Charles F. Brannock invented the Brannock Foot-Measuring Device in 1925. It soon became the shoe industry standard. The Park-Brannock Shoe Store was established in 1906 by Otis C. Brannock and Ernest N. Park.
Correspondence, design drawings, and U.S. and foreign patents and trademarks, advertisements, product information, sales records, photographs, and a film strip documenting the invention, promotion, and sale of the Brannock foot-measuring device, as well as the concurrent development of Park-Brannock as a leading shoe store in Syracuse, N.Y.
Subgroup A: (Series 1) Historical Background, 1928-1995; (Series 2) Operational records, 1926-1963; (Series 3) Product development records, 1925-1981; (Series 4) Advertising and marketing records, 1926-1980, 1998; (Series 5) Sales and distribution records, 1925-1996; and (Series 6) Photographs, ca. 1930-1997.