By: Harding, Albert W.

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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 Perth. (B)y the mid 19th-century 'Pullars of Perth' had become a by-word 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. Always ready 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 powerful Trade Union and an increasingly 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 wrinkling at top/bottom of flap folds. NF/VG+


Author Name: Harding, Albert W.

Location Published: Perth and Kinross District Libraries, Perth, 1991.

Categories: British History, Business, Finance, Genealogy & Heraldry

Seller ID: 6824

Keywords: dry cleaning, dyeing industry, dyers., family history, genealogy, industrial revolution, perth, pullars family, scotland, trade union