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Printed on high-quality 300grm Tinatone Grosso tex card and supplied unframed.

Accompanied by a document explaining the origin and history of the print.
Overall size 29.7 x 21cm (A4) 

Ernest Waterhouse Course Notes 1a

SKU: SP069
  • A remarkable record of how textile students, from the past, learnt their craft.


    This print is a reproduction of the beautifully handwritten notes made by student Ernest Waterhouse at Bradford College between 1900-1902. The print is of Ernest Waterhouse's first lecture and describes the fibres of the day. No man-made fibres in 1900!


    The two-year course for textile technicians and designers involved a total of 68 lectures in total.

    Bradford and its Technical College, at the time, was a world leader. The International Wool exchange was based in the City and this authority controlled the world's wool crop price. 

    Bradford at the beginning of the 20th Century was a place to be, built upon the wealth of numerous internationally important textile Mills. Spinners, weavers and finishing companies were abundant and employment in the Mills and supporting manufacturing businesses needed a stream of quality apprentices for the various skills needed to keep the looms busy.


    The original course book was purchased from Sotheby's of London in 1998.

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