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Mystery Object #3

This HAT BRIM iron was used to clear the brims of top hats and bowler hats to clean them.

The iron was placed on a stove to heat up then used to iron the brim of the hats to ensure they were flat. This dates from 19th century. Have you got anything like this at home? Can you send us photos? If you’re interested in history and heritage in Gosport please get in touch!
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