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Man's Top Hat

Identifier:
192340
Description:
Black brushed beaver top hat with black wool band.;The name "Em. Roersma" is printed inside the hat
Date:
1843 – 1891
Materials:
Beaver Fur
Current Location Status:
On Exhibit
Source:
Gift Of Roersma, Mr. F. H.
Rights:

Exhibit/Program
Introduction to Collecting A-Z ()
Makers/Donors
Dunlap and Company
Dunlap & Company was a hat company located in New York City. It was opened by Robert Dunlap in 1857. Robert Dunlap was a previous employee of Knox Hats in New York but when he was refused for a raise, he left to open his own store. The two stores became rivals, with Dunlap & Co. becoming the popular choice, especially for derby hats. In the 1910s, however, both Knox and Dunlap businesses began to decline. In 1918 the two companies merged. Eventually, they were bought out by Byer-Rolnick which was then bought by The Hat Corporation of America. This company became D.J. Caps and was then bought out by Hat Brands, Inc., also known as HATCO. 

Mr. F. H. Roersma
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