Hat and Case
Hat and Case
Hat and Case
Hat and Case
Hat and Case
Hat and Case
Hat and Case
Hat and Case
Hat and Case
Hat and Case
Hat and Case
Hat and Case
Hat and Case


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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Clothing and Accessories
Clothing Accessories
Men's Clothing
Headwear ➔ Hat and Case

Identifier:
117903
Description:
This top hat is made of black silk plush, also known as hatter's plush. It has a black clothing band around the base of the crown and is roughly 15 centimeters tall. The silk plush is treated with shellac which helps to waterproof the hat. This hat was made by Lincoln Bennett and Company of London and was sold by Houseman & Jones Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is accompanied by a leather storage case from Henry Likly & Company Makers. 
Date:
circa 1850
Materials:
Silk Plush, Cloth, Leather
Dimensions:
6"" h 9.5"" w 11.5"" d; 9.5"" h 14.25"" w 11.75"" d
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Mrs. Robert L. Pierce
Rights:

Makers/Donors
Mrs. Robert L. Pierce

Lincoln Bennett & Company
Lincoln Bennett & Company was a hatmaking company located in London. 

Houseman & Jones Clothing Company
Houseman & Jones was a clothing and tailoring company located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 
Related Place
Grand Rapids
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