The Devices gets its name from the Brannock Device. The Brannock Device helps you measure your foot and was invented in Syracuse. The first prototype was built using an Erector set. World War II was the birth of its manufacturing with the Army using the device to properly fit enlisted men’s boots and shoes.
The Syracuse Chiefs will be celebrating the invention at one of their Thursday night games. You can read the full article here.
Willington Nameplate prints the faceplate that contains the measurements.