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The Stetson One-Hundred "100"

Discussion in 'Hats' started by tinmanzzz, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. Bill Hughes

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  2. Hurricane Jack

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    Stars embossed in upper left of crest:

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    Maple leaf in upper left of crest:

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  3. Frunobulax

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    I believe 1953 is the year that Stetson began production in Canada. Hence the leaf being introduced at that time.

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  4. Bill Hughes

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    Stetson started using the Maple Leaf in the 50s. This helps date the hat. If one or both (you can find all combinations) have the Maple Leaf, the hat is circa 1950s at the earliest.
     
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  6. AbbaDatDeHat

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    Postdriver.^^^^^all the above for “Vintage” Stetsons not just 100s.
    Modern stuff...all bets are off. Think the started putting stars in some.
    Bowen
     
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  7. BobHufford

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    A beauty Jack! Is this the case that was listed on the Lounge recently? Very nice...
     
  8. carouselvic

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    Nope. Lots of misinformation being put out on the lounge......1930’s
     
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  9. Just Daniel

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    Whew. Help me out here. I’m also under the belief the the Maple Leaf crests on US made hats are an indicator of a 50s hat. Have I been looking at it wrong?

    (For sure this hat in question is not a 30s hat)


     
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    The Maple Leaf started being used in the 1950s. I believe @carouselvic was saying that Stetson opened the plant in Canada in the 1930s. Many think the two coincide but they do not.
     
  11. Hurricane Jack

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    Vic, what is the quilted gold leaf look & the crest shown below? Stars joined together?

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  12. Hurricane Jack

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    No Bob, different case. As far as I know this case with the red liner is original to this hat.
     
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  13. Bill Hughes

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    Even better!
     
  14. Just Daniel

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    1948 ad for Stetson Westerns from $15-$90. Does that imply no Stetson 100s pre-48? That would seem to confirm Besdor and Vic’s comments and ads with 100s from ‘52 on page two of the thread. (And no pre-48 Royal and Royal Deluxe Westerns?)

    And what was the $90 hat?


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  15. Frunobulax

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    I don't mean to provide misinformation, but this has been cussed and discussed since I joined the FL, with the CW being what I wrote.

    Perhaps some more detailed information so we can all correct our assumptions would be productive.

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  16. AbbaDatDeHat

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    Question:
    I don’t recall definitively ever reading what years Stetson made the One Hundreds.
    Does anybody know first and last years of production?
    Bowen
     
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  17. Just Daniel

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    Two screenshots of Open Road ads posted by Jimmy the Lid over on the advertisement thread. 1950: $50 max price. 1951: $100 max price.

    Not definitive proof, but a pretty good start. Lefty might have more ads.


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  18. Bamaboots

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    My thoughts as well.
     
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  19. BobHufford

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    1950 showed the 7X as top dog (@$50 or $55) with the Royal and Royal Deluxe along at this point. From this Miller-Stockman catalog anyway.

    https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/miller-stockman-catalogs.52929/page-6#post-1909053

    Not sure if Miller-Stockman carried them. They're not in the 1956 version either.

    https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/miller-stockman-catalogs.52929/#post-1136149
     
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    $(KGrHqJ,!hwE7Dd!Mo6jBOyvlIOsMw~~60_3.jpg Stetson bought a large chunk of the Wolthausen Hat Corporation in Brockville, Ontario in 1935. This was done to avoid the stiff tariffs on USA made Stetsons.
     

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