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Discussion in 'Hats' started by Lefty, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. glider

    glider One of the Regulars

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    I have that Stratton, after some steam and a very mild teardrop it's really a good looking hat. Don't know if it's fur felt or wool, I assume fur.
     
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  2. Blare

    Blare I'll Lock Up

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  3. HuckleberryHatCo.

    HuckleberryHatCo. New in Town

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    I’m currently cleaning a old Cowboy felt hat and it’s super caked. It’s mixed with sweat and dirt and is a gooey layer. Any suggestions? Thanks!
     
  4. Snowman

    Snowman One of the Regulars

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    Sweatband is stamped “3X Beaver” so I’m guessing it’s a rabbit fur felt.
     
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  5. Louis Mountbatten

    Louis Mountbatten One of the Regulars

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    But they did wave a beaver above the felt as it was being made.
     
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  7. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    As my custom hatter told me...."Yep, a beaver wandered through the plant as they made the felt"
     
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  8. glider

    glider One of the Regulars

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    Mine doesn't say anything, worn off I suppose. You know Stratton owns Winchester, the company in Tn. that makes felt for hats. I think all there off the rack hats are a blend of fur. If you order a western or dress hat from them pure beaver is an option. They make a good, durable hat.
     
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  9. glider

    glider One of the Regulars

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    Does anyone know anything about Strathmore hats ? I googled them and didn't get anything. The lining of the hat says Strathmore bench made and Strathmore is all that is on the leather sweatband. It looks like a quality hat but pictures can fool. It's a stingy brim which I'm not crazy about anyway but it is interesting. If I could get some history of the company I might jump on it just because.
     
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  10. Louis Mountbatten

    Louis Mountbatten One of the Regulars

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    Seems to me I remember Strathmore was a uniform hat maker, like for state police and park rangers.
     
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  11. belfastboy

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    Winchester also felts Nutria that are mostly sold to Stratton and other hat makers for the institutional hats....Law Enforcement, Park staff etc. I have worked on a few and they are great felts....I prefer them over the Winchester beaver.
     
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  12. Honest Abe or maybe Uncle Sam. If anyone recognizes the shirt with lapel I would like to know the brand name.

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  13. Louis Mountbatten

    Louis Mountbatten One of the Regulars

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    OK, so is that a modern photo made in the wetplate style? Belt loops on pants did come in until the 1920s.
     
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  14. Yes.
     
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  15. Royce Bloom

    Royce Bloom New in Town

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    So what is the current/favored protocol for selling a hat around here? I’ve got one to sell and want to get it seen widely, but I’ve never done this and want to do it the right way.
     
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  16. Steve1857

    Steve1857 I'll Lock Up

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    Welcome Royce.
    Put it in the classifieds. You can also post it in an appropriate thread depending on what type/make of hat it is. Then say, this is for sale in the classifieds.


     
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  17. Yep, the classifieds is the way to go...unless it’s a 7 5/8 or 7 3/4 in which case it’s customary to gift them to me. ;)
     
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  18. Koechinggendoet

    Koechinggendoet Familiar Face

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    Hello to all of my fellow loungers
    Did anyone known this particular hat brand?
     

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    TheGuitarFairy A-List Customer

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