D&M Hockey Puck
Draper-Maynard Company Ice Hockey Puck 1930s
Brothers Jason C Draper and Nathaniel Draper started the business manufacturing gloves.
Nathaniel's son Jason Fletcher Draper took over the business in 1877, now called J. F. Draper and Co., together with his brother-in-law John F. Maynard, and recognized the commercial value of the Providence Gray’s shortstop, Arthur Irwin concept of a padded glove. The idea of a padded glove for professional baseball might minimize injury while enhancing performance. From this event to several visits to the factory by Boston Red Sox players over the next several decades helped solidify this factory as one of the early, leading sporting goods manufacturers in the United States.