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Princeton Flattop Head Harness
1912-1924
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1921 Spalding No. P
1916 Reach No. OP
1914 Stall & Dean No. 5406
The Princeton head harness refers to a lightweight leather helmet design to maximize air flow to the head. The Princeton consisted of a separate flattened top that was attached to the body of the harness at 4 points. Manufactured between 1912 and 1924 by Reach, Spalding, Wright & Ditson and Rawlings, the 4-attachment Princeton was made popular as the style worn by Princeton University in the 1910's. Production of the 4-attachment stopped in the mid-1920's as players opted for more protective molded helmets.
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c. 1920 Reach Princeton
c. 1900 Princeton Style
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