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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…

A picture of a Triptych print of the interior of the Stetson hat factory. It shows employees making hats in three consecutive frames.

In the Finishing Department of the John B. Stetson Company in Philadelphia, highly experienced workers used fine emery paper to evenly smooth the felt.

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In the Stetson fur-cutting department, workers handled eleven and a half million skins annually. They fed the skins into several machines that turned the pelts into fine shreds used to shape the hat.
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