'Dye house', 1754.

'Dye house', 1754.
2 9 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Engraved plate from the 'New and Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences', by J Barrow, published in London in 1754. The illustration shows workers dyeing lengths of calico cloth in large wooden and brick vats. To the right of the picture a worker is wringing exces water from the cloth.

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