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Modern Methods of Shoe Construction - Anon.

The British United Shoe Machinery Co., 0, Hardback ..
Condition: Good. Heavily faded at the spine and more lightly so onto the boards. Previous owners' inscription to the front pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.

4th edition, uncommon in any. Illustrated with line drawings. From the preface: “ON the following pages are shown some of the many manufacturing methods of construction used in the making of the wide variety of footwear in demand to-day. Some of these methods closely follow those used for centuries past in the production of hand-made shoes while others are of comparatively recent conception and have their origins in the skill of the engineer and the knowledge of the industrial chemist. Each method has advantages of its own, giving the shoe either exceptional flexibility, extra strength or increased waterproofness or resulting in reduced production costs, so that whatever type of shoe a manufacturer may consider making, there is always available an appropriate method of construction. Identification of the method of construction employed in any particular shoe is, however, not always easy, for most methods are capable of being modified to some extent to suit the varying conditions and materials, and more than one method of construction may be incorporated in a single shoe. That the booklet will help to give the reader an added interest in shoe-making, and be of some assistance in identifying the various methods of shoe construction, is the hope of its producers.”

Size: 8¾" x 5½"
Number of Pages: 28

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