Occupational Hat
Occupational Hat
Occupational Hat
Occupational Hat
Occupational Hat
Occupational Hat
Occupational Hat
Occupational Hat


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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Uniforms
Headwear
Men's Clothing
Beer  ➔ Occupational Hat

Identifier:
2014.2.1
Description:
This hat was worn by Melbourne Hug who was a delivery driver for the Fox DeLuxe Brewery. It is made of green wool and has a patch on the front that reads "Fox DeLuxe". There is also a maker label on the interior crown from Hart Uniforms. 
Date:
circa 1940
Materials:
Wool, Braided Cord, Plastic
Dimensions:
3"" h 10.5"" w 8.5"" d
Current Location Status:
On Exhibit
Source:
Gift of Melbourne L. Hug Family
Rights:
Links:
http://www.mibeercans.com/Fox_Deluxe/Fox_Deluxe_pages/Fox_Deluxe.htm
http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2012/10/grand_rapids_beer_history.html
http://mittenbrew.com/2012/10/a-thick-mustache-is-all-you-needed-a-history-of-grand-rapids-beer/
http://bavarianairforce.wordpress.com/2012/08/13/the-braumeisters-of-old-grand-rapids-pt-1/
Exhibit/Program
Curiosity Shop (after 2020)
This small exhibit is on display in the niches above the counter in the Grand Rapids Public Museum's Curiosity Shop.
Makers/Donors
Mike Sheridan

Melbourne Hug
Deliveryman for the Fox DeLuxe brewery in Grand Rapids, Michigan in the 1930s and 1940s.

Fox DeLuxe Brewery
Following the repeal of Prohibition, several small breweries sprang up and quickly disappeared in Grand Rapids.  The only one to make a lasting impact was the Peter Fox Brewing Company, originally of Chicago.  Fox bought the old Grand Rapids Brewing Company facilities in 1940, and began brewing their trademark Fox De Luxe Beer.  Fox only lasted for 10 years, and the brewery closed again in 1951.  The City of Grand Rapids ultimately purchased the abandoned brewery, and leveled it during urban renewal in the 1960s.

Hart Uniforms
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Grand Rapids
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