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Kelley How Thomson KHT Sportland

Postby mlangley5 » August 16th, 2012, 4:00 pm

Can anyone give me any background on this brand of glove? All I have found is that it was a hardware store back in the 1940's and 1950's.
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Re: Kelley How Thomson KHT Sportland

Postby mikesglove » August 18th, 2012, 11:07 am

Kelley-How-Thomson was a large hardware store in Minnesota. They started in the 1890's and like most other hardware operations, eventually sold sporting goods. There is a lot of fishing gear out there but I personally have never heard of a baseball glove with that brand. Joe's Catalog Source Book lists it as a private label brand so it is probably not uncommon. The glove undoubtedly was made by a major glove manufacturer for K-H-T. They were bought out in 1955 by Marshall-Wells, a competing Minnesota hardware company.
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Re: Kelley How Thomson KHT Sportland

Postby mlangley5 » August 18th, 2012, 1:24 pm

Thanks for the info. I was looking at a marathon glove and it loks exactly the same
Same pro maker stamp and autograph. Only difference was brand stamp. I will post a pic. Once i get it put back together
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Re: Kelley How Thomson KHT Sportland

Postby ebbets55 » August 18th, 2012, 1:37 pm

I didn't know Marshall Wells Hardware bought Kelly How Thompson. Thanks Mike. Here's my KHT full web and Marshall Wells 1" web.

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Marshall Wells Hardware 02007 Box.JPG
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Re: Kelley How Thomson KHT Sportland

Postby mikesglove » August 18th, 2012, 5:07 pm

JD, your KHT Sportland glove is really nice. Love the logo in the palm. The Marshall Wells glove isn't to shabby either. I forgot you like the private label brand gloves.
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Re: Kelley How Thomson KHT Sportland

Postby mlangley5 » August 21st, 2012, 8:20 pm

I figured I would post the pics of my kht even though it isnt any where as nice as JD's
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Still need to relace it and figure out the web
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