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Author Thomas French & Sons.

Title Venetian blinds : a survey of the foundation and development of the Venetian blind, its uses, advantages and applications, together with the modern modus operandi of manufacture and selling. / A standard text book for the furnishing and blind-making trades
Published Manchester, Eng. ; New York city [etc.] : Thomas French & Sons, 1941


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Description 295 pages, 1 unnumbered page : illustrations (part color; including plans) IV color plates, diagrams ; 25 cm
Contents Foreword -- The resuscitation of the venetian -- Venetian blinds, how to sell them -- Venetian blinds, measuring, fixing, estimating for a simple type of blind -- How to assemble a simple type of venetian blind -- Advanced types, American venetian blinds -- Venetian blind accessories -- Modern metal venetian blinds -- Venetian blind ladder webbing -- Colour in venetian blinds -- Modern venetian blinds -- Shaped venetian blinds -- Venetian blind principles applied to awnings -- Timber for venetian blinds -- Workshop management -- Layout of a venetian blind workshop -- Running a venetian blind workshop -- Assembly of venetian blinds factory practice -- Appendices -- Venetian blinds Glossary -- Acknowledgements -- Contents summary -- Index -- Epilogue
Summary "Venetian blinds have enjoyed a revival in popularity during recent years and there has been a considerable improvement in their design and much development in their efficient manufacture. There has also been a wider field of application and increased adaptation for both domestic and business establishments, particularly in the use of attractive colour harmonies. Having realized for some time that a text book, or manual of up-to-date practice was overdue, we decided, as one of the oldest of established component manufacturers, to produce such a manual ourselves. We also strived, in spite of increased costs of production, to ensure that the book is sold at a nominal price, within the reach of all likely to be interested. This book is the result of two years of intensive work, and will, we hope, satisfy a long-felt, if unexpressed, need. Further editions will be produced as and when required and comments and suggestions for its improvement will be welcomed." -- Foreword, by Roger French, managing director, Thomas French & Sons Limited
Notes Includes index
"First impression, spring 1941."
Subject Window shades.
LC no. 43000576