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Tools from the past…

August 11, 2014

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Fig. 42. A foxing or quarter with strap.
Fig. 43. Low shoe. A. Vamp. B. Quarter. C. Strap. D. Heel.
Fig. 44. Adjustable spur-holder.
Fig. 45. Removable spur.
Fig. 46. Cockscomb. spur.
Fig. 47. Jack-boot (dragoon.)
Fig. 48. Jack-boot.
Fig. 49. Officer boot (infantry.)
Fig. 50. Loop-laced garter or legging.
Fig. 51. Postilion boot.
Fig. 52. Kettle for tempering leather.

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TOOLS OF THE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY COBBLER.
Fig. 1. Pincers.
Fig. 2. Cutting nippers.
Fig. 3. Brisith type of lasting pincers.
Fig. 4. Rand-forming tool.
Fig. 5. Boxwood polishing-tool.
Fig. 6. Shoemaker’s knives.
Fig. 7. Boot transferred to Fig. 48.
Fig. 8. (No. 1), Boxwood rubbing stick.
Fig. 8. (No. 2), Cropping-knife.
Fig. 9. Scratch bone.
Fig. 10. Three-flange hob-nail.
Fig. 11. Two-flange hob-nail.
Fig. 12. Lasting-stick.
Fig. 13. Wire tack.
Fig. 14. Shoe-measuring stick.
Fig. 15. Square-shank sewing-needle.
Fig. 16. Hammer.
Fig. 17. Man’s overshoe.
Fig. 18. Woman’s overshoe.
Fig. 19. English type of seam-setting tool.
Fig. 20. Spreading-tool.
Fig. 21. Star stamp.
Figs. 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, A, B, C, D, E, F, British type of awl.
Fig. 28. (No. 1), Last
Fig. 28. (No. 2), Expansible form.
Fig. 28. (No. 3), Another type of expansible form.

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Fig. 29. A boot-tree.
Fig. 29, No. 2. A trimming-stick.
Fig. 30. A military jack-boot.
Fig. 31. Shoemaker’s strap.
Fig. 32. Bunch of bristles.
Fig. 33. Moulding-block.
Fig. 34. Shoe-stretcher.
Fig. 35. Thread-holder.
Fig. 36. Interior of thread-holder.
Fig. 37. Curved sewing-awl.
Fig. 38. Wax cup.
Fig. 39. Cutting-block.
Fig. 40. A vamp.
Fig. 41. A sole.

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