Hat

Jiminy's hat comes in three pieces: a black brim, a green band, and a black top piece.  In addition, there are three types of hat.  On all three, the brim and band are the same - only the top piece changes.

Everything I'd read indicated that there were only two types of hats; one where the post is part of the head and the other where the post is part of the hat.  I have found a third where the hat has two posts (see below).  Before you go ripping the hats off of your Jiminy's, the easiest way to see what kind of hat you have is to tilt his head back, look inside, and count the black posts.  You'll have either two, one, or no posts sticking through the top of his skull.  I've removed all three hat types in order to take photographs of them and found that they came apart and re-attached easily.  However, I've only done this on a few dispensers.  If you try it and have a problem, don't blame me.

The early Jiminy's had a flesh-colored post (like a horn) on the top of their heads.  I call this Jiminy 'Type A'.

Sometime during the 3.4 patent runs, the "post on head" changed over to the "post through head".  This is where a black post is part of the top hat piece, goes through the green hat band, through the hat brim, and into a hole in the head.  If you look inside the heads of these later Jiminy's, you can see the post coming through.  I call this Jiminy 'Type B'.

My first Mexican Jiminy has two posts going through his head.  For a long time, I thought that someone had drilled an extra hole through his head and attached an extra post to his hat to keep the hat from coming off.  When I later noticed the same thing on a 3.9 Austrian stem, I looked more closely and found what I call the "double post through head".  I call this Jiminy 'Type C'.


Type A - Post On Head

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top of head
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top of head (another view)

notice the "feathery" stuff on top
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inside head
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brim

The front of the brim appears to be just slightly narrower than the back.
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band

The connecting bar goes towards the back of the hat with the two tiny cups on the bar facing up.
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topper

The post hole goes towards the back of the hat.

Type B - Single Post Through Head

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top of head
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inside head
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brim

The front of the brim appears to be just slightly narrower than the back.
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band

The connecting bar goes towards the back of the hat with the two tiny cups on the bar facing up.
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topper

The post is at the rear of the hat.

Type C - Double Post Through Head

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top of head
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inside head
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brim

The front of the brim appears to be just slightly narrower than the back.
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band

The connecting bar goes towards the back of the hat with the two tiny cups on the bar facing up.
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topper

The thicker post is at the rear of the hat.
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complete hat

last modified on April 8, 2007
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