what railroad was this hat from?

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what railroad was this hat from?

Postby steamsix » Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:39 pm

The above question says it all-I've had this hat for a long time but cannot figure out what railroad it is from. Any help would be very appreciated.
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Re: what railroad was this hat from?

Postby CannaScrews » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:14 am

It's an old hat - maybe in the '20s or before - the crinkled leather brim is a giveaway.

The "P" button is generic & can be a hotel or restaurant.

The "Conductor" badge is generic as well. There may be a hallmark stamped on the reverse - if it is so much the better, if not - even more generic.

The hat badge & button may not be original to the hat.

Given the Chicago hat manufacturer - it is midwest origin since at that time, you bought your hats locally, more or less.

The shape is not a railroad hat, more like a doorman.

I could and have been wrong before, but hopefully, you have some information.
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