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Peal Shoemakers (home movies)

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Here is a series of home movies, shot by the Peal family in 1959 and commented by a later generation of the family. You can see the factory in West London and the retail/bespoke premises in Oxford Street and subsequently Wigmore Street.

At 20:10 there is a glimpse of the (now) grand old man of last making Terry Moore (Foster and Son).

Enjoy!

post #2 of 8
dumb question, does this Peal & Co. has anything to do with Brooks Brothers?

edit:
Never mind, found this through Google, accurate?
http://www.thetweedpig.com/2012/06/peal-and-co-shoes-mystery-almost-solved.html
post #3 of 8
An amusing video... Rolf, thanks for the find!

Andrey
post #4 of 8

Thanks for posting this. Never noticed the foster and sons thing though. Very interesting. 

post #5 of 8
Good find, Bengal. Thank you! lurker[1].gif
post #6 of 8
Excellent find, thank you Bengal.

Clee: that link matches my understanding, though my impression is that the Peal brand has been used by BB on shoes from a fair number of Northampton factories over the years, even if the majority were C&J (which I can't confirm).
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Originally Posted by havingaraveup View Post

Never noticed the foster and sons thing though. Very interesting. 

There was earlier this year, here in the UK, a court case where Foster & Son sued Brooks Brothers (UK) about the use of the "Fox and Boot" emblem which once belonged to Peal. Foster did win the case and has the sole entitlement to use the emblem, at least here in the UK. (I believe, BB can use it elsewhere in the world.)

http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWPCC/2013/18.html
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post

There was earlier this year, here in the UK, a court case where Foster & Son sued Brooks Brothers (UK) about the use of the "Fox and Boot" emblem which once belonged to Peal. Foster did win the case and has the sole entitlement to use the emblem, at least here in the UK. (I believe, BB can use it elsewhere in the world.)

http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWPCC/2013/18.html

Interesting, and it says if the transaction happened at all, the trademark was sold for 3,000 GBP, even if I adjust by inflation (get data through some historical CPI search on google, so no idea how accurate) it comes to about 42.7K GBP so about 65K USD...
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