early Tricorn Hat. Scottish maker. Anyone know makers?

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paddyrat
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early Tricorn Hat. Scottish maker. Anyone know makers?

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Hi all. I have an old Scottish Tricorn Hat. It is at least 19th century and bears the maker R.W.FORSYTH OF PRINCES ST, EDINBURGH. Is there anyway I can find the date this maker worked to help date the hat?

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first class thank you!!

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If you can access them, try checking trade directories - there was, for example, a firm clled Kelly who printed Kelly's Directories of the main cities, list tradesmen and companies with their adresses. so Forsyths of Princes St should appear in the Edinburgh directorise.
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RW Forsyth was a department store in Princes Street in Edinburgh.That made Jenners Harrods etc look like Woolies. Specialised in private school uniforms, blazers, old school ties, gentlemans clothing, tweeds cashmere etc.
Was still on the go when I was a lad but closed down in the early 1980s
It was built early twentieth century and followed on from the original store in Glasgow. The original name plate is still there but it is now Burtons, Top Shop, Dorothy Perkins.
No idea on the tricorn but could be a honourable company, Hunt or some such.

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