Vintage Bakelite Boy Scout NeilSlide Lakota Trail Hiker
This is for your neckerchief.
An eagle scout you know may truly appreciate this. Some of these older slides were bakelite, a great scout collectible.
The Neal Manufacturing Company was based in Biddeford, Maine. It was founded by C. Millard Neal, proprietor of Neal's Novelty Shop. Neal was a Unit and District Level Volunteer with the Pine Tree Council. The company made a large series of bakelite slides. These were sold to summer camps and local councils. They also made many special event slides. Most slides were sold unpainted. Earlier slides have the word "NEAL" embossed on the slide ring, while later ones say, "NEAL CO." The period of their manufacture may also be indicated by the color of the resin used.
This hiking boot is wonderful, I like the stitches in the sole and the painted discs on the heel. Some of the paint is worn, but other than that, it's in great shape.
It measures almost 3" long and Neal Slide is imprinted in the back.