Beaver Hats The entire hat is now rarely made of so costly a material as beaver fur, which is only used to cover the outside.
This fur is almost exclusively found in North America. It is gradually becoming scarce and dealer, being now obtainable only in inconsiderable quantities from the must northerly and inaccessible districts.
The fur of the middle-aged or young animal, called cub-beaver, is most esteemed, it being the finest, most glossy, and taking the best dye. There are also used for halting the furs of the musquash, or musk-rat, otter, neutria, hare, and rabbit.