Patent Model - Improvement in Lasts

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Thomas Bullivant, Patentee
Production date
Mar 30 1869
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3 x 6 1/2 x 2 1/2" (7.6 x 16.5 x 6.4cm)
Bullivant's patent solves the problem of shoes, particularly those for children, that wear out at the toes. His remedy "consists in constructing the last upon which the shoe is formed, in such a manner that the bottom, or sole of the last shall be made to curve upward at the toe, the upper end of the bottom of the last, at that point, being made to project above the top part of the last." (Patent Number 88,269)
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