A collection of colour standard pamphlets produced by the British Colour Council and British Standards Institution

A collection of colour standard pamphlets produced by the British Colour Council and British Standards Institution
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A collection of colour standard pamphlets produced by the British Colour Council and British Standards InstitutionA collection of colour standard pamphlets produced by the British Colour Council and British Standards InstitutionA collection of colour standard pamphlets produced by the British Colour Council and British Standards Institution



London. British Colour Council & British Standards Institution. 1946-1960. 14 pamphlets, some duplicates; stapled, folding or folders; all housed in original card mailing box. The majority of the pamphlets have several colour swatches and schemes. 220 x 150mm (8 x 6"). 0.8kg. . English. Good - very good; some light shelf wear to the pamphlets; the Colours for Ready Mixed Paints appropriately paint splattered; marks and wear to mailing box.

The colour pamphlets were produced by the British Colour Council (BCC) and British Standards Institution (BSI) as an aid to standardise colour across industries. Many of the colour references are still used today.

The pamphlets are as follows:
Colour and Lighting in Factories and Offices - BCC, 1946
Colours for Ready Mixed Paints - BSI, 1948
Nomenclature of Decorative Metallic Finishes - BSI, 1948
Paint Colours for Factories and Offices - BCC, no date, 2 copies
Machinery Colours Safety Colour Code. Pipe Identification Colours - BCC, no date
Colours for Flat Finishes for Wall Decoration - BSI, 1949, 5 copies
Colours for Building and Decorative Paints - BSI, 1955, 2 copies
Specification for Identification of Pipelines - BSI, 1960

The mailing box indicates that the pamphlets belonged to the Bradford firm of John Hargreaves and Son Ltd., who are still operating today. The pamphlets were intended as working documents, therefore few copies survive.

Price :  £180.00

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