Sizing Stetson Hat Bodies

Title

Sizing Stetson Hat Bodies

Description

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. While shrinking they are carefully manipulated so that the fur is properly distributed, being reduced about two-thirds in size.

Creator

John B. Stetson Hat Company

Source

Hagley Museum & Library

Date

1913

Contributor

Amy Oberholtzer

Rights

Courtesy of Hagley Museum and Library

Language

English

Original Format

Photo

Files

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Citation

John B. Stetson Hat Company, “Sizing Stetson Hat Bodies,” Philly Immigration, accessed May 25, 2024, http://phillyimmigration.nunncenter.net/items/show/53.