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What Hat Are You Wearing Today ?

Dlaniger

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Canada’s latest incarnation of a beaver finish hat.
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Very cool imprint on the sweatband Alan. I was reading through that thread. I agree with you as I believe you mentioned in there it is odd the large gap between examples.. as this one appears to be a 60’s example. Need to post it in there as well [emoji846]

Do you think it Possible that considering the DuPont treatment these have, as Tim and I were discussing, could have been private labeled by Lee at that point in the Keith timeline.


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Joe, I have a few hats with very similar sweatband markings. The location, shape, style, and the word “Major” are all consistent with a Beaver Brand hat. I don’t think that Lee made any of them, but as I’m regularly shown to be mistaken.... :)

Nothing wrong with Beaver Brand. They made a range of quality levels, and some are very nice.


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Last bit of lab work before heading back to work on Monday. This is the 2nd of two hats Tim sent me (to chase away my post-op blues, I think.) :) The other is a dark green Portis.

A very nice Knox Custom with their Custom Edge brim treatment, aka Cavanagh Edge, and a rich, dark brown, maleable felt. Fits very well and was a good companion on my trip to the lab this morning.

Thanks, Tim!

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Joe, I have a few hats with very similar sweatband markings. The location, shape, style, and the word “Major” are all consistent with a Beaver Brand hat. I don’t think that Lee made any of them, but as I’m regularly shown to be mistaken.... :)

Nothing wrong with Beaver Brand. They made a range of quality levels, and some are very nice.


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I agree Brent..l definitely nothing wrong with Beaver Brand. Tim and I were just having fun speculating because of the ‘DuPont’ water proofing marking. Didn’t know if that name was licensed out to other manufacturers besides Lee. I had always assumed it was just some chemical made by DuPont they sprayed on the felt after production... kinda like scotch guard or 303 would be used today.


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I've not studied the history of this company, but by the 1960s, it is likely that it was a brand consolidated into the handful of surviving companies at that time. A decade later, they would all be gone.

Thanks for the info Alan.


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Last bit of lab work before heading back to work on Monday. This is the 2nd of two hats Tim sent me (to chase away my post-op blues, I think.) :) The other is a dark green Portis.

A very nice Knox Custom with their Custom Edge brim treatment, aka Cavanagh Edge, and a rich, dark brown, maleable felt. Fits very well and was a good companion on my trip to the lab this morning.

Thanks, Tim!

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Looks fantastic. What a wonderful gesture by Tim! Hope all went well with Labs


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Joe


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Last bit of lab work before heading back to work on Monday. This is the 2nd of two hats Tim sent me (to chase away my post-op blues, I think.) :) The other is a dark green Portis.

A very nice Knox Custom with their Custom Edge brim treatment, aka Cavanagh Edge, and a rich, dark brown, maleable felt. Fits very well and was a good companion on my trip to the lab this morning.

Thanks, Tim!

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Great to see you back Doug!
I hope you are all better now and not going back to work just because they make you. And they do.
Continued wellness your way.
Ps: (Hell of a way to get a couple hats though).
Kudos, Tim!!
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