Welt Beater

Tend machines that shape and flatten welt of lasted shoes.

What does a Welt Beater do?

Tends machine that shapes and flattens welt of lasted shoe prior to attachment of outsole: Positions shoe on anvil and depresses pedal to start machine. Guides welt under hammer that shapes and flattens it. Depresses second pedal to start slashing knife that scores toe portion of welt to permit smooth curving of welt at toe. May join shank to insole. May join outsole to shoe.