Beaver Brand Hats
About Beaver Brand Hats
In 1860, the Beaver Brand line of hats was established in St. Louis, Missouri, the fur capital of America.
Exploring the Legacy of Beaver Brand Hats: Quality, Craftsmanship, and American Heritage
The Beaver Brand name has endured as a respected part of the hat industry. A name synonymous with quality and heritage, Beaver Brand Hats have made their mark as a respected leader in the hat industry. Nestled in the heart of New Haven, Missouri, these hats have been meticulously crafted by second and third-generation artisans since 1928.
Despite the trend of corporations shifting their manufacturing processes overseas, Beaver Brand Hats stands firm on its commitment to American craftsmanship, a tradition upheld since 1860. These hats are not just accessories, but a testament to the superior quality that comes with decades of expertise and dedication to detail. Discover the difference that is Beaver Brand Hats – a true symbol of American heritage.
Beaver Brand Hats Closed in October 2012
It’s the type of business America was built on but now Beaver Brand Hats that opened in 1860 has shut its doors. 150 years ago, a hat wasn’t just for decoration. It was a necessity. Over the decades, horses turned to cars. But still, Beaver Brand adapted to survive. It made it through the great depression, then thrived during the oil boom.
Beaver Brand shut the doors of a business that once employed about 10% of New Haven. The hats and machines to make them are in the hands of new owners. And a new generation of hatters promises to use these age-old machines to keep the Beaver Brand quality alive. Another manufacturer is picking it up so people across the world will still have the chance to own a Beaver Brand hat.
The History of Beaver Brand Hats
It began as Gauss-Hunicke & Company in 1860, he said. The name changed slightly over the next 40 years, to Gauss Hunicke Hat Company in 1881, to Gauss-Shelton Hat Company in 1886 to Gauss-Langenberg Hat Company in 1901.
In 1918, the company took on the name many in this area remember so well — Langenberg Hat Company. The name changed again in 1938 to Harris Langenberg Hat Co. and then back to Langenberg Hat Company in 1955.
That’s how it was known until 2000, when the company became Beaver Brand Hats Hat Company Inc. In March 2003, it became Lowrey Klabzuba Enterprises LLC, dba Beaver Brand Hats.