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Leather - General Craft, Shoemaking & a few other related

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:44 am
by Andy F
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.

The Leather Craft Handbook ... k/page/n19

The Hobbycraft Series Leather Craft
by William H. Johnson

"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." ... e/page/n17
Table of Contents:

The art and mystery of the gentle craft, an essay on boot and shoe making
by John O'Sullivan Publication date 1834 ... og/page/n9

The Boot & Shoemaker’s Assistant

Home Book to Learn EXPERT Shoe Repairing

Shoemaking: Old and New 1881

How to Make a Shoe
by Headley, Jno. P Publication date 1882 ... ch/page/n5

How to Bottom A Welted Shoe by Hand. By Frank L. West: West of Shoemaking Division. Published 1912,

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

Shoe and leather trade of the last hundred years
by Bryant, Seth, 1800-1897. [from old catalog] Publication date 1891 ... rya/page/n5

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

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

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] ... 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
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 - ... 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.

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

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:50 am
by Elew
Wow, what a great collection, I have sooo much reading to do!!! Thank you :)

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

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:37 am
by Andy F
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.

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

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:25 pm
by Andy F
Tanning Leather - 200+ files.
PDF etc - ... 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.