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Request for help in identifying gloves

PostPosted: November 30th, 2018, 10:11 pm
by orygun2000
I'd appreciate some help in identifying and getting the history on a couple of baseball gloves that I found in my parents home. I'm building a shadow box to display them and will give them to my son for Christmas. I'd like to be able to tell him something about these gloves. I believe the first glove is MacGregor Goldsmith G118 with a Pete Reiser trademark. My research shows this as from the 1940s or 1950s. Is there a way to identify the year more precisely?
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The second glove is more of a mystery to me. I can read "Lewis Style", but can't read other notations. The closest that I could find on this site is ... k-doug.jpg. Could this be the glove? There is no tag on the back on the fingers as shown in this photo. Thanks for any help that you guys can provide. Regards.

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Re: Request for help in identifying gloves

PostPosted: December 1st, 2018, 5:40 pm
by okdoak
Checking Joe Phillips' Vintage Glove Catalog Source Book, it shows the Reiser G118 glove was made in 1951-52 and possibly 1950 (there's no catalog info for that year.) Can't help you with the Lewis Style glove.

Re: Request for help in identifying gloves

PostPosted: December 2nd, 2018, 2:22 pm
by vintagebrett
The Lewis style is indicative of an early 1940's style. The Lewis most likely refers to Buddy Lewis as you surmised in your initial post. The Tru-Sport model was made by OK MFG Co. in Ada, OH and it's likely that yours could have been as well. There were a number of companies that sold a style similar so it's hard to pinpoint the exact company without a better look at the stampings.

Re: Request for help in identifying gloves

PostPosted: December 16th, 2018, 6:19 pm
by orygun2000
Sorry for the delay in responding. My heartfelt thanks for the insights provided. This is exactly what I was hoping to be able to tell my son about these gloves. Many thanks.