A cobbler’s bench mount

At Market Lavington Museum, we are fortunate to have many items from Ken Mundy’s shop, where he sold and repaired shoes in the village. See Memorabilia from Ken Mundy’s shop, Ken Mundy’s Shop, Ken Mundy and A cobbler’s last.

Ken had a selection of lasts, to support the shoes he was working on, and these needed to be held firmly, while he hammered on new soles and heels.

Here we have a mount, which would have been screwed to the workbench, and a selection of lasts to fit onto it, according to the size of the shoe.

These items date from the early twentieth century.

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