02 July 2010

Object #15 Head Sizer for Hat Maker #2

Whenever I met one of them who seemed to me at all clear-sighted, I tried the experiment of showing him my Drawing Number One, which I have always kept. I would try to find out, so, if this was a person of true understanding. But, whoever it was, he, or she, would always say:

"That is a hat."

Then I would never talk to that person about boa constrictors, or primeval forests, or stars. I would bring myself down to his level. I would talk to him about bridge, and golf, and politics, and neckties. And the grown-up would be greatly pleased to have met such a sensible man.

From Le Petit Prince by French aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

OK. So yes the Allie Maillard Conformateur is very cool (see my previous entry: Object #14) but this is one step further!  This wonderful all metal conformateur seems to be America's answer to the earlier Allie Maillard wood example. Over the years I have seen quite a few Allie Maillard head sizers but only two of this type. Perhaps the reason being that its all metal construction makes it very durable but incredibly heavy and truely uncomfortable to put on your head. Still as an object one satisfying little cup of tea!