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    Posted 6 years ago

    Elisabethan
    (279 items)

    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.

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    1. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      I really don't know anything about this type of thing. One question are they a template or pattern for making shoes.
    2. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Mounted in a lamp!
      http://www.alittlemarket.com/luminaires/lampe_embauchoir_dancing_feet_57-1331492.html
      Cool find!
    3. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Peasejean, not patterns. First they cut out the leather and later when they fastened the shoe with leather and sole together they did that on these. The lasts was then inside the shoe during several moments of the making.
    4. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Thanks kyratango! Cool idea! I'm enlightened ;)!
    5. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Thanks for love peasejean, kyratango, aghcollect, mikel and Sean!
    6. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the information, it's very interesting.
    7. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      I agree on the era of the lasts Elisabeth. The shape of the Lasts and allowing for a heel not too high makes me think of 1920s shoes.
      I love this sort of industrial "art".
    8. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 6 years ago
      Snap! Industrial Art, nice expression :) fascinating things & great they've survived.
    9. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Thanks everyone for nice coments and love! Interesting to hear your opinion on age racer4you, that's along the lines I was thinking. Thankyou for spaning that.

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