Advertising wood box, circa 1898-1921, Beacon Falls Rubber Shoe Company shipping crate, 25 ½” by 13 ½” by 12 ½”, advertising on two sides and paper shipping label on one end identifying “style” and “size” of contents, stamped in black ink is recipients name: J. C. Stewart Cuttingsville Rutland VT. All wood construction, tongue and groove, box is sturdy, no wood missing, and sold bottom. The Beacon Falls Rubber Shoe Company was founded in 1898 in Ct. by father and son team, George A. and Tracy S. Lewis. They produced the company’s nationally known “Top Notch” brand of shoes and rubber boots. Known for quality and comfort in sportsman’s footwear, canvas-topped rubber soled “sneakers” were a speciality. Advertisements promoted rubber soled footwear as a necessary part of the summer wardrobe of every well dressed man and woman. Its use was no longer confined to athletics. In every city in the land, in the country, at the seashore and the mountains, white canvas rubber soled footwear completes the summer costume and gives the wearer desired comfort and appearance… It is due to the fact that men and women can now get snappy style combined with the comfort of rubber soled canvas shoes that this kind of footwear has become so popular a favorite.” It is presumed that Beacon Falls’s line of canvas-topped, rubber-soled shoes may have been absorbed by the nationally-known “Keds” brand,” created by U.S. Rubber in 1916 when it consolidated most rubber-soled shoe manufacturing.
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