Identifying a piece of BU Equipment

Ian Henderson has been in touch. He runs a small leather goods manufacturing company, based in the old shoemaking town of Maybole in Ayrshire, Scotland.

He has unearthed the machine pictured below during a recent expedition into the dark depths of their warehouse – Can anyone assist Ian and help identify the machine and it’s purpose (please email It has “No. 2535” stamped onto the nameplate, and “SD 228” cast into the main body.

“My grandfather purchased a number of pieces of equipment in the mid-20th century, as the local shoemaking industry began its decline, and my guess is this is one that he bought but never used!”





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