Mr. Delman Has Announced That He Will Take Action Against Anyone Copying His Ideas And Styles…Retail News Of The Week, Saturday, January 19th, 1929.

November 25, 2014 § Leave a comment


Design by Henry Dreyfuss for Delman Shoe Company, 1929 (Cooper-Hewitt)

Design by Henry Dreyfuss for Delman Shoe Company, 1929 (Cooper-Hewitt) Courtesy:Smithsonian Institution.

 Shoe Patent

Now I had patented that design, but first thing I knew everyone started to copy it. All Manufacturers. But we did a lot with it. You had to sue them and we didn’t have that much money. We were a small company, see? Cost you and dragged on for 2 or 3 years. By the time the trial comes up the style is all gone, over. Wasn’t worth it. After a while I stopped patenting styles. It didn’t pay.   – Ben Benjamin

Society Smartly Shod, Steps Out On Park Avenue, New York | 1929

November 24, 2014 § Leave a comment


I. Miller | The Shoe Retailer, 1929.

November 23, 2014 § Leave a comment




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