picture on front cover/dust jacket
Title The Romance of Bowl Manufacture
Author John P Monro
Publisher Not stated, Melbourne, Australia
First published 1951
ISBN Pre-ISBN system
Edition reviewed 6th (published 1955)
Hardback/softback Softback
List price Not known
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
16.5 x 10.5
Number of pages 20
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  None 2 None
Synopsis The Romance of Bowl Manufacture traces the evolution of the modern bowl from the use of lignum vitae in the 16th century to the early 20th century, to the short period when vulcanite (hard rubber) was employed, and on to the modern plastic compounds used today. Although English and Scottish bowls manufacturers, such as John Jaques (established 1795) and Thomas Taylor (1796) are mentioned in passing, the publication is essentially a tribute to the roles played by William David Hensell and his son, Raymond William Hensell, in the development of Henselite bowls and their success globally. Click here for an online version of the complete text.
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