Leather Motorcycle Boots. The boots are in great condition with rubber soles fitted on to the leather. Possibly a size 8 or 9. The boots are stamped ‘261’ and with the maker’s name ‘ADAMS BROS., RAUNDS’. The firm made large quantities of men’s medium and heavy class goods for the home and shipping trade but also made Naval and Military goods for almost every part of the world. Raunds, in Northamptonshire, played a large part in the boot and shoe industry until its decline in the 1950’s and 60’s, although several factories remained into the 90’s. Many of the firms in Raunds made the goods required by the Government, County Council, Territorial and other public bodies a speciality, and Wellington knee boots, and goods of this character, were manufactured in high quantities.