WG Distressed Hat with Vintage Meadow Gold Patch

$49.00

1 in stock

100% cotton cap in faded blue. Hand distressed with a vintage Meadow Gold patch. Adjustable with a brass fitting closure. One size fits most.

1 in stock

Description

Each hat is handcrafted and customized with a distressed look. A vintage patch is then personally chosen by Sam Wyatt to be placed on each individual baseball cap. The final product is a one-of-a-kind hat that is made with the love and attention that only a handcrafted item can have.

A Little History on Meadow Gold ….

Late in the 1890’s in the Midwest, George E. Haskell and William W. Bosworth lost their jobs with the bankrupt Fremont Butter and Egg Company during the silver panic of ’93. Striking out on their own the next year, the formed the partnership firm of Haskell and Bosworth with headquarters in Beatrice, Nebraska.

 

In the late 19th century, our milk and butter products were already making a name for themselves.

Initially, the firm purchased butter, eggs, poultry and produce from local farmers for resale to manufacturers and distributors. Later they began churning their own butter and distributing it to area grocery stores, restaurants and hotels with their own equipment. Incorporating in 1889 as the Beatrice Creamery Company, the firm began financing a program that enabled farmers to buy hand cream separators; reducing frequent trips to distant skimming stations and leaving skim milk on their farm where it was available for feed. With proceeds from the cream paying for the separators, more than 50,000 of these units were sold to farmers in the next few years.

The cold storage warehouse business was a natural early development since refrigeration is necessary for the production and storage of butter. Shortly thereafter, the company’s first ice cream plant began operating in Topeka, Kansas in 1907, and its first fluid milk plant was opened in Denver in 1923.

During this same period, another company was creating a name for itself in the dairy industry as well. On November 12, 1901, the U.S. Patent Office granted the Continental Creamery Company of Topeka a trademark for the name ‘Meadow Gold”. It had been selected by Continental employees through a contest in search for a name to describe the golden quality of their fresh creamery butter. In 1905, Continental and Meadow Gold brand of dairy products joined the Beatrice Creamery family.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 2 in

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