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Catalog Number 2012.006.001
Description San Mateo Police Department hat, c. 1951-1973. Navy blue wool hat with black patent leather visor. Black leather trim directly above visor is secured with two gold-colored buttons on either side. Buttons have a monogrammed "P" surrounded by floral detail. Underside of hat is lined with gold satin and has a perforated leather sweatband. Words printed on the lining read, "Gerber / UNIFORMS & CAPS / MISHAWAKA. IND. / ALL WOOL." A sticker indicating the size is also visible. A protective sheet of plastic is sewn onto the satin lining directly over the printed information.
Object Name Cap, Service
Collection 3D - Clothing
Title San Mateo Police Department Hat, c. 1951-1973
Date c. 1951-1973
Creator Gerber Uniforms & Caps
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "Gerber / UNIFORMS & CAPS / MISHAWAKA. IND. / ALL WOOL" (printed on lining); "7 3/8" (inner label)
Provenance This item belonged to donor's grandfather John Pawson, who was a San Mateo Police Officer from 1951-1973.
Dimensions H-5.375 W-10.875 D-10.75 inches
Search Terms Hats
Law Enforcement
Pawson, John T.
Police Department
San Mateo County
San Mateo County - Police Departments
San Mateo Police Department
Subjects Hats
Law enforcement
Law enforcement officers
People Pawson, John T.