Cavanagh - Dobbs, Incorporated - Connecticut 1929

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Beautifully engraved certificate from the Cavanagh - Dobbs, Incorporated issued in 1929. This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of an angelic man and woman leaning against the company logo with a halo on top of it. This item has the signatures of the Company's Vice President, John Cavanagh and Assistant Secretary, and is over 80 years old. is a name you can TRUST!
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John Cavanagh (16 January 1864-1957) was an American gentleman's hatter based in New York. In 1880 he began working for Crofut & Knapp, where he was mentored by James H. Knapp. By 1907, Cavanagh was vice-president of Crofut & Knapp, and from 1923-1937, he was President of the company. In 1928 Cavanagh created the company of Cavanagh-Dobbs Inc., which included his own hat label, Cavanagh Hats, and a retail outlet in New York City, John Cavanagh Ltd. In 1932, he founded the Hat Corporation of America, merging his brands with Knox & Dunlap. In 1934 the Cavanagh Hat Research Corporation was founded to research materials and manufacturing methods to benefit the industry. He gave his name to a method of finishing hat brims known as the Cavanagh Edge. Cavanagh's other innovations included introducing regular, long and wide-oval fitting hats to enable customers to find better-fitting ready-to-wear hats. In 1939 John Cavanagh was awarded a Neiman Marcus Fashion Award in recognition of his services to the American hat industry. He retired in 1947, though retained a honorary vice-presidency, and died in 1957. His son, J. Garvan Cavanagh, inherited vice presidency of the company, but left in 1961 to become a Roman Catholic priest History from Wikipedia and (old stock certificate research service).