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Peter Coulson, has been kind enough to supply me with a copy of a long lost manual for a very old Simplex sole stitcher. I wish to thank him publicly.

I will need the help of this group translating the 100 year old English phrases and terms used in The manual, as follows:

What is a cop, as in reference to:" from the cop the thread goes....." . Is a cop a ball of thread?

What do they mean when they speak of a " well mellowed sole" ??

What is a "channel" in reference to stitching on a well mellowed sole using thread from a cop?

 

Thank you all in advance, I am a hobbyist, machinery guy and know little about actual shoe repair.

 

Brent Chalmers

 

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this won't help at all but I could not resist

Cop = short for a 'copper' -A Policeman - Rozzer,fuzz, old bill, pigs or filth (don't like those)

Well mellowed sole would be Peter on a Saturday night starting his second bottle or Merlot

Channel - well take your pick the most famous would be the channel tunnel, any of the passes under the Thames or any river that goes underground a TV Station, A route to a certain goal such as passport control.

I hope this helps lighten your day

I'm sure some of the Old guys can help with shoe terminology

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8 hours ago, Brent said:

Peter Coulson, has been kind enough to supply me with a copy of a long lost manual for a very old Simplex sole stitcher. I wish to thank him publicly.

I will need the help of this group translating the 100 year old English phrases and terms used in The manual, as follows:

What is a cop, as in reference to:" from the cop the thread goes....." . Is a cop a ball of thread?

What do they mean when they speak of a " well mellowed sole" ??

What is a "channel" in reference to stitching on a well mellowed sole using thread from a cop?

 

Thank you all in advance, I am a hobbyist, machinery guy and know little about actual shoe repair.

 

Brent Chalmers

 

A Cop is the the Ball of thread

Well mellowed means soft and supple

A channel is a type of groove the stitches lay in on the sole, the sole is slit at an angle and the leather peeled back and replaced after soles are stitched, sometimes referred to as blind stitching

Hope this clarifies things for you.

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