This section is from the book "The Manufacture Of Boots And Shoes: Being A Modern Treatise Of All The Processes Of Making And Manufacturing Footgear", by F. Y. Golding. Also available from Amazon: The Manufacture Of Boots And Shoes.
Facings on the outside of the quarter may either be stitched or cut from a thin piece of leather. The former may be either plain or fancy, and Fig. 135 shows a design for facing-marker. The marker (Fig. 136) looks well on a plain-cut shoe. Inside facings will present no difficulty in cutting.
Markers for designing may be of numerous patterns. For assisting in the shaping of the curves of the standard or primary pattern they are sometimes used. Vamp curves, toe-cap outlines, golosh curves, and shapes for designing the fancy-cut vamps (usually in the common trade), are also made. Fig. 137 gives a few shapes used for fancy-cut vamps, and a scollop for a button boot.