This mid to late 19th century adjustable milliners hat stretcher/block is a unique and rare find for collectors and enthusiasts of vintage fashion and millinery tools. Made of sturdy wood, this stretcher/block is designed to adjust to fit a variety of hat sizes and shapes, allowing milliners to create perfectly fitted hats for their clients. The adjustable feature also makes it a versatile tool for hat collectors and enthusiasts who want to display their hats in their original shape and size. The stretcher/block is in excellent condition, with only minor signs of wear and tear that add to its vintage charm. Its adjustable design is easy to use, with a simple mechanism that allows the stretcher/block to be expanded or contracted to fit the desired hat size. The wood is smooth and polished, with a warm patina that adds to its antique appeal. Overall, this mid to late 19th century adjustable milliners hat stretcher/block is a must-have for anyone interested in vintage fashion and millinery tools. Its unique design and excellent condition make it a valuable addition to any collection, and its adjustable feature makes it a practical tool for hat enthusiasts and collectors alike.
A wonderful & early piece made from a singel lump of hardwood with a fantastic grain and depth of colour. An exceptional example, finished with some beautifil metalwork and a patinated cast iron handle.
Wear commensurate with age, good solid condition and working order, block sticks a little as they all tend to but does open and close fully.
Wear commensurate with age, good solid condition & working order
Old woodworm holes which have been treated and are not active. Mechanism works well. In good condition with lovely patination.
Height: 29 cm / 11 inches
Width: 18 cm / 7 inches
Weight: 4.3 k.g.
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