Glossary of Leather Terms

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Description:Glossary of Leather Terms from Southorn boot makers in Leamington Spa. The book was produced by the British Standards Institution in 1956. It has a grey coloured cover and inside is an alphabetical list of terms and their descriptions.

Southorn was establised in 1825 by William Southorn. In 1847 the company moved to The Parade, where it remained until 1980, when it moved to Warwick Street. When the company closed in 1996 six generations of the Southorn family had worked there. Until the 1950s Southorn was very well known for making bespoke riding boots.


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12" Measure

Wooden 12" measure from Southorn boot makers in Leamington Spa. Southorn was establised ...

Stock Book
Stock Book

Stock book for Miss Holt ladies' shoe maker from 3 May 1847. Thomas Southorn bought ...

J.T. Southorn, Exterior
J.T. Southorn, Exterior

Sepia photograph of the exterior of J.T. Southorn on The Parade in Leamington Spa. ...

Minute Book
Minute Book

Minute book from Southorn boot makers in Leamington Spa. It contains the typed minutes ...


Typed letter sent from Surgical Bootworks to Southorn boot makers in Leamington ...

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Donor ref:LEAMG : M4700.2010.50 (70/28899)

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