Fortunes Made In Business; A Series Of Original Sketches, Biographical And Anecdotic, From The Recent History Of Industry And Commerce Volume 1 by James HoggFortunes Made In Business; A Series Of Original Sketches, Biographical And Anecdotic, From The Recent History Of Industry And Commerce Volume 1 by James Hogg

Fortunes Made In Business; A Series Of Original Sketches, Biographical And Anecdotic, From The…

byJames Hogg

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... been appropriated to the use of "I. Holden & Pils;" for it was well known to the manufacturers, merchants, and business men connected with the trade that there was represented in that one case the work of the chief firm of woolcombers now in existence. To the outside world, untutored in the ways of trade and ignorant of the vastness of its many ramifications, a simple statement of this kind will doubtless mean little; but the addition of a few facts and figures, taken from the industrial annals of England and France, will serve to convey some idea of the magnitude of the woolcombing trade generally, and of the extent of the operations of Messrs. Isaac Holden & Sons in particular. Messrs. Holden have three separate establishments engaged in woolcombing--one at Bradford, one at Croix, near Eoubaix, and one at Eheims. These three concerns cover altogether over twenty-three acres of actual flooring, and give employment to 4,000 workpeople. The firm have a total of 500 carding and 370 combing machines working, accomplishing as much labour as it would have taken 25,000 workmen to have got through in the old days prior to the introduction of the woolcombing machine. This gigantic business has been built up with a rapidity which is almost unparalleled. Three decades have hardly passed since Isaac Holden, the founder of the firm, went out as the pioneer partner of Mr. S. C. Lister (whose connection with woolcombing inventions is so well known and commemorated) to seek a fresh field of operation amongst the manufacturers of France for the machine which was destined to make Mr. Holden a princely fortune. How Mr. Holden came to engage upon this enterprise, and how, from being a collier''s lad, he worked his way up to a position of splendid commercial...
Title:Fortunes Made In Business; A Series Of Original Sketches, Biographical And Anecdotic, From The…Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217213952

ISBN - 13:9780217213950

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