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

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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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