National Geographic : 1951 Jan
© National Geographic Society + Merrimac Hat Corporation Manufactures 12 Million Hat Bodies a Year This Amesbury plant shapes and cuts the oversized felt on oscillating double cones (center). It dyes them various colors (stacks, left). Finished hats come from another factory which buys Merrimac's foundations. 129 Kodachromes by B. Anthony Stewart and John E. Fletcher * A Silversmith's Pot, First of Its Kind, Is Not for Coffeemaking, but for Study Towle Manufacturing Company's prototype of any design is made in its chasing (engraving) room at New buryport. A bag of sand below and a mass of pitch within brace the pot against hammer and graving tool.