Joseph B Croxhall – ‘Mirror Ventilator for Hats!’

In the mid-1980s, Joseph B Croxhall of 23 Newhall Hill, were manufacturers of Buttons, Shirt Studs, Gilt and Steel Slides, Hooks and Eyes, also Brooches and Ornaments of every description.

They also manufactured Hat Guards, Eyelets and Ventilators for Hats.

The ‘Patent Mirror Ventilator’ was a perfect Mirror or Looking Glass, mounted in various ways, in a rich gilt rim; and fixed in the crown or lining of the hat with metal forks, which could be easily adjusted by Hat Makers or by the wearers themselves.

Source: The Hockley Flyer No 36 1987

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