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Reference

1919 Wilson baseball bat Catalog listings
1919 Wilson baseball bat Catalog listings 

1960 Wilson
Baseball Bat Catalog
1960 Wilson Baseball Bat Catalog 

1961 Wilson
 Baseball Bat Catalog
1961 Wilson Baseball Bat Catalog

 
Wilson Sporting Goods Baseball Bar Datng Guide 
WILSON BASEBALL BAT DATING GUIDE
  The Thomas E. Wilson Company, Wilson Sporting Goods Co.,  has used different center brands in their history. The Logo samples pictured below are dated to the years they appear in the Wilson Sporting Goods catalogs. By matching the samples with the logo on your bat you could approximately date to that era. Although the exact years each label was used may be off by a year or two,, they do appear in chronological order. Information will be added as it becomes available.  

Sample   Manufacturing Period
Description

Thos. E. Wilson & Co.Baseball Bat   
1919-1928 Bat Manufacturing Period
 This is the first Wilson center brand featured on bats sold in the 1919 catalog. Enclosed and centered in a double oval border is the Wilson Trade Mark "W" overlapped by a rectangle that reads "Thos. E. Wilson & Co." with the word CHICAGO" wedged at the the bottom of the "W" and U.S.A. below.

Early Thomas E. Wilson Co. baseball bat   
1922 - 1931 Bat Manufacturing Period
Mostly used on indoor & Fungo bats. this center brand also appears on a line of bats with initials thought to be attributed professional ballplayers. The center brand logo is a simple script company name "Thos. E. Wilson & Co," with the word "GUARANTEED" below.

Wilson Famous Player bat Logo   
1929-1940 Bat Manufacturing Period
 This center brand features the Trade Mark "Wilson" script logo at the top with "FAMOUS PLAYER MODEL" below. To the right is the model number, and "REG. U.S.PAT.OFF." at the bottom.

It's a Wilson Baseball Bat   
1932-1937 Bat Manufacturing Period
After the company name was changed to Wilson Sporting Goods, in 1931,this center brand first appears in the 1932 Wilson catalog. It Simply states with the Trade mark Wilson script logo, "It's a Wilson" with the model No. below.

It's a Wilson Baseball Bat Logo dating Guide   
1937-1940 Bat Manufacturing Period
The "It's a Wilson" center brand is rearranged in 1937. It replaces the previous logo By placing "It's a" above the Trademark Wilson Script logo, with the model No. below. The words "MADE IN U.SA," is added below the model number.

Wilson Baseball Bat Dating Guide   
1941-1951 Bat Manufacturing Period
This newly designed Center Brand features the "Wilson" Trademark Script log centered between a wedge at the top that features the model number, and a wedge below that reads "MADE IN U.S.A."

Wison Sporting Goods  Baseball Bat Dating Guide   
1949-1960 Bat Manufacturing Period
 This center brand is the same as the previous years but in 1949 Wilson starts to use a model number that begins with the Prefix "A" followed by a 4 digit number.

Wilson Baseball Bat date   
1961-1970's Bat Manufacturing Period
The "Wilson" Trademark script logo is now centered inside a double bordered circle with the model number above, and "Made, In, U.S.A." at the botom.

Wilson baseball bat center brand   
1965-1970's Bat Manufacturing Period
Sometime during the mid 1960's the Registered trademark is placed below the lowercase "e" in  "FLAMEfused" and in some years it appears above the uppercase "E" in "FLAMEfused" It is not clear when the was first used but the but the prvious center band is found into the 1970's.

Wilson Baseball bat Dating Guide   
1980's- Bat Manufacturing Period
This newly designed Center Brand features the "Wilson" script logo followed by the Registered trademark The Model Number is placed below left, and "MADE IN U.S.A." on the right. There are other variations of this logo used in the years to come and this page will be updated when the catalog information becomes available.


 
Wilson Sporting Goods History

 The Wilson sporting goods company was originally named Thomas E. Wilson & Co. in 1916. Incorporated in 1913, the company was originally established to find unique ways of using slaughterhouse byproducts of a nearby meat-packing firm. They produced racket strings, footballs, basketballs and baseball shoes. Thomas E. Wilson & company began the manufacturing of baseball Bats and Gloves by 1919. In 1925, the company was renamed "Wilson-Western Sporting Goods"  and then in 1931, Wilson Sporting Goods Co.


 
 
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