Item showing process of making straw boaters. Luton, Bedfordshire.
Straw boater making.
C/U's crown of straw being stitched on machine. C/U profile of Edie Salter sewing. M/S as crowns are fitted to mould. M/S as Fred Seabrooke stiffens the hats and brings them over to the table, various shots as he dips them into gelatine size mixture. Jack Newins carries them to Joe Vase. Various shots as he steams and covers them. M/S as he examines a finished hat. M/S of women stitching hat bands to the hats. M/S Marie Pepper sewing them. Various shots of Anne Day stitching hat bands on boaters for Harrow. M/S pile of straw boaters.