- Aug 23, 2012
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It is great to have you back on the thread Colonel 77!!! You are a bit of a legend here, and you Dad is hero. He did good things over the years he owned Dacks/Hartt. I have many pairs of shoes from those years. @paul 902 even has a lovely pair of S.E. Dacks.
Stanford Dack sure was a dapper fellow. The spats really stand out to me.
How long did he continue to work at Dacks after your Dad purchased the company? As well when to production cease in Toronto?
I am so glad you are here!!! I have tried to figure out how to reach you several times. You have so much you can teach us. So much of what I have posted has been an educated guess. I would love to be corrected many times.
DACK'S PRODUCTION MOVED FROM TORONTO TO FREDERICTON TO THE HARTT BOOT AND SHOE COMPANY LOCATION BEFORE EARLY 1960s THOUGH CANNOT READILY RECALL EXACT DATE / MONTH THOUGH IT HAD TO BE NO LATER THAN ABOUT 1961 - 1962.
MR. DACK REMAINED UNTIL EARLY 1949 WHEN THEY BOTH MOVED TO CALIFORNIA -
MY FATHER WAS HIS STOCKBROKER WHERE ONE DAY IN SPEAKING MR. DACK SAID HIS DOCTOR DIAGNOSED HEART RELATED PROBLEMS WHICH WAS FELT MIGHT BECOME WORSE WITH CONTINUED DAILY WORK AND HE WAS AN EARLY ARRIVAL / LATE DEPARTURE TYPE, JUST AS WAS MY FATHER -
SOMEWHAT AMUSINGLY, I REMEMBER MY FATHER BEING TOLD THAT IN NOT EXPECTING TO LIVE TOO LONG IT WAS DECIDED TO HEAD FOR A NICE RETIREMENT CLIMATE -
THE STRANGE THING IS MR. DACK LIVED ROUGHLY ANOTHER 20 YEARS SO COULD HAVE JUST CARRIED ON WITH HIS CHILDREN AND OTHERS STILL RUNNING THE COMPANY AND NOT HAVE SOLD OUT !!! -
MY FATHER AND MOTHER HAD PUT A PROSPECTUS TOGETHER TO SHOW TO ANY PROSPECTIVE BUYERS THOUGH IN DISCUSSING IT WITH SOME OF HIS FELLOW BROKERS AND OTHER BUSINESSMEN HE KNEW ALL FELT HE SHOULD BUY DACK'S WHICH HE DID -
WHEN ASKED ABOUT THIS ASPECT BY EVERYONE FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE MY FATHER ALWAYS SAID THAT UP UNTIL THAT TIME ALL HE EVER REALLY KNEW ABOUT THE SHOE BUSINESS WAS WE ALL WORE THEM !!!!! COLONEL77