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Firth's Wiltons Season 1938-39 [WITH] Firth's Spool Axminster Seamless Squares Season 1938-39. Two Trade Catalogs (Complete)

T.F. Firth & Sons

Published by T.F. Firth & Sons, Clifton Mills, Brighouse, Yorkshire, 1938
Condition: g to vg Soft cover
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Offered for sale are two splendid catalogs from T.F. Firth & Sons,* British manufacters of Axminster, Brussels and tapestry carpets and rugs. - Firth's Wiltons Season 1938-39: Quarto. Unpaginated. [74]pp. Original string-bound red wrappers, with gold- and black-stamped title on front cover, as well as T.F. Firth & Sons' logo in the form of a deer with antlers. Illustrated with 48 striking color plates, this catalog shows 48 types of Wilton rugs** in a variety of designs and colorings. The rugs are divided into eight sections with the following tabs: Solus, Viking, Crushless, Trojan, Talbot, Oakwood Squares, Scandia Squares, and Balkan. Minor shelf wear and soiling along edges of wrappers. Lower front corner bumped (not affecting pages throughout). Wrappers in overall good to good+, interior in very good condition - Firth's Spool Axminster Seamless Squares Season 1938-39: Quarto. Unpaginated. [30]pp. Original string-bound blue wrappers, with gold- and black-stamped title on front cover, as well as T.F. Firth & Sons' logo in the form of a deer with antlers. Illustrated with 21 color plates, this catalog shows 21 types of seamless Spool Axminster rugs*** in a variety of patterns and colorings. The rugs are divided into three sections with the following tabs: Princess, Monarch, and Harmony. Minor shelf wear. Lower front corner bumped, thus slightly affecting pages throughout. Wrappers in overall good to good+, interior in good+ to very good condition. * The origins of T. F. Firth & Sons can be traced to Heckmondwicke Yorkshire in England where Edwin Firth erected a weaving shed in 1822. He operated initially as a cloth merchant, finisher, and as a manufacturer of blankets and was soon joined in business by his five sons, including Thomas Freeman (T. F.) Firth. By the 1860s, the firm was producing cloth for ladies mantles, imitation furs, railway and carriage rugs, and in 1863 began manufacturing Scotch or Kidderminster and Dutch carpets at a new plant in Flush Mills. Carpet manufacture was pursued further when Firth Willans & Co was established four years later at Clifton Mill, Bailiffe Bridge. The firm, which changed its name to T.F. Firth & Co in 1875, was soon producing Tapestry, Brussels, Wilton, and Axminster carpets. In 1888, the Firths established in the USA the Firth Carpet Co. which became one of that country's largest manufacturers. Prior to World War I, Firths began producing Hair Brussels (also known as hair cord) carpet, and after the war decided to scrap its large Tapestry plant, replacing it with face-to-face Wiltons and new wide Axminster looms. The company continued strongly until 1968 when it became part of the Readicut group. In 1997, the US based Interface group took control and Firths Clifton and Victoria mills were sold in 2000 and 2001 respectively. ** A traditional wilton weave carpet is one in which the pile threads run continuously into the carpet and are raised above the surface of the integral backing by means of wires or hooks. Wilton carpets are often cut or loop products and different yarn types can be used to produce different surface textures. Wilton weaving is not as versatile as axminster for the production of patterned carpets, due to continuous yarns that create waste yarn on the back of the carpet. *** Axminster Carpets are a product that is a relative newcomer from the late 19th century. Taking the name of an earlier form of hand-knotted rug (the finest and most expensive English carpets), Chenille Axminsters, developed in 1839 by James Templeton of Glasgow, simulated the rich quality of the hand-knotted rugs and could weave room size seamless rugs. Spool and gripper Axminsters were a later development that made a durable machine woven carpet with a thick pile, but of a more modest expense than other woven carpets. These are still made in large quantities for hotels, pubs, and residential use. William Morris and C.F.A. Voysey were among the famous designers who drew patterns for Axminster car. Bookseller Inventory # 40210

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Title: Firth's Wiltons Season 1938-39 [WITH] ...

Publisher: T.F. Firth & Sons, Clifton Mills, Brighouse, Yorkshire

Publication Date: 1938

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:g to vg

Edition: First edition.

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