af_aom041029.jpg af_aom041028.jpg af_aom041027.jpg af_aom041026.jpg
Browse by Time Period
Dates of Manufacture: circa 1920-1925
c. 1920 Reach No. 1 Dog Ear Helmet
Dates of Manufacture: 1921-1935
c. 1925 Goldsmith No. 64 "Executioner" Helmet
af_aom041024.jpg af_aom041023.jpg af_aom041022.jpg af_aom041021.jpg af_aom041020.jpg
Browse by Time Period
Founded by Alfred J. Reach in 1874, A.J. Reach & Company became the largest manufacturer of sporting goods in the U.S. by the turn of the century. Reach was purchased by A.G. Spalding in 1892, but continued to manufacture sporting goods lines independent of Spalding models until 1934, when the Reach brand was discontinued.
Goldsmith Executioner Advertisement, 1925
See "Artifact of the Month - April 2015"
Dates of Manufacture: 1918-1920
c. 1920 Victor, Wright & Ditson Harvard Helmet
Around 1915 several sporting goods companies began manufacturing flattop helmets constructed out of three pieces of leather; one for either side and a third for the crown. This style was apparently preferred by the Harvard Crimson, as it was soon referred to as the "Harvard" style. In 1918, Wright & Ditson merged with Victor Sporting Goods Company to form Victor, Wright & Ditson.
The History of Wright & Ditson
af_aom041015.gif af_aom041014.jpg af_aom041013.jpg af_aom041012.gif af_aom041011.jpg af_aom041010.jpg af_aom041009.jpg af_aom041007.jpg af_aom041006.jpg af_aom041005.jpg af_aom041004.jpg af_aom041003.jpg af_aom041002.jpg af_aom041001.jpg