100 YEARS OF GOOD COMPANY; STORY OF RUSTON & HORNSBY by B NEWMAN 1957 ILLUST

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF GOOD COMPANY by BERNARD NEWMAN THE STORY OF RUSTON AND HORNSBY
PUBLISHED ON THE OCCASION OF THE RUSTON CENTENARY 1857-1957
LONDON : METHUEN : 1957 (FIRST EDITION)
CHAPTER ONE ... SMALL BEGINNINGS .... If the nose of Cleopatra had been a little shorter, it would have changed the history of the world, declared a famous French philosopher. It is true, of course, that if Julius Caesar - to say nothing of other Romans! - had not been attracted by her intoxicating beauty, then the fate of Rome, and with it the world, might have been very different. History and personal experience alike can supply countless examples of trivial incidents which have had momentous consequences. Certainly a young man in Sheffield, on a raw November day of 1856, could have had no idea that he was about to affect the lives of tens or even hundreds of thousands of people - when he decided to get his hair cut!
A fascinating book, in good condition, crisp clean pages. Part of our Social History. Littered with monochrome line drawings, photographs and images to support the text.
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