The Buckeye Hat Story

The Buckeye Hat Story (p. 1)

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The Buckeye Hat Story (p. 1)

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[page 1]

[corresponds to front cover of Buckeye Hat Story]

THE

BUCKEYE HAT STORY

(IN PICTURES)

by

Kenneth I. Lea

Bicentennial

Edition

1976
The Buckeye Hat Story (p. 2)

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The Buckeye Hat Story (p. 2)

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[page 2]

[corresponds to inside of front cover of Buckeye Hat Story]

DEDICATION

This edition, taken from the original -- (O.S.U. - 1944) -- is in

appreciation of our sturdy ancestors and all of my charitable

friends.

AMERICAN REVOLUTION BICENTENNIAL 1776-1976

Independent Print Shop Co.

Delaware, Ohio

1976
The Buckeye Hat Story (p. 3)

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The Buckeye Hat Story (p. 3)

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[page 3]

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Buckeye Leaves and Blossoms

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The Buckeye Hat Story (p. 4)

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[page 4]

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OHIO

SOURCE MAP

for

buckeye wood

[map]

Most Information by

Edward Randolph

Ashley, Ohio

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The Buckeye Hat Story (p. 5)

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The Buckeye Hat Story (p. 5)

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[page 5]

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Buckeye Trees in Winter on the

Walter D. Cook Farm

South of Beggarlouse Hill

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The Buckeye Hat Story (p. 6)

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[page 6]

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Buckeye Log

V Section

Flat Section

From the Walter D. Cook Farm

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The Buckeye Hat Story (p. 7)

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[corresponds to page 5 of Buckeye Hat Story]

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Barton Whipple

Inventor of the Buckeye Plane,

Lived Near Stantontown (1801-1888)

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The Buckeye Hat Story (p. 8)

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The Buckeye Plane has two blades:

One with sharp teeth to score into strips, one to remove the

shaving. Also, a guide to one side on the bottom to keep the plane

parallel.

Donated by Ona Fleming of Stantontown

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The Buckeye Hat Story (p. 9)

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The Buckeye Hat Story (p. 9)

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Many types of braid were possible depending on the number of

strands - usually, three to nine - however, the most common was

seven.

Made by Alice Dennis of Ashley

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The Buckeye Hat Story (p. 10)

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The pressing horse with blocking pieces (for various sizes).

Cloth and iron were used for shaping and pressing.

Made and donated by J. R. Doty of Ashley

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The Buckeye Hat Story (p. 11)

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This doll hat and these boys' hats were made and donated by

Mrs. Edward Shoemaker of Ashley

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The Buckeye Hat Story (p. 12)

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The man's hat (center) was made by Sarah Zent and given by Nellie

Taylor, both of Stantontown.

The other two were made for the author by Alice Dennis of Ashley

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The Buckeye Hat Story (p. 13)

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The woman's hat (center) was made and given by Mr. and Mrs.

Fred Zent of Stantontown.

The other two were made for the author by Alice Dennis of Ashley

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The Buckeye Hat Story (p. 14)

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This Buckeye Bonnet was made long ago by Lillie Lea for Mrs. G. C.

Shoemaker who gave it to the museum unit.

The handbag was donated by Dr. Dennis Welch. Who made it is

unknown.

The necklace and bracelet were made by Lorraine Lea.

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The Buckeye Hat Story (p. 15)

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[page 15]

[corresponds to page 13 of Buckeye Hat Story]

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This Ladies Buckeye Hat was made by Mrs. William (Myrtle)

Westbrook and given to the Ashley Library by Kay Douglas about

1960, per Edith Myers Smale, Librarian at that time.

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The Buckeye Hat Story (p. 16)

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[page 16]

[corresponds to page 14 of Buckeye Hat Story]

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An Old Buckeye and His Hat

T. W. Lea (1853-1944),

The Author's Grandfather

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The Buckeye Hat Story (p. 17)

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BUCKEYE HATS

When the nights are long and chilly

And there's time for neighborly chats,

Then it's time to be a thinkin'

Of next summer's Buckeye hats.

To the woods with axe and saw

There to limber up their backs,

For this is the beginnin'

Of next summer's Buckeye hats.

Cut the logs the proper length

And split them into slats,

And we soon will be a makin'

On next summer's Buckeye hats.

Uncle Joe will get the plane

And make splits in nothin' flat,

Soon all will be a workin'

On next summer's Buckeye hats.

After many months of braidin'

Sewin', pressin', this shape and that,

At last, we all have finished

With next summer's Buckeye hats.

K. I. Lea

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The Buckeye Hat Story (p. 18)

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The Ohio State Archaelogical and

Historical Society

Columbus, Ohio, August 2 1944

The Society has received a gift of Artifacts

relating to the hat industry in Ohio; Dissertation

entitled, "The Buckeye Hat" A Home Industry of Early

Ohioans in Central Ohio by Kenneth I. Lea

from Mr. Kenneth I. Lea,

Ashley, Ohio

for which I am instructed to return a grateful

acknowledgement.

H. C. Shetrone, Director

* Now -- at Ohio Historical Center.

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The Buckeye Hat Story (p. 19)

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[page 19]

[corresponds to inside of back cover of Buckeye Hat Story]

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The Buckeye Hat Story (p. 20)

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[page 20]

[corresponds to back cover of Buckeye Hat Story]

[image of buckeye leaf]

Dublin Core

Title

The Buckeye Hat Story

Subject

Bicentennial--Ashley--Ohio--1976
Village of Ashley--Oxford Township--Delaware County--Ohio

Description

Bicentennial Edition of The Buckeye Hat Story (in pictures) by Kenneth I. Lea

Creator

Lea, Kenneth I.

Publisher

Independent Print Shop; Delaware, Ohio

Date

1976

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/

Format

Book

Language

English

Type

Still Image
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Identifier

22221021

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Citation

Lea, Kenneth I. , “The Buckeye Hat Story,” Delaware County Memory, accessed May 24, 2024, http://www.delawarecountymemory.org/items/show/187.

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