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Triple made in Canada finds over the weekend.

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Florsheim oxhide(?) faux long wings (7.5)

Dacks water buffalo loafer 9 - I’m assuming 70s vintage by the insole and sewn-in Dacks tag.

Unknown maker 2-eye blucher in what I believe is seal. Sock liner is worn smooth and the nail pattern in the sole is unfamiliar so i don't have many clues to go on (same size and identical Bilt-rite heel as the Dacks above, so assume they were donated together).
Are you selling them? Can you show numbering for the seal pair? If 9F or 9G, I'll buy them.
 

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Triple made in Canada finds over the weekend.

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Florsheim oxhide(?) faux long wings (7.5)

Dacks water buffalo loafer 9 - I’m assuming 70s vintage by the insole and sewn-in Dacks tag.

Unknown maker 2-eye blucher in what I believe is seal. Sock liner is worn smooth and the nail pattern in the sole is unfamiliar so i don't have many clues to go on (same size and identical Bilt-rite heel as the Dacks above, so assume they were donated together).
That is a great weekend, The loafers are from the 60's based on the liner logo. I have those identical seal shoes, and they are by Church. The Dacks seal shoes had a slightly rounder toe. The long wings are my favourite of the 3. Can you see teh style coding? Can you picture the soles and heels. I don't think they are Dacks or Hartt. Great finds!
Triple made in Canada finds over the weekend.

View attachment 1322843

Florsheim oxhide(?) faux long wings (7.5)

Dacks water buffalo loafer 9 - I’m assuming 70s vintage by the insole and sewn-in Dacks tag.

Unknown maker 2-eye blucher in what I believe is seal. Sock liner is worn smooth and the nail pattern in the sole is unfamiliar so i don't have many clues to go on (same size and identical Bilt-rite heel as the Dacks above, so assume they were donated together).
That is a great weekend, The loafers are from the 60's based on the liner logo. I have those identical seal shoes, and they are by Church. The Dacks seal shoes had a slightly rounder toe. The long wings are my favourite of the 3. Can you see the style coding? Can you picture the soles and heels. I don't think they are Dacks or Hartt. Great finds!
Triple made in Canada finds over the weekend.

View attachment 1322843

Florsheim oxhide(?) faux long wings (7.5)

Dacks water buffalo loafer 9 - I’m assuming 70s vintage by the insole and sewn-in Dacks tag.

Unknown maker 2-eye blucher in what I believe is seal. Sock liner is worn smooth and the nail pattern in the sole is unfamiliar so i don't have many clues to go on (same size and identical Bilt-rite heel as the Dacks above, so assume they were donated together).
That is a great weekend, The loafers are from the 60's based on the liner logo. I have those identical seal shoes, and I think yours are by Church. The interior coding will tell the tale. I think the Dacks seal shoes had a slightly rounder toe. The long wings are my favourite of the 3. Can you see the style coding? Can you picture the soles and heels. I don't think they are Dacks or Hartt. Great finds!
 

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Triple made in Canada finds over the weekend.

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Florsheim oxhide(?) faux long wings (7.5)

Dacks water buffalo loafer 9 - I’m assuming 70s vintage by the insole and sewn-in Dacks tag.

Unknown maker 2-eye blucher in what I believe is seal. Sock liner is worn smooth and the nail pattern in the sole is unfamiliar so i don't have many clues to go on (same size and identical Bilt-rite heel as the Dacks above, so assume they were donated together).
Nice finds, Gorebug, and pleased to meet you. I have found/sold some of those Florsheim faux longwings, and I have an identical pair by McHale for myself. They are one of my most favourite pairs!

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I have tracked down some primary source material regarding John Joseph McHale and the transition from Scott-Chamberlain to Scott-McHale. The photo and biographical info regarding John McHale is from the April 1st, 1922 Shoe & Leather Journal. The two photos of F.S. Scott are from the January 1919 issue. He was the first President of the Shoe Manufacturers Association of Canada. Also attached are three of the first Scott-McHale adverts. I was particularly pleased to find a photo of the young John McHale! The biographical information resolved several questions I had concerning McHale's origins.

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I just wanted to share these pictures of what your new Scott-Chamberlin Astorias would look like in 1920, fresh out of the box. I wonder if somewhere in some dusty attic there are some of these still in existence. The great-grandfather of @Paul902 can be seen in the background checking his stock listings, while his grandfather is holding the shoe in the second image.

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I found the source of some of the material that ended up on the Japanese NOS W/Box shoe blog regarding the origins of Scott-McHale. It came from the City of Cambridge Hall of Fame, to which Francis S Scott was posthumously inducted in 2000. Here is his entry along with a photo of the Getty-Scott factory, which still stands!

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Described as "one of Galt's most outstanding men in point of public service and industrial development", Francis Stewart Scott was born in Galt on 23 Aug 1879. He was the grandson of James Scott and the son of Frank A. Scott, a local contractor and planning mill operator, and Mary Stewart. Mr Scott graduated from the Galt Collegiate Institute and started his industrial career in 1897 when he went to work for the Galt Knitting Co. He remained there until 1899 when he went into partnership with Edwin J. Getty in the shoe manufacturing business. In 1906 the firm of Getty & Scott Shoe Co. Ltd was incorporated and in 1912 Mr Scott became the sole proprietor when he acquired Mr Getty's interests in the company, which then became the Scott Shoe Co. The company produced "The Classic Shoe", a product recognized throughout Canada. At about this time, he acquired an interest in and became president of Scott-Chamberlain Ltd, later Scott-McHale Ltd, shoe manufacturers in London, Ontario.

In 1911, Mr Scott became one of the founders and a member of the first Board of Directors of Canadian Motors Ltd. That first year, the company produced a reliable car that compared favourably with its American competitors. Unfortunately the company did not have the home grown engineering expertise required to keep pace with improvements introduced by the American giants and, with orders drying up, the company was forced to close. Its assets were sold to the Galt Motor Co., a small local company that then began production of the gas/electric powered "Galt" car.

Mr Scott was a member of the Galt municipal council serving as a councillor in 1907 and 1908, as reeve from 1909 to 1911 and as mayor in 1912 and 1913. He was also a member of Waterloo County council from 1908 to 1911 and was Waterloo County reeve in 1910 and 1911. Mr Scott played an important part in the inauguration and development of the hydro-electric system in this area and in Ontario. During the early years of development of electrical power in the province, Mr Scott spoke in many places in Ontario at the request of Sir Adam Beck, the head of the Ontario Hydro Electric Commission. With George Hancock Jr, Mr Scott was among the most aggressive promoters of hydro in Galt when they were on municipal council together.

Mr Scott entered federal politics in 1915 when he was elected to replace George A. Clare, who had represented South Waterloo since 1900. Mr Scott was re-elected in 1917 as a supporter of the Union Government of Robert Borden and remained in the House of Commons until 1921, when he was defeated by William Elliott. Mr Scott retired from active politics until 1937 when he unsuccessfully contested the South Waterloo seat in the provincially election.

Mr Scott once served as president of the Galt Board of Trade in 1911 and served a term as president of the Canadian Shoe Manufacturers' Association. Mr Scott was also a member of the first Board of Directors of The Galt Club, a social club for Galt's merchants, businessmen and manufacturers. An avid horseman, Mr Scott also served as president of the Canadian Trotting Association. Mr Scott died on 13 Feb 1943 and is buried in Mount View Cemetery.

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Are you selling them? Can you show numbering for the seal pair? If 9F or 9G, I'll buy them.
I'm a pretty typical 9D although never really been measured and here is how they compare for me.

Very similar to the Dacks Water Bison loafers marked '495'
Equivalent to a vintage Florsheim Imperial (McHale built) marked 9D
Noticeably roomier than the brown Dacks Seal shoes marked 9D (despite the slimmer profile)

Feel free to send me a DM if you think they may work for you.

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And since the camera was out...

The Florsheim 'faux'-wings appear to be a 7.5 and are available to interested parties as they are far too small for me while i think the Water Bisons will be added to my rotation.

I've yet to work my restorative 'magic' on either pair beyond a bit of renovateur.

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PSA: Cordo-Hyde 30" Black Laces Available for shipping!

Hi Gents, I have a box of these high quality, hard to get in Canada, laces. They are the black 30" waxed cotton version, perfect for 4 and 5 eyelet shoes. Available for sale to Canadian addresses only using CanadaPost letter mail. Each pair will be untied (like img 7238) and shipped in a cardboard sleeve to meet the max thickness requirements and make it unscathed through the evil sorting machines.

I also have some vintage Canadian laces in shorter 24" and 27" lengths, black and brown, suitable for vintage 2 and 3 eyelet shoes, some of which are shown below. Same deal applies. Let me know what you are looking for.

"Only in Canada, you say? Pity!"

$4/pair +$2.50 shipping. Get 'em while they last!
 

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I found the source of some of the material that ended up on the Japanese NOS W/Box shoe blog regarding the origins of Scott-McHale. It came from the City of Cambridge Hall of Fame, to which Francis S Scott was posthumously inducted in 2000. Here is his entry along with a photo of the Getty-Scott factory, which still stands!

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Described as "one of Galt's most outstanding men in point of public service and industrial development", Francis Stewart Scott was born in Galt on 23 Aug 1879. He was the grandson of James Scott and the son of Frank A. Scott, a local contractor and planning mill operator, and Mary Stewart. Mr Scott graduated from the Galt Collegiate Institute and started his industrial career in 1897 when he went to work for the Galt Knitting Co. He remained there until 1899 when he went into partnership with Edwin J. Getty in the shoe manufacturing business. In 1906 the firm of Getty & Scott Shoe Co. Ltd was incorporated and in 1912 Mr Scott became the sole proprietor when he acquired Mr Getty's interests in the company, which then became the Scott Shoe Co. The company produced "The Classic Shoe", a product recognized throughout Canada. At about this time, he acquired an interest in and became president of Scott-Chamberlain Ltd, later Scott-McHale Ltd, shoe manufacturers in London, Ontario.

In 1911, Mr Scott became one of the founders and a member of the first Board of Directors of Canadian Motors Ltd. That first year, the company produced a reliable car that compared favourably with its American competitors. Unfortunately the company did not have the home grown engineering expertise required to keep pace with improvements introduced by the American giants and, with orders drying up, the company was forced to close. Its assets were sold to the Galt Motor Co., a small local company that then began production of the gas/electric powered "Galt" car.

Mr Scott was a member of the Galt municipal council serving as a councillor in 1907 and 1908, as reeve from 1909 to 1911 and as mayor in 1912 and 1913. He was also a member of Waterloo County council from 1908 to 1911 and was Waterloo County reeve in 1910 and 1911. Mr Scott played an important part in the inauguration and development of the hydro-electric system in this area and in Ontario. During the early years of development of electrical power in the province, Mr Scott spoke in many places in Ontario at the request of Sir Adam Beck, the head of the Ontario Hydro Electric Commission. With George Hancock Jr, Mr Scott was among the most aggressive promoters of hydro in Galt when they were on municipal council together.

Mr Scott entered federal politics in 1915 when he was elected to replace George A. Clare, who had represented South Waterloo since 1900. Mr Scott was re-elected in 1917 as a supporter of the Union Government of Robert Borden and remained in the House of Commons until 1921, when he was defeated by William Elliott. Mr Scott retired from active politics until 1937 when he unsuccessfully contested the South Waterloo seat in the provincially election.

Mr Scott once served as president of the Galt Board of Trade in 1911 and served a term as president of the Canadian Shoe Manufacturers' Association. Mr Scott was also a member of the first Board of Directors of The Galt Club, a social club for Galt's merchants, businessmen and manufacturers. An avid horseman, Mr Scott also served as president of the Canadian Trotting Association. Mr Scott died on 13 Feb 1943 and is buried in Mount View Cemetery.

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Very cool, Fred! Scott was quite the businessman and entrepreneur. I just found this piece on the Galt car which looks as handsome as those early shoes you posted:



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Car wash in the chilly capital. That called for the insulated Kamik rubber boots, of course. One of my 3 Canadian made pairs of rubber boots.

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Before these ship out, I thought I would post some more pics of these Macfarlane RCMP 1/4 Wellingtons, as we might not see anything similar for some time (tempting the gods...). These size 14s are going for a try-out with a buddy in Hamilton, so I gave them the Deluxe Spa Treatment, including a demi-glace on the toe boxes.

I don't know what kind of Canadian you think you could be without a pair of RCMP quarter Wellies. I'm looking at you @lbgradwell! ;) Hope you are well dug out from the snow. Cheers!

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Before these ship out, I thought I would post some more pics of these Macfarlane RCMP 1/4 Wellingtons, as we might not see anything similar for some time (tempting the gods...). These size 14s are going for a try-out with a buddy in Hamilton, so I gave them the Deluxe Spa Treatment, including a demi-glace on the toe boxes.

I don't know what kind of Canadian you think you could be without a pair of RCMP quarter Wellies. I'm looking at you @lbgradwell! ;) Hope you are well dug out from the snow. Cheers!

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13.5D?
 

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