad gets his sticky wicket from.
 
2014-04-19 03:10:10 PM  
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What the hell are crumpets?
 
2014-04-19 08:22:32 PM  
Too bad it wasn't longer. I'd like to see a RiffTrax short of this.

/it was still interesting though
 
2014-04-19 08:56:32 PM  
So it starts out as a square piece of balsa wood?
 
2014-04-20 05:52:27 AM  
That was really cool.  Nothing is cool these days.....all automated and made by machines...Not sure what bugs need with those huge balls but it was still cool.
 
2014-04-20 11:50:29 AM  

daveb0rg: That was really cool.  Nothing is cool these days.....all automated and made by machines...Not sure what bugs need with those huge balls but it was still cool.


Nah man, cricket balls are used by BOWLERS.
Not sure how you're supposed to knock over the pins with a ball that small, but you're right it was pretty cool.
 
2014-04-20 12:12:10 PM  

fjnorton: So it starts out as a square piece of balsa wood?


Cork.

daveb0rg: That was really cool.  Nothing is cool these days.....all automated and made by machines...Not sure what bugs need with those huge balls but it was still cool.


I don't think machines have been developed for stitching cricket and baseballs.  Even the white laces on footballs still have to be done by hand, although the rest of the football is stitched by an operator using a machine.  Stitching is still something that either needs to be done by hand, or a seamstress using a sewing machine.  The human hand is needed for controlling the fabric or material, where machines still haven't quite gotten to that point.  I know, my mom used to be a seamstress, and I also learned to sew.  How the material is held is critical.
 
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