[b]Description was provided by the seller and has not been verified for accuracy: "North Bridgewater[/b][b]was a leading center of footwear manufacturing throughout much of the 19th century. [/b][b]A. & A. B. Keith introduced a new method of making shoes using new and improved machines and was the first in the country to adopt nearly all machinery, such as pegging, sewing, cutting, scouring, etc."[/b] Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Keith and Packard (North Bridgewater, Ma.).