Cover: Broadlooms and Businessmen: A History of the Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company, from Harvard University PressCover: Broadlooms and Businessmen in E-DITION

Broadlooms and Businessmen

A History of the Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674333406

Publication Date: 01/01/1955

439 pages

7 charts, 26 halftones, 34 tables


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Since Bigelow-Sanford is the oldest company in the industry, this comprehensive history of the development of carpetmaking from the point of view of top management and from the point of view of the nature of product changes will be important to everyone who has an interest in the evolution of the medium-sized business, and in particular problems encountered in the manufacture and sale of carpets.

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