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Pair of shoes

Pair of shoes

  • Place of origin:

    Oxford (made)

  • Date:

    1945-1950 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown
    Utility

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Leather, lined with canvas and cotton laces

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr and Mrs G. Austin

  • Museum number:

    T.150&A-1980

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Shoes of brown leather with punched decoration across the toe caps. They have brown cotton laces and there are five pairs of plain punched eyelet holes.

They are partially lined with leather and white canvas. The insoles are of leather.

The Utility mark is impressed on each instep of the sole and inside, beside each symbol there inscribed a number.

Each shoe has a protective rubber on the sole which is the wrong shape for the shoe. The trees appear to be roughly cut down boot trees and each one is in four sections. They have caused some wear to the inside of the shoes.

Place of Origin

Oxford (made)

Date

1945-1950 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown
Utility

Materials and Techniques

Leather, lined with canvas and cotton laces

Marks and inscriptions

'JOHN T. KING & SON/ 46 VICTORIA ROAD. ROMFORD

The inside heel has the retailers name printed in silver

'V3283'
Beside each Utility symbol

'MI.H8381, 21029X, E34R'
Shoe manufacturers code is stamped inside each shoes

Dimensions

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Object history note

The Oxford lace up shoe is the name applied to the type of shoe uppers where the eyelet tab is stitched under the vamp. The vamp is that part of the shoe upper which covers the toe and the instep.

Descriptive line

Pair of leather shoes, Utility, Oxford, 1945-1950

Categories

Footwear; Fashion; Clothing; Men's clothes; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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