In the earliest days of football in the 1860s some players simply tied a bandana around their heads. There weren't even leather football helmets then.
In those days there were brutal plays. Players actually trampled on opposing team members, yet there was no protection for players' heads. 18 deaths were reported.
The earliest leather football helmets were invented by a Navy player in 1893 after his doctor warned him that one more kick to the head could kill or paralyze him for life. The player asked a local blacksmith to improvise a leather harness hat to protect his head. Thus the first football helmet was born.
Soon other players created additional styles of leather football helmets to protect their heads and ears. Styles included the early beehive leather football helmet, the flat-top leather football helmets, and the dogear leather football helmet.
The colors began to show up on early 1940s leather football helmets. Before that most helmets were plain natural leather either brown, cordovan, or black.
Color leather football helmets allowed the quarterback to better see the receiver at long distances when he was far down the field. So more and more teams began to paint their leather football helmets to put some visibility sizzel into their games.
Gradually in the late 1940s the leather football helmet began to be replaced by early plastics. However many of the early plastic football helmets shattered and caused injury. So, the leather football helmet survived through the World War II years and lingered into the early 1950s. Some pooreer high school teams and JR high teams used old leather helmets right into the 1960s and 70s.
But gradually the old leather football helmet was replaced by the plastics.
James naismith invented the football helmet
kyle cramer made the first helmet in 1885
Michigan with their winged helmet.
James Naismith did not invent the football helmet. It was invented by George Barclay in 1896. James Naismith had nothing whatsoever to do with it.
Swedish Ice Hockey champion, Sven Tumba invented the first hockey helmet, called the SPAPS-helmet
for protection and comfort
Harrison "No Game" Rains
The first football helmet ever worn was by a man named Joseph Manson Reeves during a game that took place in 1893. The helmet was made by a shoemaker in Annapolis. It was constructed from leather.
There is no such thing. A football helmet is a football helmet just different style , names, and comfort
was the first pare football pants invented
Football was first invented in England.
There is really no difference in a 4 wheeler helmet and a motorcycle helmet. Helmets were invented long ago and have been in existence for over 2,000 years in some form or another. The modern helmet is just an improvement over previous versions. No one knows who invented the first helmet.
1915 Adrian invented the first steel helmet for the French army: M15
Josh Rocks your world Engell
A football helmet is a molded shell of polycarbonate plastic. Click on the 'Football Helmet Design and Manufacture' link on this page to learn how football helmets are made.
The helmet was invented in ancient times, nobody knows by who.
The leather football helmet, which I believe was the first, was first used in 1893 at the army vs navy game. By Admiral Joseph Mason Reeves.
Supposedly he is the dude who invented the first bike helmet.
Alice Chatham an scupltor from Ohio