THE ROPEMAKERS OF PLYMOUTH by Samuel Eliot Morison

THE ROPEMAKERS OF PLYMOUTH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An authority of Naval history here turns to the history of an industry. The Plymouth Cordage Company, which was founded in 1824 by Bourne Spooner and which continues to this day, with a product internationally known. Tracing the early organization and difficulties, the importance of the introduction of manila into ropemaking, this goes on to the expansion resulting from the needs and contributions of the clipper ships; it follows the growing markets, the mechanical innovations and modernizations, the competition, disasters, strikes and the company's record through three wars. Pointing with pride to 125 years of benevolent paternalism, this will ""unlay"" the story of Plymouth rope for the commercial and specialty minded.

Pub Date: Sept. 21st, 1950
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin