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Vintage J.C. Higgins Leather Boxing Gloves, circa 1950-1960

US$76per set
US$95per set20% Off


About These are authentic vintage boxing gloves with reddish, brown leather. Each glove has tan leather piping and laces. The leather is very soft and is good condition. Stamped J.C. Higgins label on each glove.  Creator J.C. Higgins, USA. Date of manufacture circa 1950-1960 Materials and techniques leather, fabric. Condition good. Wear consistent with age and use. Dimensions: H 9 in. x W 7 in. x D 3 in. History From 1908 until 1962, Sears, Roebuck & Company sold a wide variety of sporting goods and recreational equipment, including bicycles, golf clubs, rifles, shotguns, and revolvers under the brand name "J.C. Higgins" These products were well made and were popular with the company's historical core of rural and working-class consumers. Like many other Sears products, the Sears firearms were originally made by major firearm manufacturers. The Model 20 was produced by High Standard Arms, as was the Model 88 revolver. The J.C. Higgins brand for Sears sporting goods was replaced with the Ted Williams brand. Many of the more durable J.C. Higgins products are still available as second hand items. The brand name, J. C. Higgins, was based on a real person, John Higgins who was a Sears employee. He moved from his birth country of Ireland to the United States in his late teens and began working for Sears in 1898. He spent his entire working career with Sears and was Vice President for the company for a period of time. He was actually born with no middle name but the Sears Co. presented the idea of labeling their sporting good line with his name and saw it more presentable labeling the brand as J.C. Higgins. He worked with the company until his retirement as head bookkeeper in 1930. Higgins died in 1950. His expertise in sporting goods or sports is unknown.


  • Creator
    JC Higgins (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 9 in. (22.86 cm)Width: 7 in. (17.78 cm)Depth: 4 in. (10.16 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Industrial (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1280222463992

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    Ships From: San Francisco, CA
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