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The History of the Honiton Lace Industry Books

  • Autor: H.J. Yallop
  • Editor: University of Exeter Press
  • Relaese Date: 01 January 1998
  • ISBN: 0859893790
  • Format Book: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
  • Number of page: 364 pages
  • File Size: 23MB
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Description The History of the Honiton Lace Industry de H.J. Yallop:

This book tells the full story of the Honiton lace industry from its beginnings in the mid-16th century to its demise in the 20th century. Part 1 discusses the course of the industry from its foundation, through the successful period in the 17th and 18th centuries when it played a significant part in the local economy and made an important contribution to the fashion markets at home and abroad. The effects on the industry of the invention of net and lace making machinery are examined and the long period of decline is studied. Part 2 considers the people who were involved in the industry, including the manufacturers, who were responsible for the organization of the industry, the designers, the thread suppliers, the distributors and the retailers. The book includes an illustrated section which depicts the history of design in Honiton lace as well as technical aspects of manufacture. The late Dr John Yallop OBE PhD MA BSc CChem FRSC, a native of the West Country, he was educated in Honiton. In parallel to a long career in chemistry he carried out private research in Devon history, and was appointed honorary curator of Allhallows Museum, Honiton, in 1974. His research on the history of Honiton lace led to the award of PhD by the University of Exeter

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