1940-50's Stall and Dean made goalie gloves with Tool Shop Detroit Sporting Goods tagging
These gloves were acquired as part of a large collection of equipment that was obtained by a longtime employee of the Detroit Olympia. The gloves were made by the professional equipment manufacturer, Stall and Dean, who made high quality gloves and other equipment for several of the NHL Original Six teams, most notably the Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings.
These gloves have Tool Shop Detroit Sports Goods tag sewn to each glove. The Tool Shop Sports Good company was started by the Lippman family of Detroit, Michigan in the 1940's. They changed the name of the company to "Lippman's " in 1947 but many photos have been discovered of the 1950's Detroit Red Wings wearing gloves with the Tool Shop tag still being used.
This Stall and Dean blocker is consistent with the style having been worn by such Detroit Red Wing goalies as Harry Lumley and Terry Sawchuk. The goalies would wear the Stall and Dean blocker with an added area of padding over top. In the photos provide you can see the ribbed area of the Stall and Dean cuff popping up out of the top of the extra padding while in the Sawchuk photo you can see the thumb area of the Stall and Dean blocker peaking through. The Museum also possesses another Stall And Dean Puckmaster blocker from a bit later that has been conclusively identified as having been worn by Terry Sawchuk. It is likely from the mid 50's and has the Lippman tagging and Sawchuk's name and # 1 written in marker on the inside.
It is possible these gloves were worn by Harry Lumley in the late 40's. Also it appears that Sawchuk wore this exact style Stall and Dean blocker in his first seasons of 1949-51.
An amazing pair of matching Stall and Dean goalie gloves with full Tool Shop tagging and displaying obvious game wear, yet remaining in amazing condition.