Leather - General Craft, Shoemaking & a few other related

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Leather - General Craft, Shoemaking & a few other related

#1 Post by Andy F » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:44 am

I already had these files together. I include the Table of Contents when I think it will help others decide if they want it.
Majority come in several formats. Choose on the right side of page. I prefer PDF.
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The Leather Craft Handbook
https://archive.org/details/The_Leather ... k/page/n19

The Hobbycraft Series Leather Craft
by William H. Johnson
PDF ONLY - https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.152028

"Cobbler's Library: Tools & Machines. Stories. Misc Info18th-19thCenturies
These works are selected in their relations to the cobblers trade in some significant manner.
I hope to add after the entire three part submission a detail comprehensive manual of methods and techniques from my four decades in the trade.mjm, 2011."
https://archive.org/details/CobblersLib ... e/page/n17
Table of Contents:
01.AmericanShoemaking.WeekJournShFactIndusLiThPract.ConRupBRogers.v49n1-13.1913.
02.ArtBootShoemaking.PracHandb.etc.LenoJB.NuIll.Lond.CrosLock.1885.
03.ArtMysteryGentleCraft.EssayPracPrincBootShoeMakCut.O'SullivanJ.Lond.1834.
04.BookFeetHistBootsShoes.Ill.FasEgy.etc.HallJS.2ndLon.etc.NY.WHGrah.1847.
05.BrotheroodLocomFiremEngsMag.extr.p282-286.v30v31.BLF.PreoriaIll.1901.
06.BuildingShoe.SerPracChapPrepWeKnAuthSevDep.etc.NicholsFH.TPNich.LynMass.1912.
07.BurghLawsDundee.HistStatProceedGuildMerchFratCraft.WardenAJ.Lond.LongGrn.1872.
08.DesigCutGradBootShoePat.CompManStitchRoom.ExpThiYrs,ThIllus.Bost.PSF.1899.
09.GuildsFlorence.IllusAftMinIllumMaaFlorWood.BiblChronTab.StaleyE.Met.Lon.1906.
10.HarnessRepairing.RoehlLM.Ithaca.NY.1921.
11.HistBootShoeInd.SocEconAspPastPres.KoohlerLJ.ThesSubDegMastSci.Unpb.UWL.1921.
12.HomeBooktLearnExpertShoeRepairing.LevinsonJM.LosAngelesCA.1916.
13.HorsesSaddlesBridles.CarterWH.MaGenUSArmy.LordBalt.1918.
14.LeatherWorkersManual.BeCompPracRecWorkForm.etc.StandageHC.Lond.ScGreenw.1900.
15.ManualMendingRepairingDiagrams.LelandCG.NY.DodMeCo.1907.
16.ManualShoemakingLeatherRubberProducts.DooleyWH.Illus.Bos.LitBrCo.1912.
17.ManufBootsShoes.ModTreatAPMMF.GoldingFY.Illus.Lon.CH.1902.
18.MechanicalEquipment.extr.ch25.BSM.RoeJW.v5.FMC.IndustExtenInsit.Ny.1918.
19.NegroYearBk.1918-1919.WorkMN.NYBPC.ext.tp.344.TuskInst.Alab.1919.
20.NewComplTreatArtsTanCurLeDres.Disc.etc.DussauceH.Illus.Phil.HCBaird.1865.
21.OrganizBootShoeIndustMassBef1875.HazardBE.Camb.HarvUP.1921.
22.PopularScienceMonthly.v.41n33.ext.p496-515.NY.DAC.1893.
23.ShoeCraftOrganization.BurtEW.Bost.EverPr.1917.
24.ShortHistoryAmericanShoemaking.GannonFA.1912.

The art and mystery of the gentle craft, an essay on boot and shoe making
by John O'Sullivan Publication date 1834

https://archive.org/details/artandmyste ... og/page/n9

The Boot & Shoemaker’s Assistant
https://archive.org/details/bootshoemakersas00lond

Home Book to Learn EXPERT Shoe Repairing
https://archive.org/details/homebooktolearne01levin

Shoemaking: Old and New 1881
https://archive.org/details/shoemakingoldnew00gann

How to Make a Shoe
by Headley, Jno. P Publication date 1882

https://archive.org/details/howtomakesh ... ch/page/n5

How to Bottom A Welted Shoe by Hand. By Frank L. West: West of Shoemaking Division. Published 1912,
https://archive.org/details/howtobottomwelte00west

Shoe and leather encyclopedia;
Publication date 1911 by St. Louis Shoe & Leather Gazette.

https://archive.org/details/shoeleatherencyc00sain

Shoe and leather trade of the last hundred years
by Bryant, Seth, 1800-1897. [from old catalog] Publication date 1891

https://archive.org/details/shoeleather ... rya/page/n5

The world's trade in hides, skins and leather
by Tanners' council of the United States of America. Publication date 1918

https://archive.org/details/cu31924013811413/page/n7

Country Hides and Skins: Skinning Curing and Marketing
by Whalin, C. V. (Charles Vivion), 1876-
Publication date 1919

https://archive.org/details/countryhide ... al/page/n1

Shoe-ology; Or, How to Buy Shoes and How to Take Care of Them.
by [Foerderer, Robert Hermann], 1860-1903. Publication date 1897

https://archive.org/details/shoeology00foer/page/n3

The soldier's foot and the military shoe; a handbook for officers and noncommissioned officers of the line
by Munson, Edward Lyman, b. 1868 Publication date [c1917]

https://archive.org/details/soldiersfoo ... ns/page/n7

A manual on foot care and shoe fitting for officers of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine corps
by Mann, William Leake; Folsom, Spencer Augustus, joint author Publication date 1920

https://archive.org/details/cu31924031243045/page/n19
This is interesting, the two books above are on Military shoes, marching men, preventing exhaustion, foot care, type of shoes & fitting, and the old lost knowledge of “Keep a Pebble in the Mouth” for preventing dry mouth. LOL

Catalog of Shoes Price list : Spring 1881.
by Henry Arthur & Co. (New York, N.Y.) Publication date 1881

PDF etc - https://archive.org/details/pricelistsp ... nr/page/16
I only included this one, for showing the simple but nice artistic design qualities in photos to give others a few ideas. Well designed tend to cost more, no matter what economy is doing.
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Re: Leather - General Craft, Shoemaking & a few other related

#2 Post by Elew » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:50 am

Wow, what a great collection, I have sooo much reading to do!!! Thank you :)

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Re: Leather - General Craft, Shoemaking & a few other related

#3 Post by Andy F » Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:37 am

Elew wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:50 am
Wow, what a great collection, I have sooo much reading to do!!! Thank you :)
You're welcome. Anything for you Elew. Just ask. I'll get to your PM soon. Been bizzzzy.
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Re: Leather - General Craft, Shoemaking & a few other related

#4 Post by Andy F » Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:25 pm

Tanning Leather - 200+ files.
PDF etc - https://archive.org/search.php?query=ta ... 3A%22-1%22

Choose what you want from this page, as I know literally nothing about tanning hides. There are over 200 texts here. Although the old ways are good, chemically speaking there have been changes. There are a few more recent texts within this collection.
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