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RARE 1890s REACH Bird Cage w/Sun Visor Baseball Catchers Mask. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail. Buyer pays shipping costs.
Full adult size professional quality mask with visor.
GOOD CONDITION, well-used, with slight rust, torn pad, and environmental damage. Original condition, uncleaned.
Fencing-style Bird Cage design, hooked wire construction, with three (+) clip formed steel reinforcements on vertical wire, and ten more on sides. Thirteen (+) clip reinforcements total.
Flat leather chin piece with REACH logo in perfect condition. One elongated full leather pad on each side, and one forehead pad. Felt-filled pads are wired and sewn to cage with cotton cord. Chin piece is attached to cage with flared steel rivets.
Full professional headgear made of 1-1/8” wide linen canvas sewn to leather buckle straps. Headgear attached only at top and side buckles are missing. Top headgear imprint reads LISCENSED UNDER PATENT NO. 4536507 JUNE 30TH 1891. One of the earliest patented catchers mask designs in baseball history.
Acetate sun visor is attached with flaring rivets, and has overprinting which is indecipherable to me.
Dimensions: 11”H x 8”W x 5.5”D
Weight: 1 pound 8 ounces
Shipping weight: 3 pounds