[J. Rhodes & Sons, Ltd., manufacturers of sheet metal working machinery.] Trade catalogue, profusely illustrated with photographs and diagrams, and detailed descriptive text.

J. Rhodes & Sons, Ltd. Grove Iron Works, Wakefield, manufacturers of sheet metal working machinery, founded 1824 [Edwardian trade catalogue]
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J. Rhodes & Sons, Ltd., Grove Iron Works, Wakefield. London Office, 37, Walbrook, E.C. [J. H. Davenport & Co., Columbian Printing Works, Leeds, Yorks.] [1901.]
SKU: 15695

409 + [6]pp., 8vo. In blue cloth, with ornate design printed in silver on front cover, around a laid down photographic portrait of 'The late Alderman J. Rhodes, J.P. Founder of the Firm in 1824.' Spine reads: '1824. J. RHODES & SONS, LTD., 1901.' Text embossed on back cover. In fair condition, on aged paper, in lightly-worn and aged binding. Two leaves of addenda tipped-in, the first, with text printed in red, headed 'Notice. - American Competition!'; the second carrying text and illustration of the '"Rhodes" "Excelsior" Treadle Guillotine Shear'. The book contains details and illustrations of a large number of machines, including double-action power presses, grooving presses, double-sided power presses (double-crank), foot presses, drawing or raising presses (cam action), screw presses, circle-cutting machines, angle bending machines. A section on '"Rhodes" Dies. For Cutting, Stamping, Piercing, and Embossing. Made from finest quality steel.' includes three pages all headed 'A few photographs of fancy boxes made by our machinery.', together with a full-page illustration of 'The Late Queen's Chocolate Box. Made By Our Machinery.' Scarce: no copies traced either on COPAC or on OCLC WorldCat.