I was wondering if anyone recognised these boots. Made by B.F Rubber Company of Canada Ltd.
Lining stamped BFG 1945 '6' - Featuring the Broad Arrow mark '107' / Soles embossed 'Made in Canada' 'M' '6'
Featuring double clip and lace fastening.
I understand that both Canadian and U.S forces wore a similar style as an 'overshoe' in Arctic conditions. Although I am uncertain whether this boot falls under that same style as they are fairly small in size. I can't see a U.K 6 boot fitting inside. They looks more of a boot you would wear with a pair of thick socks. Perhaps designed for similar foul weather conditions?
Any information would be greatly appreciated. Ideally to which unit may have used them. I wondered if the '107' gave us any clues?
With regards to the maker. I was able to gather the following: (In brief)
The B.F Goodwich Co was an American aerospace manufacturing company based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Founded in Akron, Ohino, in 1870 as Goodwich, Tew & Co. By Dr Benjamin Franklin Goodwich.
In 1912 Goodwich acquired Diamond Rubber Co, also located in Akron. After digesting this major competitor, Goodrich bought control of Ames-Holden Tyre & Rubber Co Ltd (now B.F. Goodrich Company of Canada Ltd) .
The company also acquired the total assets of Hood Rubber Co at Watertown , Mass , thus adding a line of footwear and rain gear to the line of goods.
Goodwich ranked 67th among U.S corporations in the value of #WWII military production contracts.
The company grew to be one of the largest tire and rubber manufactures in the world, helped by the 1986 merger with Uniroyal ( formerly the United States Rubber Co). It is also worry noting that North British Rubber Co ( Makers of the iconic Hunter Boot) was bought by Uniroyal in 1966 - later changing ownership by Gates Rubber Co of Denver Coloraro.
All the best. Gillan