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Scottish Wholesale Speciality Co.

The Duke of Wellington was not the only commander at the Battle of Waterloo to be commemorated in footwear. His Prussian ally, Marshall Blucher, also rates a mention in this 1920s mail order catalogue produced by the Scottish Wholesale Specialty Co, which operated from Holm Street. The company also produced a Napoleon clog, which was similar in design to the Wellington clog. The Blucher and Derby clogs for working men are illustrated here. How useful a half-watertight clog would be in the west of Scotland's notoriously wet climate is open to doubt.

Reference: Mitchell Library, GC 685.31 SCO

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

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