Vintage leather bona allen men’s cowboy boots. Vintage cowboy boots, pair of leather bona allen boots from the 60s or 70s, size 8 1/5 d, brown tooled leather, excellent condition. These boots are so very cool. And if you’re wanting to be a cowboy, or cowgirl, they’d be a big hit. Although they are men’s boots, i put some tissue paper in the toes and wore them to a western conference once. At the time i was collecting cowboy boots and didn’t want to give them up. Below is a little history of the bona allen company. And the original house of the owner of the company is also on the national historic register outside of buford and it’s used as a wedding and event venue, and b&b. I always wanted to stay there, but alas i didn’t get thataway while we were traveling. The bona allen company is a tannery and leather goods factory that opened in 1873 in buford, georgia. It became the nation’s largest producer of hand-tooled saddles, bridles, horse collars, postal bags, cowboy boots, and shoes and had a contract to supply the sporting equipment giant, spalding, with raw material for the manufacture of baseballs and baseball mitts. The bona allen company was owned by bonaparte allen sr. Also known as the bona allen shoe and horse collar factory, the factory closed in 1981 after a fire, and the main tannery building was added to the national register of historic places on january 3, 2005. It is located at 554 west main street. After another fire on february 10, 2015, firefighters allowed the building to burn itself down.