Vintage felt hat, Buck Brush collection, Albers Milling Co. Red Bluff California, Resistol hat, 1920-40s, repurposed vintage western hat

Vintage felt hat, Buck Brush collection, Albers Milling Co. Red Bluff California, Resistol hat, 1920-40s, repurposed vintage western hat


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Vintage custom hat, Buck Brush Collection, Resistol 3xxx beaver, a rare old antique felt western hat marked Albers milling co. Red Bluff, California Sizes at a 7 1/4 with custom band and hat feather and 4" brim. 1920s - 1940s era

History- Albers Milling Co. was created in 1895 by Bernhard Albers and 4 brothers, they expanded from Portland and Seattle area and by 1920 were in 5 states and, Japan, Chile and Manchuria The business was purchased by Carnation in 1929. A lot of history and a rare find in still functional condition.
This hat has a lot of character, this is back when beaver hats were actually beaver, it has a few beginning moth marks small, nothing all the way thru, it is pictured on the top crown, the interior lining is in tact but the leather inner band has some cracks, but not brittle, just worn by time. Great character.
I cleaned and reshaped and blocked this hat, added some southwest painting to the leather hat band, a 2nd leather tie and a southwest "Wild Pony" custom painted hat feather. You can request a different feather if you wish. retro, steampunk, boho,western

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