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Manual of the science of laundry work

By RANKIN, Margaret Cuthbert

subjects: laundrywork, teaching,

  • 1. A manual of the science of laundry work for students and teachers / by Margaret Cuthbert Rankin / Head teacher of laundry work, Technical College of Domestic Science, Liverpool; first class certificate for laundry work; first class full diploma for cookery; certificated in chemistry, hygiene and physiology; first class dressmaking certificate (City and Guilds).
    [1904]
    17.0 x 11.5 cm   Pp [1-4] 5-142  
    GB:   *LB  

    Date from BMCat.
    Binding: grey cloth.
    The author goes to some lengths to emphasise the scientific basis of laundrywork as an academic subject, with chapters on the chemical composition of soap, starch, bleaches and borax and on the properties of various fabrics. There are also directions for experiments and blackboard summaries of the lessons.