I bought this hat for my spouse who grew up in Rockford, IL. She loves it. It's good quality and easily adjustable. And the sentimental value is the best part. Also, we love supporting a small business. Good purchase all around.
The National Lock Company was founded by three Swedish industrialists in 1903 because they saw a need for furniture locks. The company’s product line soon expanded to include kitchen, appliance and furniture hardware, door locks, fasteners, and metal stampings. One of the founders, Frank Hogland, served as president and manager of the company until his death in 1938.
Starting with eight employees, National Lock became one of Rockford’s largest employers by 1920. One out of twenty-five Rockford residents was a National Lock employee. National Lock was acquired by Keystone Steel and Wire in 1939. It then went through subsequent acquisitions and name changes until finally changing to CompX in 1993. The massive plant, including the 10-story clock tower, is still a Rockford landmark to see. The American Pickers even made a couple visits there.
Washed wax cloth cap. Unstructured with velcro backstrap. Weight: .5 lbs
A very well made cap, nicely embroidered. It's comfortable as well. This will be my every day cap for the forseeable future!
Hats were Christmas gifts that were a big delight for everyone.