This cap black cap is made of silk and features a double-headed eagle on a sword on the center front. It has a braid around the front of the cap and buttons on the side with the same eagle insignia. This hat belonged to a member of the Scottish Rite Masonry who reached the 32nd-degree rank.
Ihling Brothers Everhard Company Ihling Brothers Everard Company was founded in 1869 by Otto Ihling in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It specializes in Masonic and fraternal regalia. By 1871 there were three men in the partnership: Otto Ihling, W. J. Chaplin, and Reinhold Ihling. They created blank books, ledgers, and published "The Michigan Freemason". In 1879 Herbert Everard also joined the company. The company supplied many places with their stationary such as the Michigan House of Representative and the Michigan Senate. In 1995 the company was bought by James Bellinger who renamed it Kalamazoo Regalia. He owned the company until he retired in 2007. It 2011 the company merged with Kalamazoo Sportswear and became Kalamazoo Sportswear and Regalia. As of 2017, it is still in business.