The History of Smiths
Author: James Nye
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Business & Economics
View: 8136Based on company records and interviews, this book charts the history of Smiths Group from its beginnings in the Victorian jewellery trade through market presences in the twentieth century motor accessory, clock, and watch industries, to its current standing as a global technology company and part of the UK FTSE 100 index. It explores the reasons for its survival and adaptability, and offers a counter-narrative to the 'declinist' account of British post-warindustry. The company history represents a story of transition from family-owned business, through paternalistic management to its modern shareholder-driven structure.
A Pictorial History of Fire Departments in New York City
Author: Gary R. Urbanowicz
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
View: 3260This fascinating pictorial history chronicles the vibrant development of the largest and most colorful fire service in the country -- the Fire Department of New York (FDNY). Beautifully illustrated, Badges of the Bravest tells the nostalgic story of the fire departments in New York City through a lavish collection of more than 900 badges -- the most time-honored of firefighters' symbols -- along with intriguing photographs and historical documents sure to captivate history buffs, firefighting enthusiasts, and collectors of fire memorabilia. Badges of the Bravest takes the reader through a vivid journey, from the early volunteer companies to the paid uniformed force, from bucket brigades to steam fire engines, from the hand-drawn to the horse-drawn to the motorized era! Badges punctuate the many important milestones in the FDNY's history and capture its most poignant events, including the tragic fires at the Brooklyn Theater, Triangle Shirtwaist factory and the Happyland Social Club. Often overlooked in other published histories of New York firefighting, Badges of the Bravest documents the important role of many specialized fire brigades protecting New York City's landmarks, including the World's Fair, United Nations, Grand Central Terminal, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Coney Island amusement parks, and the World Trade Center. Badges of the Bravest is the saga of a great city... of firefighting and firefighters... and the glorious badges that celebrate and pay fitting tribute to the bravest of American heroes. Book jacket.
A Reference Guide
Author: Michael L. Berger
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
View: 1103Presents a collection of bibliographic essays that describe the history, culture, and impact of the automobile and automobile industry in the United States.
An Illustrated Historical Study
Author: Kenneth Florey
Category: Social Science
View: 6353While historians have long recognized the importance of memorabilia to the Woman Suffrage movement, the subject has not been explored apart from a few restricted, albeit excellent, studies. Part of the problem is that such objects are scattered about in various collections and museums and can be difficult to access. Another is that most scholars do not have ready knowledge 1of the general nature and history of the type of objects (postcards, badges, sashes, toys, ceramics, sheet music, etc.) that suffragists produced. Then-new techniques in both printing and manufacturing created numerous possibilities for supporters to develop campaigns of “visual rhetoric.” This work analyzes 70 different categories of suffrage memorabilia, while providing numerous images of relevant objects along the way and discussing these innovative production methods. Most important, this study looks at period accounts, often fascinating, of how, why when, and where the memorabilia were used in both America and England.
a history of rock mementos, with over 600 illustrations
Author: Hilary Kay
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 9082Hilary Kay held the first auction of rock & roll collectibles ever at Sotheby's in 1981. With 625 specially commissioned photographs (200 in color) from private collections and from Sotheby's own archives, this book opens up the world of rock & roll nostalgia for collectors who spend thousands on artifacts--and for those whose memories are flusher than their bank accounts.