London haberdasher John Hetherington nearly caused a riot when he wore the first tophat into the Strand on Jan. 15, 1797:        An excited throng gathered about the owner and the crowd soon increased to such a dangerous extent that the authorities had to interfere. The next morning the daring haberdasher was brought before the Lord Mayor charged with ‘walking down a public highway wearing upon his head a tall structure having a shining lustre calculated to alarm

London haberdasher John Hetherington nearly caused a riot when he wore the first tophat into the Strand on Jan. 15, 1797: An excited throng gathered about the owner and the crowd soon increased to such a dangerous extent that the authorities had to interfere. The next morning the daring haberdasher was brought before the Lord Mayor charged with ‘walking down a public highway wearing upon his head a tall structure having a shining lustre calculated to alarm

The very first top hat was worn by John Hetherington, a London haberdasher. He was fined £50 the first time he wore his new creation, for causing a disturbance

The very first top hat was worn by John Hetherington, a London haberdasher. He was fined £50 the first time he wore his new creation, for causing a disturbance

Tokum - Run named for the building; Tokum Corners. An #oldschool #skibum building lived in by locals John Hetherington, George Benjamin (pictured) and many others. But where did "Tokum" come from?

Tokum - Run named for the building; Tokum Corners. An #oldschool #skibum building lived in by locals John Hetherington, George Benjamin (pictured) and many others. But where did "Tokum" come from?

John Hetherington wore the first top hat in 1797. He was arrested for breach of the peace after ‘several women fainted at the unusual sight’.

John Hetherington wore the first top hat in 1797. He was arrested for breach of the peace after ‘several women fainted at the unusual sight’.

John Hetherington

John Hetherington

Illustrated catalogue of textile machinery made...

Illustrated catalogue of textile machinery made...

Think 3D printing will never be as fast as injection molding? Think again. Maybe it's time to find out for yourself. If in #cairns #townsville #mackay #gladstone #sunshinecoast #toowoomba message for discussion #3dprinting #konicaminolta #3dsystems #thinkoffice by kmppg

Think 3D printing will never be as fast as injection molding? Think again. Maybe it's time to find out for yourself. If in #cairns #townsville #mackay #gladstone #sunshinecoast #toowoomba message for discussion #3dprinting #konicaminolta #3dsystems #thinkoffice by kmppg

https://flic.kr/p/JiupBC | 160622-N-DC740-007 | HARBOR, Wash. (June 22, 2016) Sailors from Patrol Squadron (VP) 30 attach a tow bar to a P-8 Poseidon preparing to move it into Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 10's newly renovated hangar six on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's Ault Field for the first time. The P-8 is scheduled to replace the P-3, in naval service since the 1960s, no later than 2020.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington/Released)

https://flic.kr/p/JiupBC | 160622-N-DC740-007 | HARBOR, Wash. (June 22, 2016) Sailors from Patrol Squadron (VP) 30 attach a tow bar to a P-8 Poseidon preparing to move it into Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 10's newly renovated hangar six on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's Ault Field for the first time. The P-8 is scheduled to replace the P-3, in naval service since the 1960s, no later than 2020. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington/Released)

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 22, 2016) Sailors from Patrol Squadron (VP) 30 attach a tow bar to a P-8 Poseidon preparing to move it into Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 10's newly renovated hangar six on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's Ault Field for the first time. The P-8 is scheduled to replace the P-3, in naval service since the 1960s, no later than 2020. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington/Released)

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 22, 2016) Sailors from Patrol Squadron (VP) 30 attach a tow bar to a P-8 Poseidon preparing to move it into Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 10's newly renovated hangar six on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's Ault Field for the first time. The P-8 is scheduled to replace the P-3, in naval service since the 1960s, no later than 2020. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington/Released)

April 2015. Thank you for sharing your wonderful safari snaps with us, John Hetherington!

April 2015. Thank you for sharing your wonderful safari snaps with us, John Hetherington!

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