1920s Alexander Cowboy Hat

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271138169838

This vintage cowboy hat was made by the G.W. Alexander hat company of Reading, PA.  However, at least some of the components of the hat are sourced from the John B. Stetson company of Philadelphia, PA.  The sweatband bears the Stetson Lot number 6378.  At points in their history, Stetson owned the Alexander Hat Company, so this could explain this sharing.  The hat is a classic 1920s style, with a high crown, pencil curl brim and a Tom Mix crease. It has a wide grosgrain ribbon, a good quality fur felt body and a wide leather sweatband, which is still supple and in excellent condition.  The hat was sold in Lompoc, California by Arthur Randolph. At the time, Lompoc was primarily a mining town.  The hat is in very good condition, and in the many 1920s westerns I’ve sold, I would single this one out as the best of the bunch.

Size: 7-1/8

Brim Width: 4″

Crown Height: 6-1/2″

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