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Postby Tod » Mon Sep 05, 2005 3:00 pm

Starting a new thread on the new forum.
I'm after shoe making supplies, any one got any ideas. I know there is company called Bacholors but can't find any details any where.
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Postby Shadowcat » Mon Sep 05, 2005 6:23 pm

J.T Batchelor in London

http://www.1stdirectory.com/Company_Files/99093.html

They don't seem to have a web site, but I have been to the address given , many years ago and they had leather then, and used to do a catalogue of supplies.

And there is Le Prevo

http://www.leprevo.co.uk/index.html

There used to be somewhere in Aldgate too, but I can't remember the name. Alma Leather (that's definitely "Alma" not Alam) I read that the business was in trouble, so check that one.

Alam Leather
120 Bethnal Grn Road
London E2 7DG
Tel: (020 7729 0532)

James & Alden / Rose Fittings
Hanover House, 385 Edgeware Road, NW2 6BA Map

These people sell fittings like eyelets and washers, machines to set them, buckles etc. and are very helpful.

For anything else you could try "The Garter" which has suppliers listed.



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Postby Shadowcat » Mon Sep 05, 2005 6:23 pm

Oops - posted twice - sorry!



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Postby Mohan de.Elder » Tue Sep 06, 2005 4:19 pm

It wings its way shortly, Tod.
Once I have recovered from the last show, this weekend just gone I shall be marshalling facts and continuing searchs..
I have recently found a supplier for cork blocks and new lasting pliers.
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Postby Laffin Jon Terris » Thu Sep 08, 2005 9:38 am

J.T Batchelors are very friendly and helpful, I go and visit them every so often to stock up. The problem is that they have sooo much stuff- I always end up spending ages there (and lots of money!) :lol:



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Postby Mohan de.Elder » Thu Sep 08, 2005 10:07 am

I have now sourced everything that I have been asked for on here and the other place.
ie. Hand tacks ,hog bristles, stacked heels, wooden shanks , welting, heel pegs, randing. (hand tacks are around £5 a kg) Mostly from Germany I just have to sort out the carriage/collection details and work out how to break down the quantities. In some cases I have had to agree that the end product will meet current european footwear legislation. Dont know how to get around that yet.
Also proper quality (actually the very best. not usually seen)soling bends and insoling bellies.
I have worked a deal with a local factory for socking and lining leathers as offciuts , but good sizes.
I have bought a job lot of various threads.
The sample blocking boards will be arriving this week, but I still have to source the grips

Hope I havent forgotten anything that I have been asked to find,
I was planning to have an open day to coincide with the forthcoming fairs nearby, but we still have a bit of a roof problem. So I will make a list up and ask for feedback , then I should know what its worthwhile keeping in stock if I can find the space.
I also have some full repair/bottoming toolkits coming up for sale.
Thats it for now.

Except I wont be going to Blore because of a gastroscopy.
DD



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Postby Tod » Thu Sep 08, 2005 11:47 am

Hi DD
look forward to the list. I think I might have to have cut up some tomato boxes to make shanks :-)
Let me know when you have some stock or what ever and I'll come and see you.



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Postby Mohan de.Elder » Thu Sep 08, 2005 6:03 pm

You've got tomato boxes??
Its going be about a fortnight for most stuff, longer for tacks and rivets. If you are stuck in the meantime I have lots of NOS metal shanks. Ring me tommorrow if you want some in the post.
News There is a nice old german veldt/welt chainstitcher on Ebay currently. I think its one that can use cut down Blake needles. But I wouldnt like to be the person who has to adjust it up. Nice piece though..
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Postby Tod » Wed Sep 14, 2005 3:11 pm

Does any one know the know number or web site for Marshall Copping? They supply shoe making parts and I believe are located in Chingford?



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Postby John Waller » Wed Sep 14, 2005 4:14 pm

Marshall Coppin Ltd

Unit 5 Chingford Industrial Centre
Hall Lane
London, Greater London E4 8DJ
United Kingdom
Phone : +44 20 85241018 
Fax : +44 20 85248978 FPS 



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Postby Tod » Wed Sep 14, 2005 4:19 pm

Where did you find that John? I tried every where.



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Postby John Waller » Wed Sep 14, 2005 4:27 pm

Tod, It's a gift I have! Actually spelling it correctly helps though and a bit of googleing. I think I found it in the Kelly trade directory. They don't seem to have a website.

Cheers

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Postby Mohan de.Elder » Thu Sep 15, 2005 11:30 am

jeezlouise0 on ebay has some nice lasts that may be of interest to our friends over the pond. Sorry cant remember who was asking.



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Postby Tod » Mon Sep 19, 2005 8:55 am

I went up to Northampton Museum on Saturday with a lass who is about to go to Cordwainer in London (lucky girl!), they have a new and excellent display of shoes through the ages. A lot of the stuff that used to be hidden away has been brought out and the whole meuseum has been given a complete make over.
I was REALLY impressed and recommend this to any one interested in shoes from Roman to 21st century.




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