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HARDING, ALBERT W. - Pullars of Perth.

Perth and Kinross District Libraries, Perth, 1991.. 192 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. B&w illus. "This story of the success and failure of a family engaged in the dyeing industry is the first to take an objective look at Pullars of the mid 19th-century 'Pullars of Perth' had become a by-wo rd for fast and efficient service, especially in dry-cleaning, not only in London, but in Paris and Berlin! This was no economic miracle. The Pullars' success was due entirely to hard work, successful planning and clever advertising. A l w a y s r e a d y to introduce the latest types of machinery they had a reputation as good employers. Their success was reflected in their life-style and influence in Perth. Then, suddenly, things started to go sour. Challenged by a powerfu l Tr ad e Un io n a nd a n in creasingly militant female work-force, the Pullars, despite their long experience and compassion, could not cope. Strikes and riots led to a violent ending between the family and Perth." Dust jacket has minor wrinkl in g a t t op /bo tto m of fla p f ol ds. NF/VG+.
USD 22.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 16.25 | JPą 2281] Book number 6824

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