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Object ID 1954.012.001
Object Name Hat, Top
Collection Costume and Accessories
Credit line Gift of Mrs. Walter S. Taylor
Year Range from 1880
Year Range to 1890
Made Dubell & Co.
Makers mark Black stamp on the inside of the crown: "Dubell / Wilmington, Del."
Description Hand-stitched man's black beaver top hat that has a 1 1/2" wide black wool band sewn over a black silk grosgrain ribbon at the base of the crown. It has an olive green sweatband and white plain weave silk lining that has a black stamp on the inside of the crown: "Dubell / Wilmington, Del." The brim is edged in black silk and the underside of the brim is black wool.
Dimensions H-6.5 W-9.75 L-12 inches
Dimension Details overall greatest dimensions
Owned Thomas H. Savery
Provenance This top hat belonged to Thomas H. Savery (b. 1837; second son of Thomas and Hannah H. Webb Savery), who came to Wilmington, DE from Philadelphia, PA in 1864. He was associated with the Pusey & Jones Company in Wilmington and was at one time its President.
Subjects Clothing & dress
Top hats
People Savery, Thomas H.
Search Terms Top Hats
Thomas Savery
Nineteenth Century
Dubell & Co.
Pusey & Jones
New Castle County
Material Beaver; silk lining
Place of Origin Wilmington, DE