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Pre 1940s (non-Stetson) Westerns

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MikeinRome

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1920's or earlier L K & Co. hat, "The Grizzly Hat". Has 3. 3/4 inch bound brim and 5 inch open crown. Brim has a strip of felt for a binding on the top side only. Has a 1 inch ribbon with the bow having the intentionally frayed back edge. This hat would loosely be called a Boss of the Plains or Austral style hat here on the Lounge, I'd say. It's said this hat was from the estate of an Eastern U.S. man who died in his 90's, who had gone out West "around the turn of the Century" i.e. 1900 and brought this hat back East. The hat's seller is in New Hampshire.
 

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MikeinRome

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Here's another oldie that's arriving tomorrow and needs serious help. Unknown maker, 4 inch brim, about 6 inch open crown. Looks to date to 1930's or earlier.
 

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MikeinRome

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Here's another oldie that's arriving tomorrow and needs serious help. Unknown maker, 4 inch brim, about 6 inch open crown. Looks to date to 1930's or earlier.
This hat finally arrived. Has 4 inch bound brim and 6 1/2 inch open crown. There are no mfg tags and nothing written or stamped on the sweatband, which has the old VVVV type stitching. I'll be sending it off for cleaning and a new sweatband.
 

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MikeinRome

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1920's or earlier L K & Co. hat, "The Grizzly Hat". Has 3. 3/4 inch bound brim and 5 inch open crown. Brim has a strip of felt for a binding on the top side only. Has a 1 inch ribbon with the bow having the intentionally frayed back edge. This hat would loosely be called a Boss of the Plains or Austral style hat here on the Lounge, I'd say. It's said this hat was from the estate of an Eastern U.S. man who died in his 90's, who had gone out West "around the turn of the Century" i.e. 1900 and brought this hat back East. The hat's seller is in New Hampshire.
The Grizzly Hat after cleaning.
 

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MikeinRome

Practically Family
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This hat finally arrived. Has 4 inch bound brim and 6 1/2 inch open crown. There are no mfg tags and nothing written or stamped on the sweatband, which has the old VVVV type stitching. I'll be sending it off for cleaning and a new sweatband.
The same Unknown Maker hat after cleaning.
 

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