Some Nifty Baseball Glove Ads

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Postby mikesglove » January 30th, 2016, 1:31 pm

A circa 1927 ad. The "Joe Hauser" base mitt was pretty expensive for its day and not many out there. One of the first to feature the trap style webbing that became popular in the mid 1930's.
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Re: Some Nifty Baseball Glove Ads

Postby BretMan » February 20th, 2016, 6:06 pm

Here's one I ran across recently. Love the bold graphics!

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Re: Some Nifty Baseball Glove Ads

Postby mikesglove » March 2nd, 2016, 12:45 pm

A Rawlings ad circa 1958 for their Heart of Hide models.

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Re: Some Nifty Baseball Glove Ads

Postby mikesglove » March 24th, 2016, 2:14 am

Two nice full page ads from a 1930 Wards catalog. Some nice gloves and a lot of star players of the day are featured.

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Re: Some Nifty Baseball Glove Ads

Postby mikesglove » March 26th, 2016, 1:34 pm

Below is a 1962 ad for the line of Spalding Roger Maris gloves. The Personal Model glove at the top is the rare "Dual Step Down Palm" model 42-201
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Re: Some Nifty Baseball Glove Ads

Postby mikesglove » April 5th, 2016, 12:05 pm

Below is a rare ad from the Great Western brand. It is from 1936, a time when various curve finger designs were developed to mimic the natural shape of the hand.
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Re: Some Nifty Baseball Glove Ads

Postby mikesglove » April 26th, 2016, 12:57 pm

A good deal from Ken-Wel! A 1936 magazine ad.
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I have a 1960's Nokona "Roy Face" model DH glove. Below is an ad for the original "Don Hoak" model DH circa 1959.
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Re: Some Nifty Baseball Glove Ads

Postby mikesglove » May 19th, 2016, 1:53 pm

Here are a few magazine ads from Nokona and Rawlings from the mid 1950'sImage

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Re: Some Nifty Baseball Glove Ads

Postby mikesglove » May 27th, 2016, 1:31 pm

A 1915 Rawlings ad from the Sporting Goods Dealer featuring the "Koney Mitt" designed by Ed Konetchy made of Wapiti calfskin. This is a rare mitt.
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Re: Some Nifty Baseball Glove Ads

Postby mikesglove » May 29th, 2016, 12:29 pm

Here is a page from the Meacham Arms catalog circa 1893. Interesting to note the Arthur Irwin gloves and mitts at the bottom re-branded as Meacham. Irwin split with D&M Sporting Goods about 1892. Meacham Arms was out of St. Louis and was bought out by Simmons Hardware in 1897.
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Re: Some Nifty Baseball Glove Ads

Postby mikesglove » July 2nd, 2016, 2:42 pm

1935 Simmons Hardware ads. Simmons was out of St. Louis MO. and the glove and mitt models advertised commemorate the Cardinals championship season of 1934.
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Re: Some Nifty Baseball Glove Ads

Postby mikesglove » September 5th, 2016, 2:36 pm

I haven't updated this in a while. Here's a pretty cool selection.

1914 Ratsch-Peerless
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1923 Shapleigh Hardware
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1963 Sonnett, not often seen, featuring the "Bat Web" "Lightning" model & others
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Re: Some Nifty Baseball Glove Ads

Postby mikesglove » October 1st, 2016, 4:51 pm

Popular Science first wrote about the baseball glove in an issue from January 1896. The article, which is titled,
'The Ball Can't Drop Out of This Glove', highlights the technological advances that were already spinning the game forward.
Or, if not forward, at least in an interesting direction:
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Major Robert H. Young, of the United States Air Service, has invented a baseball glove that swallows this compressed air,
creating a partial vacuum in the glove and eliminating the tendency to rebound.
There are air holes in the padded palm to which flexible tubes are attached.
These tubes have their outlets in the sides of the glove.
There are valves at the end of the tubes that prevent air from entering.
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Re: Some Nifty Baseball Glove Ads

Postby mikesglove » November 6th, 2016, 9:00 pm

Below is an ad for the "Bill Doak" glove from a 1920 Rawling's catalog. The glove patent was not filed till 1921 yet some prototypes were given out to select ball players for the 1919 season. The model was catalogued and available to the public in 1920 and features a triple lace web. Now that is one rare glove. There is an interesting section of the patent description detailing why the web lacing was overlapped in places. The inventor wanted to give the ball player the ability to adjust the laces independent of one another so the friction of an overlapped lace would keep the adjustment in place. This is more evident in the double lace models after 1922. The triple lace model below relied on an intricate interweaving of the web lace to keep any adjustment in place. Both methods are pretty clever!
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Re: Some Nifty Baseball Glove Ads

Postby mikesglove » December 4th, 2016, 2:31 pm

Not technically an ad, the illustration below is from a 1922 Simmons catalog. Among all the sewn web models, the three paired grommet web Doak model is being sold generically through Simmons Hardware of St. Louis. That pricing doesn't make sense to me though, $17.50 each?
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