Tuesday, 8 December 2020

The Book of English Trades


I had the link to this book tucked in among the links in my post The Calico Printer but it really should have it's own spotlight.

The book has descriptions of over 75 trades, some with woodcut images. If known they give the origins of the trade.

At the rear of the book are drawings and explanations of some machinery used at that time, including a water mill

Many of my ancestors' trades are in there including carpenter, shoemaker, calico printer, spinner, bookseller, wheelwright, tailor... to name a few.

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