Old Folding Shoe Button Hook with Advertising

This vintage shoe button hook was probably intended to be used as a shoe horn as well as a hook. It folds into a tidy package with the hook concealed. When the "wings" are opened they angle to take the form of a shoe horn. When they are folded together with the hook exposed they lock the hook in position for use. There is advertising on the outside of both halves. One side reads; F.V. Blanchard, Wyeth, Mo. and the other side reads; The Place Where You Get a Square Deal". On the inside are patents by Roger A. Simonson of Chicago that date this to 1914. Small tokens of appreciation like free shoehorns such as this, use to be commonplace when making the purchase of a pair of shoes.

It measures about 2 3/8" by 7/8" in the closed position or 4 ¼" long by 1 5/8" wide when fully open. It is in good original condition with light wear. There is some lost plating so there is a little discoloration and rust.

The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.

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Item ID: 18684

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