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Sanitary Appliances

Author Charles Buick & Sons
Title Sanitary Appliances
Imprint [Edinburgh: W & A.K. Johnston, Ltd]
Date of Publication 1907
Language English
Notes Trade catalogues often contain fascinating insights into aspects of social and industrial history which would otherwise be hard to recover. This catalogue of 'sanitary appliances' from the firm of Charles Buick and Sons of Alloa documents the range of 'fireclay baths, lavatories, sinks, wash tubs, urinals, closets, hospital appliances, channels and every other description of enamelled goods' the firm manufactured and made available to 'architects, sanitary engineers, plumbers and builders' in 1907, with details of the designs, materials and costs involved. Many of the items illustrated in this catalogue, such as the 'range of 4 independent school closets' and hospital 'slop sinks' would have remained in use throughout the twentieth century. The occasional handwritten notes on this catalogue suggest that it was used by a French speaker.
Shelfmark HB6.207.4.75
Reference Sources Bookseller's catalogue
Acquired on 11/04/07
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