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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.

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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Workers from the Stetson hat factory pose with their Christmas gift of turkeys.

The John B. Stetson Hat Company was known for the company's engagement and programs for its workers. This pamphlet outlines some of those programs.

The remnants of the closed Stetson Hat factory site in recent years

A Stetson factory building being demolished

An illustration of the Stetson factory buildings
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