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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
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

A Day of Infamous Repute

Jeff Mann
Contributing Writer
May 30, 2016
Draper Maynard's
August 12, 2016
Rare Head Harness Photo
Part 2
September 29, 2016
Maker Spotlight:
The History of
Stall & Dean
December 22, 2016

January 15, 2017

Paper Football Helmets?


Whitley's Foot Ball Armor


January 29, 2017

June 2017
The Oldest Surviving Football Uniform?
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July 2017
Victor No. 535A
Face & Ear Guard

The Pure Joy of the Adventure

July 13, 2017

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

Manufacturer Helmet Production Timelines

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