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Leather Football Helmet Evolution

Rarest Football Helmet Ranking & Value Guide

Antique Football Helmet Classification Guide

Football Evolution
Inflatable Football Helmet Old Melon Football Football Nose Protector
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
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Maker Spotlight:
The History of Draper & Maynard
February 9, 2016
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Draper Maynard's
"Armorclad"
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

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The Pure Joy of the Adventure

July 13, 2017

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Manufacturer Helmet Production Timelines

Timelines showing helmet styles produced by each of the major sporting goods manufacturers
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Football Shin Guard Evolution

November 27, 2017

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

February 24, 2018

reach sporting goods
May 2018
1874 Harvard - McGill
Silver Trophy Cup
April 2018
June 2018
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July 2018
1899 Yale Football Silver Trophy Cup
c.1897 - 1903
c. 1913 - 1916
Reach No. 5
6-Strap Head Harness
Spalding No. 35
4-Strap Head Harness