A Manual of Shoemaking and Leather and Rubber Products (Paperback)
This is a vintage textbook on shoemaking originally designed for industrial, trade, and commercial schools in the early twentieth century. From tanning hides to boot repair, this comprehensive volume contains a wealth of timeless information that will be of considerable utility to those with an interest in leather boot and shoe manufacturing. A Manual of Shoemaking and Leather and Rubber Products is written in clear, simple language, making it ideal for modern readers looking for an introduction to the subject. Contents include: "Fundamental Shoe Terms", "Hides and Their Treatment", "Processes of Tanning", "The Anatomy of the Foot", "How Shoe Styles Are Made", "Departments of a Shoe Factory", "McKay an Turned Shoes", "Old-fashioned Shoemaking and Repairing", "Leather and Shoemaking Terms", "Leather Products Manufacture", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality addition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of shoemaking.