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Leather Football Helmet Evolution

Rarest Football Helmet Ranking & Value Guide

Antique Football Helmet Classification Guide

Football Evolution
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Football Shoulder Pad Evolution
Football Nose Masks
A comprehensive visual guide for identifying old football helmets
An analytical approach to ranking the rarest leather football helmets
A visual guide for identifying old football helmets
How the football got its shape
From Pillows to Composites: The evolution of the shoulder pad
The story behind football's most unusual protective device
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Football Shoe Evolution
Tracing the evolutionary changes the "most important feature" of early football equipment
Football Catalog Library
AntiqueFootball's collection of pre-1930 Fall & Winter Sports Catalogs
Manufacturers' History
Comprehensive histories of the leading manufacturers of American sporting goods
Maker Spotlight:
The History of Draper & Maynard
February 9, 2016
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Draper Maynard's
August 12, 2016
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Rare Head Harness Photo
Part 2
September 29, 2016
Maker Spotlight:
The History of
Stall & Dean
December 22, 2016
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Whitley's Foot Ball Armor

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January 29, 2017


The Pure Joy of the Adventure

July 13, 2017


Manufacturer Helmet Production Timelines

Timelines showing helmet styles produced by each of the major sporting goods manufacturers
January 2018
December 2017
Victor No. 539
8-Spoke Head Harness
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Football Shin Guard Evolution

November 27, 2017

Grey Flannel Auction
Norm Tooker's 1905 Princeton Jersey
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November 2017
A.G. Spalding
Football Union Suit
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February 2018
Single-Strap Football Head Harness

Maker Spotlight:
The History of A.J. Reach & Co.

February 24, 2018

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