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  1. ljk, I had to go back and review your offer. I did respond back to you but packing these up and shipping them to Colorado was not an undertaking I was wanting to do. I do Thank You for your offer and Thank You for the information you provided above. There are numbers on at least some of the “dies”. I’m not sure they will not tell us anything. My guess is the numbers meant something to the shoe factory they come from only. If someone is interested my guess is they would be better off looking at them. Going through things and accessing them to make sure it’s something they can use. I have farm equipment sitting out in the weather because these are taking up barn space. I really would like for both parties to benefit from these items. Thanks
  2. The top two photos above there are 2-3 layers of them. Name of the factory, I’m sorry but at this time no. I’ll try to contact the previous owner maybe he’ll tell me. I know he said he worked for U S Shoe, Dr. Scholls, and others. I believe he said some of his stuff came from a factory in St. Louis that was closing down. There are a few plastic last but mostly wood. Feel free to ask anymore questions I’ll do my best. I live between Lexington, Louisville, & Cincinnati. Thanks Mike03120 for the picture posting hint! As you can see it worked like a charm.
  3. My attempt at the pictures for my above post. I had a paper that told what these were but it has disappeared. I’ll continue looking. They are sharp on one side. Picture #4 makes the straps as seen in picture #5 but different lengths and widths. I can post some various pictures of the last if someone really wants them. Thanks
  4. A year or so back I posted on this forum some pictures of shoe last(sp). I was trying to get an offer on them. I have a great number maybe 2-3,000 (maybe more) that are available now. Another bunch available later as the previous owner of property wants to keep some. He’s the one who acquired them. They were acquired when a shoe factory closed. I know nothing about them so questions pertaining to design or styles, I will not be able to help you. I also have some other leather cutting dies type devices. Hope I can get pictures up. Thanks to all tried to get photos up but a single photo exceeded the mb limits. Got to figure that one out and try later.
  5. Northmount, I tried doing the google search a couple different ways and did find it. Thanks
  6. No I didn’t, but I Thank You for the suggestion.
  7. A little while back while browsing through leatherworker.net I came across a holster how to video. This particular video appeared as if the instructor/narrator was teaching a class as the video was being shot because questions were asked and answered during the video. The content of this video showed how he sets the stitch margins on a holster different than most other holster makers. Any one know where I might find that video? I’ve tried with no success I need to go back and watch it again. Thanks.
  8. Maybe I should have placed these in the classified section. I opened a random box located in the barn and am going to post a video. Well I tried to post my video and it was too large even after an edit. Sorry.
  9. Certainly appreciate your offer but I don’t think that’s not an undertaking that I’m looking for at this time. If you ever get this way stop in...... take a look! Thanks Anyway!
  10. All started under cover but the roof on the old shed has gone bad and they are mostly exposed. Others are in the barn and were packed in boxes but as mentioned earlier many of the boxes have been opened. I tried to persuade the previous owner to allow me to sell them for him but it didn’t happen. I now have the property so they are mine.
  11. Ferg, I wish I knew enough about them to put a price on them but I don’t. I know the seller of a item usually sets a price on his goods however these are completely out of my zone Please understand! While I don’t want to give them away I do consider myself a motivated seller. I noticed in your profile you are located in SW Ohio. I’m located about 1 hr S of Cincinnati near the KY Speedway. Don’t know how far we are apart but it might be worth a drive someday to take a look.
  12. I haven’t even tried to count or match anything. As I stated they have deteriorated and I couldn’t tell you if many are serviceable or not. Some were stored inside in boxes but it appears critters and what ever have damaged the boxes as you can see in the one pic. I live in the N. Ky area. Feel free to ask any questions and I’ll do my best to answer or get and answer for you. I will not be able to tell you what type of shoe the last was used to make. I’m not that familiar.
  13. A couple years back I posted about some last that we’re possibly available if someone wanted/needed them. I was never able to get things worked out with the owner to see what he wanted to do. Things have changed and they are now available BUT time has been hard on many of them. They are from an old shoe factory that closed.
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