USMC No. 5 Lasting Machine -
Description from a 1914 USMC Machinery Catalog - This is a floor machine used in the lasting of Goodyear Welt shoes and, embodying all the latest ideas which have been applied to "bed" machines, is easily the most efficient machine of this type yet produced. It is a "bed" machine, as the illustration shows, the shoe being placed on a spindle and held firmly in place while the toe and heel are being lasted. The machine is so constructed that both right and left shoes may be lasted with the same wipers, the tail block of the machine being movable so that regardless the shape or swing of the last, the wipers always conform to the last. By means of the movable arrangement, the heel band can always be set in the proper position, and thus a good heel seat is insured.
A loose tacker, which is filled automatically from a tack hopper, accompanies each machine. Either foot or factory power can be used in the operation of the machine; when the latter is used requires approximately 0.10 H.P.
The machine weighed 900 Lbs. when installed.