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Re: Books, Manuals, Publications

#351 Post by artzend » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:17 pm

A site for old sewing machine manuals and identification. Some really good info on timing and tensions too.

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www.shoemakingbook.com

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Re: Books, Manuals, Publications

#352 Post by lancepryor » Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:37 am

Here is a book I happened across, "The Romance of the Shoe: Being the History of Shoemaking in All Ages, and Especially in England and Scotland" by Thomas Wright (1922).

Not alot of meat in there, but some amusing anecdotes about the history of the trade and some of the craftsmen who worked in England in the mid-19th century. Also mentions some work being done at 60 spi.

You can find it for download or viewing here:

http://archive.org/details/romanceofshoebei00wriguoft

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#353 Post by dw » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:32 am

Lance,

I own that book. It's not an instructional book nor is it certain that everything contained in it is accurate but it's still a great book and well worth reading.

That's where the reference here to the Boughton Faire came from.

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#354 Post by danfreeman » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:45 am

When the Guild was first started, there was little else out there besides "The Romance of the Shoe." My favorite part is the poem, "A Visit from St. Crispin," or "The Likely Bor." Worthwhile sentiments for shoemakers and others.

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#355 Post by paul » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:16 am

Well now the curiosity is peaked, Dan.
Would you or one of our others be willing to share either with those of us who are without the aforementioned?

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#356 Post by danfreeman » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:34 am

Paul
I'm sure it's out of print, perhaps Amazon? Of course, if someone were to put it on line, we all could share--though it's true, there's little useful information about shoemaking.

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#357 Post by lancepryor » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:36 am

Guys:

Look at my message above, with link to the book included.

You can either download the PDF or look at the book online.

Or am I mis-understanding something?

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#358 Post by walrus » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:08 am

Lance
You are right you can download the entire 450 pages in PDF form .thinks for the link
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Re: Books, Manuals, Publications

#359 Post by danfreeman » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:55 am

Thank you, Lance. Some of us need a little more computer expertise!

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Re: Books, Manuals, Publications

#360 Post by farmerfalconer » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:25 am

Just FYI.

Its seems Colin Barnlsey does have a catalog for woodenware repetitions. he sent me it and a copy of the barnsley 1980s catalog. The woodenwaare cat has lots of knives awls etc.

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Re: Books, Manuals, Publications

#361 Post by tjburr » Wed May 07, 2014 8:31 pm

Al may have posted this years ago, but I just happened to have this wonderful document show up in a somewhat unrelated search.

hopefully the post will work ok, since this is my first url post on the new system.

http://www.jefpat.org/NEHWeb/Assets/Col ... otwear.pdf

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#362 Post by dw » Wed May 07, 2014 9:15 pm

Terry,

For some reason the link didn't work from the email notification but when I came to the forum here and clicked on the link inside your post, it worked fine.

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Re: Books, Manuals, Publications

#363 Post by tjburr » Thu May 08, 2014 6:57 pm

DW,

I am guessing that is because the first time I posted the wrong link and I edited the post.

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