Collection ID: M.82

Collection context

Summary

Date:
1893-1919 and undated
Abstract:
The small collection contains various records of the Shoe Hardware Company from 1893-1919. The records include company advertisements, related advertisements from competing shoe buckle makers, samples of the company shoe buckle fasteners and ledgers. Of special interest is the Time Book ledger which details employee names, weekly hours, and pay.
Extent:
1.21 Linear Feet and 1/2 manuscript box and 3 oversized ledgers
Language:
English .

Background

Rules or conventions:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Scope and Content:

The Shoe Hardware Company Collection contains documents from 1893-1919 and undated. The collection was compiled by the company which later became a part of the United States Rubber Company.

The small collection contains various records collected by the Shoe Hardware Company. The records include company advertisements, related advertisements from competing shoe buckle makers, samples of the company shoe buckle fasteners and ledgers. Of special interest is the Time book ledger which details the names of employees, their hours worked, and their pay.

Biographical / Historical:

The Shoe Hardware Company was a shoe manufacturing company that produced out of Naugatuck, Ct. The company produced buckles and fasteners.

It is believed that in 1892 it along with nine other Naugatuck companies consolidated to become the United States Rubber Company. One of the nine companies included Goodyear's India Rubber Glove Mfg. Co. Between 1892 and 1913 the company continued to manufacture footwear, until they consolidated the shoe brand under the name "Keds."

In 1931 the company began to solely produce tires, in which it does today. Today the company employs over 1,000 workers and has its headquarters in both Naugatuck, Ct and Greenville, South Carolina.

Indexed Terms

Places:
Naugatuck, Ct

Access

LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
63 Prospect St
Waterbury, CT, USA
CONTACT:
(203) 753-0381
scrawford@mattmuseum.org