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Posted 2 years ago

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What was the hat from.

The hat is a size 7 1/4 distribited by the Mclilley & Companyt out of Columbus, Ohio. Look old and maybe a military. The hole in the front is from somone ripping off a cross which was a patch. Some one said it was a salvation army chaplin hat, possibily very old. Others say it a female mililiary hat from back when. The buttons say "lk hogseosno vinces" with a crown and cross insigna.

Your ideas would be interesting?
ty...willy-bear

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  1. Bootson Bootson, 2 years ago
    Crown and cross sounds like the Knights Templar fraternal order to me.
  2. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Agree this is fraternal.

    It is similiar to military style hats of the era, but the buttons and double corded hat cord indicate it was made as a fraternal piece.

    Scott

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