Swatch

A Recipe Book for Dyestuffs


In the Textiles collection is a wonderful example of a dyer’s record book for printed textiles. The book has special significance as it was the personal property of Edmund Barnes, a textile dyer and printer from northern England. Barnes was working at an unspecified print works, probably in the early 1820s, when he began recording his dye recipes.
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A Watch To See


The ubiquitous Swatch watch is manufactured by the Swatch Group, a Swiss conglomerate whose name is a contraction of the words second and watch. The company introduced its first watches in 1983, at a time when digital timepieces were enjoying wide popularity.
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