looks pretty similar.
I'm glad you have found a hat you've been looking for for a while. And it's such an old hat which is rare. Very happy for you Douglas!
Yeah, Dinerman it does a bit. That is a nice little story that accompanies the picture.
Could that be Patent Jan 1878 or 1918? I'm certain the last number is an "8", and the one before it might be a "7" or a "1"
Very nice hat. Say, just send it to me, if it's a size 7.
Another wonderful hat, DOUGLAS.
There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide. All the rest . . . comes afterwards. Albert Camus
Baron,this hat along with three others is on it's way to Duane at the Fedora Store for some R&R. I Have tried to read the numbers but I just can't make them out. At any rate I think the hat must be from the Twenties.