Posted 6 years ago
Today at the fleemarket I was looking for jewelry but I couldn't let these pieces of industrial shoemaking history pass me. I had to buy them. What you see are shoe lasts. One in size 6 and the other in 7 1/2. They are really heavy. I will use them as interesting objects where the guests takes their shoes off (here we take them off in our houses) or use them as bookstands. Any other idea of usage is welcome! This pair has the name of the factory written on them, and I've seen a short film from there. I don't know how old these are, anyone who knows shoemaking history and lasts? Don't seam to find a proper category.
It seams that the factory was running in 1907-1971. I have a feeling these shoe lasts are pre 1950, maybe 1920-1930? I will have to study shoefashion to know for sure.