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Registered Office: 54 Nottingham Road, Mansfield, Notts.

Suppliers of leather-working machinery, including skiving machines for cobblers, used for splitting a hide into two separate layers. A preserved example from Archibald, cobbler’s shop, Byers Road, Glasgow, was made by Fortuna in 1930.[1]

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  1. [1] Scottish Transport & Industry Collections and Knowledge (STICK) Network website: Master Catalogue for Scotland: Cobbler’s Tools, p.41