An amazing display of period shoemaking tools

This is a photograph from Serge and Marquita Volken’s shoemaking museum which you can read about at http://www.shoemuseum.ch/. I have posted it here with their permission after they posted it on their facebook page.
They said, about the display:

“Our new display: Shoe makers tool boards: from left to right: Neolithic, Roman, Medieval, 16 and 17 century and finally 19 to 20 century. Rule of the house Roman shoes are made with roman tools etc.”

Tool racks at the Volken's shoe museum in Lausanne, Switzerland containing shoemaking tools from neolithic, Roman, medieval, 16th & 17th, and 19th/20th centuries.

Tool racks at the Volken’s shoe museum in Lausanne, Switzerland containing shoemaking tools from neolithic, Roman, medieval, 16th & 17th, and 19th/20th centuries.

The great thing this illustrates is not only that teh Volkens have an incredible depth of knowedge and some rgreat tools, but also that you really don’t need a lot of tools to make shoes. A couple of knives, a couple of awls, thread, wax, and bristles; along with some lasts and leather.

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