Objects Database

Boots

Accession Number

048.2008.1

Object Name

Boots

Created

09/05/2008

Creator

Liz Wilshaw

Accession Date

09/05/2008

Brief Description

Large mountain/walking boots, leather, vibram sole, laced with cord through metal loops, hanging loops at heel. Partially illegible maker details on sole, Virtually illegible on sole, "MADE IN ITSHIDE ENGLAND" and "C*****do" (commando). Inside "PAL-O-MINE supplied by Thos Black & Sons, London, brown upper with black sole and red/brown laces.

Materials

leather upper, vibram sole, cord laces

Dimensions

no size, 32 cms long

Number Of Objects

2 (pair)

Inscription Description

Virtually illegible on sole, "MADE IN ITSHIDE ENGLAND" and "C*****do" (commando). Inside "PAL-O-MINE supplied by Thos Black & Sons, London

Colour

brown upper, black sole, red/brown laces

Maker

probably G.T.Hawkins

Object Production Place

England

Provenance

We've had a helpful e-mail from a Neil Clarke:-
"Hi there, was browsing your catalogue and came across your item number 048.2008.1. Just thought I'd ping you an e-mail to let you know that these boots are highly likely to be made by G.T.Hawkins of Northampton, and are the 'Skiddaw' model. I have an identical pair, albeit in much better condition! The details are stamped into the upper side of the internal leather tongue."

We can't find any info stamped on the tongue but as Thomas Black & Sons were the suppliers it looks pretty much like G.T.Hawkins were the makers.
Thanks Neil.

Acquisition Date

09/05/2008

Condition Check Date

28/04/2009

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

28/04/2009

Go Back

Click to see larger view

Click image for enlarged view

Click to see larger view

Click image for enlarged view

Back to top