Flanging Stetson Soft Hats Postcard

Title

Flanging Stetson Soft Hats Postcard

Description

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 sand resting on a steam-heated table. The hot bag is allowed to descend, and in a few minutes shapes the brim. [Caption on back of postcard]

Creator

John B. Stetson Hat Company

Source

Hagley Museum & Library

Date

1913

Contributor

Sequoyah Walters

Rights

Courtesy of Hagley Museum and Library

Original Format

Photo

Files

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Citation

John B. Stetson Hat Company, “Flanging Stetson Soft Hats Postcard,” Philly Immigration, accessed April 19, 2024, http://phillyimmigration.nunncenter.net/items/show/50.