Old-fashioned "leatherhead" football helmets from the early s are often as effective as -- and sometimes better than -- modern football helmets at protecting against injuries during routine, game-like collisions, according to Cleveland Clinic researchers. The study -- published online Nov. In their biomechanics lab, Cleveland Clinic researchers conducted impact tests, crashing helmets together at severities on par with 95 percent of on-field collisions 75 g-forces or less in collegiate and high school football games.
The MacGregor model H was far and away the most popular college football helmet in the 's and 's. Used by Notre Dame, Navy, Penn and countless other colleges and universities. It is a tank of a helmet and withstood the gridiron well.
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Photo by Mile High Card Company. Sometime around when he was years-old Frank Graham, Jr. In an ensuing kick-off Graham, Jr.
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Like many vintage football equipment collectors, as a novice I grossly overpaid for several head harnesses described on EBay and auction sites as "Exceedingly Rare" or "Turn-of-the-Century. I just had to have "one of those" because I may not see another for sale ever again. Determined to not make the same mistake again, I began storing databases of information, such as auction sales results, vintage photos, and catalogs in file folders on my computer.
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