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Irish linen laws and proposed amendments thereof
Bates, Arthur Henry
The custom, largely adopted in many manufacturing districts, particularly in the north of Ireland, of manufacturers in the linen and damask trade giving out to weavers the materials for webs to be woven by them in their own homes, has been the origin of a small code of laws. The fact that property, representing a very large amount of capital, is entrusted during a considerable time to men generally poor, and is left during that time under their complete control, in danger of being lost or injured, not only by their dishonesty but also by their want of care or of industry, or even by their misfortunes, as well as by the dishonesty, negligence, or misfortune of the other inmates of their houses, has been considered sufficient to justify the existence of special laws, containing provisions intended to protect the interests of the owners of such property. These provisions, with others regulating the sale of flax and linen, and intended to protect buyers of such against fraud, form the contents of the Acts which are the subject of this paper.
Keyword(s): Irish linen laws; Manufacturing; Linen industry; Small businesses; 314.15
Publication Date:
1881
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Citation(s): Bates, Arthur Henry. 'Irish linen laws and proposed amendments thereof'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. VIII, Part LVIII, 1880/1881, pp203-216
Publisher(s): Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
File Format(s): application/pdf
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