Boğos Kurpikyan Skobutik i Eminönü Sultan Hamam Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkiet i början av 1900-talet. Det finns information om denna butik som säljer “nordiska brittiska” skor på reklametiketter på fönstret och hängande skylten.
The North British Rubber Company started production making tyres, conveyors, combs, golf balls, hot water bottles and rubber flooring and rubber boots. Rubber boot production was boosted by World War I as the War Office commissioned The North British Rubber Company to construct a sturdy boot suitable for the flooded trenches. During the war 1,185,036 pairs of trench boots were made, with mills running 24 hours a day to keep up with the Army’s demand. North British Rubber was bought by Uniroyal Limited in 1966, and sold on a number of times subsequently before a management buy-out in 2004 established an independent company, Hunter Boot Limited.