Posted 5 years ago
Hello CW friends!!
This is another of my many antique top hats and cases. This particular one comes with it's original case. This set was manufactured by the Knox Hat Company of New York around the 1890 period or earlier.
When I took possession of this one, it was in extremely poor condition and just needed some TLC. I cleaned and polished the silk top hat (Don't usually give away any of my restoration secrets, but K-Y Jelly and a hat polishing pillow works great for that), cleaned and conditioned the leather case and cleaned out the interior of the case.
The latch strap is broken and the leather side straps have deteriorated over the last 125 years. Not one of my better top hats, but still rather nice. I bought this one in a lot that also included a Victorian men's waist coat. I'll have to post that sometime very soon.
Thanks to all for stopping by.