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Vintage Jockstrap Photos: Volume 1

Below is a collection of vintage jockstrap photos dating back to the late 1800's.  Some brands include Ace, Becton Dickinson, Bauer & Black, Bike and Champion

ACE athletic supporter jockstrap
ACE athletic supporter from Becton Dickinson Co
ACE swimmer athletic supporter jockstrap
Becton Dickinson's ACE swimmer athletic supporter.
ACE Unibody jockstrap
The ACE Unibody design athletic supporter combined the support of a jockstrap with the comfort of a brief.
Adams USA men's athletic supporter.
Adams USA men's athletic supporter.
All Star jock made by Ampac Enterprises.
All Star jock made by Ampac Enterprises. VIEW BOX
 Argis Soporte Para Caballero waist jockstrap
The Argis Soporte Para Caballero, a wideband supporter from Mexico, sports a 6" waistband with green and yellow tracer lines.
Arquer jockstrap
Arquer jockstrap from Protective Sports Gear of Barcelona, Spain is 45% acrylic. Very comfortable pouch.  
 APEX Olympic Champion V-front jockstrap
APEX Olympic Champion V-front jockstrap from the mid- to late-1940s.
 APEX Olympic Champion No. 3 athletic supporter
APEX Olympic Champion No. 3 athletic supporter was manufactured by the O-C Manufacturing Company in the 1940s. The box shows the O-C winged logo along with several drawings of athletes along the bottom. VIEW BOX
A-T model 4100 athletic supporter 
A-T model 4100 athletic supporter from A-T Surgical Mfg. Co., Holyoke, MA. VIEW BOX
 The Athletic Supply Company of Seattle, WA sold this jockstrap in the early 1960s.
The Athletic Supply Company of Seattle, WA sold this jockstrap in the early 1960s.
 Bard Sani Jock
Bard Sani Jock from the 1950s has a flannel-lined detachable waterproof pouch with a plasticized outer cover. This supporter is made for the man with mild incontinence. VIEW BOX
Bauer & Black A-2 adult supporter
Bauer & Black A-2 adult supporter with 6" seamless knit elastic waistband for extra support to back and abdomen. The soft knit pouch featured a fly front for all day wear convenience. VIEW BOX 
Bauer & Black A-3 regular band adult supporter
Bauer & Black A-3 regular band adult supporter with 3" woven elastic waistband, tubular leg straps and a soft knit cotton pouch; formerly "Pal."  

Bauer & Black Y-4 youth supporter with blue and gold tracer lines around a 3" woven elastic waistband. VIEW BOX 
Bauer & Black Bracer supporter belt.
Bauer & Black Bracer supporter belt. The Bracer had a snap-off pouch and four metal stays at the top of the wide waistband — two in the front and two in the back — to prevent curling.  
Bauer & Black Bracer Royal supporter belt
Bauer & Black Bracer Royal supporter belt with 11" perforated waistband. This was the "top of the line" Bracer offering extra support for the abdomen and back; flexible stays to reduce curling; and tube-weave leg straps. VIEW BOX 
Bauer & Black PAL supporter
Bauer & Black PAL supporter from the early 50s. This model is very rare with blue stitching around the label and across the top of the pouch. VIEW BOX 
Another rare PAL nylon swimmer supporter from Bauer & Black
Another rare PAL nylon swimmer supporter from Bauer & Black with 1¼" waistband and 1" legstraps. Use of nylon in supporters was said to offer "quicker drying, added comfort and longer wearing qualities." VIEW BOX 
Bauer & Black PEP jockstrap
Bauer & Black PEP jockstrap. Pouch is made of same webbing material as the waistband. VIEW BOX 
Bauer & Black PRO wide-band supporter.
Bauer & Black PRO wide-band supporter.
 
Bauer & Black PAR wide-band supporter
Bauer & Black PAR wide-band supporter. This supporter has blue stitching around the top of the waistband and across the top of the pouch. The pouch has an unusual vertical fly front. VIEW BOX
 
Bauer & Black Speed made during World War II.
Bauer & Black Speed made during World War II. During the war, critical materials were rationed and jockstrap manufacturers tried to create jocks without the use of rubber. This one has a webbed waistband that fastens with a "sliding fastener" on the right side. VIEW BOX
 
Bauer & Black Swimmer from the early- to mid-1940s.
Bauer & Black Swimmer from the early- to mid-1940s. Notice the wording on the front of the box, "Designed for comfort, proper support, and the conservation on critical war time materials." VIEW BOX
 
The Bauer & Black model S-9 Swimmer economy cotton style supporter
The Bauer & Black model S-9 Swimmer economy cotton style supporter from the late 60s or early 70s. VIEW BOXES
 
No. 5 athletic supporter from Bauer & Black.
This is the No. 5 athletic supporter from Bauer & Black. Made in the 1950s, Bauer & Black supporters were "worn to protect the delicate cords and muscles of the 'vital zone' against painful blows and strain."
 
Bell Horn athletic supporter with Ster'l Dri pouch
Bell Horn athletic supporter with Ster'l Dri pouch ... "regular wearing of Ster'l Dri athletic supporters provides proven protection against odors and jock itch irritations."  
Bike Web The Strap jockey strap from the mid 1930s
Bike Web The Strap jockey strap from the mid 1930s. As their advertising said, "A three-inch waistband all-elastic supporter that gives extra-firm support, is sturdy, long-lasting, comfortable." Notice that the pouch and waistband are made of the same material. VIEW EARLY BIKE BOXES
 
Another Bike Web Jockey Strap from the late 1930s.  
Another Bike Web Jockey Strap from the late 1930s.
 
The Bike No. 9
The Bike No. 9 has an extra-wide 6" waistband. VIEW BOX
 
Cotton Bike No. 10 with plain waistband
This cotton Bike No. 10 with plain waistband is from my high school days in the 1960s. VIEW BOX
 
Bike No. 10
Bike No. 10 with one red tracer line around waistband. Tracer lines were added by Bike to give athletes a visual method for choosing the proper size jockstrap from a large pile in the locker room ... one stripe for small, two for medium, and three for large. VIEW BOX  
Bike No. 10 supporter
Another Bike No. 10 supporter, this one has a single blue tracer line around a 3" waistband.
 
Bike No. 10
According to the label, this cotton Bike No. 10 was "Made in S.A." (believed to be South Africa).
 
A size M Bike No. 10 with two red tracer lines.  
A size M Bike No. 10 with two red tracer lines.
 
A size L Bike No. 10 with three red tracer lines.  
A size L Bike No. 10 with three red tracer lines.
 
Bike No. 10 (model 7110) with red/blue/red tracer lines.
This is an early version of the Bike No. 10 (model 7110) with red/blue/red tracer lines. VIEW BOX
 
This Bike "Varsity" No. 10 has a single red tracer line and the familiar "bike wheel" on the label.
This Bike "Varsity" No. 10 has a single red tracer line and the familiar "bike wheel" on the label. VIEW BOX
 
One of the newer Bike No. 10 (model 7110) supporters after several years of continuous wear. Notice the wording on the back of the box, "Bike ... The Original Jockstrap."
One of the newer Bike No. 10 (model 7110) supporters after several years of continuous wear. Notice the wording on the back of the box, "Bike ... The Original Jockstrap." VIEW BOX
 
Bike Pro 10 made for the professional athlete. The waistband, pouch and legstraps are much heavier than the regular Bike No. 10 of the period.  
Bike Pro 10 made for the professional athlete. The waistband, pouch and legstraps are much heavier than the regular Bike No. 10 of the period.  
Close-up of a Bike Pro 10 pouch after several months of continuous wear.  
Close-up of a Bike Pro 10 pouch after several months of continuous wear.
 
Bike No. 11 with red/yellow/blue tracer lines.  
Bike No. 11 with red/yellow/blue tracer lines.  
Professional model Bike No. 100 of genuine surgical elastic with three fabric covered metal ribs (two in the front and one in the back) to prevent "waistband curl." The label, sewn into the inside back of the waistband, has the familiar Bike wheel logo.  
Professional model Bike No. 100 of genuine surgical elastic with three fabric covered metal ribs (two in the front and one in the back) to prevent "waistband curl." The label, sewn into the inside back of the waistband, has the familiar Bike wheel logo.
 
The Bike Pro 100 deluxe supporter was designed for the active athlete. Features multiple red and blue tracer lines around a 2½" elasticized waistband and a sturdy porous knit pouch.   
The Bike Pro 100 deluxe supporter was designed for the active athlete. Features multiple red and blue tracer lines around a 2½" elasticized waistband and a sturdy porous knit pouch.  
 
This is the Bike "University" No. 11. This heavy-duty supporter was made for the professional athlete.   
This is the Bike "University" No. 11. This heavy-duty supporter was made for the professional athlete.  
 
 
Nylon Bike No. 58 swimmer supporter from the 1970s.
Nylon Bike No. 58 swimmer supporter from the 1970s. VIEW BOX
 
Cotton Bike No. 59 swimmer supporter from the 1960s.  
Cotton Bike No. 59 swimmer supporter from the 1960s.
 
The Bike ProLine sports the official NFL emblem on the waistband label.
The Bike ProLine sports the official NFL emblem on the waistband label.
 
This model of the Bike athletic supporter was used by the U.S. military. The 3" waistband is heavier and more durable than regular Bike waistbands.  
This model of the Bike athletic supporter was used by the U.S. military. The 3" waistband is heavier and more durable than regular Bike waistbands.
 
A plaid Bike? Paul Winston of the legendary Chipp Clothiers of New York, modified this Bike No. 10 by overlaying the pouch with a Scotch plaid. Known for their whimsical linings in otherwise conservative suits, Chipp also offered matching tie and jock strap sets in the early 1960s. Winston would cut and sew them himself while watching football at home, cranking out up to two dozen modified jocks an hour.  
A plaid Bike? Paul Winston of the legendary Chipp Clothiers of New York, modified this Bike No. 10 by overlaying the pouch with a Scotch plaid. Known for their whimsical linings in otherwise conservative suits, Chipp also offered matching tie and jock strap sets in the early 1960s. Winston would cut and sew them himself while watching football at home, cranking out up to two dozen modified jocks an hour.
 
Modified Bike jockstrap with a chamois pouch. This jock is especially sensual when the pouch is wet.  
Modified Bike jockstrap with a chamois pouch. This jock is especially sensual when the pouch is wet.
 
Counterfeit Bike supporter made in Canada in the 1970s. This "fake" Bike is not as well made as the Bike jocks of the time and has a very cheap-looking, printed label.  
Counterfeit Bike supporter made in Canada in the 1970s. This "fake" Bike is not as well made as the Bike jocks of the time and has a very cheap-looking, printed label.
 
This Black Jack supporter, sent to me by site visitor Leather Harold, has a pouch made of the same heavy elastic material as the four-inch waistband. Gold, blue and black tracer lines.  
This Black Jack supporter, sent to me by site visitor Leather Harold, has a pouch made of the same heavy elastic material as the four-inch waistband. Gold, blue and black tracer lines.
 
Blue Ribbon regular band athletic supporter from the early 1900s claims to be "The Best Jockey Strap."
Blue Ribbon regular band athletic supporter from the early 1900s claims to be "The Best Jockey Strap." VIEW BOX  
An early Blue Ribbon narrow band supporter from the 1940s.
An early Blue Ribbon narrow band supporter from the 1940s. VIEW BOX
 
Bodywear jock from Angelo Litrico has a regular underwear-style waistband.  
Bodywear jock from Angelo Litrico has a regular underwear-style waistband.  
Boston supporter by the makers of Boston Braces.
Boston supporter by the makers of Boston Braces. VIEW BOX  
Mexican Campeon "suporte atletico" regular band adult supporter. The pouch on this jockstrap is made of the same sturdy elastic as the waistband and is unusually comfortable. Three-inch waistband with red and blue lines.
Mexican Campeon "suporte atletico" regular band adult supporter. The pouch on this jockstrap is made of the same sturdy elastic as the waistband and is unusually comfortable. Three-inch waistband with red and blue lines. VIEW BOX
 
An early 1950s Champion athletic supporter. This high quality, heavy duty jockstrap has one gold tracer line around the waistband.
An early 1950s Champion athletic supporter. This high quality, heavy duty jockstrap has one gold tracer line around the waistband. VIEW BOX
 
The Champion Model 88 is from the same era as the one above. The price sticker in the upper right corner of the box, identifies it as coming from from "Bursch Rexall Drugs, Henning, Minn." at a price of $1.10.
The Champion Model 88 is from the same era as the one above. The price sticker in the upper right corner of the box, identifies it as coming from from "Bursch Rexall Drugs, Henning, Minn." at a price of $1.10. VIEW BOX
 
A 1960s Champion Model 88 swim supporter from Champion Supporter Co., Cincinnati, OH.
A 1960s Champion Model 88 swim supporter from Champion Supporter Co., Cincinnati, OH. VIEW BOX
 
The Champion No. 81 regular band athletic supporter, also from Champion Supporter, dates to the early 1950s.  
The Champion No. 81 regular band athletic supporter, also from Champion Supporter, dates to the early 1950s.
 
Champion 6" band athletic support model 490-BF also from the early 50s. This model has a convenient vertical fly. Notice that the pouch and leg straps are fully removable from the waistband. Covered metal stays prevent the waistband from curling. 
Champion 6" band athletic support model 490-BF also from the early 50s. This model has a convenient vertical fly. Notice that the pouch and leg straps are fully removable from the waistband. Covered metal stays prevent the waistband from curling. 

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