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    Posted 7 years ago

    brassnut
    (52 items)

    Well folks hope ye are good across the water, just got this top hat yesterday, 2 euro, I think its called Garantie klapphut , its spring loaded , enjoy, Anthony

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    1. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      Spring loaded is it a magicians hat ?
    2. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      Either Magican hat or a dancer's prop .
    3. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      http://cdn02.trixum.de/upload2/5000/4989/5/570bfb2bdf7b8646b42ffb71126738f7e.jpg
    4. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      Page translated . Looks like same symbol inside hat as link above
      German and Austrian Patent

      With imperial eagle and Kaisekrone inside


      Size: about 58.5 cm circumference
      Height: about 15 cm
      Length: about 31.5 cm
      Consistently deep black. The pictures a bit deceiving.
      Inside the seam partially loose.
      Up on the surface, a pressure point. Edges bumped and with a little wear.
      With "defective" box
    5. brassnut brassnut, 7 years ago
      Just got some info, could be a mans opera top hat,???
    6. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      That was what I meant when I said a Dancers prop when they danced with a cane also :-)
    7. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      In french they are called "chapeau claque" or Gibus.
      Antoine Gibus was the first to patent the system in Paris in 1834.
      First appears in London 1824.
      Was used in travel, or receptions or attending spectacles as folded you can hold it under the arm.
      Nice one!
    8. brassnut brassnut, 7 years ago
      Hi thanks for that information, yes two hinges inside the hat
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Very nice indeed!! I have a couple of top hats, but none like this. Great find!!
    10. brassnut brassnut, 7 years ago
      Ahh thanks its a bit worn but sure if I live as long as it I would be fairly worn lol

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