The Sooty Side.
CHIMNEY SWEEP SERVICES - TRADE BOOKLET)
London. The Ramoneur Company, Ltd. 1914.
Illustrated booklet approximately 5 ¼ x 4 ¼ inches providing background regarding the "chimney sweep" profession (with some horrific anecdotes) and information pertaining to the Ramoneur Company's history (dating from 1848). The booklet also promotes Ramoneur's window cleaning and carpet beating services. A list of private houses and various firms relying on Ramoneur is provided, with seven pages of testimonials. The booklet is a most unusual historical document; no listing could be found in WorldCat. Summary: The booklet lists eight London branches for the firm and contains testimonials from wealthy persons who, in some instances, have used the firm's services for over half a century. A useful account of the firm can be found in Benita Cullingford's book, "British Chimney Sweeps." Item #54919