Fibre hockey headgear made by Karhu
Karhu made three kinds of protective headgear for ice hockey players in the 1950’s. The most expensive version was made of leather. The fibre model pictured here was somewhat cheaper. The third type was reserved for junior players. All models were provided with foam rubber paddings.
Head protection was still largely neglected in the 1950’s. Helmets did not become mandatory in hockey rinks before the 1970’s.