Pressman's Hat Explanation

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Pressman's Hat Explanation


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


Zilvinas Paludnevicius


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American Sign Language

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

Now, us pressmen always made these hats
and wore them at work.
When the presses were running with paper,
it rolled across the workspace, overhead,
passing over multiple ink rollers,
which dripped down on us,
and newspaper dust flew around on us,
getting us dirty.
After a full day of work, you could pull the hat off
and just throw it away.
The next day, you'd do the same again.
Make another hat to wear while working.
That's what you did everyday.




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

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