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This is the stage of hat manufacture in which workers took the new hats off the racks and packaged in boxes.

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Sizing is systematic shrinking of the formed hat bodies to proper size. In the Sizing Department of the John B. Stetson Company, Philadelphia, the bodies are repeatedly dipped in hot water, which causes the fur fibers to shrink and knit closely.…

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The edges of certain Stetson hats get curled at the Flanging Department of the John B. Stetson Company in Philadelphia. The edges of the hats are dampened then curled with a heated iron. It is placed on a hollow wooden form under a hugh [sic] bag of…

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A large factory floor of women trimming Stetson stiff hats.

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Located in the Forming Department of the John B. Stetson Company, Philadelphia, the fur was blown on to a revolving copper cone, minutely perforated, which was about three feet high, forming a thin covering of felt. This cone and the felt, protected…

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Silk bands and bindings were made in the Weaving Department of the John B. Stetson Company in Philadelphia. The department created seven million yards of bands, bindings, and braids annually.
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