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
1915 – Goal Tender Stick now 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
1930s – Velox Skates with steel band behind to reinforce ankle.

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
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
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.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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