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Reference

1947 Adirondck Bat Ad
1947 Adirondack Baseball Bat ad 
1947  Sporting News Guide

1948 Adirondack Bat Ad
1949 Adirondack Baseball Bat ad 
1948  Sporting News Guide

1961 Adirondack Bat Ad
1961 Adirondack Baseball Bat ad 
Sporting Goods
Trade Magazine

1968 Adirondack Bat Ad
1968 Adirondack Baseball Bat ad 

1971 Adirondack Bat Ad
1971 Adirondack Baseball Bat ad
 
 
Adirondack - Rawlings Baseball Bat Dating Guide 
ADIRONDACK BAT DATING GUIDE
  Adirondack - Rawlings Co. has used different center brands in their history. The Logo samples pictured below are dated to the years they appear in the Adirondack catalogs. By matching the samples with the logo on your bat you could approximately date to that era. Variations in branding and model numbers could narrow down the years, and will be added to the description soon.  

Sample   Manufacturing Period
Description

1946-1950 Adirondack Baseball Bat label   
1946-1950 Bat Manufacturing Period
The words "McLAUGHLIN-MILLARD, INC. DOLGEVILLE NEW YORK" form a diamond-shaped center label. "ADIRONDACK" is centered inside the diamond, with "NORTHERN" above it and "WHITE ASH" below it. "NO. appears under "DOLGEVILLE" and "302" appears under "NEW YORK."

The words "Flexible Whip Action" appear right of the center label.
There are two versions of barrel labeling. The first has "PERSONAL" above the player's name and "MODEL" below it. The other version has no words above or below the player's block-letter name.

1951 -1957 Adirondack Baseball Bat Label   
1951-1957 Bat Manufacturing Period
REG.U.S.PAT.OFF. over MCLAUGHLIN-MILLARD, MADE IN U.S.A. UNDER DOLGEVILLE-NEW YORK, Flexible Whip Action to the right of center label, ADIRONDACK (MUCH THINNER LETTERS THAN 1946-1950)model # moved into center labeling.
Among the center label changes was a narrower font. "Northern White Ash" appears in script entirely above "ADIRONDACK" while the "302" appears below it.
There were several barrel variations during this era. It could say "PERSONAL" above the player's name and "MODEL" below, as before. Or, it could have nothing above the name and "LIGINIZED" below. Or, it could say, "PERSONAL MODEL" above the name and "LIGINIZED" below. Finally, it could say, "ADIRONDACK" above the player's name and "PERSONAL MODEL" below.

1958-1960 Adirondack Baseball Bat Label   
1958-1960 Bat Manufacturing Period
Same as 1951-1957 but with triangle type lines put above label & smaller lines below label.
"McLAUGHLIN-MILLARD, INC." was replaced with, "ADIRONDACK BATS, INC." The "REG. U. S. PAT. OFF." disappeared from above the center brand, and lines were added to enhance the "diamond" effect.
To the right of the center label, the "Flexible" in "Flexible Whip Action" was dropped in 1960. There were two barrel variations. The first had, "ADIRONDACK" above the player's name and "PERSONAL MODEL" below it.
The second replaced "PERSONAL MODEL" with "FLAME TREATED," which was framed in a jagged box intended to suggest flames.

1961-1967 Adirondack Baseball Bat Label   
1961-1967 Bat Manufacturing Period
The only change to the center label is that the block-letter "ADIRONDACK" is now is written in script with only the "A" capitalized. 1961-1963 lettering in white, flexible omitted from label only whip action remains, also, the only barrel variations are the carry-overs from 1958-60.
1964-1967 same as 1961-1963 except black lettering.
The barrel has three variations: the same two from 1958-60, plus a third version that has "ADIRONDACK" above the player's name and "FLAME TREATED" below the name and between two flame icons.

1968-1970 Adorondack Baseball Bat Label   
1968-1970 Bat Manufacturing Period
 The center label was simplified significantly in 1968. "Whip action" is removed from the label and a stylized "A" logo is placed above the less-fancy script "Adirondack" logo, prompting many collectors to refer to this as the "tee pee" label. The Registered Trademark is placed above the "d" in Adirondack. The catalog No. (302 on this label) is directly below with "DOLGEVILLE NEW YORK USA" in smaller letters at the bottom. A rare variation of the center label, made in 1968 only, has "ADIRONDACK" in all capital, block letters.
BIG STICK" makes its first appearance on the barrel above the player's name. In one version, "FLAME TREATED" (again, between two flame icons) is used. A second version features "PERSONAL MODEL" below the player's name.

1971-1979 Adirondack Baseball Bat Label   
1971-1979 Bat Manufacturing Period
In 1971, the tee pee "A" is removed and replace with, "MADE IN U.S.A." above the centered "Adirondack" logo in script, with the Registered Trademark   over the "d" in Adirondack "DOLGEVILLE   NEW YORK USA" is removed, and the catalog No. ("302"on this label) is reduced in size at the bottom.
Some bats made in 1971 feature two "302" brands - one above "Adirondack" and one below.

1980-1982 Adirondack Baseball bat Label   
1980-1982 Bat Manufacturing Period
 "MADE IN U.S.A." is at the top, with the catalog No, (302SF on this label) appearing below it, above the centered "Adirondack" logo. The Registered Trademark now appears over the "C" in Adirondack which is now in printed font. "PRO RING" is at the bottom, under print lettered Adirondack.

1983-1986 Adirondack Baseball Bat Label   
1983-1986 Bat Manufacturing Period
At the top of the logo "Rawlings" is now in script with the Registered Trademark to the right top of the "s" in Rawlings, followed by the "Pro Ring" circle logo. ADIRONDACK" in bold  uppercase, block letters is directly below, with the Registered Trademark after the "K" with the catalog No. (302F on this label) at the bottom.

1986-1990 Rawlings Adirondack Baseball Bat Label   
1986-1990 Bat Manufacturing Period
The outer border lines of the label are removed. The script "Rawlings" Logo dominates the label and the catalog No. (P302 on this label) is just below in small print. To the right is "ADARONDACK" going through the 'PRO RING" circle logo, with the Registered Trademark   below the "K"

1990-1997 Rawlings Adirondack Baseball Bat Label   
1990-1997 Bat Manufacturing Period
The "Rawlings" script logo dominated the label and a Registered Trademark is placed below the "s" with "MADE IN USA" placed below and above the uppercase "ADIRONDACK" in print block lettering. The Registered Trademark is to the right of the "K" the Pro Ring circle logo is dropped.

1998 - 2001 Rawlings Adirondack Baseball Bat Label   
1998-2008 Bat Manufacturing Period
The center label features the newly redesigned Rawlings circled "R" logo. The Registered Trademark is placed to the right of the tail of the "R" Below the outside of the oval reads: The registered trademark Rawlings logo (In script) followed by the registered trademark  "ADIRONDACK" logo separated by a dot , followed by "MADE IN USA"

2009-2011 Rawlings Adirondack Baseball Bat Label   
2009-2011 Bat Manufacturing Period
An "ADIRONDACK PRO" ribbon design is added below the Rawlings circled "R" logo. The script "Rawlings" trademark logo followed by "MADE IN USA" is placed below the ribbon in small print.

2012 - 2014 Rawlings Baseball Bat Logo   
2012-2014 Bat Manufacturing Period
 The Rawlings Bat label is simplified. Adirondack is completely removed from the bat. All is left is the Rawlings circled "R" logo

The Adirondack catalog No. 302 baseball bat is their Pro- line Personal Model
and high quality Flame Treated store model baseball bats

 

 
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