Manchester: [Circa 1940s]. White card box measuring 12.75" x 6.25" x 2" with blue paper label pasted at front, containing six individual sections, containing cotton samples at progressive stages of manufacture, including: raw cotton; cleaned cotton; card sliver; slubbing; roving; mule cop; ring tube; and seven completed fabric samples mounted on blue cards. Each sample labeled with blue cards. Box sound, lid suffers some soiling and wear at edges. Contents generally fine. Very good. Item #16723
Educational aid issued by the Labour Department of the UK's Cotton Board for the demonstration of textile production from raw cotton to various finished fabrics. From a difficult time in the history of the cotton textile trade in the UK, once a world powerhouse, at the time struggling against globalized markets, industrial development and the emergence of synthetic fibers. A remarkable survival in excellent condition.