The Disney Diner

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Marc Chevalier, May 3, 2007.

  1. rlk

    rlk I'll Lock Up

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    Disney Twenty Homburg

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    Nice moderately sized Homburg, unfortunately a rather round oval 7-1/8. Just shy of Charcoal coloring.
     
  2. alanfgag

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  3. g.durand

    g.durand One Too Many

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    purplesage--If it was my size.....
     
  4. ManofKent

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    +1 :d
     
  5. alanfgag

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    Disney Forty

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  6. hatsRme

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    Outstanding times ten!! With inflation and for its beauty, that's more of a 400.
     
  7. alanfgag

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    Thank you. It maintains the aesthetic of the forty dollar hats from HCA - heavy, dense felt with good moldable character... very nicely finished. This one is a little softer and more delicious than the other Disney 40 that I purchased a couple of years ago which does not have the aridex mark. Not sure of their ages or sequence in history.
     
  8. Chepstow

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    Alan, awesome Disney, that hat looks so sharp, a hammer!

    Also congrats to Purple and Robert, me seems Disney is a class of it's own! Sharp hats!
     
  9. winter_joe

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    The 40 without the Dupont treatment is older than the one with treatment as the Disney brand didn't start treating there hats with it until the early 50s I believe.
     
  10. alanfgag

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    Perhaps, but I'm not sure.

    The Frank H. Lee Company (maker of both of these Disney hats) used their Waterbloc mark back into the 1930s. A look through this thread shows hats that appear later without the water repellent mark and hats showing Du Pont treatment but without "Aridex", to which I have not found further reference than the 1946 Du Pont advertisement shown above. If I had to guess purely from the feel of the materials, I would guess this hat to be the older of the two, though I don't think either is far off from c. 1950.
     
  11. winter_joe

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    Yeah I have the same marking on my Disney twenty Oxford and when I searched for it I found an ad showcasing a new type of treatment done to the Disney brand hats. The earliest I could find was from 1951
     
  12. Purplesage

    Purplesage One Too Many

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    Disney Oxford 15

    Just thought I would put some photos of a Disney I own that is similar to Alan's new hat. This one also has the sharks gill ribbon with wind trolley, 3" Cavanagh Edge Brim.

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  13. alanfgag

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    Do have photographs of the hat posted somewhere - the manufacturing label behind the sweat would be interesting to see also.

    Beautiful hat, Purplesage... thanks for adding it.
     
  14. Purplesage

    Purplesage One Too Many

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    I like the color on the one you just won on auction better than mine but it's still a nice hat. Probably not quite as old as yours! Not sure when mine was made. I'm thinking early 50s.
     
  15. splintercellsz

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    50s to my eyes.

    Alan, and Purple, thank you for posting such beauties!
     
  16. winter_joe

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    Yeah it's a little farther back in the thread but will try to post some better pics when I get back Home.home.
     
  17. Lotsahats

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    Got this hat today in the mail from bond, and it's a real beauty! It's a Disney 15 in a light green/sage color. 2 3/4 brim, 5 1/2 open crown. The felt is dense and soft.

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    The age of this one has me a bit baffled. It's not a Mr. Disney, which leads me to think 40s, but it has the oilskin liner, which I didn't think started gaining ground until the 50s. And while dimensions are never necessarily indicative of age, the higher crown feels perhaps even earlier. Any thoughts?

    So happy to have a seat in the Disney Diner!

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  18. TheDane

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    That is really beautiful, Aaron. Congratulations! :eusa_clap

    The oilskin liner tops were indeed present in many 40s hats. It was replaced with plastic during the 50s
     
  19. hatsRme

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    SPECTACULAR! Aaron, you're a lucky man; and that's a lucky hat.
     

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