Innovative Glove & Mitt Designs

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Re: Innovative Glove & Mitt Designs

Postby mikesglove » March 4th, 2018, 7:22 pm

A 1938 Golsmith "The Snare" model glove. Innovative lacing around the thumb and forefinger to help the glove retain its shape from balls hitting high in the webbing.
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The glove below is the same Snare model but missing the tunnel webbing.
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Re: Innovative Glove & Mitt Designs

Postby mikesglove » March 9th, 2018, 1:15 pm

Below is an ad displaying some characteristics of Rawlings gloves and mitts circa 1970. Outseam finger stalls were around for decades earlier on Rawlings catchers mitts. The revamped outseam design called the "Magic Action Back" on base mitts and gloves was started circa 1963.
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Below is a model TN10 base mitt
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Below is a Robinson/Boyer model MVP circa 1965
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Re: Innovative Glove & Mitt Designs

Postby mikesglove » March 21st, 2018, 1:36 pm

From a Wilson 1933 catalog. Wilson made a whole line of zipper heel glove/mitts. I've never heard of a base mitt surfacing.
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Re: Innovative Glove & Mitt Designs

Postby mikesglove » March 22nd, 2018, 3:07 pm

As catchers mitts became more sophisticated, some clever innovations were patented. One such patent was the Charles King (of "King Patent" fame") for a perforated palm in 1913. The theory behind the design was reducing the rebound of a ball striking the pocket due to trapped air in the padding. A perforated palm would expel the air upon ball impact.
Below is the 1913 patent drawing
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Below is a Reach ad from 1916. I think I've owned all these at one time. Probably my favorite brand catchers mitts.
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Model 9A with perforated palm.
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The Spalding model 10-0-P version 1915
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Below a well used Spalding model
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Below a Reach version. Probably the nicest example in the hobby
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Re: Innovative Glove & Mitt Designs

Postby mikesglove » September 20th, 2018, 2:04 pm

This one on ebay right now. The "Hugh Critz" model G97X glove.
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D&M experimented using the Reuben Raymond patent of 1921 for a diverted seam.
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It's a pretty rare glove and top of the line in its day.
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Another rarely seen D&M model, The Bill Kamm model G88. There are a number of U and V notch buckle back models out there but very few open back/buckle back models like the G88. I wondered if there were any that surfaced in the hobby. I checked http://www.baseballglovecollector.com. Rob has all the good stuff!
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Re: Innovative Glove & Mitt Designs

Postby mikesglove » October 14th, 2018, 2:26 pm

I came across a 1916 Stall & Dean catalog yesterday. It was only a partial dang it but had some cool images. I sent it along to JD for the glove library. http://www.baseballglovecollector.com. The Bill Carrigan model catchers mitt was especially nice. The S&D fastback design is interesting and features a unique buckle web. The actual example below is stamped 0911. The owner may be interested in a little of its history. ImageImageImage
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Re: Innovative Glove & Mitt Designs

Postby mikesglove » November 25th, 2019, 4:06 pm

mikesglove wrote:From a Wilson 1933 catalog. Wilson made a whole line of zipper heel glove/mitts. I've never heard of a base mitt surfacing.
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Ripon Knitting Works came out with a zipper heel glove in 1948. There was a different placement of the zippered opening. Several of these have surfaced. I owned one for awhile. Mine is shown below. I always thought it was model 107. It's actually model 10Z. They were well built gloves. ImageImage
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Re: Innovative Glove & Mitt Designs

Postby mikesglove » December 1st, 2019, 3:22 pm

mikesglove wrote:Two gloves from a Victor, Wright & Ditson catalog in 1922. Note the laced webbing through eyelets. I think this was the only year for this feature. They may have been riding on the coattails of the Rawlings patented Doak web. Goldsmith did the same thing in that time period. The two laced web models below are undoubtedly rare.Image


Wilson also joined in briefly on the laced web bandwagon in 1922.Image
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Re: Innovative Glove & Mitt Designs

Postby mikesglove » December 1st, 2019, 4:18 pm

Here's a cool one, a D&M G40 Walter Johnson model. It's from the mid 30's. Notice it has something called the "Crowder" web. Alvin "General" Crowder was a beloved teammate of Johnson's. Crowder was a pitcher and developed the web design with the Senators.
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Below is an example of the G40 with the "Crowder" web.
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