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  1. lbgradwell

    Canadian Stetsons

    I stand to be corrected on this, but I believe only "western"-styled hats employed the Xs, and even then entirely inconsistently...
  2. lbgradwell

    Canadian Stetsons

    Much clearer. And the hat is certainly rabbit fur felt. Sometimes you'll see such hats described as having a "polar" or "deluxe beaver" finish. Some sellers take that to mean (intentionally or not) that beaver pelts were used in the production. Not so!
  3. lbgradwell

    Canadian Stetsons

    Ah yes, so it does; I can just make it out! I think Moon is correct with his 1970s estimate, and I think that means your hat was actually made by Biltmore in Guelph. The Brockville Stetson plant closed in 1971.
  4. lbgradwell

    Canadian Stetsons

    Is the hat marked "Made in Canada", Barry? The hats made in the Brockville plant would typically be so marked...
  5. lbgradwell

    Canadian Stetsons

    Hi Barry, Can you post some nice, clear photos of the hat in question. The hat is almost certainly rabbit fur, but the photos of the interior of the hat showing the liner and sweatband will help establish the date...
  6. lbgradwell

    Mallory mADness - chronological ads

    +1. That's a LOT of work.
  7. lbgradwell

    Brock hats

    ...1920: 1921: 1922:
  8. lbgradwell

    Brock hats

    1919: 1920:
  9. lbgradwell

    Brock hats

    1917: 1918:
  10. lbgradwell

    Brock hats

    The following Wolthausen ads came from the Men's Wear Review - which appears to have been a trade publication - from the years 1911-1922 inclusive. 1915: 1916:
  11. lbgradwell

    Brock hats

    Just before Christmas, I found myself home fighting a persistent cold for a couple of weeks. I spent quite some time during my convalescence perusing old collections of periodicals I found online. I was rewarded with quite a few old ads and articles relating to the Canadian hat-making industry...
  12. lbgradwell

    "Uncontested - The Champ"

    And the last batch... 1955: 1956: 1961: 1966 (cleaner copy): 1968:
  13. lbgradwell

    "Uncontested - The Champ"

    Continuing... 1949: 1951: 1952: 1953: 1954:
  14. lbgradwell

    "Uncontested - The Champ"

    A few more... 1941: 1942: 1943: 1946 (cleaner copy!): 1948 (cleaner copy):
  15. lbgradwell

    "Uncontested - The Champ"

    I'm fairly certain the following dates pertain to the ads in question...
  16. lbgradwell

    Akubra Overload

    A December, 1950 photo of the hat shop in question, taken after a robbery!
  17. lbgradwell

    Akubra Overload

    Jason! Outstanding first post! Thank you very much for your comprehensive and authoritative answer to my question. Oh; and welcome to the Fedora Lounge, by the way! Cheers mate, LG And since the hated Photobucket has buggered up the original photos, I hereby post another for posterity...
  18. lbgradwell

    Hatbox Homage

    This is the oldest Biltmore box I own. Not sure of the vintage...
  19. lbgradwell

    Brock hats

    1926: 1927: 1930:
  20. lbgradwell

    Brock hats

    Some more I didn't get to yesterday... 1922: 1924:

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