Top Hat Reed’s
This Black Top Hat comes with a 1.5″ felt ribbon around the crown. Inside you will find a 2″ wide leather band around the bottom and an ivory silk lining. The hat features a short brim that curls up on the sides. The underside of the brim shows an olive green woven fabric. There is a 3″ tear going from the top halfway down the side. The inside paper must also be torn as the top moves down if you put pressure on it. The napped fabric of the hat reminds us of beaver fur, but may be a wool fabric. It is very soft. You will see wear on the edge of the top and a couple of places on the brim.
The inside lining shows a stamp with a crest and John B Stetson Company. American Manufacture. The interior leather band has stamps that say Reeds Philadelphia and 1127-1129 Boardwalk Atlantic City and the initials WHH. The interior shows wear, but is in very good condition.
A previous owner had this Top Hat, but it remains in very good condition for its age. This Top Hat will make a vintage-looking accessory for your Native American Dance Regalia or an interesting addition to your collection.
The hat measures 5.5 ” tall. The top measures 6.5″ across and 7.5″ from front to back. The brim measures up to 1.75″ on the ends. The opening for head measures 8″ in diameter on the longer side and 6.5″ on the narrower side.
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