A.A.U. Leather and Horse Hair Boxing Gloves c. 1930
This is a original pair of vintage boxing gloves.The gloves are a maroon leather and and tan leather on the palm with white laces. The are both marked "A.A.U. Official According to Specifications 8oz". Each glove has retained it's original color with some slight fading on the ends and minor cracking of the maroon leather.
- CREATOR A.A.U. USA.
- DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1930
- MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Leather, Horse Hair.
- CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
- DIMENSIONS H 11 in. x W 8 in. x D 3.5 in.
The AAU was founded on January 21, 1888, by James E. Sullivan with the goal of creating common standards in amateur sport. Since then, most national championships for youth athletes in the United States have taken place under AAU leadership. From its founding as a publicly supported organization, the AAU has represented US sports within the various international sports federations. It has grown over the years to become one of the leading and most influential associations.