Wooden Milliner's Hat Block William Plant Antique 19th Century.
A wooden milliner's hat block of the renowned hat block makers or block shapers as they were also known, William Plant & Co. Of Great Ancoats street, Manchester. William Plant and Co. were the last hat block makers in the North of England until they shut their doors in 1976. There's only a handful of block shapers left today, although recent years have seen a resurgence in hats, and with it a need for new hat blocks as millinery students learn their chosen trade. This unusual shaped sought after block dates from the 19th century.
Size 10.0 x 30.0 cm or 3.9 x 11.8 inches.
Weight 2.7 kg or 1736.1 penny weight.
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