A rare book entitled "In the Cause of World Cleanliness" by Oliver Trent, 1923. Features some great artwork along with a great history and description of the American laundry machine industry. The book was written for the American Laundry Machine Company in Cincinnati, Ohio and its partner, The Canadian Laundry Machine Company in Toronto, Ontario.
To quote an article in the May, 1923 issue of Sales Management trade magazine: "Wm. A. Biddle, of the American Laundry Machine Company, Cincinnati, sends the editor of "Tips" a most unusual piece of selling literature in the form of a beautifully designed hard bound book entitled: "In the Cause of World Cleanliness." It is a dandy. Next to the book which Marshall Field & Company got out a few years back it is the best designed and printed piece of literature of its kind we have ever seen. It is well worth every manager's time to try to get hold of a copy of this book and see how one company has brought the plant to the customer."
According to the text, the first power laundry in America was the Contra Costa Laundry of Oakland, California.
Signed and dated by Joseph H. Speller, who was the Assistant Factory Manager at the Cincinnati plant, Norwood Station, Ohio.
Condition: Good. Corners and edges bumped, dented. Wear on back board, scratches.