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Beaver hats; 'felting' the body of the hats in the 'kettle'. Mercury was used during the manufacture and many hatters suffered from the uncontrollable shaking typical of mercury poisoning. From 'The Saturday Magazine', London, 10 January 1835. Woodcut.

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Beaver hats; 'felting' the body of the hats in the 'kettle'. Mercury was used during the manufacture and many hatters suffered from the uncontrollable shaking typical of mercury poisoning. From 'The Saturday Magazine', London, 10 January 1835. Woodcut.