Hunter Wellies

Back in 1856 Henry Norris and Spencer Parmalee, both American entrepreneurs landed in Scotland to pursue a patent manufacturing rubber boots. They were able to start up a factory from scratch in Edinburgh, Scotland. Not only did they make rubber boots but, tires, combs, golf balls and rubber flooring.

By 1875 these two American entrepreneurs had grown a staff of 600 employees and voila’ Hunter boot Ltd was born. With WWI raging in Europe the War Office had asked for a heavy sturdy boot that would be dependable in the trenches. Over a million were made to cope with the Army’s demands. Again in WWII Hunter Wellington were called up again to make large quantities of thigh high boots and … Read the rest