Straw boater, sailor style.

Made in Flinders Street, Melbourne by Lincoln, Stuart & Co. Ltd, circa 1908.

Physical Description

Oval-shaped straw boater with hatband. Sailor style, Swiss straw hood, shaped by heating, placed onto block and pressed, stiffened by Sizing (glue used in millinery). The 6cm brim is stiff. There is a wide black ribbon adhered around the crown with a flat black bow on one side. The inner crown has a layer of cream-coloured netting. There is a brown padded strip attached to the netting in the centre of the crown. The inner hatband is a tan leather band, joined by two stitches and a tan coloured bow at the back.

More Information

  • Collecting Areas

    Home & Community, Clothing & Textiles

  • Acquisition Information

    Donation from Mrs I. Jennings, 07/12/1993

  • Manufacturer

    Lincoln, Stuart & Co. Ltd., Flinders Street, Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1908

  • Inscriptions

    Padded band, inner crown, printed: THE Veribest / HAT/ REGD / LINCOLN, STUART & Co. LTD / FLINDERS STREET/ MELBOURNE / STYLE & VALUE. Gold embossed, hatband: AS WORN BY KING GEORGE V./ PATENT No. 10005-08. CUSHION FITTING/ BON TON IVY POSITIVE VENTILATION / TRADE MARK FRACTIONAL SIZES / COMFORT HAT/ See The ELASTIC is Tied / Under Leather / To Regulate Size / Patent Bon Ton Ivy / No. 10,005 1908. Sticker, stamped: 6 3/4. Initials G F J punched into gold embossed, hatband.

  • Classification

    Clothing, Male, Headwear

  • Category

    History & Technology

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  • Overall Dimensions

    32.5 cm (Width), 28 cm (Depth), 8.5 cm (Height)

  • Keywords

    Manufacturers, Millinery