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addison

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So, in my wanderings I came across this Towncraft black lid.
Can anyone help me to know what I dragged home...I think Towncraft means JC Penney, right? Did they make any decent stuff or is it all junk? Any idea when this may have been made?

It has a nice snap brim and is in very nice shape...here's the prerequisite pics...

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Any help to understand what I have here is greatly appreciated!
 

rclark

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rclark

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Granville

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Do we know when Towncraft hats first appeared? Marathons were around since at least the early 1900s.


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I'm waiting for a t'craft now, looking around for info. I"ve found nothing on the hats (other than this thread, a couple of other mentions elsewhere on the lounge), but on another site I found that as a JC Penney brand for shirts they first appeared in the late nineteen-fifties.
 

dkstott

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I'm waiting for a t'craft now, looking around for info. I"ve found nothing on the hats (other than this thread, a couple of other mentions elsewhere on the lounge), but on another site I found that as a JC Penney brand for shirts they first appeared in the late nineteen-fifties.
Yep, town craft was a line of men's clothing well into the 80's and possibly 90's
 

Granville

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Seeing the same XXX Quality stamp on Towncraft and Marathon hats. Lee made Towncraft and Marathon . Did one replace the other, or did they exist simultaneously in the 50’s - 60’s - beyond? So many questions.
 
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