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Ackermann, Suardy & Co
Patent water-proof manufactories.
[London] : [Ackermann, Suardy and Company], [1802?]
Physical Description:
1 print : stipple engraving ; plate mark 40.5 x 28 cm
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Folio A 2018 7d
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"Upper Belgrave Place, formerly New Spring Gardens, Chelsea, and at Cupers Bridge Lambeth. Patronised by Their Majesties, Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales, the Dukes of York, Clarence, Kent, Cumberland, Glocester, &c. &c. &c. Ackermann, Suardy and Co. patentees for making all sorts of cloth, &c., water-proof, unimpairable by heat, humbly beg leave to offer their services to the public, upon the following moderate terms, viz, Lady's riding habit 0.5.6 [price L.S.D.], Box coat 0.5.6, Great coat 0.4.6, Close coat 0.3.6, Spencer 0.2.6, Trowsers or pantaloons 0.2.6, Small clothes 0.2.0., Waistcoat 0.1.6, Gaiters 0.0.9, Quarter cloth for horses 0.2.6, Breast cloth 1.0, hood 0.1.0, Roller cloth & rolller 0.1.0. And every other article in proportion. N.B. This water-proof process does not injure delicate colours, nor prevent perspiration. The entrance at the great Gate Upper Belgrave Place."--Middle of broadside.
"To prevent imposition every piece of clothing done at the above manufactories is marked on the inside either in black or red, with the annexed die. Cloths are received and delivered from 9 o'clock in the morning, til 6 in the evening, & for each article a ticket is given mentioning the day when it will be ready for delivery. Manufacturers, merchants, factors, and wollen-drapers, are requested to send their cloths to be render'd waterproof to Messr Douglas & Co. Manufactory, Cupers Bridge, Lambeth, where scouring, milling, dressing, brushing, napping and finishing of cloths, is carried on in all it branches, on improved principles; which will be of the utmost importance to the trade in general. For those gentlemen who reside in the country, agents will be appointed in all the principal towns in England to forward their orders concerning wearing apparel, to the manufactory at Chelsea."--Foot of broadside, with text surrounding a seal reading "Ackermann Suardy & Cos. Royal Patent Water Proof, London."
Text engraved by I. Girtin.
Monthly magazine, 1801, volume 12, part II, pages 42
Engraved advertisement for waterproof clothing sold by Ackermann, Suardy and Company, London. The top half of the broadside features a stipple engraved image by Maria Hadfield Cosway, engraved by John Samuel Agar. It depicts a cherub squeezing rain from a cloud; the rain falls toward a second cherub who is sheltering beneath a large piece of waterproof material, the water running safely down away from him and falling upon a dolphin below. The image, or a variant of it, was reviewed by Sir Richard Phillips in the Monthly Magazine, 1801, volume 12, part II, pages 42.
Subject Terms:
Ackermann, Suardy & Co.
Clothing and dress -- Great Britain.
Clothing trade -- Great Britain.
Waterproof clothing.
Waterproofing of fabrics.
Engravings -- 1802.
Stipple engravings -- 1802.
Cosway, Maria Hadfield, 1759-1838, illustrator.
Agar, John Samuel, approximately 1770-approximately 1835, engraver.
Girtin, I., engraver.

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