Remember these from your childhood?! Somehow, it always felt like a torture device when I was a kid! But yet, it makes me smile as an adult.
I thought these had gone the way of the old-fashioned shoe salesman — who you actually knew! — in small town America. But they are still made today and available for $68. A new one definitely wouldn’t be the same, though!
Anyway, get yourself a piece of history. This is in the Smithsonian! Patented in 1927. Place this in they front hall where everyone leaves their shoes and just wait for the reactions! Great display piece anywhere. Really great graphics when you look at it.
Good vintage condition on these. Some scratches, rubs and signs of wear, as there should be. All parts slide easily.
Measures 14″ × 8.5″.
The inventor of these was a true Etsyian! From the Brannock Web site:
“Brannock believed in all the things that are supposedly dead in industry. He loved small business. He loved working downtown. And he built his product to last. While some had advised Brannock to make his devices out of plastic, ensuring that they would need to be replaced every couple of years, he refused to entertain that notion, and would only make them from durable steel.” How awesome!
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