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Advert for Pearson & Co, needles

Advert for Pearson & Co, needles

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1884

Shelfmark: Evan.7510

Item number: 7510

Genre: Leaflet

In the 17th century, British needlemakers formed a national guild known as the Worshipful Company of Needle-Makers. In London, needle businesses began to establish themselves near tailors and drapers stores in Cheapside and Threadneedle Street. The needle-making process was quite complex, with many stages of development. As such, employees were specially trained for individual tasks, from making the eyes or pointing the needles to polishing or packing.

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