Ken-Wel Leather Catcher's Mask c.1940
This is an original vintage catcher's mask. The main body is carbon steel with thick, tan leather padding. The padding is held onto the body of the mask by brown leather straps and rawhide laced through grommets. The Ken Wel label is affixed to the fabric strap. The piece has retained most of its original finish and is in good condition with appropriate patina for its age.
- CREATOR Ken Wel.
DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1940.
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Carbon Steel, Leather, Rawhide, Fabric.
- CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
- DIMENSIONS H 8.25 in. W 7.5 in. D 3 in.
HISTORYKen-Wel was founded by the Kennedy family in Gloversville in 1916, then moved to New Hartford in 1927