A Century of Hats and the Hats of the Century

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Mallory hat Company, Incorporated, 1923 - Hats - 46 pages

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Page 12 - Ezra Mallory himself used such a bow, and with his own hands dipped the bowed fur which he had fashioned into a large cone shaped form, into boiling water, and by alternately rolling and dipping, succeeded in shrinking and felting the fur into a cone shaped body about quarter the original size, which ultimately, under his skilled and laborious manipulation, was fashioned into a hat.
Page 44 - The Company forever stresses its reputation for keeping up Quality. Its aim since the days of Ezra Mallory has been to satisfy the most critical hat buyers and dealers, and give everybody a square deal.
Page 20 - The modern era had now finally begun, and the sewing machine was followed by mixing, blowing and forming machines, and later by stretching, blocking and pouncing machines — all of which brought stormy but short-lived protests.
Page 24 - To his knowledge of hat-mak'ing was joined marked ability for handling men and maintaining a high standard of production, with an ever-existing respect for his fairness in all questions that arose from time to time. In...
Page 22 - His southern accounts were confiscated and he lost everything he possessed, and more. For a time early in the war he sought employment in New York, but soon returned, and though nearing sixty started again to build up the business.
Page 11 - Indians, and sometimes went up into Canada to buy beaver, muskrat and otter skins. He and his two workers cut the fur from the pelts with long handled shears, and with their ringers separated the fur from the hair.
Page 11 - ... separated the fur from the hair. And then they did the forming with a device resembling a violin bow, though five or six times as big.
Page 25 - Ezra A. Mallory continued to supervise the business in general until his retirement in 1897.
Page 44 - Mallory product, embracing fine hats only, is subjected to the most minute inspection at every stage of manufacture, and all precautions are taken to insure the best for Mallory hats.

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