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Inflatable Football Helmet Chicago Style Leather Football Helmet Old Melon Football Antique Football Shoulder Pads Football Nose Protector
Football Shoulder Pad Evolution
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A 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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November 24, 2015
Maker Spotlight:
The History of Wright & Ditson
Skull Cap
A Judgment Call:
Lelands' Princeton Stocking Cap
February 8, 2016
Rare Head Harnesses in Vintage Photo
December 21, 2015
May 2016
c. 1935 Draper & Maynard NG1
Nose Guard
Football Shoe Evolution
January 10, 2016
VIntage Football Cleats
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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June 2016
c. 1930 Goldsmith 8-Attachment Princeton Head Harness

A Day of Infamous Repute

Jeff Mann
Contributing Writer
May 30, 2016
July 2016
1905 Stall & Dean #41
8-Spoke Head Harness
AntiqueFootball Goes to Sea
July 20, 2016
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August 2016
1896 Michigan-
Trophy Ball
Draper Maynard's
August 12, 2016