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Processes Through Which It Passed in the Making

��Two stages in the molding of a kat are shown below. In the man's left hand is a hat which has just come from the pressing mold. The hat in his right hand is the "before pressing" model

���Forming the hat in a steam-heated press. A steel die in the lower part of the mold gives the finished hat its size and desired shape

��Above: Cutting the brim of the hat to a uniform width. As the work is done by- machine there is no chance for error

��The hats are dipped in shellac, then passed upward through rollers which wring out the surplus liquid

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