Cobbler's last


This is a shoe last patented Dec. 23, 1890 with two forms. One is 5'5/8" long and the larger one is 9-1/8" long. The stand itself is 11-7/8" in height alone. Please note that the stand is curved as compared to similar lasts that share the same patent date. It is not known if it was bent from use, for functional reasons, misuse or originally cast that shape. Apparently the iron is malleable enough that it bent without cracking but it might if it is straightened out...we didn't want to risk it. Nice conversation piece that hails from the Queens County of New York area as far as we know.

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