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Object ID 004093

Object Name Merrimac Hat Corp Beige Cloche

Object Desc Beige cloche style hat made by the Merrimac Hat Corp.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY004079

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General Category History

Category Hats


Source Category Donation

Accession Date MAR 18,2016

Credit/Acknowledgement Paula Nickel

Location Room 5

Object Date

Start Year Range 1940

End Year Range 1960

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords cloche,hats,women,fashion,accessories,Merrimac Hat Company,

Title Merrimac Hat Corp Beige Cloche

Description A beige cloche style hat, 100% wool, made by the Merrimac Hat Corp. Brim goes almost completely around the hat except for a few inches in the back. The brim has three rows of stitching with a beige colored thread. There are another two rows of stitching there are spaced closer together that go around the band of the hat. On the inside of the hat there is a black ribbon around the inner band and toward the backside of the hat there is a small elastic cord attached at the left and right sides. Toward the center of the inside of the hat there is a makers mark from the Merrimac Hat Corp.


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Maker Merrimac Hat Corp.

Maker Details Founded in 1863 as a hat making company in Massachusetts. The Merrimac Hat Company operated two manufacturing plants at opposite ends in the town of Amesbury, Massachusetts. The company sold ladies trimmed hats through commissioned agents in New York direct to retail outlets, but the company eventually established three direct sales subsidiaries. During WWII the Merrimac company made woman’s work caps, mosquito tents, Navy rain coats, and Army sleeping bags. By 1944, Merrimac Hat Corporation was the largest producer of hat bodies and trimmed hats in the United States. The company motto was always “to give maximum value at minimum cost”.

Maker Mark Made in U.S. / Merrimac Hat Corp. / 100% Wool


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Image Caption CMY4079



Date MAR 30,2016

Summary Excellent Condition

Assessor Nicole Burdick

Notes All fabric is clean and in excellent condition.