This is from the trademark filing

Dating ladies hats

The last element of a pre hat to be completed is the lining. This example from is probably representative of a common Dobbs crest in the early part of the decade. It was used extensively for lingerie and dresses until the s, when nylon became popular.

It did not replace the downward-slanted debossment. Some countries that manufacture shoes for export sensibly mark shoes in the size system of the country they are shipping to. Diamond gussets in the armhole indicate s.

It's possible that this style of tip sticker showed up by the lates, or perhaps this hat has been renovated from the factory at a later date with a later label. Photos by and Courtesy of Robert Kent.

Three-quarter and seven-eighth length sleeves were popular from the late s through the s. The dot is in the middle of the scale. This example also featured a different factory label, one that's typical of the lates. Spandex known outside the U.

The latter address was added to liner tips, while the former was not. Union labels reflect these changes.

The latter address was added to

Why was placed before is a matter open for debate. Permanently affixed garment-care labels were required in the U.

Hats with interior grosgrain ribbons started in the early s. Vintage slips, bras, and garters have metal hardware, not plastic. It would show up again in the earlys, though with a plastic liner-tip. Rayon, or artificial silk, is a semi-synthetic fabric processed from cellulose wood fibers. Once again, the address would be updated, but this time was the last time Dobbs liners would sport the addresses.

Union labels reflect