The Bowler or Derby Hat

Discussion in 'Hats' started by carter, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. Bill Hughes

    Bill Hughes Call Me a Cab

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    I had this Knox Derby that was too tight.
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    So I traded for this Scott. Just snapped a pic to see the difference in the fit.
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  2. Steve1857

    Steve1857 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Congrats, Bill. That is a beauty of a great British Bowler.

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  3. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey Call Me a Cab

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  4. bowlerman

    bowlerman I'll Lock Up

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    Wow! Really like that one!


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  5. mayserwegener

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    Mark, Thanks again. I can only hope so. :)
     
  6. mayserwegener

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    Jeff, Thank you! I have to agree. :)
     
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  7. mayserwegener

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  8. Keith Fine Finish, Supreme Quality.

    More pics & detail in the Keith Bros thread.

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  9. steur

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  10. steur

    steur

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  11. Steve1857

    Steve1857 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Quite right, Stefan. Lock & Co bought the company at the end of the 60s.

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  12. mayserwegener

    mayserwegener

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    Josef Brunner Wien, Wool, measures 57 cm, seller listed as 1930s but could be later 1920s. There isn't a paper label and I have no production information for Josef Brunner Wien but he is listed in the 1926 Austrian Hat Industry Guide booklet. The liner is especially fantastic. Also great overall form.

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  13. Steve1857

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    Steve, one beautiful mid war Bowler, both inside and out.

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  14. steur

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    The liner is indeed spectacular. Fabulous!
     
  15. mayserwegener

    mayserwegener

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    Steve, Thanks again!
     
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  16. mayserwegener

    mayserwegener

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    Stefan, Thanks! Yes a spectacular liner.
     
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  17. mayserwegener

    mayserwegener

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    C. Messmer Wien, 59 cm possibly late 1940s. The felt on this hat is fantastic. Also the contrasting black liner and white sweatband in striking. It appears to be have been made by Hutproduktiv Wien (see below). I couldn't find anything on C. Messmer Wien production capabilities.

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    Based on the paper label the hat was made by Hutproduktiv Wien. The label is in French because Hutproduktiv Wien was located in District XIV which was under French control after WWII.. Here is another example.

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  18. Rmccamey

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    Yes, a very interesting color combo...but also very "antique" looking to me. It looks like a fantastic hat.

     
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  19. steur

    steur

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    Again: great workmanship and striking appearance on this hat. Fabulous, Steve.
     
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  20. Steve1857

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    Super, super find, Steve. I can just imagine how good it looks on your head. For me, it has a pre-war look, style, and feel to it. Either way, great catch.

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