John Deere Vintage Style logo from 1876 engraved Leather Patch hat - Cincinnati Ohio, Industrially sewn on by hand to ensure the highest quality!
Adjustable size- 6 3/8 (51cm) to 8 (64cm)
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Though John Deere fashioned his first polished-steel plow in Grand Detour, Illinois in 1837, the evolution of his company took years and remained a small operation for quite some time. By the time he had employed 16 people, the operation was still without a name and a logo. However, in 1868, more than 31 years after John Deere’s operation started as a partnership or single proprietorship, it was incorporated under the name Deere & Company.
The company existed for several years and after a brief spell of success – and then failure – the operations began to solidify and consolidate in Illinois. In 1876, after some deliberation, John Deere registered a logo: The “leaping deer” trademark.
Although it was registered in 1876, the logo had already been in use for three years. At this time, the company was producing more than 60,000 plows a year, and it was seen as a necessary move to create a trademark to protect against copying and deception. The original John Deere logo showed a deer bounding over a log, and, according to company sources, it featured an animal that is common to Africa, not the North American white-tailed deer that was portrayed in later logos.