The Disney Diner

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

  1. Colby Jack

    Colby Jack Call Me a Cab

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    Mine is a smooth, cut edge. Maybe one day another Disney will come my way. For now...I need to send it off for a rework on the sweat.
     
  2. dhermann1

    dhermann1 I'll Lock Up

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    Here's my 1952 Disney, bought on Ebay last year. This was my first hat purchase after joining the Lounge, and I think I did pretty well. It's a size 7 Belmont, with the bow in back. I'm told that was very popular at that time. It came with a slightly slanted bash, which I've retained.
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    Me, wearing it, back during my William Powell memorial mustache phase. I still like the stash, but the GF doesn't. So you know what happened to the stash.
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    Is it just me, or do other people feel as if they're doing self surgery when taking a picture of themselves with a digital camera? Or is it a generational thing?
    Edit: Hmmm . . . I just realized, this hat seems to have a Cavanaugh edge. Kewl!
     
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  3. tortswon

    tortswon Practically Family

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    Disney vs. Mr. Disney

    In looking at the photos of these beautiful hats, I noticed that some are labeled "Disney" and others "Mr. Disney." Are there any differences between the hats based upon this labeling?
     
  4. HarpPlayerGene

    HarpPlayerGene I'll Lock Up

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    Yup, the brim edge is totally felted in; Cav' style. One of my top ten faves.
     
  5. Viper Man

    Viper Man Banned

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    Mine actually has "Mr. Disney" stamped on the sweatband so I assumed it was the hat style or "model".
     
  6. AlanC

    AlanC My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    The "Mr. Disney" designation, usually accompanied by the well dressed fellow on the liner, is a later logo, not a model name. Mine has the 'Mr.' logo, and Art dated mine to the 1940s. The 'Mr.' logo came with the Currier & Ives box I'm pretty sure. I believe mine is probably late 40s as the Disney 'Ranger' (OR clone) that I had has a 'Ceiling Price' tag, which would put it early to mid '40s. It has the older logo (pre-'Mr.') and the older box. Sometime mid to late '40s they moved to the new logo and new box, I'm pretty sure.

    The box that I have for my Fawcett refurbed Disney is one I bought off ebay and would actually predate the hat. But I like the old box better.
     
  7. these multi-pleated 1 1.5/2" (;) ) bow/ribbons seem to be quite common on Disney hats. Was this a favoured Disney style? I don't - and never have - wn any Disney hats so i'm not educated.

    bk
     
  8. Viper Man

    Viper Man Banned

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    Very interesting. My hat has "Mr. Disney" stamped on the sweat but the logo in the liner does not feature the "well dressed fellow" you speak of. The logo in my liner is the Disney crest but the original tag under the sweat is marked for $10. [huh]
     
  9. I suppose they liked them a lot in 1953:D :

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    It was not only common for their offerings then but many companies offered them in the 1950s on their shorter brimmed hats. Same as the 1930s hats that had them--except with wider brims:
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  10. AlanC

    AlanC My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    The involved stories that Stetson did with their ads are hilarious.
     
  11. When the ads were better the hats were better. ;) :p
     
  12. bolthead

    bolthead My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Disney Lancer....

    I finally got my Blue Lid.....:D

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    4 3/4" Crown, 2" black Grosgrain, 1 7/8" guilded brim (cav)
    nice heavy, soft sweatband as well.......
     
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  13. Golden Earache

    Golden Earache One of the Regulars

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    I just picked up a Disney "Oxford Fifteen" on the bay, can't wait for this one. It has the gold crest inside; is this the earlier or later logo? I am somewhat confused about AlanC's post regarding this.

    Pics as soon as I can!
     
  14. AlanC

    AlanC My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    ^I think the ones with the crest are earlier. I can't wait to see it--any auction pics you can link?

    Here are how I *think* they date with pics lifted from this thread.


    1930s(?):

    Dinerman's bowler
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    Early-mid '40s,

    Bolthead's 'Twenty':
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    Mid-late '40s (early '50s?):

    J.T.'s 'Fifteen':
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    Mine, which Art dated to the '40s when he refurbished it:
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    Sometime later (late 50s?):

    Bolthead's Lancer
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    This is how I read it currently. I'm very open to correction.
     
  15. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    The crest was used on and off from at least the '20s-the '60s.
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  16. Golden Earache

    Golden Earache One of the Regulars

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    Here ya go!

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  17. Golden Earache

    Golden Earache One of the Regulars

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  18. Viper Man

    Viper Man Banned

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    Sweet lid, Golden Earache. That should clean up nicely. Welcome to the Diner! :eusa_clap

    All of the hats in this thread rock. I'm literally drooling over here!
    Bolthead, did you keep the center crease on this baby?

     
  19. bolthead

    bolthead My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Viper....

    I went with the flow.....
    ....it's now a Pork Pie. :D
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  20. Viper Man

    Viper Man Banned

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    I sorta thought you might! lol

    Looks great, man. I can dig it. :D

    Duh, I just saw your post in the porkpie thread. I wonder how I missed that?!?
     

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