Javascript DHTML Drop Down Menu Powered by dhtml-menu-builder.com
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
October 23, 2014, 01:36:14 am

Login with username, password and session length

Search:     Advanced search
* Home FlashChat Help Calendar Login Register
Currently there are 0 Users in the Cas City Chat Rooms!
Cas City Forum Hall & CAS-L  |  Special Interests - Groups & Societies  |  Cas City Historical Society (Moderators: St. George, Silver Creek Slim)  |  Topic: Wellington Boots 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: Wellington Boots  (Read 2488 times)
Two-Step
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 135



« on: July 02, 2011, 05:13:21 pm »


Quite some time ago I did an essay about how rubber was commonly used in American clothing, during the 19th century. I was wondering, since there are so many historical reenactors, if anyone is using vulcanized or rubber clothing as part of their attire, such as Wellington boots, Canndee Boots, slickers, vulcanized leather, and etc,...
Logged

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote. -Benjamin Franklin
Delmonico
Deputy Marshal
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 22437



« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2011, 05:43:07 pm »

I haven't although there were a couple times I wish I would of, I've got a couple pictures of them being worn in the period though, if you want I can dig them out.

Logged



Mongrel Historian


Always get the water for the coffee upstream from the herd.

Ab Ovo Usque ad Mala

The time has passed so quick, the years all run together now.
Texas Lawdog
NCOWS Senator "Old School" Cop
Deputy Marshal
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 13087


" We're all Here because We're not all There".


« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2011, 07:38:32 pm »

I remember watching the Andy Griffith Show and seeing Andy wearing Wellingtons and his pants leg was always stuck down in one of the boot tops.
Logged

SASS#47185  RO I   ROII       NCOWS#2244  BOLD#393 GAF#318 SCORRS#1 SBSS#1485  WASA#666  RATS#111  BOSS#155  Storm#241 Henry 1860#92 W3G#1000  Warthog AZSA #28  American Plainsmen Society #69  Masonic Cowboy Shootist  Hiram's Rangers#18  FOP  Lt. Col  Grand Army of The Frontier, Life Member CAF
   Col.  CAF  NRA  TSRA   BOA  Dooley Gang  BOPP  ROWSS  Scarlet Mask Vigilance Society Great Lakes Freight and Mining Company  Cow Cracker Cavalry   Berger Sharpshooters "I had no Irons in the Fire". "Are you gonna pull those pistols or whistle Dixie"?
Two-Step
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 135



« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2011, 01:18:42 pm »

I haven't although there were a couple times I wish I would of, I've got a couple pictures of them being worn in the period though, if you want I can dig them out.



That would be great.
Logged

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote. -Benjamin Franklin
Skeeter Lewis
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 962



« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2011, 04:40:07 am »

The Duke of Wellington wore elegant leather boots. The rubber version that bear his name must have him spinning in his grave.... Cheesy
Logged

Delmonico
Deputy Marshal
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 22437



« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2011, 11:49:21 am »

Here are a couple pictures I have og folks wearing rubber boots:

April 1889 Guthrie Oklahoma Territory:





Picture 11978 Solomon Butcher Collection near Sargent Nebraska, 1903:



Logged



Mongrel Historian


Always get the water for the coffee upstream from the herd.

Ab Ovo Usque ad Mala

The time has passed so quick, the years all run together now.
Texas Lawdog
NCOWS Senator "Old School" Cop
Deputy Marshal
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 13087


" We're all Here because We're not all There".


« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2011, 01:42:22 pm »

It might not be a bad idea if we should wear Wellie's when the BS gets too deep around here.
Logged

SASS#47185  RO I   ROII       NCOWS#2244  BOLD#393 GAF#318 SCORRS#1 SBSS#1485  WASA#666  RATS#111  BOSS#155  Storm#241 Henry 1860#92 W3G#1000  Warthog AZSA #28  American Plainsmen Society #69  Masonic Cowboy Shootist  Hiram's Rangers#18  FOP  Lt. Col  Grand Army of The Frontier, Life Member CAF
   Col.  CAF  NRA  TSRA   BOA  Dooley Gang  BOPP  ROWSS  Scarlet Mask Vigilance Society Great Lakes Freight and Mining Company  Cow Cracker Cavalry   Berger Sharpshooters "I had no Irons in the Fire". "Are you gonna pull those pistols or whistle Dixie"?
Two-Step
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 135



« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2011, 02:59:42 pm »

The Duke of Wellington wore elegant leather boots. The rubber version that bear his name must have him spinning in his grave.... Cheesy

But, if he where wearing rubber wellingtons, at least he would be spinning with dry feet.  Grin
 And considering he was of the "royal" breed, he probably would have happily worn a pair when he went trout fishing... only a poor coarse fisherman would be content with wet feet and then only because he couldn't afford rubber wellingtons.

I can definitly see the benifits of the Wellington vulcanized boot for daily wear, ecspecialy in the wet season. Even town streets could become muddy pools of soup that would destroy even the nicest pair of town shoes. Not to mention the value they would have to anyone who ventured into the wilds, such as surveyers, loggers, fence builders, sportsmen, etc,...

We have to keep in mind that not everyone in the 19th Century was a double braced gunslinger dressed to the nines in his eastern store bought "dude" wear... a fact that often gets conveniantly forgotten by many old west reenactors
Logged

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote. -Benjamin Franklin
Professor Marvel
purveyor of useless items to the gentry
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 865


"Prof Marvel never guesses, he knows!"


« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2011, 12:01:23 am »

It might not be a bad idea if we should wear Wellie's when the BS gets too deep around here.

Ah My Dear Texas Lawdog -
I fear I must have been remiss as of late - I will endevour to produce more as rapidly as possible to fill the need.

yhs
prof  marvel
Logged

Professor Marvel's Traveling Apothecary and Fortune Telling Emporium
Purveyor of Patent Remedies, Snake Oil, Cleaning Supplies, Dry Goods, and Picture Postcards
Supplying useless advice for All Occasions
Professor Marvel
purveyor of useless items to the gentry
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 865


"Prof Marvel never guesses, he knows!"


« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2011, 12:23:31 am »

Here are a couple pictures I have of folks wearing rubber boots:

April 1889 Guthrie Oklahoma Territory:






Ah My Dear Del -
Those two individuals look positively British in their suspoenders, ties, deerstalkers, and is that a double rifle, or could it be a shotgun? perhaps a smoothbore  might be appropriate for wingshooting in the muddy fields.

yhs
prof marvel
Logged

Professor Marvel's Traveling Apothecary and Fortune Telling Emporium
Purveyor of Patent Remedies, Snake Oil, Cleaning Supplies, Dry Goods, and Picture Postcards
Supplying useless advice for All Occasions
Mogorilla
NCOWS
Top Active Citizen
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 962



« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2011, 06:49:04 am »

From the pose of the one fellow, I thought it was an early advertisment for Captain Morgan's Rum Grin

As to the leather Wellingtons, nice period correct wear as well.   Real convenient for fellows with larger calves (when I was a 100 pounds heavier mine were more full grown bulls).   The low boots don't rub the calves.   Much more comfortable for a day of shooting.   The artillary boots being sold by some sutleries are not that far off.
Logged

NCOWS #3297
Tascosa Joe
NCOWS
Top Active Citizen
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 1555


« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2011, 07:42:27 am »

The boots in the pictures of the gentlemen near Guthrie, OK look like the rubber irrigating boots you get at most farm supply stores.
T-Joe
Logged

NRA Life, TSRA Life, NCOWS  Life,
Delmonico
Deputy Marshal
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 22437



« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2011, 11:15:35 am »

The boots in the pictures of the gentlemen near Guthrie, OK look like the rubber irrigating boots you get at most farm supply stores.
T-Joe

Yep, about the only thing different is they use a better quality of artificial rubber.  2-5 buckle overshoes ain't changed much either, so if it's muddy pull them on and go.
Logged



Mongrel Historian


Always get the water for the coffee upstream from the herd.

Ab Ovo Usque ad Mala

The time has passed so quick, the years all run together now.
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
Cas City Forum Hall & CAS-L  |  Special Interests - Groups & Societies  |  Cas City Historical Society (Moderators: St. George, Silver Creek Slim)  |  Topic: Wellington Boots « previous next »
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.054 seconds with 21 queries.