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Bowler Hat

1950s-1960s (made)
Place of origin

Black wool felt bowler hat stiffened and moulded to shape with the interior structure/lining.

Object details

Object type
Materials and techniques
Wool felt stiffened and moulded
Brief description
Wool felt bowler hat, made by James Lock & Co., London, 1950s-1960s
Physical description
Black wool felt bowler hat stiffened and moulded to shape with the interior structure/lining.
DimensionsCould not be measured; bagged up due to possible toxic hazard from elements used in hatting process
Production typeReady to wear
Object history
Made by Lock & Co., Hatters, St. James's Street, London
Worn by Bunny Rogers, a flamboyant dandy of the post-war period, who was a particular proponent of the Neo-Edwardian style of the late 1940s and 1950s. Acquired as part of a grouping of his clothing by the Museum in 1998.
Attribution note: Made by hatmaker's, probably fully pre-made before purchase as these hats would have been available in a wide variety of sizes.
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Record createdMay 21, 2007
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