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F. W. Perkins
Wholesale Boot and Shoe Manufacturer
Published in 1891
A well-known house in connection with the boot and shoe trade in Rushden is that, of Mr. F. W. Perkins, who has for many years conducted this concern, having a good connection of a substantial character in various parts of the country. The works are eligibly situated in the centre of the town, and are a three-storied block of buildings, constructed on modern lines for the trade, having an extended frontage. They comprise well-appointed offices, stock, packing, clicking, forwarding, and workrooms, equipped and fitted up in accordance with the requirements of the trade, embracing boot machinery, appliances, and all necessary plant for the prompt despatch of all orders received by this firm, the arrangements being of the most complete character. Mr. Perkins manufactures goods of a medium quality, which in point of material, first-rate fit and good value, will compare with other houses in the county, and which are offered at lowest prices consistent with good workmanship. There is no question that Mr. Perkins thoroughly deserves the success that has all along been accorded to him since he has been in business.
Frederick William Perkins was the grandson of George Perkins who established the business about 1854. Fred renamed the company about 1890, probably when George retired. Nothing more has been found.

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