A downloadable PDF version of Charles Vickerman’s 1883 book “The Woollen Thread: it’s Nature and History, it’s Structure and Use”.
The PDF was prepared from an original copy of the book and the text can be searched.
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The PDF contains 90 pages and has a file size of 59MB.
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The author, Charles Vickerman, died on 26 January 1895 and his works are in the Public Domain. He was born in Marsden on 19 May 1821 and worked in the textile trade, eventually becoming the manager of a mill.
A sample PDF which includes the table of contents and the first chapter can be downloaded here if you’d like to “try before you buy”.