The Resistol Roundup

Discussion in 'Hats' started by ScottF, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. Jerry Probst

    Jerry Probst One of the Regulars

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    Does anyone know the address of the Byers-Rolnick (aka Resistol) Hat Factory in Downtown Dallas back in the 1930s before they moved production to Garland, Texas? I'm pretty sure it was between Jackson and Commerce Streets between Austin and Field ... but I haven't been able to find the precise address. There may have been more than one building. Does anyone have any photos or engravings of the building?

    Love me my Resistol Kitten Finish! :)
     
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  2. TheOldFashioned

    TheOldFashioned A-List Customer

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    OK, it's not exactly what you're looking for, but I think it might be close:

    Poydras is between Austin and Field Sts:
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    Here's a Dallas City Directory entry from 1936:
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    And the green rectangle is my best guess based on a 1938 aerial photo of the business district of downtown Dallas:
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    Note the Willard/Davis building at the bottom which was located at 715. Also the building with the red 51 dot is the Higginbotham-Bailey-Logan building located at 900 Jackson St. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find a clear definitive indicator which was the Byer-Rolnick factory, so I've had to extrapolate based on putting the pieces together.
     
  3. Frunobulax

    Frunobulax

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    Good sleuthin'.

    Sent directly from my mind to yours.
     
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  4. Jerry Probst

    Jerry Probst One of the Regulars

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  5. TheOldFashioned

    TheOldFashioned A-List Customer

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    Please forgive me, I'm slightly confused. Is that response from Unfortunately in regards to the info I provided above, because it seems to be based off of it but there is no reference to my post? I also can't find someone with that username on TFL, so how can a non-member have "said" something? What is the motivation for this project? Just curious.

    Edit: perhaps your response got spliced/truncated and somehow "Unfortunately" replaced my username. Sorry, just put the pieces together. I blame lack of sleep.

    I searched and searched but couldn't find any type of signage to definitively verify a specific building. After getting what I think is pretty darn close I wanted to finish the race.
     
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  6. Jerry Probst

    Jerry Probst One of the Regulars

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    Yeah, sorry bout that. My bad.

    Yes, we are close. I have confidence we'll finish the race. Sunday, I am taking an architectural walking tour of downtown Dallas. I don't know much about the guide, except that he gives these tours periodically. So, I assume he has both the background and the passion to join the hunt. I plan to put the evidence to him and see if he is aware of other resources to bag the prey.

    I'll let you know what I find out.
     
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  7. TheOldFashioned

    TheOldFashioned A-List Customer

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    Hey, whatever came of your walking tour? Any closer to getting a definitive answer?
     
  8. Yamahana

    Yamahana One of the Regulars

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    Resistol Texan [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
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  9. Yamahana

    Yamahana One of the Regulars

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    Resistol Dakota
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  10. Yamahana

    Yamahana One of the Regulars

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    Resistol Tulsa
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    It came with one of those “Urban Cowboy” feather bands which I promptly removed


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  11. Yamahana

    Yamahana One of the Regulars

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    Resistol Plains 2 1/2” brim
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    I think Desert Dog has posted a Plains with a 3” brim


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  12. Yamahana

    Yamahana One of the Regulars

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    Resistol Fort Worth made expressly for Charlie McNew 2 5/8” brim
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    One of my favorites

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  13. Yamahana

    Yamahana One of the Regulars

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    Resistol Las Vegas
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    It’s really not as dirty as the pics show
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  14. Yamahana

    Yamahana One of the Regulars

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    No paper tags on this one but nice felt, red liner and 4” brim
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  15. Master

    Resistol County Sheriff 3-1/2"
    Resistol Dakota 3"
    Resistol Dalworth 2-3/4"
    Resistol Fort Worth 3X Charlie McNew 2-5/8"
    Resistol Fort Worth 3"
    Resistol Herdsman 2-1/2"
    Resistol Laredo 3"
    Resistol Las Vegas 4"
    Resistol Montana 3-1/4 & 4"
    Resistol Nebraskan 1967 Centennial
    Resistol Plains 2-1/2"
    Resistol Pecos
    Resistol Ridgetop 3-1/2"
    Resistol Saddler 2-3/4"
    Resistol San Antonio 2-3/4"
    Resistol Texan 3-1/4"
    Resistol Topeka 3-1/4 & 3-1/2"
    Resistol Tulsa 3-1/4"
    Resistol Waco 2-5/8"
    Resistol Wichita
    Resistol Wide Country 2-1/4
     
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  16. I'm thinking the Double X might be like the Stagecoach, many models in the same series.
     
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  17. Yamahana

    Yamahana One of the Regulars

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    Resistol Laredo..
    This ones still pretty rough.needs a new sweat, cleaning up and shaping this fall
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  18. I like that Laredo! Thanks for all the additional info! You're keeping me busy.
     
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  19. Yamahana

    Yamahana One of the Regulars

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    I’m glad to be able to contribute a little. I do tend to favor the Resistols and keep an eye out for them. Thanks for the “shop keeping” in keeping a master list running.
     
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  20. Desert dog

    Desert dog Call Me a Cab

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    That Laredo is nice!

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