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First, here is the Dalton thread.

https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/going-atomic-with-dalton.57089/

The name was sold in 1952, but there are examples of them as late as the 1960s. I think the later ones are Daltons in name only.

There should be more detail in the thread.
Thanks, I did read through that thread already. I found a hat that puzzles me, it is an unlined Dalton with a non-leather sweat but it does have the union tag. Was guessing 60s but didn't have anything to compare it to.
 

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The hat in question :)
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It caught my eye for sure, curious about the non-leather sweat on it, is it a "lightweight" or summer thing? I haven't seen many, if any, vintage hats without a leather sweatband.
They are out there.....I have a few vintage felts like that (these tend to be the unlined "packable" summer weight felts) and I even have one with a cloth sweat covered on one side in very thin leather (a Churchill) :-O..........As early as the 40's (if not earlier) they started using cloth and composition sweats on Straw hats. So yes, they are out there.....
 

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They are out there.....I have a few vintage felts like that (these tend to be the unlined "packable" summer weight felts) and I even have one with a cloth sweat covered on one side in very thin leather (a Churchill) :-O..........Also as early as the 40's they started using cloth and composition sweats on Straw hats. So yes, they are out there.....
Good to know, thanks!
 
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Gee, that's a toughie. I don't have any Daltons with non-leather sweats, and I want to say it's a late 50s/early 60s hat, but I really don't know. It has all the right markings for an earlier hat, but that sweat throws me off.

I have one lightweight style Dalton - unlined - but it still has a nice leather sweatband. It's a pretty early example, though, probably early 40s.
 

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The above square hat bash search got me to start re-watching The Rockford Files in its entirety. First time since the seventies.

Anyway, I just spotted this in Season 2. Apparently like father like son:

I decided to check out Maverick… guess what we have in season 1, episode 1.

I guess it’s technically more of a Diamond than a square. Also note the interesting rear dents:

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Gary in NC

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Where can I find feathers like these that came with my Stetson Bowlers? I like them better than the garden-variety feathers I can order off Amazon or somewhere like that. I can’t find anything similar out there.
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Where can I find feathers like these that came with my Stetson Bowlers? I like them better than the garden-variety feathers I can order off Amazon or somewhere like that. I can’t find anything similar out there. View attachment 456442
Have you checked ETSY.com? I buy from a seller off Ebay out of Florida and they sell items similar to this.
 

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Where can I find feathers like these that came with my Stetson Bowlers? I like them better than the garden-variety feathers I can order off Amazon or somewhere like that. I can’t find anything similar out there. View attachment 456442

When I visited the Garland outlet store (a few years ago), they had a whole pile of those on their steaming table. Can't hurt to give them a ring and see if they'd oblige sending some your way.
 

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