Authentically Recreated Historical Hats 1700 - 1865 Cocked Hats a Specialty
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Geo. Franks, Hatter

Our Hats

We offer hand sewn and machine sewn recreations of historical hats from 1700 through 1865.

Order TODAY! All prices will increase on January 1, 2015.

Hand Sewn Hats
produces hand crafted and hand sewn eighteenth throught mid-nineteenth century hats for officers, gentlemen, soldiers, sailors, Marines and
those who desire the most authentic recreations for their period impression.  These hats have order codes beginning with "HS".

Our hand sewn historical hats are:

- Researched and fully documented

- Crafted by hand

- All sewing including the linings, trims (such as cockades) and bindings are done by hand (no machines)

- Materials are correct for the period

- Made by us in our shop in Western Maryland, USA

Each hat is crafted as a one-of-a-kind recreation of an original eighteenth through mid-nineteenth century hat. has crafted cocked hats and other styles for members of the Brigade of the American Revolution, British Brigade, Continental Line, museums and individuals who recreate famous eighteenth century figures.  You may have seen General George Washington wearing one of our cocked hats as he recreated the crossing of the Delaware River in 2009, 2010, 2011 and again in 2012.

Machine Sewn Hats
also offers machine sewn historical hats 1700 - 1865.  
These hats are made using period correct patterns and materials.  They are crafted for us by one of the premier hat makers in the USA.  They always feature leather hat liners rather than hand sewn linen hat liners.  These hats have order codes beginning with "MS".

If you are looking for an historical hat 1700 - 1865, military or civilian, and you do not see it on the following pages, please contact us directly (see last page for contact information). 

Reenactment, Skirmish, Geneological, Fraternal, Fife and Drum Corps and other unit, historical site or museum orders are always welcome.  Special discounts may apply.

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AMERICAN LIFE magazine Directory of Traditional American Crafts 2009 and again for 2010.

SHIPPING: Effective January 1, 2014, all shipping and handling fees are INCLUDED for orders within the Continental USA. Outside the Continental USA, please provide your address and request as shipping quote. Thank you. Expedited shipping is extra.

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, 90 DAYS FROM ORDER TO SHIP FOR ALL HATS.  If you need your hat in less than 90 days, exedite fees may be applicable.

Prices may change without notice.

Contact us by e-mail with your unit and individual hat needs at:

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