Bootmaker's Chest [Cobblers tools]


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Bootmaker's Chest. Complete cobbler's shop tools, including lasts, name plates, record books, pictures, etc.
Part 1: Wooden chest with black leather outer covering. Handles on either side. Metal lock at front. Two compartments inside with patterned lining. Initials "W.T.M" painted in white on the top in the centre.
Part 2: Box of Tools. Wooden box of tools and miscellany. Includes cobbling tools, shoe horns, screw driver, knife, shoe stretchers, the base of an iron, and other unidentified objects.
Part 3: Glass "Horlicks" jar with metal lid. Full of woodchips.
Part 4: Paint tin containing boot hobnails. Tin is blue and yellow.
Part 5: Black metal motor. Cylindrical casing with rotating blades on top and gears beneath. Power cord extends from back of casing.
Part 6: Box of shoe accessories, including shoe polish, a box for shoe thread, shoe laces, hobnails etc.
Signature/Marks and Type
W.T.M Hand-written
British Paints (New Zealand) Limited / Nu-Plastik / Dull Satin Flat / Elastic Latex / Acrylic PVA / Washable / Interior & Exterior / Wall & Ceiling Finish / Ceramic Grey / Dries while you wait Label
229 30 / Volts - 50-60 Cycles-Watts / Serial No. / D. M. Stevenson Engr. Corp. / La Porte, Ind. / Made in U.S.A. Label
Accession No
1978.224
Credit Line
Bootmaker's Chest [Cobblers tools], 1978.224. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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