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Free Penney's Marathon!

Discussion in 'Hats' started by BigFitz, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. 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.:D

    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. Rick Blaine

    Rick Blaine My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Aren't you kind!

    I imagine it is a rabbit fur felt. whatta mench! :eusa_clap
  3. Well, it was either claim it or watch it go in the dumpster.[huh]
  4. The brown sweat band might date it a little earlier than 60's.
  5. 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. Otateral

    Otateral Familiar Face

    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. I wouldn't hold out too much hope on the Creedence.:D
  8. Mystic

    Mystic Practically Family

    FREE Penney's Marathon !!

    Why thank you....

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

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