The Charles Bowler Hat Light is a quirky yet stylish pendant.

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Incorporating a genuine classic British, 100% wool, bowler hat this piece is the ultimate accessory for any home, both contemporary and traditional.

“Have you ever seen more weird and wonderful lighting than this? Leave your guests pondering while you bask in the golden glow of the Charles Bowler Hat Light. Whether your home style is going to be Victoriana chic or surrealist in style, this lighting will look perfect; or why not buy a couple and suspend them along a dining table for a different take on the mad hatter’s tea party? Curious and Curiouser… ” 


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The pressed stainless steel interior creates an attractive finish to the bowler hat and also helps to reflect light into the room.

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The Charles Bowler hat light, is Mr J designs signature product. It is a modern and quirky take on the British classic. The light is held inside the bowler hat using a standard bayonet light socket. This product has a feature red cable that will brighten up any room.

Having created the branding for the company it was a logical step to create a product that makes extensive use of the bowler hat. Both aesthetically pleasing and functional this light is ideal for any room in the house.

If you have any questions about the Charles Bowler Hat Light please do not hesitate to contact us.

History of the Bowler Hat

The bowler once defined British civil servants and bankers. It was devised in 1849 by the London hatmakers Thomas and William Bowler to fulfil an order placed by the firm of hatters Lock & Co. of St James’s. Lock & Co. had been commissioned by a customer to design a close-fitting, low-crowned hat to protect his gamekeepers‘ heads from low-hanging branches while on horseback. The keepers had previously worn top hats, which were easily knocked off and damaged. Lock & Co. then commissioned the Bowler brothers to solve the problem.

When Coke arrived in London on 17 December 1849 to collect his hat he reportedly placed it on the floor and stamped hard on it twice to test its strength; the hat withstood this test and Coke paid 12 shillings for it.

(Please don’t stamp on our hat, it may invalidate the warranty)

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