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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 Antique Football Shoulder Pads 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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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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A Day of Infamous Repute

Jeff Mann
Contributing Writer
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May 30, 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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January 15, 2017

Paper Football Helmets?

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Whitley's Foot Ball Armor

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January 29, 2017

June 2017
The Oldest Surviving Football Uniform?
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July 2017
Victor No. 535A
Face & Ear Guard
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The Pure Joy of the Adventure

July 13, 2017

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August 2017
Rawlings No. 167
4-Strap Reinforced Molded Crown Head Harness
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September 2017
c. 1922 Winchester No. 3237 Beehive Flattop
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Manufacturer Helmet Production Timelines

Timelines showing helmet styles produced by each of the major sporting goods manufacturers