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151 Pages. REPRODUCTION :: A good vintage hat making and millinery book can be hard to find at times. Even harder to find are books that discuss the proper tools and techniques used in making and restoring men's hats. This book is a rare find indeed! It includes instructions and techniques used in making, cleaning and restoring men's hats and many images of the rare tools used in the process.

This wonderful book covers the complete operation of a Prohibition Era Hat Maker's Shop. A fabulous resource that is filled with hard-to-find information that will be cherished by all lovers of vintage hats. Here are the contents of the book by chapter:

From the Business Man's Point of View
Establishing a Shop
Equipping and Arranging the Shop
Advertising and Business Systems
What to Charge
How to Make Out a Job Ticket
Preparing the Hats for Cleaning
Cleaning Soft Hats
Stiffening and Blocking
Ironing and Pouncing
Brim Work (Soft Hats)
Curling Soft Hats
Renovating Velours, Beavers and Napped Hats
Shaping Soft Hat Styles
How to Conform a Hat
Cleaning Stiff Hats
Blocking Stiff Hats
Finishing Rough Hats
Cleaning Straw and Body Hats
Bleaching Straws anf Body Hats
Bleaching and Stiffening Panama Hats
Blocking Panama Hats
Other Bleaching Methods
Renovating Women's Straw Hats
Ironing, Washing and Blocking Silk Hats

Scientific Hat Making - Very Rare Instruction book to make Men's Panama Hats and Fedora c.1919 (REPRODUCTION)


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