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!!! NOTE !!! if the image(s) in the description shows a broken image icon(s), right click on the icon(s) and open in new tab to see the larger image(s). Pawtucket - Rhode Island Fairbrother Leather Belting Manufactory Another Fine Quality Print from Martin2001 Print Specifics: Type of print: Steel engraving - Original antique print Year of printing: not indicated in the print - actual 1876 Original artist: n/a Engraver: n/a Publisher: John A. Lowell Co., Boston Condition: 1 (1. Excellent - 2. Very good - 3. Good - 4. Fair) Overall uniform very light age toning of paper. Dimensions: 7.5 x 10.5 inches, including blank margins (borders) around the image. Paper weight: 2 (1. Thick - 2. Heavier - 3. Medium heavy - 4. Slightly heavier - 5. Thin) Reverse side: Blank Notes: Green color around the print in the photo is a contrasting background on which the print was photographed. 1 inch = 2,54 cm. An excerpt from the description that accompanied the print: The business increased every year, and from time to time, with but one change of location, Mr. Fairbrother made extensive enlargements and improvements. He retired from business in the fall of 1861, leaving his son as his successor, when the latter introduced a new feature in the work. Before that time Mr. Fairbrother had purchased his leather (tanned with bark), in the open market. It was not always possible to obtain the quality that was required, and the son determined to adopt a method whereby he might be assured of the possession of a regular and uniform supply of the best stock. By a series of protracted experiments, he became satisfied that gambir (the product of a tree of the family to which the Peruvian bark tree belongs, and a native of the East Indian archipelago), was the best article for tanning belting leather, to give it strength and uniformity in tension. It is called terra japonica-japan earth-from the fact that when it was first produced, its origin was unknown, and it was supposed to be a kind of earth from Japan. Mr. Fairbrother tanned leather with gambir, and submitted the product to consumers for practical tests of its excellence. It was soon proven that his belting made from leather tanned with gambir would endure greater strain and remain straighter (thus obtaining more power), than belting made from leather tanned with oak or hemlock bark. He has since followed that process of tanning. As the use of machinery rapidly and widely extended, the Fairbrother leather belting was almost as widely called for, and the business rapidly increased. Now the one story building, in which the founder of the house worked alone, has expanded into buildings which, if placed on a line, would measure 300 by 70 feet, and four stories in height. In these buildings 75 men are employed, who may turn out 600,000 worth of goods annually. The capital of 84, has expanded into 300,000, and the products of the establishment are found in every part of our country where leather belting is used. The motive power of the establishment is supplied by a forty-horse steam-engine, a greater portion of the vapor being used for drying purposes, their style of tanning being such, that the product must be dried by artificial heat. Martin2001 Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy! Any print purchased from me may be returned for any (or no) reason for a full refund including all postage. seller since 1998. Five-star service. Powered by Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.
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