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.
Silk Plush, Cloth, Leather
6"" h 9.5"" w 11.5"" d; 9.5"" h 14.25"" w 11.75"" d
Current Location Status:
Gift Of Mrs. Robert L. Pierce
Mrs. Robert L. PierceLincoln Bennett & CompanyLincoln Bennett & Company was a hatmaking company located in London. Houseman & Jones Clothing CompanyHouseman & Jones was a clothing and tailoring company located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.