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Barratt's Hat Shop: Image shows some metal hat blocks, and a "Flock Making machine". Flocking is the process of depositing many small fiber particles (called flock) onto a surface. It can also refer to the texture produced by the process, or to any material used primarily for its flocked surface. Flocking of an article can be performed for the purpose of increasing its value in terms of the tactile sensation, aesthetics, color and appearance. It can also be performed for functional reasons including insulation, slip-or-grip friction, and low reflectivity [source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/flocking_(texture)]. Part of the Brayshaw Park, Beavertown photographic inventory, taken by Roger Thwaites about 1985 (see accession notes).
Barratt's Hat Shop Flocking Machine -Barratt's Hat Shop -Copyright Marlborough Museum - Marlborough Historical Society Inc
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1987.006.0061

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