Steve, Thanks! The Felt is light weight and has a very smooth hand. I think it's probably Fur Felt. I only have one other JHS with similar felt. Great looking mystery Hat from you. It has a popular later 1950s German form.
Absolutely wonderful Wilke Guben, Steve. The ink blotter is the icing on the cake.C. G. Wilke "Bürstel Electra" possibly mid to later 1930s. C. G. Wilke Guben liked to use such model names. This one still has the exterior paper size tag.
My most favorite trademark design.
C. G. Wilke Guben Hat Factory, Ink Blotter, 14 cm X 7 cm / 4.5 inches X 2.75 inches, possibly early 1910s. Definitely one of my most unique historical pieces.
I hope you bought that bottles Woodford reserve and Knob Creek??
Has anyone ever posted a photo in this thread of themself bare-headed, and the statement “Screw it! I’m not wearing a hat today.“?
Rick beat me to the punch:There is a thread called hatless... But I don't think that it's a screw it today type of thread!