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Munitions Division Bata Shoe factory badge

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I came into a batch of what was advertised as old cobbler's tools. Some hand made bits but 6-7 Obsborne tools in fine shape which i will post when i get good shots BUT this badge was the coolest... some of these tools may have been in the hands of a wartime shoemaker.

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Some background on Bata.."interesting" history*..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bata_(company)

The Mickey Mouse boots..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunny_boots

Their shoes and boots were standard issue for the RAF in the 50s , 60s and 70s ( I don't know about later on ) , well made and solid, with toe caps that you could "bull" to a mirror finish.

I don't know if they still make for the UK forces..

*their wartime shoemakers didn't have a lot of choice in the matter..

Edited by mikesc

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I have emailed the Bata Museum in Toronto to see what they say about it.

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this is definitely cool...   :popcorn:

 

YinTx

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