Duck Cottage Books: Industrial History
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Cable Research Handbooks Volume 1, Rules, Regulations, and Specifications Affecting the Supply and Distribution of Electricity.
London, Commercial Secretaries Ltd, 1929, First edition. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 8vo. No author credited. A book that has been owned by a series of libraries, each with ownership stamp to front free end paper, with shelf mark to spine but with no other library markings. Red cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine and gilt title and motif to front board, 591 pages, illustrated with diagrams. Condition: Boards with some rubbing and general wear, front free end paper with library's ownership stamps, bibliographical notes in pencil to verso of front free end paper, otherwise clean, bright and unmarked. Very Good.
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Book number: 6746
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 28.25 US$ 31.87 | JP¥ 3424]
Keywords: history of technology, history of electricity supply

 
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Dust in Industry, Papers Read at the Conference at Leeds 28th-September 1948 with the discussions which followed.
London, Society of Chemical Industry, 1948. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 4to. Ex library (British Government Ministry of Works), with label to front paste down and stamp to front board and here and there elsewhere. Blue-gray boards, 175 pages, 23 papers. Topics covered include (to give a random sample): dust in the cotton industry, the dust problem in the photographic industry, ignition of dust clouds and advances in the study and treatment of silicosis. Quarto. Condition: Board dulled and with some bumping and rubbing, age toning to pages, otherwise a clean, sound copy. Good.
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Book number: 5123
GBP 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 45 US$ 51 | JP¥ 5479]
Keywords: dust, dust in industry, occupational medicine

 
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Electricity Regulations: Instructions to Inspectors.
Unpublished, 1910. No Binding, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: Folio. This is Form 401, classed as "Confidential. For the Use of H.M.Inspectors Only", and is a copy of the eight-page "form" (that is, a printed memorandum, set of regulations etc intended for distribution within the Civil Service) as issued. Condition: Grubby and with repairs, but entire. Good.
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Book number: 5371
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.5 US$ 25.5 | JP¥ 2740]
Keywords: Electricity, History of Electricity, Law

 
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Explosives Handbook.
Johannesburg, South Africa, African Explosives and Chemical Industries Ltd, 1955. Paperback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 8vo. Second printing, red and black card covers, 91 pages, illustrated with photographs and diagrams. Ten chapters, including Explosives in Mining, Blasting in Quarries and Explosives on the Farm. Condition: A little damage to the front cover, otherwise a clean, sound copy. Good.
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Book number: 5133
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 US$ 19.12 | JP¥ 2055]
Keywords: explosives, mining, quarrying, African, African Explosives

 
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Factory and Workshops Act Commission: Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Inquire into the Working of the Factory and Workshops Acts.
London, HMSO, 1876. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: Folio. [title continues] 'With a View to Their Consolidation and Amendment; together with the Minutes, Appendix and Index'. The original Blue Books, bound as two volumes, brown cloth-covered boards, original blue wrappers bound in. Volume I Report, Appendix and Index (-cxxix, 1-340). Volume II Minutes of Evidence (pp 1002). The Minutes of Evidence make fascinating reading. Includes discussion of overall working hours, working hours and school hours for children, working hours of women, conditions of work etc. Condition: Boards a little bumped, one or two leaves of Volume II stained at margins. Weight before packing 4.6 kg; extra postage will be needed for destinations outside the UK. Very Good.
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Book number: 5024
GBP 175.00 [Appr.: EURO 196.25 US$ 223.1 | JP¥ 23971]
Keywords: Law, Factory law, employment law, industrial history, Factory Acts

 
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Factory and Workshop Acts, 1901 to 1911. Memorandum By the Electrical Inspector of Factories on the Electricity Regulations..
London, HMSO, 1916, 2nd. Hardback, Dustjacket: No jacket. Size: 4to. This is a privately bound photocopy of the 84 page memorandum. Photocopies of the original covers (very indistinct) are laid in. There are copious notes in pencil in the margins and to the verso of the pages. There are also earlier notes which were present on the original document and so have been photocopied. A note referring to these notes has been written in pencil on the front free and paper, dated 1930, initialled GSR. A later owner has added a note identifying GSR as G.Scott-Ram. A copy of Form 401 Dated February 1941 (Electricity Regulations: Instructions to Inspectors) has been laid in; this is an eight-page stapled document, not a photocopy. An official notice (Circular No. 400) announcing the death of Gilbert Scott Ram has also been laid in. A photocopy of a letter discussing the Memorandum itself, (the original, not this photocopy) describes it as probably the only remaining copy of the second edition of the Memo on the Electrical Regulations 2nd Edition. Condition: A much annotated photocopy in a professional binding, grey green cloth-covered boards, no titles to boards or spine. There is one bump to the boards, otherwise this is externally immaculate. Very good.
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Book number: 5367
GBP 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 45 US$ 51 | JP¥ 5479]
Keywords: Factory legislation, Industrial History, G.Scott-Ram

 
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Guide to Testing Cranes and Other Lifting Machines.
Associated Offices Technical Committee, 1967, 1. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. . Ex library. 44 pages, intended to 'give general guidance on the subject of tests'. Soft faux leather covers. Condition: Label remnants (rather messy) to front paste down and front free end paper, stamp to title page, covers stained. Good.
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Book number: 4477
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 US$ 12.75 | JP¥ 1370]
Keywords: industrial safety, industrial history

 ,, Historical Review of Coal Mining.
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Historical Review of Coal Mining.
London, Fleetway Press Ltd/ Mining Association of Great Britain. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 8vo. Probably published in 1924, having been written to supplement the material in the Mining Hall of the Wembley Exhibition (1925). Blue cloth-covered boards, blind stamped titles to front board, gilt titles to spine, 377 pp plus Appendix (86 pp, describing the exhibits in the Mining Hall of the Exhibition) and plates (23, from photographs). Includes folding plans etc. Stamp of Mainby and Eastern Works Men's Institute to front end papers. Condition: Binding firm, boards bumped and with the front hinge worn. Internally clean and bright. A thick, heavy book and so liable to strain on the binding, but surviving well. Weight before packing 1.3 kg; extra postage will be needed for destinations outside the UK.. Good.
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Book number: 3456
GBP 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 39.25 US$ 44.62 | JP¥ 4794]
Keywords: History of technology, industrial history
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Hydraulic Machinery Its Design and Maintenance.
Chester, The Hydraulic Engineering Co.Ltd, 1920. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 8vo. Illustrated from photographs; 199 pages plus index. Condition: Some soiling to boards, light foxing to front free end paper, otherwise a clean, tight copy. Good.
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Book number: 4425
GBP 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 45 US$ 51 | JP¥ 5479]
Keywords: Industrial History

 
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Ideals in Industry, Being the Impressions of Social Students and Visitors to the Montague Burton Workshops.
Montague Burton, 1936, 3rd edition. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 8vo. Brown paper-covered boards, gilt titles to front board, three hundred and twelve pages, many illustrations from line drawings and photographs. As the Foreword from the founder and chairman points out, less than forty years before this publication, tailoring was a "sweated" industry. This book puts on record the steps that Burtons took to improve matters and look after their workers. Condition: A clean, firm copy, with a little rubbing to the boards and the binding strained here and there. One page has traces of insect attack. Good.
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Book number: 5184
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 US$ 12.75 | JP¥ 1370]
Keywords: Factory conditions, factory history

 
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Industrial Nitrocellulose.
Glasgow, Imperial Chemical Industries, 1952, 2nd edition. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 8vo. Revised edition. Green cloth-covered boards, gilt-on-red title to front board, gilt titles to spine, 127 pages, tables, diagrams and some illustrations from photographs. Condition: A little dust soiling to top external page edges, previous owner's name to front free end paper, otherwise excellent. Very Good.
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Book number: 3931
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 US$ 19.12 | JP¥ 2055]
Keywords: explosives, nitrocellulose, industrial history

 
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The Iron Ore Industry of Great Britain.
Kettering, UK, National Council of Associated Iron Ore Producers, 1960, First edition. Hardback, Dustjacket: Good. Size: 4to. An account of the then current state of the industry, with its problems and prospects. Red cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to front board, gilt titles to spine, pictorial dustjacket, coloured frontispiece, many illustrations from photographs, diagrams, maps etc, 136 pages. Letter from the printer to the Peterborough Advertiser left laid in. Octavo/quarto borderline in size (25 cm high). Condition: Dust jacket (unclipped) worn and with repairs, a little bumping to the boards, some dust-staining/darkening to top edges of text block. Overall a clean, bright copy in a worn dustjacket. Very Good.
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Book number: 5918
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 US$ 19.12 | JP¥ 2055]
Keywords: Industrial history, iron ore

 
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Minutes of Proceedings taken before the Select Committee of the House of Commons on the North Metropolitan Electric Power Supply Bill (Group D).
London, House of Commons, 1900. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: Folio. Minutes of Proceedings dated Tuesday, May 22nd, 1900. Brown cloth-covered boards, 182 pages, with the Minutes of the Select Committee of the House of Lords hearings on the same bill also bound in (2 pages and 3 pages). Condition: Spine strip mostly missing, front board and front free end paper detached, boards scuffed, rubbed and stained. Text block clean and sound. Weight before packing 1.1 kg; extra postage will be needed for destinations outside the UK.. Fair.
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Book number: 6765
GBP 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 56.25 US$ 63.74 | JP¥ 6849]
Keywords: Electricity supply, industrial history

 
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Natural and Artificial Methods of Ventilation.
London, Robert Boyle and Son, 1899, First Edition. Hardback, Dustjacket: No jacket. Size: 8vo. Mushroom paper-covered boards, brown titles to front board, 66 pages plus a supplement containing diagrams illustrating ventilation issues, first published in the Local Government Journal, 1894-1895. Condition: Boards soiled and worn, spine strip pulling away for the top inch or so, pages clean and unmarked. Good.
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Book number: 5203
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 US$ 12.75 | JP¥ 1370]
Keywords: Industrial welfare, factory safety

 
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The Painter's and French Polisher's Hand Book.
Barnsley, , 7th. Paperback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 12mo. Title continues "Contains 500 Trade Recipes Instructions and Details For French Polishing, Wood Staining, Varnishing, Ebonizing, Glazing, Bronzing, Spiriting, Pore Filling, Wax Polishing, &c., &c., &c. Includes also glass-frosting and "Trade Secrets for Bronzing". Paper covers, 100 pages. Undated but seems early 20th century. No author or company credited. Condition: Covers very soiled, with considerable loss to edges. Inside covers and facing end papers age-darkened, some dust--spotting to external page edges, but paper otherwise clean and unmarked. Corners of text block curling. Fair.
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Book number: 6544
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.5 US$ 25.5 | JP¥ 2740]
Keywords: painting, french polishing, trade handbooks, industrial history

 
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Report from the Joint Select Committee of the House of Lords and the House of Commons on Electrical Energy (Generating Stations and Supply) Together with the Proceedings of the Committee, Minutes of Evidence, and Appendix.
London, HMSO, 1898. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: Folio. Half leather on red cloth-covered boards, gilt titles on black labels to spine. Paginated title page etc to iv, Report (v-ix), Minutes of Proceedings at each Sitting of the Committee (x-xxiv), Minutes of Evidence (1-150), Appendix (151-156).The questions covered by the report and its investigations included the acquisition of land for generating stations, especially the possibility of compulsory purchase, whether or not permission should be given for the development of electrical supplies across local authorities and using high voltages, and if so to consider questions of construction and location. It therefore, arguably, marks the beginning of the modern electrical supply system in Great Britain. Condition: The leather is very scuffed indeed, and the back board rubbed and stained, from water or chemical splashes. There is a stubborn chalk mark on the back board. Internally, the pages are clean and sound, although there is some pencil emphasising and underlining, especially to the first two pages of the Report. Weight before packing .9 kg; extra postage will be needed for destinations outside the UK.. Fair.
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Book number: 5380
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 28.25 US$ 31.87 | JP¥ 3424]
Keywords: Electricity Supply, History of Electricity Supply, Electricity

 
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Report from the Joint Select Committee of the House of Lords and the House of Commons on Electric Powers (Protective Clauses) Together with the Proceedings of the Committee, Minutes of Evidence, Appendix and Index.
London, HMSO, 1893. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: Folio. Half leather on grey cloth-covered boards, paginated title page etc to iv, then Report (v-vii), Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee (viii-xx), Minutes of Evidence (1-230), Appendix (231-234), Index (235-270). The main issue investigated by the Committee was whether or not the granting of permission to construct electrical systems should be subject to limitations in the use of earth return circuits, "or [limited] by any provision as to leakage, induction, or similar matters"- that is, Parliamentary Committees were starting to grapple with the technical issues raised by permitting the construction and use of electrical networks. Evidence heard included that on alternative systems for powering electric railways and from telephone companies on the implications for them from options being suggested for powering the electric railways. Condition: Front board detached, and leather is very scuffed indeed. Spine strip split and pulling away from text block. Ownership stamp of Ministry of Transport Library to front free end paper. Pages iii-vi detached and creased (but with no loss). Weight before packing .9 kg; extra postage will be needed for destinations outside the UK.. Fair.
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Book number: 5381
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 US$ 19.12 | JP¥ 2055]
Keywords: Electricity Supply, History of Electricity Supply, Electricity

 
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The Rise and Progress of the British Explosives Industry.
London, Whittaker and Co, 1909. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 4to. Published under the auspices of the 7th International Congress of Applied Chemistry by its Explosives Section. Blue cloth-covered bevelled boards, gilt decoration and titles, 418 pages, illustrated (chiefly with portraits of relevant eminent people). Much related material left laid in, mostly newspaper cuttings etc, but also a letter from the Cotton Powder Co Ltd, Faversham, dated Jan 10th 1919, to a Gunner Lawrence, address 152 Heavy Battery, BEF France, regretting that they cannot offer him employment until he has obtained his discharge from the Army. There is also a booklet of Rules and Regulations for the same company's works, dated 1912 and with the same Mr Lawrence's name on them. One small item pasted in to front free end paper. Condition: Boards rubbed, joint at front free end paper worn but holding. A clean, sound copy. Good.
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Book number: 4612
GBP 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 140.25 US$ 159.36 | JP¥ 17122]
Keywords: explosives, industrial history

 
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The Safe Installation and Use of Abrasive Wheels.
Montreal, Canada, International Labour Office, 1944, First edition. ISBN: 1870413156. Paperback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 8vo. Ex-library, with markings to spine, front cover and title page. Grey-green card covers, 175 pages, i;llustrated with tables, diagrams and photographs. With summaries of Safety Reulations in German (as at 1st April 1934), Great Britan (Factories Act 1937) and USA (as approved 1st September 1943). Condition: Library treatemnts as summarised above and occasional stamp to margin, covers faded, text block a little bumped. No readers' marks. Very Good.
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Book number: 3623
GBP 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 33.75 US$ 38.25 | JP¥ 4109]
Keywords: International Labour Office, ILO, ILO Reports

 
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Safety and Health in Dock Work.
Geneva, International Labour Office, 1963. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 8vo. Second printing of work first published in 1958. In the series I.L.O. Codes of Practice. Semi-limp green cloth-covered boards, yellow titles to front board and spine, 125 pages, approximately 7.25 inches high. Condition: Neat ownership inscription to front free end paper, otherwise unmarked. A little wear to the boards. Very Good.
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Book number: 6119
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 US$ 15.3 | JP¥ 1644]

 
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The Story of the Lamp.
London, General Electric Company. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 4to. Undated. A history of the General Electric Company and of the electric lamp. Dark red faux-leather covered boards, gilt titles to spine and front board, gilt decoration to front board, all edges gilt, heavy, good-quality paper, 69 pp, black and white illustrations and a folding coloured plate showing the types of lamp produced by the Osram-G.E.C. Lamp Works, Hammersmith, London bound in before half-title. Compliments slip from company left laid in. Condition: A little differential fading to the front board and decorative end papers, fading to spine strip, which has a little wear to top and bottom, old price in pencil to first blank page. However a clean, sound, bright copy. Very Good.
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Book number: 6342
GBP 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 33.75 US$ 38.25 | JP¥ 4109]
Keywords: General Electric Company, electricity, electric light

 
ADAMS, J G
Lime and Cement.
London, Blackie and Son Ltd, 1. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. . In the series 'Rambles Among Our Industries'. Many illustrations, both line drawings and from photographs, 80 pages. Coloured illustration pasted to front cover. Undated, but the illustrations show horse-drawn carts and the process of digging chalk by hand. Condition: Covers worn and soiled, internally clean and bright. Age tanning to the end papers. Good.
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Book number: 4567
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 US$ 19.12 | JP¥ 2055]
Keywords: Industry, cement making

 
ADLAM, G H J
Acids, Alkalis and Salts.
London, Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons, First Edition. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 8vo. In the series Pitman's Common Commodities. Undated. Grey-green cloth-covered boards, black titles to front board and spine, 112 pages (including index) followed by pages of publisher's catalogue. With 17 illustrations: frontispiece from photograph, 16 line drawings, diagrams etc. Barely octavo in size (approximately 7.4 inches high). Condition: A little rubbing to the boards, some pencil underlining here and there, and generally some evidence that it has been someone's school copy (but all in pencil). Binding pulling at beginning of book. Good.
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Book number: 6134
GBP 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 14.25 US$ 15.94 | JP¥ 1712]
Keywords: chemistry, industrial history, history of technology

 
ALLEN, FREDERICK J
A Guide to the Study of Occupations, a selected critical bibliography of the common occupations with specific references for their study.
Cambridge Mass. USA, Harvard University Press, 1925, 2nd. Hardback, Dustjacket: No Jacket. Size: 8vo. Red cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to front board and spine, 197 pages. Ex-library. Condition: Boards faded, some library evidence inside and to spine, but a clean, sound copy. Good.
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Book number: 4277
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 US$ 19.12 | JP¥ 2055]
Keywords: occupations

 
ANDERSON, ADELAIDE
Women in the Factory.
London, John Murray, 1922, First edition. Hardback, Dustjacket: No jacket. Size: 8vo. Subtitle: An Administrative Adventure, 1893 to 1921. The story of the Woman Inspectorate of Factories and Workshops from its beginning in 1893 through to 1921. Mid blue cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, 316 pages, six pages of publisher's advertisements. Condition: Spine sun-darkened, foxing to prelims especially but also here and there throughout. Front free endpaper age-darkened. Good.
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Book number: 6288
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 US$ 19.12 | JP¥ 2055]
Keywords: Women's history, factory inspection, industrial history

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