The inside of the hatband of this hat measures 55cm , that is size 6¾ in UK hat sizes or 6⅞ in the USA
The hat is covered in black silk plush, which is in generally good condition. It has rubbed around the rim of the crown, there are also three rubbed spots on top of the hat (see images).
There is a hole in the centre of the crown to stop a vacuum forming around the wearer's head.
The hat has its original black grosgrain ribbon
The black fabric on the underside of the rim is also rubbed in places
Inside the hat is lined in cream silk, it is stamped "J. Adams & Co., Hatters & Clothiers, Dundee" - this company appear in the Dundee Directory of 1886-7.
It has a tan leather hatband, which is stamped "Patent Perfect Pneumatic" and has a handwritten owner's name " J.A. Scrimgeour"
This hat could be worn as it is for sidesaddle classes etc, or it could be fully restored for formal wear.
Height of crown : 5¾ inches (14.8cm) Interior Circumference : 21½" (55cm) Interior Width : 6⅛" (15.5cm) Interior Depth (front to back): 7½" (19cm)
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Ref : Tophat015
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