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From 1803, through six generations, Sissons manufactured paint in the city of Kingston upon Hull. With unequalled access to the personalities and the Company archive, the last member of the family to join the company captures both the entrepreneurial spirit of Sissons Brothers, and the family’s commitment to their staff...
By John McManus
Coal mining in Fife has an industrial history of four hundred years, although, in the East Neuk of Fife, despite many accessible and shallow deposits, the industry is long inactive. John McManus provides a survey of the geology and a history of the socio-economic factors that led to the rise...
This fascinating and unique study of essential utilities in the early modern period will interest business historians and historians of science and technology alike.