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Charles F. Brannock Papers

A description of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 25 Feb 2019

Biographical History

Charles Brannock (1903-1992) was an American businessman and inventor. A graduate of Syracuse University, he was the owner of the Park-Brannock Shoe Store in Syracuse, New York and invented the Brannock device, the metal plate with adjustable slides used to measure foot size which is now the industry standard for shoe stores world-wide.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Charles Brannock Papers contains correspondence, printed material, and memorabilia relating to the American businessman and inventor.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is unprocessed and remains in original order.


Access Restrictions:

The collection is currently unprocessed and not available for research. Please contact SCRC for more information.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

The Brannock Device Company Records are held by the Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

Subject Headings


Brannock, Charles F.

Corporate Bodies

Delta Kappa Epsilon. -- Phi Gamma chapter (Syracuse University)
Syracuse University -- Alumni and alumnae.


Inventors -- United States.
Shoes -- Fitting.
Shoes -- Sizes.

Genres and Forms

Clippings (information artifacts)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Charles Brannock Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Transfer from University Archives, 2019.

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