Leather Football
Brora Heritage Centre

This is an old-fashioned leather football. It has an inflatable inner and leather outer casing. Inners were traditionally made from pigs’ bladders, before the use of rubber today. We are not sure what type of inner this has.

Leather footballs would like this would absorb water in wet and muddy conditions, making it much heavier than when dry. Footballs of this type were gradually replaced by plastic balls in the 1960s. This football belonged to William Alexander Sutherland (1936-2008).

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Date: 1950s
Materials : Leather
Size : 23cm 

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