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cupsandballsmagic
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I've been browsing the net for a top hat for a project I am working on for a local theatre company, anyway, I thought that other magician's may find this of interest seeing as we have become synonymous for pulling rabbits and such from them!

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"In January 1797, a certain Hetherington appeared in the streets of London. The hat maker walked along the thoroughfare wearing a top hat in the shape of a stovepipe. Within a short time, a large crowd had gathered around him. There was such chaos that the 'officer of the law' grabbed Hetherington by the collar and summonsed him before the court. He was accused of disturbing public order.

The officer, who dealt with the scandal, described the offence as follows: "Hetherington had such a tall and shiny construction on his head that it must have terrified nervous people. The sight of this construction was so overstated that various women fainted, children began to cry and dogs started to bark. One child broke his arm among all the jostling."

Source: http://www.silktophats.eu/firsttophat.html

How times have changed!

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Al Angello
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The top hat that I wear comes from http://www.dube.com/
Al Angello The Comic Juggler/Magician
http://www.juggleral.com
http://home.comcast.net/~juggleral/
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cupsandballsmagic
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Thanks Al, I will check them out!
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abrell
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I am very happy to own several old top hats, but when I needed a custom made hat I was very happy to find: http://www.hut-und-putz.de/austatter_002.htm
They made a very fine collapsible top hat for me with fabric I deliverd to them.
Octarine Prince
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Old-fashioned promotion: be the guinea pig.
rsylvester
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In Wichita, KS, we have BOTH Stevens Magic Emporium and Hatman Jack. You want a great top hat. You gotta come here. I don't think he deals on the web.

Be jealous. Be very jealous. Smile

You know about Stevens. Here's a little about Hatman Jack. I love this place.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YolGJXAyOw
Howie Diddot
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Rsylvester;

I didn’t know Billy Jack was a magician LOL
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