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23 March 2015
Nottingham & Notts Illustrated : "Up-to-Date" Commercial Sketches : Industries and Manufactures Illustrated and Reviewed (1898)
The latest addition to my 'Nottinghamshire History' website is the full text of a fascinating and lavishly illustrated book on the leading commercial and industrial companies of Nottingham at the close of the 19th century. Included are Birkin (lace curtain manufacturer), Humber of Beeston (bicycles), Wollaton Colliery, Coombs Eureka Flour Company, and Thomas Danks and Co (ironmongers) ... A full list of those covered is here.
The text provides uncritical profiles of the companies, often with a brief history, and in many cases includes very detailed descriptions of industrial and manufacturing processes.