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    Posted 4 years ago

    jscott0363
    (371 items)

    I bought these hatters irons a couple of years ago, at an antique flea market, thinking they may be helpful to me in my trunk restorations. I never found a use for them. So, they remained on a shelf, in my shop, for the past couple of years.

    I recently found out what these are and what they were originally used for. They were manufactured by the Michael Mahony Co.-Troy, NY and patented in either November 1875 or 1876 (can't really make out the numbers too well).

    These were used by hat makers. They are hat polishing irons that were used for polishing the brims of hats. I had never seen anything like them until I purchased them.

    Someone had painted these gold, before I purchased them. I cleaned the gold paint from these and wiped them down with gun oil afterwards, to keep the finish from rusting.

    I also found out that these are worth a little more than the $10 that I paid for the pair. So, they're now off the shelf of my shop and on display in my house.

    Thanks for looking!!
    Scott

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the love
      lzenglish
      and
      kyratango
      Always appreciated!!
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the loves
      paris1925
      and
      aghcollect
      Always appreciated!!!
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks petey for the love! Always appreciated!!
    4. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Well lucky you have these now you have all of those hats! No excuses for an unpolished brim.
    5. lzenglish lzenglish, 4 years ago
      You got a great deal at 10 bucks for the pair, as they sell for allot more than that. I think I would use them as book ends until I found a home for them. Nice Find!
      Wayne
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Lol racer4four!! You're right. I'll not be able make excuses for unpolished hat brims:)
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks Wayne! They were a great find. Although, I didn't realize it at the time I bought them. They also make excellent doorstops, which is what they're actually being used for currently. Thanks again Wayne!
    8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      These are great!!! beautiful!!
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thank you Sean!! They go well with my hat collection.
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the loves
      antiquerose
      and
      Sean
      Always appreciated very much!!
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the love BB2!! Always appreciated!
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks eye!! I thought so too! Thanks for the love as well. Always appreciated!
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the love Pat! Always appreciated!
    14. Alan2310 Alan2310, 4 years ago
      Hi
      Scott
      I agree with Wayne, you got yourself a good deal, specially
      for a pair, enjoy them.
      Alan
    15. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks Alan!! And thank you for the love. Always appreciated!!
    16. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the love fortapache! Always appreciated!
    17. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the love nutsabotas6! Always appreciated!!
    18. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks Cindy!! I also thought these were very cool. Doing well. Counting down the days until Spring!! Tired of the gloomy days of Winter. Thanks for the love too!!! Always appreciated!
    19. surfdub66 surfdub66, 4 years ago
      Cool, never heard of hat irons ;-)
    20. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks SD! I had never heard of them either. Thanks for the love as well. Always appreciated!!
    21. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the love pops!! Always very much appreciated!!
    22. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Thanks
      Caperkid
      Geode.Jem
      and
      Rustfarm
      for the loves and for stopping by. Very much appreciated!!!
    23. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Thomas, It actually took me over a year to find out what they are. But, as luck would have it, these fit right into my collection. Thanks for the kind comment, the love click and for stopping by. Always appreciated!!

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