Ice Hockey Equipment 1912 – 1960

Evolution of Ice Hockey Equipment – 4 1912 – 1960

1912 – Hockey Boots available at Eaton’s for $2.00-$4.00/pair (May 1st Dave scans – McPherson)

McPherson's "Lightning Hitch" Hockey Boot

McPherson’s “Lightning Hitch” Hockey Boot

1915 – Goal Tender Stick now wide on both sides

Laminated Sticks - tape added Goal Tenders stick - wide on both sides

Laminated Sticks – tape added Goal Tenders stick – wide on both sides

1920 – Elbow Pads invented as Ice Hockey became a much rougher game – worn by few players Elbow Pads invented 1920
1930s – Velox Skates with steel band behind to reinforce ankle.

Combination Metal and Leather Strap Ankle Support on a Starr 'Velox' Skate 1930s

Combination Metal and Leather Strap Ankle Support on a Starr ‘Velox’ Skate 1930s

1930s – Leather-Covered Felt-Pad Helmets originated – worn by very few players.

"Pro-Style" Helmet. Soft resiliant "Airfoam" rubber pad in both front and rear sections covered with soft next to head. Heavy split grain cow- hide leather on outer sides. Large perforations for venti- lation. Adjustable leather head-strap. Wide clasic chin- strap, leather-reinforced dome fastener. 961 - 11113. Price Delivered............................3.25

“Pro-Style” Helmet. Soft resiliant “Airfoam” rubber pad in both front and rear sections covered with soft next to head. Heavy split grain cow-hide leather on outer sides. Large perforations for venti-lation. Adjustable leather head-strap. Wide clasic chin-strap, leather-reinforced dome fastener. 961 – 11113. Price Delivered……………………….3.25

1930s – Laminated Hockey Sticks invented in Ontario – replaced steam-bent sticks and “Micmac” Sticks

Laminated Sticks - tape added Goal Tenders stick - wide on both sides

Laminated Sticks – tape added Goal Tenders stick – wide on both sides

1930s – 40s Felts – Strips of harness felt 1″ thick X 2″ wide, placed beneath skate laces to allow for tighter fitting of skate boots to feet with the added bonus of protecting the front of the boot.
Felts - Strips of harness felt 1" thick X 2" wide, placed beneath skate laces to allow for tighter fitting of skate boots to feet wiht the added bonus of protecting the front of your boot.

Felts – Strips of harness felt 1″ thick X 2″ wide, placed beneath skate laces to allow for tighter fitting of skate boots to feet wiht the added bonus of protecting the front of your boot.

1940s – Shoulder Pads invented for defencemen – not used by all players

Senior Shoulder, Chest and Arm Guards.Heavy Athletic Felt base, lined with cotton. Biceps and forearm protected by drill-covered fibre inserts. Shoulder caps are of riged moulded fibre, Leather reinforced lacings at back and front. Two elastic retaining straps on each arm. Price delivered....5.7

Senior Shoulder, Chest and Arm Guards.Heavy Athletic Felt base, lined with cotton. Biceps and forearm protected by drill-covered fibre inserts. Shoulder caps are of riged moulded fibre, Leather reinforced lacings at back and front. Two elastic retaining straps on each arm.
Price delivered….5.7

1940s – Body Pads invented – “Loin Pads” – made of ‘saddle felt’
1960 – Face Mask invented for goalies

 

 

 

 

 

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Face and neck protector

Face and neck protector