The Soldier's Foot and the Military Shoe; A Handbook for Officers and Noncommissioned Officers of the Line Volume 1912

The Soldier's Foot and the Military Shoe; A Handbook for Officers and Noncommissioned Officers of the Line Volume 1912

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...of the toes safe from injurious contact with the front of the shoe. The circumference of the foot around the ball is then taken with the measuring tape. The position of this tape is shown by the line A-B in the accompanying diagram (Fig. 41). The tape is passed snugly around the foot, but not tight enough to compress the flesh and thus spoil the reading. Suppose the tape measure gives a ball measure of 9! inches. The length of the shoe required has just been shown to be size 8 . On referring to Circular No. 10, Quartermaster General's Office, 1912, the 8 column is read down until a ball circumference is found which is the same as that just given by the tape measure. The letter opposite this circumferential measure is then read off. In the present instance, this letter is found to be "D." The size to first try on is thus an 8 D. But while the length of this shoe is probably correct, its width is st1ll Method of measuring the foot to secure an approximate fit of the shoe to try on. somewhat problematical and can only be determined by actual, and very possibly repeated, trying on. It is not necessary, in order to secure a fit, to take the measurements over waist and around heel. These are not essential and may be safely disregarded. On the number and width of the shoe which these measurements show ought first to be tried being called out, the quartermaster's employee in charge of the fitting room, or other responsible person, takes the pair of shoes in the 8 D compartment of the sample shoe rack and hands them to the soldier to be fitted. The latter goes to a seat, pulls on a pair of light wool socks, puts on the shoes given him, and laces them tightly. He puts shoes on both feet, for the latter sometimes differ from...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236499751
  • 9781236499752