Multiblocks

Our very popular crown block system with interchangeable tips, designed with the aspiring milliner in mind, for whom the purchase of blocks will be a major investment. By purchasing a base unit and a selection of tips, a set of crown blocks can be built up more economically than by purchasing individual blocks. Tips can also be combined with an extension and brim to create complete cloche blocks.

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The basic set contains a base unit, MBB, with an allen key and screws, a 40mm extension, MBE, and three tips; flat MB9, shallow dome MB6, and bowler MB2. The set offers considerable saving when compared with the cost of three individual full height crown blocks. If you prefer, you can select from the range of tips shown below and create your own set. All parts are accurately made from Lime wood. They are fully interchangeable, so you can buy just a base and a tip and add to your range as finances allow. Head shape is slim oval.

MBS – Multiblock Set

£224.00

MBB (base), MBE (extension), MB9 (flat tip), MB6 (shallow dome) & MB2 (bowler dome). The thumbnails below show the three tips screwed onto the base, the MBE extension is used to either make them taller or it goes between a tip and a brim such as MBC to make a cloche block.

Ex VAT £186.67

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Your [multi]blocks slot together perfectly,…a sign of good workmanship, and I’ve just blocked a straw on it, and it was a joy to use. Many thanks. Rita McVinnie – UK

MBB – Multiblock Base

£33.00

Included in the Multiblock set, this is the Multiblock base. As with all our crown blocks, the base has two finger grip holes and a stand hole.

Ex VAT £27.50

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MBE – Multiblock Extension

£23.00

Included in the Multiblock set, this is the standard Multiblock extension. 40mm tall.

Ex VAT £19.17

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MB9 – Multiblock Tip

£44.00

Flat tip – included in the Multiblock Set.

Ex VAT £36.67

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MB6 – Multiblock Tip

£62.00

Shallow dome tip – included in the Multiblock Set.

Ex VAT £51.67

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MB2 – Multiblock Tip

£62.00

Bowler tip – included in the Multiblock Set.

Ex VAT £51.67

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MBE2 – Multiblock Extension

£23.00

Especially designed for use with taller tips such as MB7, but equally useful if you like a lower crown. 30mm tall.

Ex VAT £19.17

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MBEset – Multiblock Extension Set

£60.00

A useful set of three extensions to vary the height of your crowns. The MBE2 will be useful between a tip and a brim whereas the MBE3 (50mm) and the MBE4 (60mm) will be used between a tip and a base to make extra tall crowns.

Ex VAT £50

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MBEC

£29.00

An extension with a turned base for use with curved platform brims such as BB99 as shown (brim section not included in the price)

Ex VAT £24.17

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MBC – Multiblock Cloche Brim

£69.00

This is a great way to extend your Multiblock collection. Combine any Multiblock tip and extension together with this brim to make an exciting variety of ever popular cloches. The thumbnail pictures show a couple of possibilities.

Ex VAT £57.50

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MBC2 – Multiblock Cloche Brim

£69.00

A steeper sided version of the MBC above to create a very close fitting cloche hat. It could have many possibilities depending on how you cut the blocked fabric. The thumbnail pictures show a couple of possibilities.

Ex VAT £57.50

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MBC3 – Multiblock Cloche Brim

£133.00

An elegant cloche brim whose curves flow gently out of the vertical sides of an extension and tip. The front extends lower than the back and the sides sweep up in the centre, a shape which is easily created on the block with the string groove (included in the price). It works particularly well with an MBE2 extension (30mm) and a tip of your choice such as MB7. One of our most popular combinations and a great way to vary your cloche hats!

Ex VAT £110.83

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MBC6 – Multiblock Cloche Brim

£133.00

The MBC6 is a version of our very popular MBC3, however, where the longest brim width is at the front on the MBC3, this time it is at the side. Pictured below with an MB2 and an MBE from the multi block set. A lower crown can also be achieved with the MBE2.

Ex VAT £110.83

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MBC4 – Multiblock Cloche Brim

£100.00

A very 1920’s style cloche brim, ideal with MB2 tip and MBE extension. This block comes with a string groove as standard to give you that lovely bottom curve straight off the block. The extra picture shows the brim side on with the back of the brim on the right side.

Ex VAT £83.33

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CO4 – Multiblock Collar

£23.00

If you want to use Multiblock brims such as MBC (pictured) when you don’t otherwise own multi block parts, it can be useful to have a collar on which you can form your up-stand. CO4 screws onto any of the Multiblock brims with the screws supplied and gives you a 40mm vertical flat above the brim.

Ex VAT £19.17

MBC5 – Double Multiblock Brim

£145.00

Another great way to extend your possibilities with this double brim giving you two options. The MBC5 can be used either way up in conjunction with an extension and a tip to give two differently angled shallow brims. It also works fantastically with the trilby crown CB112 as you can see in the finished yellow hat. Why not consider a string groove with this brim?

Ex VAT £120.83

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MBC14 Brim Block

£145.00

A multiblock double brim (crown not included in the price).

Ex VAT £120.83

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MBC7 – Multiblock Cloche Brim

£133.00

A beautifully shaped cloche brim with a long curved down turn on one side sweeping up across the face from side to side. String groove included.

Ex VAT £110.83

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MBC8 Multiblock Double Brim Block

£157.00

A very versatile multi block double brim. One side has a well rounded downturn and the other a shallow curved down turn, which, after blocking can be flipped up at the back to produce a very neat and stylish trilby brim as shown in the picture of a hat we made. Many other possibilities too! String groove included as standard.

Ex VAT £130.83

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MBC9 Multiblock Brim

£109.00

A steeper curved downturned brim designed to work with the multi block system. Shown here with an optional string groove.

Ex VAT £90.83

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MBC11 – Multiblock Brim

£109.00

A deep brim with steep curved sides. The blocked brim could be cut to any length you like – pictured opposite with a CB128A and with an optional string groove.

Ex VAT £90.83

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MBC12 – Multiblock Cloche Double Brim

£132.00

A double sided multiblock brim with two variations of a hollow curve – pictured opposite with a CB129A.

Ex VAT £110

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MBC13 Cloche Brim Block

£133.00

An asymmetric cloche brim block designed to work with all our multi blocks but equally useable on its own or with a multi block collar CO4.

Ex VAT £110.83

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MBC15 – Multiblock Brim Block

£109.00

A down turned multi block brim.

Ex VAT £90.83

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MBC16 – Multiblock Double Brim Block

£155.00

A double multiblock brim block featuring two curved sides, one more so than the other. Pictured with two crowns (not included) – CB178 trilby and CB128A dome.

Ex VAT £129.17

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MBC17 Double Multiblock Brim Block

£167.00

A double multiblock brim 102 mm wide all round (measured horizontally). String groove but not crown included.

Ex Vat £139.16

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BB99 Cloche Brim Block

£158.00

A very elegant cloche brim block featuring a curved head size line. Pictured here with an MB7 tip and the MBEC extension which creates a level platform for the tip to sit on. These two parts are not included in the price  and need to be ordered separately. String groove included as standard.

Ex VAT £131.67

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BB85 – Peak Brim Block

£175.00

Inspired by our popular CB107, we decided to turn it into a multiblock brim for use with the full range of tips. Featuring a fully hollowed underside, you can fold and pin right into the bottom to give a double sided peak, or perhaps with straw you could fold in just to give a hem to the bottom edge. Shown here with an MB7 tip. You can also use it with any of the extensions to make a taller crown more like CB107.
Ex VAT £145.83

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BB85 – Peak Brim Block

£175.00

Inspired by our popular CB107, we decided to turn it into a multiblock brim for use with the full range of tips. Featuring a fully hollowed underside, you can fold and pin right into the bottom to give a double sided peak, or perhaps with straw you could fold in just to give a hem to the bottom edge. Shown here with an MB7 tip. You can also use it with any of the extensions to make a taller crown more like CB107.
Ex VAT £145.83

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BB121 Brim Block

£120.00

This is a version of our popular BB85 without the hollowed base. The material is simply tied in at the groove and then cut off or folded and stitch inside. Usable with all multi block tips and extensions.

Ex VAT £100.00

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BB89 – Brim Block

£145.00

A brim block that allows multiblocks or exact height crowns to be screwed on top to make blocking in one possible. This one features a dipped down front that then rises to the highest point at the sides. String groove included as standard.

The first thumbnail picture shows the side and back of the brim and the second with a CB129A attached.

Ex VAT £ 120.83

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BB89 – Double

£172.00

Why not turn the BB89 into a double brim block for only a little extra cost? Where the BB89 is low, the double side will be high, where the BB89 is high, the double side will be low. It’s amazing how a mirror version can look so different. String groove included as standard.

Ex VAT £ 143.33

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BB88 – Brim Block

£145.00

A vintage inspired asymmetric brim block. The low point is at the front with one side higher than the other. This block allows multiblocks or exact height crowns to be screwed on top to make blocking in one possible. String groove included.

Hats form the mid twentieth century of this kind were often worn smaller than head size – 21.5″ is ideal.

The thumbnail picture shows the brim with a CB129A attached.

Ex VAT £ 120.83

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BB88 – Double

£172.00

Why not turn the BB88 into a double brim block for only a little extra cost? Where the BB88 is low, the double side will be high, where the BB89 is high, the double side will be low. It’s amazing how a mirror version can look so different. String groove included.

Ex VAT £ 143.33

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BB90 – Brim Block

£145.00

Another vintage inspired  brim block with an even curve front to back when viewed side on. This block allows multiblocks or exact height crowns to be screwed on top to make blocking in one possible. String groove included as standard.

Hats form the mid twentieth century of this kind were often worn smaller than head size – 21.5″ is ideal.

Ex VAT £ 120.83

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BB111 – Brim Block

£165.00

A Multiblock brim featuring a curved crown platform. All the multi block tips can be used with this brim when a curved extension (MBEC) is placed between the brim and the tip. Shown in the pictures but not included with the brim is the MBEC extension and MB7 tip. String groove included.

Ex VAT £137.50

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BB110 – Brim Block

£165.00

An almost bonnet style Multiblock brim featuring a curved crown platform. All the multi block tips can be used with this brim when a curved extension (MBEC) is placed between the brim and the tip. Shown in the pictures but not included with the brim is the MBEC extension and MB7 tip. String groove included.

Ex VAT £137.50

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BB131 Brim Block

£119.00

A brim which is 8.2 cm deep and useable with all multi block crowns and many others too. String groove included.

Ex Vat £99.17

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Additional Tips

Below are additional tips that can be used to make crown blocks in conjunction with the MBB base or as the top of a cloche when combined with a cloche brim and extension.

MB7 – Multiblock Tip

£73.00

A Multiblock tip specially designed to work with the MBE2 (30mm extension) in order to create a much more rounded shape than is possible with other tips. This is possible here beacuse the tip is 80mm thick rather than the standard 70mm.

Ex VAT £60.83

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MB5 – Multiblock Tip

£99.00

A classic pork pie with domed top and straight vertical sides.

Ex VAT £82.50

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MB38 – Multiblock Tip

£97.00

With its lowered domed tip, this version of the classic pork pie offers further possibilities to your collection.

Ex VAT £80.83

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MB71 – Multiblock Tip

£99.00

Another pork pie variation, this time with a more feminine touch. Gently sloping sides.

Ex VAT £82.50

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MB8 – Multiblock Tip

£66.00

An elegant and sophisticated 1940’s style with a gently domed sloping tip.

Ex VAT £55

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MB10 – Multiblock Tip

£64.00

Another 1940’s style shape with a gently domed and sloping tip and vertical straight sides.

Ex VAT £53.33

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MB11 – Mutliblock Tip

£64.00

Similar to the MB10 but with more of a pointed tip.

Ex VAT £53.33

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MB34 – Multiblock Tip

£64.00

The raised tip provides a focus on the classic design.

Ex VAT £53.33

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MB40 – Multiblock Tip

£64.00

The vertical sides and sloping curved tip combine to offer elegance and simplicity.

Ex VAT £53.33

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MB48 – Multiblock Tip

£66.00

Another 1940’s style without the sloping tip.

Ex VAT £55

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MB57 – Multiblock Tip

£66.00

A flat top that is curved from front to back.

Ex VAT £55

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MB70 – Multiblock Tip

£66.00

Same flat top again but with the top sloping to one side

Ex VAT £55

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MB58 – Multiblock Tip

£73.00

Similar to the MB57 with the top curved from front to back. This time the surface is elegantly dished.

Ex VAT £60.83

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MB59 – Multiblock Tip

£78.00

A gently domed top with a pretty cutaway from front to back on one side.

Ex VAT £65

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MB69 – Multiblock Tip

£88.00

Like MB59 but this time with cutaways both sides.

Ex VAT £73.33

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MB79 – Mulitblock Tip

£66.00

A multi block tip with gently curved sides and a slanting domed top. Shown in the gallery image attached to a multi block base in order to make a higher crown.

Ex VAT £55.00

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MB66 – Multiblock Tip

£78.00

A flat top with an elegant cutaway.

Ex VAT £65

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MB67 – Multiblock Tip

£78.00

Flat top again but with the cutaway angled downwards this time.

Ex VAT £65

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MB72 – Multiblock Tip

£64.00

Gently curved sloping sides with a flat top

Ex VAT £53.33

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MB73 – Multiblock Tip

£64.00

Gently sloping sides like the MB72 above, but this time with a sloping top.

Ex VAT £53.33

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MB74 – Multiblock Tip

£116.00

A fantastic variant on the pork pie tip that has an appealing cutaway.

Ex VAT £96.67

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MB75 – Multiblock Tip

£130.00

The ridges of this block follow the same sideways slope as an MB10 but of course the valleys imitating a shell make a big difference!

Ex VAT £108.33

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MB76 – Multiblock Tip

£109.00

A multiblock version of our CB51. A pork pie style with a sloping ridge and a pinched front. We think this will work very well with the BB71 snap brim.

Ex VAT £90.83

 

 

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MB77 – Multiblock Tip

£80.00

This is a much more sloping verison of our popular MB10. The steeper angle is made possible by the tip being 80mm tall as opposed to the more standard 70mm. The sloping surface is also gently domed.

Ex VAT £ 66.67

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Multiblock Crowns
Here’s are the first in a new range of multiblock crowns that can be used with the cloche brims and without the need for an extension between. This means that the shape of the crown can begin right above the brim without there being the vertical side of the extension first.

CB41A – Multiblock Crown Block

£169.00

A very stylish sculptured crown that will screw straight onto any of our multiblock cloche brims. Easy to block using a string to pull the felt/straw into the valley and shown left with MBC cloche brim.

Ex VAT £140.83

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CB120 – Crown Block

£95.00

A simple crown block with angled sides and a rounded top edge. Includes screw inserts in the base to allow it to be attached to any Multiblock Brim.

Ex VAT £79.17

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CB146 – Pork Pie Crown Block

£121.00

A pork pie crown with a well defined valley and a rim that dips at the front and back centre to produce a very graceful line.

Ex VAT £100.83

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CB147 – Pork Pie Crown Block

£121.00

A pork pie crown with a well defined valley and a rim that dips to it’s lowest point at the side creating a graceful sweep from one side to the other.

Ex VAT £100.83

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CB128 – Crown Block

£107.00

An exact height crown that can be screwed onto any multiblock brim without the need for an extension. The reason for this is that the crown is made with angled sides – something that is not possible in the multiblock system. 110mm high.

Ex VAT £89.17

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CB128A – Crown Block

£100.00

A lower version of CB128 – this time 95mm high. The lower height makes it very suitable for percher hats but also for standard head fitting ones too. It can be screwed onto any multiblock brim without the need for an extension.

Ex VAT £83.33

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CB129A – Crown Block

£100.00

A lower version of CB129 – this time 95mm high. The lower height makes it very suitable for percher hats but also for standard head fitting ones too. It can be screwed onto any multiblock brim without the need for an extension.

Ex VAT £83.33

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CB130 – Crown Block

£107.00

An exact height crown that can be screwed onto any multiblock brim without the need for an extension. The reason for this is that the crown is made with angled sides – something that is not possible in the multiblock system. 110mm high.

Ex VAT £89.17

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CB130A – Crown Block

£100.00

A lower version of CB130 – this time 95mm high. The lower height makes it very suitable for percher hats but also for standard head fitting ones too. It can be screwed onto any multiblock brim without the need for an extension.

Ex VAT £83.33

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CB193 Crown Block

£105.00

Another domed crown variation.

Ex VAT £87.50

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CB195 Crown Block

£105.00

Another domed crown variation

Ex VAT £87.50

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CB45A Crown Block

£100.00

This multiblock crown allows you to create our cloche block CB45 using an MBC brim (not included).

Ex Vat £83.33

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