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pacolizarraga

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Hi Guys any information about this hat, era? brand?
 

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jlee562

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Do you have any idea about the era?

Again, the store is still in business. You may want to give them a ring.

Gus has been working since 1951 so it's younger than that. Black sweatbands tended to be popular in the late 60's and 70's, but since this is a custom manufacturer, the usual dating tools do not necessarily apply.

Is there a specific era you are seeking?
 

pacolizarraga

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I called nobody answered the phone.

I hope i can reach somebody next week, I am intrigued about this hat. Looks good but I would like to know more about it.

I never see a hat like this before
 
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I called nobody answered the phone.

I hope i can reach somebody next week, I am intrigued about this hat. Looks good but I would like to know more about it.

I never see a hat like this before

I think they close at 5pm, so you likely just missed them. What other markings are on the sweat? Does it say "by Gus Miller" on it?

Oh, and they moved from Walnut to 6th in 2000.
 
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belfastboy

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For those that have them, what’s your favorite hat steamer?

In particular, any thoughts about the Jiffy model J-2000H ?
What do you plan on using it for? Is it for the occasional hat steaming/refresh? Or do you plan to make hats &/or refurbish them>

I have the tabletop J1 which is the go to steamer for many hatters. It is well made, reliable and compact. I also use a Rowenta hand held steamer for spot steaming. Have used this Rowenta for years, works great. My only complaint is the water reservoir is small and runs out quickly. Why are you considering the floor model? To me that is more suitable to tailors/seamstress work.
 

nvilletele

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What do you plan on using it for? Is it for the occasional hat steaming/refresh? Or do you plan to make hats &/or refurbish them>

I have the tabletop J1 which is the go to steamer for many hatters. It is well made, reliable and compact. I also use a Rowenta hand held steamer for spot steaming. Have used this Rowenta for years, works great. My only complaint is the water reservoir is small and runs out quickly. Why are you considering the floor model? To me that is more suitable to tailors/seamstress work.

I am no pro, just have a lot of hats that need reshaping. I found I could buy the J2000 for less than the J1 online, so it seems worth looking at. Is the J2000 a floor model?It is described as "compact" so I wold think it is more a tabletop item, like the J1. The J4000H is the more heavy-duty, commercial steamer.

I currently use a tea kettle, and I'd like to get a dedicated steamer. For only around $149, the cost of the J2000 seemed to me a good option.
 

belfastboy

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I am no pro, just have a lot of hats that need reshaping. I found I could buy the J2000 for less than the J1 online, so it seems worth looking at. Is the J2000 a floor model?It is described as "compact" so I wold think it is more a tabletop item, like the J1. The J4000H is the more heavy-duty, commercial steamer.

I currently use a tea kettle, and I'd like to get a dedicated steamer. For only around $149, the cost of the J2000 seemed to me a good option.
On the Jiffy website the J2000 is the floor model as it has wheels. Essentially it is the same unit as the J1 and both are the same price on their site. It really depends on your needs. For many years as a hat collector I used my Rowenta and it works great. In many ways better as it is hand held.....to reshape hats it works better than the J1 as I can be more directed with it. And i don't need the mass of steam created by the J1 to saturate the felt that I need when building a hat from scratch.
 

gam

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I posted a Stetson in the "New Hats" thread a couple of days ago. I think it was from the early 60's. Took a look under the sweat today, and found a stamped number "902169" stamped inside, and a logo. Looked at a bunch of threads, but couldn't find anything related. Was somebody else making sweats for Stetson back then?

The logo:

inner sweat stamp.jpg
 

jeff

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> In particular, any thoughts about the Jiffy model J-2000H ?

I have one (beige model), and it works great - heats up and starts putting out steam in under a minute. The "new" water tank is super easy to fill in most sinks (which isn't true of the J1), and while it doesn't hold as much as the J1, it lasts plenty long for my needs (cleaning, refreshing, re-bashing).

It's very well built, I love the gigantic switch in the back - impossible to miss, so no hunting around for it.

I bought direct from them, and googled around for a coupon which saved another $10 or so.
 

belfastboy

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> In particular, any thoughts about the Jiffy model J-2000H ?

I have one (beige model), and it works great - heats up and starts putting out steam in under a minute. The "new" water tank is super easy to fill in most sinks (which isn't true of the J1), and while it doesn't hold as much as the J1, it lasts plenty long for my needs (cleaning, refreshing, re-bashing).

It's very well built, I love the gigantic switch in the back - impossible to miss, so no hunting around for it.

I bought direct from them, and googled around for a coupon which saved another $10 or so.
When I Google previously the "H" designation did not come up. The 2000H is a table top and looks similar to my J1...perhaps less robust insides.
 

jeff

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When I Google previously the "H" designation did not come up. The 2000H is a table top and looks similar to my J1...perhaps less robust insides.

Actually, Jiffy claims that rather the innerds are the same:


(copy/paste below)

Differences between the J-2 and J-2000​


Internally, both units are the same, which means that you will get the same output and performance from either unit.

The main differences are in the shape and design of the outer housing and the shape and size of the water bottle.


The J-2 has a slightly larger water bottle, which means you will need a little more sink clear-ance to fit it under, like a kitchen or laundry sink.


The J-2000 has a low profile bottle which requires less sink clearance and fits under most bathroom basins.
 

jeff

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Hmm.. now I'm confused... looking at the Jiffy website, the J-1 and J-2 *look* identical, except for the addition of casters (wheels)
 
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Who knows more about this hat ?
Is it 100% Beaver?
Is it 100% Rabbit?
Is it some blend of Beaver/Rabbit?
and at what price does it cost


I don’t know much about this model. However, materials have often changed over the years and models are also sometimes offered in various price points from various types of materials at the same time. If you’re looking at a current hat I’d guess it’s rabbit (or rabbit and hare blend) or wool. Stetson makes a big deal promoting beaver in hats that are 100% beaver.

Can you post photos of the hat you’re interested in?
 
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