Shoe of the Month – Buckle Up!

The Shoe Collection receives quite a number of donations that aren’t shoes, but are items that relate to the making and retailing of shoes.

Shoe Buckles

Shoe Buckles

 We recently received a brown cardboard suitcase stamped ‘F.B’ on the lid, which contains sample cards of buckles and trimmings by R. F. Hamilton & Co, 25 Newarke Street, Leicester. The suitcase contains a mixture of brown cardboard folders containing steel studded buckles, brilliants, imitation beads, button covers, black buckles and fancy. It probably dates to the 1920s.

 It is a wonderful example of a salesman’s wares, though we know nothing about the company R.F Hamilton & Co of Leicester. If you do then please do contact the Museum. Any information on the company would be appreciated.

They can be seen at Northampton Museum and Art Gallery thorughout November 2011

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s