1928 yılında yapılan Harf Devrimi’nin hemen ardından çekilmiş izlenimini veren fotoğraf Sultanhamam’daki bir kundura mağazasını görüntülüyor. Mağaza vitrinindeki duyurularda ve asılı reklam tabelasında “North British” kunduralarının bu dükkanda satıldığı vurgulanmaktadır.
The North British Rubber Company started production making tyres, conveyors, combs, golf balls, hot water bottles and rubber flooring and rubber boots. Rubber boot production was boosted by World War I as the War Office commissioned The North British Rubber Company to construct a sturdy boot suitable for the flooded trenches. During the war 1,185,036 pairs of trench boots were made, with mills running 24 hours a day to keep up with the Army’s demand. North British Rubber was bought by Uniroyal Limited in 1966, and sold on a number of times subsequently before a management buy-out in 2004 established an independent company, Hunter Boot Limited.