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M. Macdonald & Co. (Steeplejacks) Ltd... Steeplejacks - Page 8. 1920. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 23, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets/item/726/show/682.

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M. Macdonald & Co. (Steeplejacks) Ltd... (1920). Steeplejacks - Page 8. Architectural Retail Catalog Collection. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets/item/726/show/682

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Title Steeplejacks
Creator (LCNAF)
  • M. Macdonald & Co. (Steeplejacks) Ltd..
Publisher Nottingham: M. Macdonald & Co .
Date 1920
Description A 51-page booklet published in 1920 called “Steeljacks” by M. Macdonald & Co. (Steeplejacks) Ltd. based out of several Great Britain offices including London, England. Content includes numerous illustrated pages on steeplejacks, chimneys, spires, lightning conductors, and the repair and restoration of towers.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Steeple-jacks
  • Spires
  • Towers
  • Chimneys
  • Lightning conductors
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • chimneys
  • towers
  • building designs
  • architecture
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • M. Macdonald & Co. (Steeplejacks) Ltd..
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
  • catalogs (documents)
Language English
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Original Item Location T54 .M2 1920
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b5576987~S11
Digital Collection Architecture Retail Catalog Collection
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets
Repository Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/william-r-jenkins-architecture-art-library
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Transcript AN OLD TRADE SIGN at great heights. Aeronautics have given to our young people a greater appreciation and perhaps a little less fear of heights, for so many of our sons have soared thou; sands of feet into the air, but always with the feeling they had something secure under them. Just in the same way, steeplejacks are made. Despite the great height at which they work, they feel secure no matter how narrow the platform. This is their security and in this, modern ideas of scaffolding and other devices mean so much. The climbing of chimney shafts, church spires and other buildings, is now made possible with the minimum of danger without the use of expensive scaffolding systems, yet there is added security and one can readily appreciate that in such a manner costs are reduced. And there is great variety in the work. It may be that a steeplejack is engaged one day in dealing with a dangerous chimney head, }oo feet or so high, and the next be travelling some )oo miles away to re*gild the clock dials of some famous cathedral church, or even advise upon foundations which have been thought to have be; come insecure. The need for thorough training is therefore very essential, for the class of work steeplejacks are called upon to perform, and even advise on, demands expert knowledge. Speaking generally, it might be said that at the moment 80 per cent of the steeplejacks of this country have some former background in the industry. Tracing back the records of the house of Macdonald, we find that since the beginning of this century, there are representatives in our employ who have followed one after the other in the same family. There are others who have entered through some remote family association, but still there are others, and this is the vital point to the industry's future, who have come into the profession by their own special desire. TRAINING. Psychology plays a very important part in the selection of candidates to join the apprentice group of our undertaking. First of all there is a thorough exami* nation of each boy's background, especially in relation to his school report. We have found that the most suitable age to start an apprenticeship is ij. By then a boy has some ideas of his desires for the future, and his school