Making gloves in the 1940's and 50's

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Making gloves in the 1940's and 50's

Postby okdoak » June 23rd, 2017, 8:35 pm

A couple of articles and pictures of stacks and stacks of newly made gloves back in the day.

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Re: Making gloves in the 1940's and 50's

Postby okdoak » June 23rd, 2017, 8:38 pm

Ted Williams at a Wilson plant in the 1940's.

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Re: Making gloves in the 1940's and 50's

Postby green rhino » June 23rd, 2017, 11:19 pm

Looks like a 605LX with Ted Williams endorsement.
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Re: Making gloves in the 1940's and 50's

Postby okdoak » June 24th, 2017, 2:27 am

That's a cool photo and it looks like it was taken at the same time as the other two.
Those top of the line Wilson gloves had the softest, most supple leather. I don't know if it was their hide selection or the way they were tanned, but they were something special.
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Re: Making gloves in the 1940's and 50's

Postby mikesglove » June 25th, 2017, 2:18 pm

These are 1920's glove manufacturing movie snippets and ultra cool. Enjoy!

Pre-molding a front for a catchers mitt
http://footage.framepool.com/mov/815-690-011.mp4

A Reach buckle web model no less!
http://footage.framepool.com/mov/944-297-056.mp4

A catchers mitt padding install
http://footage.framepool.com/mov/340-476-456.mp4

The cute "double take".
http://footage.framepool.com/mov/441-098-197.mp4
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Re: Making gloves in the 1940's and 50's

Postby okdoak » June 25th, 2017, 4:46 pm

Very cool, Mike. I think one of the Ken Burns' Baseball documentaries had the same footage at the beginning. Makes me want to watch them again.
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Re: Making gloves in the 1940's and 50's

Postby Number9 » June 26th, 2017, 10:49 pm

Sure did. I think it was the beginning of inning 2 or 3. I can't get enough of that series.
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