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The Industrial Classes and Industrial Statistics. Textiles and Clothing, Food, Sundry Industries. (with maps).

By: BEVAN, G. Phillips.

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London: Edward Stanford, 1877.:

Seller ID: 40957


"It is singular, even in these days of social science, to note how scanty and scattered is all information about the British workman. ...From a political point of view, he has been frequently written and talked about - too much so indeed for his own good or for the good of the country, - but comparatively seldom, when we come to inquire into his social condition, as dependent upon, or connected with, his special branch of labour." Pp.viii/252/16(ads for other publications), folding coloured explanatory map frontispiece showing where textile and clothing industries cluster + a further coloured ... View more info

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Lucas in Birmingham.

By: BUNCE, Gordon.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Stroud: Sutton Publishing, 2003. 0750933909:

Seller ID: 45690

ISBN: 0750933909


1st edition. "A social history of what was one of the city's largest employers until its closure in 1989....Gordon Bunce's book focuses on the people who worked in the factories, depicting everyday life as well as special events, such as children's parties, retirement presentations and award ceremonies. Lucas was an excellent employer, and took a 'cradle to the grave' attitude to its personnel, many of whom remember the company with great affection." Pp.128, black & white photos throughout. Paperback. VG. View more info

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A Teacher's Manual of Elementary Laundry Work.

By: CALDER, Fanny L. and MANN, E.E.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1891.:

Seller ID: 42549


1t edition. "There is no department of science which can be of more benefit to the public generally than the chemistry of common life, and that branch which is applied to the process of laundry work can be made extremely interesting to school girls if taught thoroughly and intelligently in connection with practical demonstration...." 17cms x 11cms. Pp.x/76, endpapers toned, slight toning to pages and a few minor spots but otherwise clean. Red illustrated cloth (showing a woman ironing) is a little rubbed and has uneven fading. Scarce. G+.** "Fanny Louisa Calder (1838-1923) was a pioneer of do... View more info

The Heritage of Cotton.

By: CRAWFORD, M.D.C.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: New York: Fairchild Publishing Company, 1948.:

Seller ID: 45282


The Fibre of Two Worlds and Many Ages. "a human record of a great fiber that has played a large part in the civilizations of two hemispheres and across more ages that modern civilization may safely span, and is still today the most important textile fiber. It is a history in paradoxes." Pp.xx/294, 21 black & white plates, large tear to final page of index and rear endpaper with exposed webbing to top of inner rear hinge. Good. View more info

Management Control Manual for the Textile Industry.

By: ENRICK, Norbert Lloyd.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: New York: Rayon Publishing Corporation, 1964.:

Seller ID: 40964


1st edition. A Handbook of Mill-Tested Methods and Procedures for Enhanced Operating Performance, Reduced Cost and Economical Maintenance of Product Quality. "A practical book, written for the practical mill man, who is concerned with economical and effective control of all mill operations, from raw stock through finished product...Only real and tested illustrations are used." Pp.vi/344, 168 figure illustrations. Green cloth, dustwrapper rubbed with small edge tears. VG/G+. View more info

Textile Soaps and Oils. (with 12 illustrations).

By: HURST, George H./ SIMMONS, W.H.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London: Scott, Greenwood & Son, 1921.:

Seller ID: 40967


Third Revised edition. A Handbook on the Preparation, Properties, and Analysis of the Soaps and Oils used in Textile Manufacturing, Dyeing and Printing. Contents: Section I. Textile Soaps. I. Introductory; II. Methods of making Soaps; III. Special Textile Soaps; IV. Relation of Soap to Water for Industrial Purposes; V. Treating Waste Soap Liquors; VI. Soap Analysis. Section II. Animal Soap Oils and Fats; Vegetable Soap Oils and Fats. Section III. Glycerine. Section IV. Textile Oils. Pp.xii/197/3(ads for other publications), 12 figure illustrations in the text, spotting to final page of ads. D... View more info

Starch and its Derivatives.

By: RADLEY, J.A.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London:Chapman & Hall Ltd, 1940.:

Seller ID: 42551


Being Volume Eleven of a Series of Monographs on Applied Chemistry. Contents: Part 1: The Structure and Reactions of Starch; Part II: The Manufacture of Starch and Starch Products; Part III: The Industrial Applications of Starch and Starch Products; Part IV:The Examination and Analysis of Starch and Starch Products. Pp.x/346, 28 figure illustrations + 24 pages of photomicrographs, inner hinges of endpapers strengthened at some time in the past, minor spotting to endpapers. Brown cloth, dustwrapper worn with tears to top and base of spine. G+/Good. View more info

A Manual Of The Science of Laundry Work. (For Students and Teachers).

By: RANKIN, Margaret Cuthbert.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London: Blackie & Son Limited, nd. (c.1904).:

Seller ID: 42550


Margaret Cuthbert Rankin: Head teacher of laundry work, Technical College of Domestic Science, Liverpool; first class certificate for laundry work; first class full diploma for cookery; certificated in chemistry, hygiene and physiology; first class dressmaking certificate (City and Guilds). 18cms x 12cms. Pp.142, several figure illustrations, owner's name to front free endpaper, toning to endpapers. Grey cloth has marks, edges rubbed. Good. View more info

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The Steam Laundry. Its Construction, Equipment and Management.

By: TAYLOR, John. (Consulting Laundry Engineer).

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London: Heywood & Company Ltd, nd.(c.1900).:

Seller ID: 41283


Comprehensive guide to how late nineteenth century laundries should be built, equipped with machinery, and run efficiently. Pp.162, folding ground plan frontispiece of a Model Laundry, to Wash £100 per Week, Family Work + many figure illustrations and engraved illustrations of machinery and to advertisements to end, hand-written page numbers pp.1-3, cracking to inner front hinge and between pages 96/97 but holding. Red cloth, gilt title to front and spine, careful repair to spine outer hinge. Scarce. G+.** "JOHN TAYLOR was born at Lower Broughton, Salford, on 8th February 1866. Having served ... View more info

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Coal Tar and Some of Its Products.

By: WARNES, Arthur R.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd, nd.(c.1930).:

Seller ID: 40952


Pitman's Common Commodities and Industries series. Second edition. Contains "a brief account of the origin and uses of Coal Tar, and of the methods employed to obtain from it materials of considerable importance to a very large number of industries...The importance of the Coal Tar industry to this country in times of peace was very great indeed. Its value during the present[sic] war is of the highest, one might almost say paramount, as will be seen clearly..." Pp.xxii/106/32(ads for other publications), black & white frontispiece photo illustration + 16 further figure illustrations. Green clot... View more info

The Art of Soap-Making. A Practical Handbook of the Manufacture of Hard and Soft Soaps, Toilet Soaps, etc.

By: WATT, Alexander.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1920.:

Seller ID: 40955


5th edition, 10th impression. Including an Appendix of Modern Candle-Making. With numerous illustrations. "An important feature in the present volume is the chapter on the Recovery of Glycerine from Waste Leys, in which many processes for recovering this valuable product are given." Chapters include: Saponification Exxplained; The Soap Factory - Its Apparatus and Appliances; Materials Used in Soap-Making;Caustic Leys; Manufacture of Hard Soaps; Making Soap by the Cold Process; Oleic Acid - Soap from Recovered Grease; Cheapened Soaps; Disinfecting Soap; Saponification under Pressure; V... View more info