OTHER THAN eBAY Hats: Victories, Defeats, Gripes & Items of Interest

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Rick Blaine, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    It would be interesting to know when the first embroidered Last Drops were offered. I certainly do not know.
    Anybody??
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  2. Louis Mountbatten

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    I have to disagree. That sweatband says typical 1950s to me, not 40s. But, we'd need more shots of size tags, imprints, and logos to be more sure. I would not put it into the 40s. Just because there is no plastic liner does not mean it has to be 40s.
     
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  3. Weht

    Weht New in Town

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    what do you mean "want" the topper, are you trying to sell it Deadly?
     
  4. steur

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    Sound like all perfectly good reasons to me! :D
     
  5. Bill Hughes

    Bill Hughes Call Me a Cab

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    Maybe even late 40s. Would like to see the logo on the sweatband and the tags.
     
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  6. Bill Hughes

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    Here are some of my notes. I acquired the information from the lounge from members @alanfgag & @carouselvic.

    Last Drop of Water Liner:
    • A 1981 trademark filing references a first use in trade for THE LAST DROP FOROM HIS STETSON in 1921.
    • The national ad campaign goes back to the 20s.
    • Registration #1132246 May of 1948 for use in headwear.
     
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  7. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Thank you Bill for keeping track. I always think i’ll remember but then have to ask.
    I would have thought 30’s stretching it but wow, 1921.
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  8. Just Daniel

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    I wonder why I remember it as ‘46? I’ll have to use some of this quarantine time to look back!

    ...I searched high and low but can’t find it. I amended my earlier post.


     
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  9. georgie girl

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    Just thought I'd give a heads up to anyone looking for a knox twenty that is very inexpensively priced that I saw today on Etsy. I'm not a size 7, but some of you might be. I didn't inquire as to what the brim width was, but it did look like it had an oilskin liner in it.
     

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  10. Weht

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  11. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    No. I found it for sale without any size information. The seller found me the size label seen in the photos.

    I’ll send you a PM.
     
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  12. J Williams

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  13. alanfgag

    alanfgag

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    I am not aware (or don’t remember) examples of this liner before WWII. From the photos provided, this hat appears to be a lovely c.1950 example. If it is earlier, labels, size tag and sweatband markings will show something different than expected.
     
  14. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    Yes, Danielito! I had to have it, and finally,
    Roberto and Jula ceded a little on the price. I feigned disinterest, asking about another hat, and casually asked about this one. Maybe they're also a little affected by the stay at home order.
    On the other hand, so am I!
    Dang, not only am I not working, but I gave my tenants a 50% discount for April. Dentists are especially at risk, because of the aerosol created by the handpiece.
    I knew I should have been a lawyer, damn it.
     
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  15. Just Daniel

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    Yes, the illustration was used in the 20s for posters and advertisements, but the trademark application for headgear clearly says the earliest use claimed in hats is from 1948.



     
  16. J Williams

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    I believe I read that the Lot #'s stopped in the 40's - was it the end of the 40's? or the beginning of the 40's? I think @alanfgag was leading the charge on the Lot # thread.
     
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  17. alanfgag

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    1941-42. I've not seen a LOTXXXX number imprinted on a sweatband after this time. This practice went the way of the gold size label about the same time.
     
  18. "Brown Beaver Cowboy Hat With Cover" :p

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  19. J Williams

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    Ah yes those hat covers that store perfectly on the inside when not in use. I have one beaver brand and it’s a good sturdy hat.
     
  20. Bill Hughes

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    Is it a cover or a liner being used as a crown cover?
     
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