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Crofut & Knapp Tales

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Brad Bowers, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. clintfisher

    clintfisher One of the Regulars

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    Thanks man, it's still my daily driver. LOVE it
     
  2. Bill Hughes

    Bill Hughes Practically Family

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    So far this is probably my favorite fedora in my collection. I was told it's from the 40s but don't really know for sure. IMG_2055.JPG IMG_3560.JPG IMG_3561.JPG IMG_4119.JPG IMG_4118.JPG IMG_4117.JPG IMG_4125.JPG
     
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  3. hatsRme

    hatsRme I'll Lock Up

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    splintercellsz I'll Lock Up

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  6. Redfokker

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    There is a mention of the Paul T. Carroll hat shop in the American Hatter Vol. 48
    and the American Clothier Vol. 84

    You can download these off of google books I think.

    And from the History of the Oakland #3 Rotary club history:

    "Perhaps this strife is best illustrated by the tale of the Tri-City Mad Hatter.
    Paul T. Carroll held the classification as 'hatter' in 1909. One meeting, he stormed in late, red-faced, and exploded. “Just before I came in this room I made it my business to check the hats parked in the cloakroom just to see how many Paul T. Carroll labels were tucked inside. I found only six out of 125 hats with my name. Do you call that loyalty?"

    Well, Paul the Mad Hatter was promptly replaced with another Oakland hat merchant. But more importantly, the incident brought to a head the festering problems within the club."

    Just some quick Googling with my coffee this morning.
     
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  7. RJR

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  8. Redfokker

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    Today I averted disaster with a Crofut & Knapp straw that Adrian sent my way. The postal gorillas totally stomped the package! I saw the box and my heart stopped. There was damage, and a severe brim bend/disfigurement. Steam and more steam has brought it back to life. The liner is ventilated and actually quite substantial for this vintage. I assume this hat is early to mid 1960s. There is still a stain (oil or ink maybe) on the pug that needs attention. It's stingy, and crispy but I like it all the same. The color is a really dark grey/blue, did not photograph under flash well.

    6Sep17 Crofitt & Knapp Milan Stingy.jpg 6Sep17 Crofitt & Knapp Sweat logo.jpg 6Sep17 Crofut & Knapp Front.jpg
     
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  9. Bill Hughes

    Bill Hughes Practically Family

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    Looks like the patient will survive. Great job!
     
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  10. splintercellsz

    splintercellsz I'll Lock Up

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    c.1933-1935

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  11. steur

    steur I'll Lock Up

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    Great find, Justin. I am curious if and what you're going to do about the stains. Is there a remedy for that?
     
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  12. splintercellsz

    splintercellsz I'll Lock Up

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    I think a naptha washing could help, but I'll just repost the hat as is, since i don't have the means to do such a task right now :(

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  13. splintercellsz

    splintercellsz I'll Lock Up

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    1930s C&K

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    splintercellsz I'll Lock Up

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    c.1930s

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  15. RJR

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    Love the felt and the color.
     
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  16. Redfokker

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    "Eiderdown" Very interesting model name, have to research that one. Ohhhh look! A squirrel... Mmmmm shiny object...
     
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  17. splintercellsz

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    1940s C&K

    Blue medium length felt heather finish.
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  18. steur

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    That is just jawdroppingly beautiful, Justin. Awesome!
     
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  19. splintercellsz

    splintercellsz I'll Lock Up

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    Thank you my friend!!!
     
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    1930s/40s "The Admiral"[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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