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A fantastic antique wooden hat block or mould. Used by a milliner to make and form hats. We have a set of three which are mounted on copper weighted bases. We are selling them individually. These stunning hat blocks would have been used in a haberdashery or millinery for display and making. Getting rare to find as stainless steel moulds are now used. Each has a wonderful timeworn patina with signs of pins as they have been used for many years. 

One of the blocks is marked by the maker and owner, 'Wife Rodson Denton'. Hats have made in the town of Denton for over 300 years. The copper base to the medium block is maked with name 'Martin Balham & Co, London'.  

A set of three rare and interesting milliner's hat mould, perfect for display or to use and enjoy.


Shows signs of wear and tear as it is old and has been used, but only adds to its character. Great decorative item which would look fantastic in any home or business interior.

Please look at photos closely as they form part of the item description.


Base 21 cm width,  21 cm depth,  78 cm total height

Small - 48.5 cm circumference, Wife Rodson, Denton, Marked '6'

Medium - 50.5 cm circumference, Base marked 'Martin Balham & Co Ltd', 6 3/8

Large - 56 cm circumference, Marked 6 7/8 

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All items are packed using recycled cardboard and bubble wrap. Items are sent tracked, insured and signed for. 

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Antique Milliner Denton Wooden Hat Block Mould Haberdashery Shop Copper Stand

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