Mr. Harry Eaton and Mr. Frank Eaton were experienced in shoe manufacture, and had a large shipping trade with connections in South Africa, India and the Colonies. Before World War I they produced best and medium class as well as Field Boots and Riding Boots. In 1916 Mounted Service Boots, British Regulation, Cossacks and Italians for the British and Allied Governments, besides Naval half boots and shoes, were the main manufacture. The tade mark was “Northampton” Brand - look smart, wear well, and satisfy all and sundry.
In 1952 they merged with Messrs A E Wright and Co. of Higham Ferrers.