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Top hat

Top hat

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1970s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    James Lock & Co. (makers)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Jennifer Jankel

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Dove grey 'Ascot' top hat of rabbit fur felt, with a tall crown and curved brim. Black wool crêpe band - known as the 'mourning band' - around the base of the crown. Grey grosgrain ribbon trim around the brim edge. Fully lined with an off-white leather sweatband. Lining features the Lock & Co. emblem stamp.

Place of Origin

London (made)


ca.1970s (made)


James Lock & Co. (makers)


Length: 305 mm, Height: 245 mm, Width: 235 mm

Descriptive line

Top hat worn by Joe Loss


Fur (rabbit); Fur felt; Leather; Grosgrain; Wool crêpe




Entertainment & Leisure; Hats & headwear


Theatre and Performance Collection

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