Founded in 2011, The International Sphaeralogical Society was created to celebrate the history and dynamism of the Super Ball®. Invented by chemist Norman Stingley in 1965 and sold by the Wham-O Manufacturing Co., the iconic toy has been the subject of fascination and play for almost half a century. The I.S.S. is dedicated to exploring and promoting the allure of this bounciest of balls.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Easter Egg Superball
This family of balls - if you can call them that - is one of several non-spherical forms in which you'll find bouncy balls. These egg shaped oblong objects are made with the same rubbers and production methods as other Hypersphaera,
although these—unlike most—are not cast in molds with two halves. They are primarily uniform in texture and are either brightly colored in solids or banded with color in the manner of a hand-dipped Easter Egg. (Photo Courtesy of Lenore M. Edman, www.evilmadscientist.com.)
by Henry J. Simonds
A specimen box form the series, Requiem for the Super Ball®.