Stetson block profile numbers

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  1. Joshbru3

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    I just went through the Pre-1940's Stetson Western and Dress hat threads. I found some more pics of re-order tags. I hope nobody minds the use of these pics in this thread.

    With a height of 7 inches tall and a block of 406, this hat has the exact same block and height as both of Alan's black long hair westerns. This makes 3 hats with this exact block and height. All 3 are obviously westerns.


     
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  2. Joshbru3

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    This Stetson bowler uses the 522 1/2 block which measures 5 1/8 inches tall. I have now seen this block used on 4 Stetson bowlers. It appears this was the go to block for a 5 1/8 height on bowlers.

     
  3. Joshbru3

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    UPDATED LIST (Effective 03-05-2012, 3:15pm Central time)

    (Block Used: 17, Labeled Height: 5 7/8)
    (Block Used: 123, Labeled Height: 5 1/2)
    (Block Used: 161, Labeled Height: 5 1/2)
    (Block Used: 217, Labeled Height: 5 3/4)
    (Block used: 312, Labeled Height: 5 5/8)
    (Block used: 322, Labeled Height: 5 1/2)
    (Block Used: 406, Labeled Height: 7)
    (Block used: 424, Labeled Height: 4 3/4)
    (Block used: 424, Labeled Height: 4 5/8)
    (Block Used: 427, Labeled Height: 5 5/8)
    (Block Used: 494, Labeled Height: 6)
    (Block used: 522, Labeled Height: 5)
    (Block used: 522 1/2, Labeled Height: 5 1/8)
    (Block Used: 577, Labeled Height: 5 1/8)
    (Block Used: 578, Labeled Height: 5 5/8)
    (Block Used: 592, Labeled Height: 5)
    (Block Used: 729, Labeled Height: 5 1/2)
    (Block Used: 729, Labeled Height: 5 5/8)
    (Block Used: 736, Labeled Height: 5 3/4)
    (Block used: 762, Labeled Height: 5 1/2)
    (Block Used: 788, Labeled Height: 5 5/8)
     
  4. Joshbru3

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    This is the second hat that verifies that block 322 was used on Stetson westerns and that measured 5 1/2 in height. The other hat was also a western that belongs to Vic:

     
  5. Joshbru3

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    I'm going to bump this thread up. Has anybody received any old Stetson's lately with a pre-1960 styles of reorder tags?
     
  6. splintercellsz

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    I will post pics A.S.A.P. of the numbers from my Stetson Special. I just wan't to do it in the natural light. Also, the pics won't be that good, as manipulating the sweat causes the hat to pop the stitches, so better safe than sorry, but expect one tommorow!
     
  7. Joshbru3

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    Thanks for adding to this thread. If the sweatband is too fragile to pull back for a picture, please don't pop anymore stitches. If you can see the numbers, just posting the numbers in this thread would be great as well. :)
     
  8. carouselvic

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    406 block 7"

    one more western
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  9. splintercellsz

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    1930s Stetson Special

    Says: 7 1/4 | 839 | 31
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  10. Joshbru3

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    Thanks so much for the additions, Gentlemen!!
     
  11. alanfgag

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    Stetson Clear Nutria - block 322/ depth 5 1/2.

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    Thanks so much for posting these pics, Alan!! According to this block number and height, the other hats that have been found with a 322 - 5 1/2 have been westerns. Based on that, this hat may actually be a western, verses a dress hat. Just a guess though....
     
  13. splintercellsz

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    The photo of the sticker is from Dinerman, as he owned this hat at one point in time.

    The strange thing is that, this hat was refurbished, the stickers were lost.. and in doing so the hat may have been stretched. I think that because the sticker seems to say '7', and I wear a 7 1/4, and the hat fits perfectly.
     
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    Lt Belly #1

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    1900s? Stetson Derby. Looks like: Block 522 | Depth 5.

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  16. splintercellsz

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    1930s Stetson Special Homburg
    Block 840

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    1940s Stetson
    Block 839

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  17. splintercellsz

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    I am unable to read the block number on this one. It looks like it may just be "3/4"
    Stetson Select

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    Stetson Expo Medal 'The Avenue Gold Medal'. Looks like block 670

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    very cool western! That band is a little progressive for the era, no?


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    from a newly acquired stetson derby
     
  20. carouselvic

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    early 30's block#728 depth#5?

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