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Antique HAT BLOCK & Brim RING Bowler Shape Wood Milliners Form Millinery Mold


Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

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This is an antique wood hat block that consists of a head shape with an oval ring, probably meant to create a bowler, or perhaps a fedora.  The head shape fits with a space between it and the ring, so I’m not sure that the two are a match, although they might be - in any case, they display well together.  The ring is stamped with the size 7 3/8 and some other numbers such as 000 while the head shape is stamped on its underside with “BJ Hayes Montreal 22 46”.  The head shape measures 7” in height with top measurement of about 6” by 7”.  The ring measures 6 7/8” by 8 1/2” inside and 10” by 12 1/8” to the outside and has a height of 2 3/4”.  The set weighs 5 lbs and 6 oz.  The set is in very good condition with some stress cracks to the wood, particularly to the top of the head shape, surface wear and a couple of white paint spots, all signs of use and age.  This is a very nice display set - great looking hat form!