Scenes Of Commerce, By Land And Sea

Paperback | October 16, 2012

byIsaac Taylor

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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. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ...and are reckoned superior to those they imitate. "The printing of cotton is in many respects curious, and, as such, an object worthy your curiosity and attention. Some cottons, or calicoes as the workpeople call them, are figured by the use of different coloured threads in the weaving; these are either stripes, checks, or ginghams; but anything of a varied pattern, in device or colour, is printed. "Two methods are in use for this purpose: one is by means of copper plates, on which the patterns are engraved. The lines cut by the engraver are filled in with colour; and after the surface of the plate has been cleaned, so as to leave no colour except in the lines, the calico is laid upon it and violently pressed with a roller, which forces the cloth into the engraving, so as to imbibe the colour. Most of you have seen the processes of engraving and printing a picture, and this is much like it: in one case the impression is taken upon paper softened by wetting, in the other upon cotton cloth. "The other mode of calico printing is by means of wooden blocks. The pattern is drawn very correctly upon a block of smooth hard wood, as box or holly: then all the parts between the strokes of the pattern are cut away, so as to leave the pattern raised upon the surface of the block. This is dabbed over with colour, and by pressing it forcibly upon the cloth, an exact copy of the pattern will remain upon it, whether of flowers, birds, or ornamental sprigs, as you see them on this curtain. "By one of these methods, an outline is obtained, which is afterwards filled up with gay colours; in the best chintzes, by hand, with a camel's hair pencil; but for ordinary prints, with blocks, one of which is cut, as I have already described, for each colour....

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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. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ...and are reckoned superior to those they imitate. "The printing of cotton is in many respects curious, and, as s...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:October 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217044387

ISBN - 13:9780217044387

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