French Shriner Shoe stopped manufacturing in the 60s. United Shoe bought the name and brought in some really gross imports. French Shriner had been manufacturing at 443 Albany Avenue, Boston until the City of Boston took the parking lot of the employees by eminent domain.
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Do you recall when in the 60's?
If you were in Boston in the 60's, do you know anything about the Esart Company? I know they were bought out by J&M and there is still a J&M store at the same address. These shoes were made by J&M for Esart and are some of the nicest vintage shoes I have
Edited by Dicky Dicardo - 3/24/14 at 10:18am
I have a small question on the shoe trees. I have 2 pair that French-Schriner-Urner stamped on the side. They have 915 stamped on the side and are tan in color. They do not have the company logo on the top of the handle that streches them out. My question is they all have 83 stamped on the top. What does it mean?
Thanks for that info which was what I suspected. I have a pair of spectators by them and have had other vintage shoes from the Urner era. Top shoes.