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    Posted 4 years ago

    jscott0363
    (431 items)

    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.

    Scott

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    Comments

    1. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Good job Scott, it looks so glorious!
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Kyra,
      Thank you so very much!! I'm truly fascinated by the items from the Victorian period and if I can put a bit of life back into any of these items, I will! Thanks for the love and for stopping by to admire my top hat and case. Always such a pleasure to have you drop in.
    3. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Wonderful top hat and case Scott, love it!! Would have to be rare to find the hat with it's original case I would think!
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Judy,
      Thanks!! Yes, it is fairly rare and always very exciting to find the original sets still together. I have several that have the owners' initials stenciled on the case, as well as the hat. And that is always a thrill to find those! Thrilling to say the least! Thanks for the love and for stopping by. Always a a true pleasure to have you drop in and comment on my treasures!
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thomas,
      Thank you very much for the appreciation and for stopping by. Always truly appreciated!!!
    6. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 4 years ago
      A beautiful Top Hat & Case! Now that's Class!!
      Wow another use for K-Y...LOL! :)
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Ken,
      Thanks so very much!! Yep, I learned that trick several years back, from a fellow collector, and it works really well for polishing silk hats. Go figure:) Thanks for the appreciation and for stopping by. Always greatly appreciated!!
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Kurt,
      Thanks very much for the appreciation and for stopping by. Always sincerely appreciated!!
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Rob,
      Thanks for stopping in and for the appreciation! Always appreciated my friend!!
    10. mareredware mareredware, 4 years ago
      I love the case and the hat. If I owned a top hat, I"d put together a vignette on Presidents Day and use it to represent Abe! !Thanks for sharing! Mary Guess I would also need a powdered wig for George!




    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Mary,
      Thanks so much!! Now, you're putting these ideas in my head:) Thanks for the love and thanks for stopping in to admire my top hat and case. Very sincerely appreciated!!!!
    12. pops52 pops52, 4 years ago
      Nice job Scott!
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Pops,
      Thanks very much for the kind compliment! Thanks also for the appreciation and for stopping by. Always appreciated!!
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the loves and for stopping by

      ho2cultcha

      Bonnie

      and

      Mike

      All very truly appreciated!!!
    15. Alan2310 Alan2310, 4 years ago
      Scott, awesome restoration from a passionate hat collector, patience and love, that what it take to do it.

      Congrats friend
      Regards
      Alan
    16. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Alan,
      Thanks so very much for the kind words. Thanks for the love and for stopping in. Always very truly appreciated!
    17. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks very much for the loves and for stopping by

      Mani

      AmatoorPikr

      and

      fortapache

      Very much appreciated!!
    18. courtenayantiques courtenayantiques, 4 years ago
      Thanks for sharing, they are beautiful!
    19. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      courtenayantiques,
      Thanks so very much!! I have several others that I've posted over the past couple of years. You should check them out. Thanks for the love and for stopping by. Very much appreciated!!!!
    20. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 4 years ago
      it looks as new
    21. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      kivatinitz,
      Thank you so very much!! The interiors in most of these survived very well as the cases remained closed for many many years. Thanks for the love and for dropping by. Always a true pleasure!
    22. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      vetraio50,
      Thanks so much for the appreciation and for taking time to stop by. Always very sincerely appreciated!!!
    23. Caperkid, 4 years ago
      Tres Bien Scotty!
    24. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Well, thank you Roy for the thumbs up! And thanks for the appreciation and for stopping by. Much appreciated!!!
    25. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks very much for the loves and for stopping by

      trunkman

      and

      StacyEW

      Very truly appreciated!!!
    26. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      SEAN,
      Thanks so very much for the appreciation and for taking time to stop by. Always a pleasure to have you drop by and admire my collection!!
    27. Rick55 Rick55, 4 years ago
      I love how you staged the first two pics Scott!
    28. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Rick,
      Thanks so much! I think I've staged all of my top hats that way in all of the previous top hat posts. Shows the set off a bit better. Thanks for the love and for stopping by.
    29. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Jean,
      Thanks for the love and for stopping by. Much appreciated!!
    30. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      klaussanta,
      Thanks so much for the appreciation and for stopping in to admire my Knox top hat set. Very much appreciated!!!
    31. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 4 years ago
      Very sweet Scott!! You should model it and post. :):)
    32. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      OneGoodFind,
      Thank you So much!! I'd model the hat, but unfortunately men were quite a bit smaller back then. I wear a 7 1/8 hat and most that I have are 6 5/8 to 6 7/8. I have 3 that are 7 3/8 and they are waaaaayyyy too big for me. When I acquire a 7 1/8 top hat, I promise to model it:) Thanks for the love and the comment. Always very truly appreciated!!
    33. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Celiene,
      Thanks so very much for the love and for stopping by to support my post. Very greatly appreciated!!!
    34. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      NevadaBlades,
      Thanks so very much for the appreciation and for taking time to stop by. Always very much appreciated!!!!
    35. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Trey,
      Thanks very much for the appreciation and for stopping by. Always appreciated!!

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