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A Thrussell - sport caps?

pjmburns

master brummie
1915 Kelly's Directory has the following entry
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So I assume they sold the cap.

The next directory I can acces is 1940
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Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
nice item..im no expert but it looks like a sports cap...is that the 3 lions on it...could it be an england cricket cap i wonder

lyn
 

pjmburns

master brummie
Further digging finds then in the 1950 phone book
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By 1955 they had expanded
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By 1960 they were no longer listed.
 
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Pedrocut

Master Barmy
A sad story. In September 1926 Albert Thrussell was found by his daughter with his head in a gas oven. Well-known hosier with business at 5 Midland Arcade. In business for 24 years.
 

Pedrocut

Master Barmy
Can you identify the badge on the cap for 1922/1923. It could be a cricketer's cap for that season.
 

Radiorails

master brummie
Yes they did Janice. It most likely was that the former owner was a Member of the College rowing club and a participant in the famous 'Bumps' on the River Cam whilst up at Cambridge.
 

pjmburns

master brummie
I did wonder but as I only found modern images and there is a faint border on the cap badge I just wondered if the image had been updated. Might be worth enquiring. The other idea might be to send the image to a reputable sports memorabilia dealer and seeing if they have any ideas.
 

Radiorails

master brummie
1583763398692.png1583763560954.pngSt. John's College Cambridge. The cresting is not original and is recent I believe.
1583762403909.png1583763233871.pngChrist's College Cambridge
Both colleges have the same arms, that of Margaret of Beaufort who founded them.

It does appear than the cap in the originating post has faded; the azure now appearing black
 

Radiorails

master brummie
That link, Janice concentrates of Rugby, association football and cricket; I see little, or no mention of other sports. My line of enquiry follows the rowing suggestion by Pedrocut.
 

pjmburns

master brummie
I agree but if you look many of thefootball and rugby caps are very similar in style especially the 1920 ones. I still think it might be worth contacting the colleges and seeing if they can help or point in the right direction to find out.
 
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