Thursday, April 12, 2007

Gamebird Hat

U.S. patent 6058511, filed February 8, 1999, and issued May 9, 2000, to inventor Jim Finch includes “A method for fabricating a gamebird hat from multiple gamebird pelts.”

The number of pelts required to construct a hat varies from 2 for a hat made of goose pelts to 12 for one made of quail pelts. For more of an upscale designer look, you can also mix-and-match pelts of different species. While I’m sure these hats would be nice and warm for cold-weather wear, I just don’t see them catching on as fashionable accessories.

And of historical interest, here is a patent for a feather hat issued to Benjamin Abraham on December 19, 1882.

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