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    I have been looking everywhere for the Lee Cap. How many of you have used them or remember them ?

    It was a small cap you could wear under your hood, blue and white or gray striped with the manufacturers name (Lee) on a tag that was placed on the front if I remember correctly. Even when they were half worn out, they still looked good.

    Does anybody know of any stores that still handle these ? I searched the web about 5 different times and come up with nothing, even Ebay.
    Ken

    What else is there besides welding and riding. Besides that

    Miller Thunderbolt XL 300/200 AC/DC
    Hobart Handler 187
    Dewalt Chop Saw
    4" Air Grinder
    Die Grinder
    Rigid Drill Press
    Kellogg 10hp Air Compressor


    2009 FXDC

  • #2
    did you try using such search words as head wear, hats, caps , the company itself "lee" lee headwear? etc...
    do you have a pic of one of these? Ive never seen one.
    Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

    Miller 251/30A spool
    Syncro200
    Spectrum 625
    O/A
    Precix 5x10 CNC Router12"Z
    Standard modern lathe
    Cheap Chinese mill that does the trick... sort of...
    horizontal 7x12 bandsaw
    Roland XC540 PRO III
    54" laminator
    hammer and screwdriver (most used)
    little dog
    pooper scooper (2nd most used...)

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    • #3
      Originally posted by SignWave View Post
      did you try using such search words as head wear, hats, caps , the company itself "lee" lee headwear? etc...
      do you have a pic of one of these? Ive never seen one.

      I think I tried every word in the dictionary related to caps, hats, beanies, etc.

      Below is a picture of a boys engineer cap. This has the same striped design. The one I am referring to has a very small visor and hugs your skull without any bulk on top like the picture. They were very popular in the 80's but I still see a guy once in a while wearing one but not where I can ask him about it.
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      Ken

      What else is there besides welding and riding. Besides that

      Miller Thunderbolt XL 300/200 AC/DC
      Hobart Handler 187
      Dewalt Chop Saw
      4" Air Grinder
      Die Grinder
      Rigid Drill Press
      Kellogg 10hp Air Compressor


      2009 FXDC

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      • #4
        That's the only ones I like to use. I get them from the local farm supply. I'm not sure if they are "Lee" brand but are the same style.
        MM250
        Trailblazer 250g
        22a feeder
        Lincoln ac/dc 225
        Victor O/A
        MM200 black face
        Whitney 30 ton hydraulic punch
        Lown 1/8x 36" power roller
        Arco roto-phase model M
        Vectrax 7x12 band saw
        Miller spectrum 875
        30a spoolgun w/wc-24
        Syncrowave 250
        RCCS-14

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        • #5
          Try this . . . .

          That is also referred to as an "Engineers Cap" not idiot engineer, the choo choo train kind . . . .

          http://www.railwayshop.com/engineer_hats.shtml


          http://www.gemplers.com/product/BK75...-Engineers-Cap


          http://www.villagehatshop.com/engineer_cap_adult.html

          Make your own.
          http://askville.amazon.com/sew-railr...uestId=4087564

          There are hundreds more on the net . . .
          Millermatic 251
          Lincoln AC/DC "Tombstone"
          Milwaulkee Grinder 4 1/2"
          Clark Grinder 4 1/2"

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          • #6
            The caps he is looking for are not the engineer type. He wants more of a cap which fits snug to the head but are made of the same material & coloring as the engineer hats.
            MM250
            Trailblazer 250g
            22a feeder
            Lincoln ac/dc 225
            Victor O/A
            MM200 black face
            Whitney 30 ton hydraulic punch
            Lown 1/8x 36" power roller
            Arco roto-phase model M
            Vectrax 7x12 band saw
            Miller spectrum 875
            30a spoolgun w/wc-24
            Syncrowave 250
            RCCS-14

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            • #7
              Originally posted by MMW View Post
              That's the only ones I like to use. I get them from the local farm supply. I'm not sure if they are "Lee" brand but are the same style.

              Do you know if your farm supply store has a web site ? The farm supply place we have left does not handle any clothing. The other farm supply places we had closed up except for one in the next county. I may end up driving over there.
              Ken

              What else is there besides welding and riding. Besides that

              Miller Thunderbolt XL 300/200 AC/DC
              Hobart Handler 187
              Dewalt Chop Saw
              4" Air Grinder
              Die Grinder
              Rigid Drill Press
              Kellogg 10hp Air Compressor


              2009 FXDC

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              • #8
                general lee speaking

                Kbar,
                I spent quite some time searching out what you were looking for. I did an image search in google, yahoo, and dogpile of everything "Lee". It was one of the most enjoyable searches ive done in a very long time and the reasons will be clear to you if you decide to do your own visual search.

                I regret to say that I came up empty handed. I found a number of other brands along the way, but nothing imprinted with the Lee brand on it.
                Seems that the collective knowledge of this particular style of hat lay solely on your shoulders.

                In the mean time, I'll keep my eyes open. Theres got to be something somewhere...
                Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

                Miller 251/30A spool
                Syncro200
                Spectrum 625
                O/A
                Precix 5x10 CNC Router12"Z
                Standard modern lathe
                Cheap Chinese mill that does the trick... sort of...
                horizontal 7x12 bandsaw
                Roland XC540 PRO III
                54" laminator
                hammer and screwdriver (most used)
                little dog
                pooper scooper (2nd most used...)

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                • #9
                  I know what you mean SignWave. I came up with every imaginable piece of headwear and yes I have seen some welders wearing some of that stuff.

                  I often said in many searches, there has to be something somewhere until I was proven wrong a few times. Now I realize if it was a great product, lasted more than 5 years and people loved it, the production of it was discontinued.
                  Ken

                  What else is there besides welding and riding. Besides that

                  Miller Thunderbolt XL 300/200 AC/DC
                  Hobart Handler 187
                  Dewalt Chop Saw
                  4" Air Grinder
                  Die Grinder
                  Rigid Drill Press
                  Kellogg 10hp Air Compressor


                  2009 FXDC

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    If you can't find what you want here -

                    http://business.search.ebay.com/cap_...ofocusZunknown

                    Maybe you can have it made.

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                    • #11
                      I've always bought the caps as "pipeliner" caps. Try this link and see if this is what you're looking for: http://www.dragosupply.com/drago/ser...log/group.jsp/
                      Where I buy them locally, you can say how many you want, but the colors and patterns are "assorted".
                      Merry Christmas
                      Ed

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by EdthePlumber View Post
                        I've always bought the caps as "pipeliner" caps. Try this link and see if this is what you're looking for: http://www.dragosupply.com/drago/ser...log/group.jsp/
                        Where I buy them locally, you can say how many you want, but the colors and patterns are "assorted".
                        Merry Christmas
                        Ed
                        Hey, those are Cajun Welders Caps . . . Comeaux . . . .
                        Millermatic 251
                        Lincoln AC/DC "Tombstone"
                        Milwaulkee Grinder 4 1/2"
                        Clark Grinder 4 1/2"

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                        • #13
                          lee caps

                          Hey kbar, I have never heard of the style your talking about but the one that I use is the comeaux style and it only cost about 7-8$$ at tractor supply locally and i'm lucky to have several welding supply store's around were I live,

                          The one's i've gotten have lasted for ever like you said around 4-5yrs and they fit great.
                          Syncrowave 250/Coolmate-3-(home)
                          RMS-14 (kisser button)-(home)
                          Craftmans/S-K tools-(home)
                          Grizzly 16" vert band saw-(home)
                          DeWalt chop saw-(home)
                          Craftsman 4"-7" hand grinders
                          Lincoln 225 arc welder
                          Lots of vise clamps(not enough)
                          assortment bar clamps

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                          • #14
                            Hi guys,

                            the actual "LEE" brand is actually a division of VF Corporation, makers of Vanity Fair ladies wear. I've been wearing their jeans for 30 years. They have factories and outlets here in Alabama.

                            They have a web page but no listings for hats.. but they do have contact info that might get you a yes/no answer

                            We love hearing from you. Whether it's about the jeans or the site,
                            let us know what's on your mind!

                            Call Us: 1-800-453-3348, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST M-F (excluding holidays)

                            Email Us: leemail@vfc.com

                            Mail Us: Lee Jeans

                            Attn: Consumer Services, E-Commerce

                            9001 W. 67th St.

                            Merriam, KS 66202



                            and the web site is

                            http://www.lee.com/shop/Womens/Clear...RcdsgodmH0hgg#


                            might be a dead end but it's worth a shot

                            later
                            John

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                            • #15
                              I think that I know exactly what he is talking about with the Lee caps.

                              I always liked the Lee caps. I liked the blue/white engineer types. They also had them with a shorter bill for welders.

                              I am however afraid that they quit making them in the late 1970s.

                              I do recall sending a letter to the Lee Company asking about the caps during that time frame of 30 years ago. I think that I was having a hard time finding the Lee caps at that time and that was the reason for the letter.

                              The Lee Company's reply was that they were no longer making the caps due to the lack of demand as best as I can remember.

                              They were truly unhappy in having to do so. The caps had been in production for such a long time.
                              Last edited by Harvuskong; 12-17-2007, 10:04 PM.

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