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Author Topic: does anyone recognise this TOP HAT?  (Read 1938 times)

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Offline scimowser

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does anyone recognise this TOP HAT?
« on: October 20, 2005, 08:37:36 AM »
hi there everyone, im new to the site but a member is a good friend of mine and strongly recommended it to me. I was wondering if anyone knew what make this glass top hat i have is? Its approx. 2.5" high and 4" wide, with bubbles inside the glass. I know it isnt whitefriars but im interested to find out as i cant find it anywhere on the web.

The bubble patterns are quite regular, and the pics are from my webcam as my digital camera has been "misplaced" lol

the base is smooth with a convex indent in the centre, I will take better pics when i can.

Any help is much appreciated, thankyou

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/scimowser/album?.dir=/d481

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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2005, 05:40:39 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2005, 05:59:01 PM »
just for your reference: here is a top hat with a nailsea attribution.
http://tinypic.com/etv8xu.jpg
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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2005, 08:30:07 PM »
Well, it's in the same shape as Nailsea but I don't think it is.

It says in Miller's "Glass of the '50's & '60's" that this trapped air bubble technic was used throughout the 20th century. Nailsea Glasshouse in Bristol operated 1788-1873 so we can rule that out.

Scimowser's hat probably doesn't have an un-ground pontil mark anyway.

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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2005, 02:41:13 PM »
there you go guys, ive uploaded some better pics. Any help you can provide me with is greatly appreciated.

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/scimowser/album?.dir=/d481&.src=ph

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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2005, 03:43:05 PM »
I don't think it is American.  I know it isn't Fenton which is the most profilic maker of top hats in the US.

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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2005, 06:46:09 PM »
agreed, i checked the Fenton website and it wasnt there. There was one linked through google images, but it is no longer listed on the website therefore i cant find out what exactly it is.

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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2005, 07:23:32 PM »
I've seen these top hats from time to time, usually people asking on the www.whitefriars.com site if they're Whitefriars.   They aren't.  :P

According to circa 50's glass, Fratelli Toso have made top hats, and to me this piece does look Italian.  I'm not saying it's by any particular manufacturer though.  Just Italian.
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