Trophy:I.M.C. Table Tennis Champs 1957-58 Kodak Park


The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play
Rochester , United States

Organized table tennis in Rochester, New York, began with the founding of two clubs in 1938. Although World War II resulted in both clubs closing, organized table tennis continued in local YMCAs. The Genesee Valley Table Tennis Club resumed operation in 1956 with its 60 members engaging in league play on Monday and Wednesday evenings and on Sunday afternoons. In parallel, a Rochester industrial table tennis league originated in 1939 with participation by a wide range of companies. However, by the mid-1950s, the league had changed to the Industrial Management Council (IMC) and only larger industries participated. The IMC league had difficulty finding a permanent home, and would roam all over the city to different venues. The Kodak Park teams won the league all but two years when the Kodak Apparatus (Elmgrove Plant) team prevailed. Other teams that belonged to the league included Rochester Telephone, Bausch & Lomb, Rochester Gas & Electric, General Railway Signal, Kodak Office, Pfaudler, Rochester Products, R. T. French, Stromberg Carlson, and Taylor Instrument. This trophy documents Kodak's table tennis dominance in the IMC league.

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  • Title: Trophy:I.M.C. Table Tennis Champs 1957-58 Kodak Park
  • Date Created: 1958
  • Location: Rochester, NY
  • Subject Keywords: table tennis
  • Type: Sports
  • Medium: plastic, metal
  • Object ID: 112.4447
  • Credit Line: Gift of Marty and Rosanne Salata