The Disney Diner

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

  1. Miamibruno

    Miamibruno Practically Family

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    First, Buler, what a hat. Better late than never.

    Just got this pre-1946 Disney OR Clone called the "Ranger". The felt is as nice as any Stetson of the same period. How do I know it is from pre-1946? This is what I love about hats. The owner had used a newspaper as a downsizing-strip in the hat. When I pulled the newspaper out, it did not have a date on it. There was, however, an obituary notice for one Rev. Medary Gorsuch. He had died on July 15 of that year. He was 83. Below was his birthdate: January 18, 1863. Add 83 to 1863: 1946. Also, the fact that the owner needed to use a downsizer tells me he had bought a used hat. So, my guess is that this hat is even earlier than 1946. Does anyone have any idea if there was a market for used hats in the day? Anyway, just cool finding these things. By the way, the liner is not original.
     

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  2. Short Balding Guy

    Short Balding Guy I'll Lock Up

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    Glorious Disney. The padding strip (newspaper) is a great find. Thanks for sharing your hat and the terrific story. Eric -
     
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  3. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    So, what size is it, Adrián? [emoji4]

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  4. Frunobulax

    Frunobulax

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    OK, now you need to find out if the good Rev is a forebear of the current SCOTUS justice!

    That's a darn nice hat.

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  5. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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  6. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    That’s a stellar Disney Miami.
    Disney makes a fine hat. Fabulous felt and construction.
    B
     
  7. Miamibruno

    Miamibruno Practically Family

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    I though about that. But that's more research than I'd like to do.
     
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  8. Hagwood

    Hagwood One Too Many

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    Thought I would revive this thread for my new Disney. I posted on the New Hat thread as well. Thanks to Randall for the tip on this one.

    Trying to determine age on it, but seems a little tricky on them. I know it’s prior to 1947 according to the Prof. That’s when they changed to Mr. Disney. It would be interesting to know if it goes back to the original manufacturer Crofut and Knapp. It is definitely some incredible felt. Seems strange that the tags under the sweat have no descriptors on them.

    Still working on cleaning the ribbon.

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  9. Blare

    Blare Practically Family

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    Fantastic revival! Love Disney hats. Very well made.

    This one is just stunning Tim. Wonderful!




    Best,
    Joe

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  10. Hagwood

    Hagwood One Too Many

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    Thanks Joe. I’m really liking it, and the fit is perfect after a little stretch. Hope I can get the ribbon clean.
     
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