READICUT BOOK OF RUGS - VOL 40 (1970)
Sarah Hartwell, 2018

Vol 40 reflects the economic problems in Britain in 1970. That year there were strikes, a 3 day working week and power cuts (I remember night lights, candles and mum planning how best to use the cooker). The catalogue has fewer pages and the full-size A4 colour pages alternate with half-width pages on cheaper paper and without colour printing (the images below show this). Although the actual printing was done in Germany, the catalogue reflects the poor state of the sterling at the time and how Readicut did not waste space on glossy coloured pages, but restricting text to the narrow inserts.

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