Hat Clip, circa 1930

Summary

Attached to the edges or bands of hats, hat clips added extra style or color. In the 1930s, they would have been added to small and rather tight-fitting cloche, or bell-shaped, hats. The angular forms of this clip suggest the popular Art Deco style, which was prominent during the inter-war period. The material is Bakelite, an inexpensive plastic that could be shaped into a variety of fashionable products.

Attached to the edges or bands of hats, hat clips added extra style or color. In the 1930s, they would have been added to small and rather tight-fitting cloche, or bell-shaped, hats. The angular forms of this clip suggest the popular Art Deco style, which was prominent during the inter-war period. The material is Bakelite, an inexpensive plastic that could be shaped into a variety of fashionable products.

Artifact

Clip (Jewelry)

Date Made

circa 1930

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

80.70.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Bakelite (TM)
White Metal

Color

Brown
Orange (Color)

Inscriptions

MADE U.S.A. [engraved on finding]

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