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  1. Jerry Probst

    The Penney's Marathon

    Here’s a photo showing a compilation of different J.C. Penney Logos. You will notice a shift from using variations of the name from J.C. Penney Company Incorporated to the shortened version “Penney’s”. That happened sometime in the early 1950s. When exactly I don’t know, I may be mistaken on...
  2. Jerry Probst

    The Penney's Marathon

    Thank you Vic! Using the patent number I found this description of the process. https://patents.google.com/patent/US3054113A/en Good stuff.
  3. Jerry Probst

    The Penney's Marathon

    Thanks Vic, That’s interesting. Do you have any more information you can share? How was the felt doubled - by adhesive or some felting process that fused the layers together? Because of the extra material and production steps involved were these hats sold at premium prices?
  4. Jerry Probst

    The Penney's Marathon

    I don’t know. Phrases on hat bands are often vague marketing slogans. It might refer to the quality or thickness of the felt. Penney’s, in those days was a main street store located in small towns and cities across America. They generally sold very good to excellent quality merchandise at a...
  5. Jerry Probst

    The Penney's Marathon

    That logo was in use in the 20s, 30s, and 40s. So that would be consistent with your hunch, but I can’t narrow it down more than that.
  6. Jerry Probst

    The Penney's Marathon

    Nice hat. Judging by the company logo, I’m going to say prior to 1952. It was about that time that the company switched to the “Penney’s” logo posted by Moehawk a few comments above in this thread.
  7. Jerry Probst

    Hats and Funerals

    Thank you, We all know part of wearing a hat is to wear it with confidence. Your remarks are reassuring and relieve me of one less worry. I appreciate it very much.
  8. Jerry Probst

    Hats and Funerals

    Thank you Bill, Those are my thoughts. I haven’t been to a funeral in ages and worried that a light hat is a breach of etiquette. Thank you for your thoughts.
  9. Jerry Probst

    Hats and Funerals

    I need some help choosing a hat to wear to a funeral. I understand the etiquette about when to wear my hat and when to take it off. What I am struggling with is which color of fedora to wear. I am wearing a black suit, grey shirt and black tie. I have three hats i am considering: An...
  10. Jerry Probst

    The Stratoliner Association {Premiere}

    Of course, my question was answered and i thank you for all your advice. A couple final questions. I have a stratoliner. Forgive my ignorance, but makes a Premier Stratoliner. And lastly, how can I straighten a curled ribbon it was originally slightly folded and I made it worse trying to fix...
  11. Jerry Probst

    The Stratoliner Association {Premiere}

    Thanks for the advice. I found this Open Road fedora in the classifieds. This is exactly what i have in mind. It’s darn near as handsome a hat as I’ve ever seen. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Jerry Probst

    The Stratoliner Association {Premiere}

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  13. Jerry Probst

    The Stratoliner Association {Premiere}

    Again, point taken. I am new here and at times find the scope of TFL a bit overwhelming. I will definitely take a look at the classifieds I guess I have gotten used to searching estate sales. I’ve found some amazing vintage hats for pennies. I posted because, i want a Vintage quality...
  14. Jerry Probst

    The Stratoliner Association {Premiere}

    Is it permissible to say “tickled pink?” Thanks for this procedure. I don’t have an aluminum block, but i have an old dome style stretcher. Would that work? Honestly, i love learning clear techniques like this. I’m not a hatter and I appreciate you sharing your knowledge. Thanks :) Sent...
  15. Jerry Probst

    The Stratoliner Association {Premiere}

    Point taken. I live close enough to both the Garland Plant and Peters Brothers that getting it professionally blocked is an option. The question then is: is it a good choice? I mean, a 7X OR is a very nice hat. I have a western weight Beaver Brand fedora that I love and I would love a...
  16. Jerry Probst

    The Stratoliner Association {Premiere}

    I don’t at all mind a wider brim. I have broad shoulders and wider brims suit me. Regarding the stiffness of the felt, because I’m shopping estate sales, I don’t know what I’ll find. Will I have trouble changing the Cattleman to a teardrop? Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Jerry Probst

    The Stratoliner Association {Premiere}

    Awesome, thats what I was hoping to hear! Next, its my understanding that the ORs are stiffer than the Strats Is that correct? I have a modern strat and I like the soft brim, but i could go for a stiff one too. Thanks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Jerry Probst

    The Stratoliner Association {Premiere}

    Wow, thanks for the insight. Good information. Because, I’m searching estate sales, there’s really no telling whether the hats are modern or vintage. That said, its not uncommon to find hats 50+ years old. Knowing they used different blocks and brim widths puts to bed my assumption that...
  19. Jerry Probst

    The Stratoliner Association {Premiere}

    Open Road / Stratoliner / Whippet Connection Hi, please forgive this question if it has already been answered. Its my understanding that the Statoliner, the Open Road, and the Whippet are essentially the same hat with styling variations. Am I correct? Fundamentally, I’m a Statoliner guy...
  20. Jerry Probst

    The Resistol Roundup

    Yeah, sorry bout that. My bad. Yes, we are close. I have confidence we'll finish the race. Sunday, I am taking an architectural walking tour of downtown Dallas. I don't know much about the guide, except that he gives these tours periodically. So, I assume he has both the background and the...

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