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John Jaques

Categories: Commerce, Sport / Games

Businessman. Founder of the John Jaques and Son Toy Company, which produced and patented ping pong equipment.  See also Jaques of London.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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John Jaques

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Ping pong

On this very site Ping Pong created & patented by John Jaques III, 1901.

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