labels pictured below are dated to the first catalog appearance and could over lap the new label during the transition year. "HILLERERICH & BRADSBY CO" appeared outside the oval at the top, "LOUISVILLE K. The sample shown is the The "H&B" Logo center brand first appears in catalogs in 1932. " above "H&B" followed by the catalog number, below. This H&B logo center brand is identical to the previous label but the catalog number is now above "H&B". "HILLERERICH & BRADSBY CO." at the top ;the catalog number above "H&B" followed by "MADE IN U. Before the H&B logo label, the name of the model appeared in the center oval, with the catalog number below, and "MADE IN U. Inside the oval reads: "HILLERERICH & BRADSBY CO." at the top; "MADE IN U. Inside the oval reads: "HILLERERICH & BRADSBY CO." at the top; the catalog number above "H&B" followed by "MADE IN U. By matching the samples with the logo on your bat, you could approximately date your Louisville Slugger to that era. This 1980-2012 bat labeling period is generalized to the use of this style center brand. This H&B logo center brand is identical to the previous label but the Registered Trademark symbol is added to the right of the "H&B" logo. he "Powerized" process was patented by the Hillerich & Bradsby Co. Beginning in 1935 until present, they go with just "Powerized" The Powerized" process is to harden the surface of the bat much like the bone rubbed finish of the 1920's.Variations in branding for 125 professional model bats could narrow down the years, as described by visiting the link provided. Labels can be can be narrowed down to smaller eras and I will add the info in the near future. The 1983-1989 period is the same as the 1980-1983 center brand but the oval was made smaller, and measures 3 1/2" across Thirty-three years since their last change, Louisville Slugger redesigns their logo. The letters "LS" is squeezed in between the outer and inner boarders, at the top. HILLERERICH & BRADSBY CO." is at the top; the catalog number above "H&B" followed by "MADE IN U.
Below are the ovals from different eras for professional model, top of the line, and inexpensive store model bats. HILLERICH & SON" with "- MADE BY -" above it, and "LOUISVILLE SLUGGER" at the very top. (pictured is catalog designation 125) "LOUISVILLE SLUGGER" is at the very top of the oval. In 1973 the Registered Trademark is added over the "d" in Powerized (not shown here) Outside and below the oval "REG. A breakdown of the different labels will be added soon. "LOUISVILLE SLUGGER" is at the bottom to the left of the ampersand, & "MADE IN U. The highest grade of wood is reserved for all 125 baseball bats. 40 was the highest quality line of baseball bats in the Louisville Slugger catalog. Louisville slugger began using model numbers on the knob in 1943 then moving the model number to the barrel in 1977. They introduced the "Powerized and Bone Rubbed" logo for the 1932 season and in 19 you will see it stamped "Powerized and Oil Tempered" which usually is a very light heat foil type print.
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