A circa 1903-1907 Reach No. 3 Head Helmet was listed on EBay in mid-January for approximately 24 hours before the auction was ended early. The head harness was then relisted and purchased for a Buy-it-Now price of $1,200.00. In the 1906 Reach catalog, the No. 3 is described as:
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1905 Reach No. 3
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Made of Brown Leather on the same pattern as No. 2, but of cheaper material.

No. 3........................Each........................$1.50
The No. 2 is described as:
The Reach Head Helmet is made in accordance with the new Rules, of Soft Black Calf, padded with Best Felt and thoroly ventilated. Endorsed by all the leading Universities and Colleges. Made adjustable so that it will fit any size head.
   
No. 2.........................Each..........................$2.00
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This example dates to 1903-1907 because the No. 3 did not appear in the 1902 Reach catalog and the style changed around 1908 to a more rounded form that included a neck protector flap in the rear. By 1910, Reach replaced the flattop No. 3 with a raincap style.
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No. 3 - 1906
No. 3 - c. 1908
No. 3 - 1910
EVOLUTION OF THE REACH NO. 3 HEAD HELMET
1906 Reach Catalog Page, Courtesy of Antiquesportsshop.com
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