Spring Cleaning

I reached critical mass in my office and needed to purge some of the paperwork and piles of leather cuttings that have accumulated over the past year.  I finally acquiesced to the use of a file cabinet, which meant I had to go through that too.  I found some pretty interesting files ranging in date from the early 1920’s to the 1960’s.  Most interesting to me were the customer lists from the 1940’s.

I’m fairly certain that the confidentiality period for these has passed.  Many of the customers here were using our Mechanical Leather (all for seals and gaskets).

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9 responses to “Spring Cleaning

  1. newgrass

    You guys have an amazing history. I love that companies like this still exist and are going strong. Kudos friends!

  2. Gloverite

    The Best leather there is! Thank you all for a rich history of doing the little things right, keep up the good work. Work safe!

  3. Erin O'Meara

    My two cents as an archivist – you should think about donating the “archival” and historic component of your records to a special collections. There might be one in your area (UChicago – http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/chitwen.html, UIChicago – http://www.uic.edu/depts/lib/specialcoll/manuscripts.shtml, UIUC – http://www.library.illinois.edu/rbx/manuscript.htm) that might be interested, or you could find one that focuses on business archives. These files look amazing and would definitely be interesting to researchers.

  4. Wow, some very cool stuff in there!

  5. ADG

    I am completely addicted to your cordovan shells. Two pairs of Aldens are in my closet…a pair of Polo (Crockett and Jones) tassels sit beside them and as I type this, I’m wearing another C&J pair. Can’t wait for my green penny loafers to arrive in September and I’ve still gotta get over to Ron Rider and get fitted for a navy blue pair. God Bless Horween.

  6. Wonderful history!!
    I enjoyed reading it.
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Clay J

    Hi, I recently acquired an almost new pair of shell cordovan longwing shoes made by “scott’s” which is a brand i’ve never heard of. are they listed anywhere in your archives? They are fully lined, so I can’t see any markings on the actual hide. it would be really interesting to find out a speck of information about them.
    Thanks in advance,
    Clay

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