October 5th 1940
We know... we
know, this is not like finding the Holly Grail or even Geraldo Rivera
opening Al Capone's Vault, but you might agree it lay somewhere in between for
us helmet geeks? There has always been speculation on when the first
Tenite "plastic" helmet made the playing field. Many thought it was after
WWII when John Riddell released his new patented helmet invention to the military.