The High-Hat Chili System

Another Valentine Diners shot from my collection. This photo was originally in the sales portfolio of Valentine salesman O. Glenn Griffin. (1899-1993)

The High-Hat Chili System- “The Finest Chili You Ever Tasted”, home of “Flavor Controlled Sandwiches” and “Take Home A Sack Sandwiches”.  The High Hat was installed in 1947, which likely makes it a Valentine Industries product rather than the later, more common Valentine Mfg. version. The detailing on this one likely makes it their “Aristocrat” model, though with the carryout window, Valentine may have changed the designation (they seemed to have a different model name for every slight change to a basic design). This one was located at 108 E. First Ave., Hutchinson, KS.

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