Making a Pressman's Hat

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Making a Pressman's Hat


A demonstration of the making of a Pressman's Hat in American Sign Language, provided by Dick Moore.


Zilvinas Paludnevicius


Drs. John S. and Betty J. Schuchman Deaf Documentary Center Collection




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[video description: an older white man, seated at a table, using American Sign Language.]

I'm Dick Moore.
I used to work for The Washington Post
as a printer.
Now, I want to show you
A Pressman's hat.
I will make a hat, here.
Take one sheet.
On the backside
Fold in the corners. Then fold up the bottom
forming a band to hold it together.
After you finish the band,
now you turn it over.
After you fold over the top and the sides,
now, you'll fold the band to hold it.
Be sure to fold that in tightly to hold it well.
When you fold that, you tuck it into the band.




Zilvinas Paludnevicius, “Making a Pressman's Hat,” DeafPrinters, accessed July 18, 2024,

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