[dim_it:pic_desc]In doing this, he was creating a rival for the traditional wooden clogs. Anticipating growing demand for his rubber boots, Hutchinson moved to France in the middle of the 19th century and established a factory for the industrial processing of rubber in Montargis, about 100 kilometres away from Paris in 1853, following this seven years later with one in Mannheim, Germany, too. (Source: Rhein-Neckar-Industriekultur e.V.)[/dim_it:pic_desc]