I am a collector of German and Austrian vintage hats. I have an old Melone/Bowler hat and the following writing was found on the back of the liner. https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4321/36119419996_7b109167e7_b.jpg
I am thinking this hat is from the early 1900s but was hoping the script might help with the dating.
This letter is on the sweatband. I am thinking it might be a Fraktur "I" or "J". https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4301/36142794076_1c38722b3e_c.jpg
There is also the use of inches witch I was thinking might be German Zoll measurement.https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4325/36119417826_b738d7503c_b.jpg
This is the outside and inside of the Melone/Bowler.https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4198/34828942066_aa573e2f00_b.jpghttps://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4157/34737103311_e13b713d24_b.jpghttps://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4274/34024926574_d7f0dbea2d_b.jpg
Thanks for the help!