Advertisements
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Free Penney's Marathon!

  1. #1
    Practically Family BigFitz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Warren (pronounced 'worn') Ohio
    Posts
    630

    Free Penney's Marathon!




    Advertisements
    This morning when I showed up to morning roll call, I was surprised to see a Fedora hanging on the thermostat! I immediately went and picked it up and it was a Penneny's Marathon. I asked those close by where it came from and apparently the shift before mine did some training on auto extrication with a couple of junkers from the local salvage yard. The hat was found inside one of the vehicles. Nobody wanted it so I claimed it for myself.

    It's dirty and the sweat band is brittle and coming apart where it's sewn in but it's pretty sound beyond that. Any idea when it was made? I'm guessing '60's but what do I know? It's a 7 1/2 and fits well. Also, any advice on cleaning and shaping? I don't have any experience in either. Oh, would this be beaver or wool? It's seems pretty like it's pretty resilient. Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Here's some pics.









    It was found in the van.

  2. #2
    My Mail is Forwarded Here Rick Blaine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Hillbilly Heaven
    Posts
    3,468

    Aren't you kind!

    I imagine it is a rabbit fur felt. whatta mench!
    "The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.
    Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness,
    for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children."

    -Jules Winnfield

  3. #3
    Practically Family BigFitz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Warren (pronounced 'worn') Ohio
    Posts
    630
    Well, it was either claim it or watch it go in the dumpster.

  4. #4
    Incurably Addicted John in Covina's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Covina, Califonia 91722
    Posts
    11,581
    The brown sweat band might date it a little earlier than 60's.
    Blue Skies!

  5. #5
    One Too Many frussell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    California Desert
    Posts
    1,223
    My van! I was living in it down by the river, and it was stolen while I was giving a motivational speech. Did you guys find my Creedence tapes in there too?

  6. #6
    Familiar Face Otateral's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    California
    Posts
    93
    Nice find! Working in self storage, I occasionally come across abandoned stuff. If the only other alternative is the dumpster, keep it. Would be amazing to come across a hat like that.

  7. #7
    Practically Family BigFitz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Warren (pronounced 'worn') Ohio
    Posts
    630
    Quote Originally Posted by frussell View Post
    My van! I was living in it down by the river, and it was stolen while I was giving a motivational speech. Did you guys find my Creedence tapes in there too?
    I wouldn't hold out too much hope on the Creedence.

  8. #8
    Practically Family Mystic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Northeast Florida
    Posts
    769
    FREE Penney's Marathon !!

    Why thank you....

    I'll take mine in a 6 7/8 medium brown, thank you very much....

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •