Silver Spring, Maryland: National Institute of Cleaning and Dyeing, 1960. Fifth Printing. Hardcover. Crimson flexible boards; gilt lettering. x, 288 pp. with bw frontis and 32 bw figures. Pristine text but textile museum ex-lib. with spine sticker, copyright page stamp, and bar code inside back cover. Item #162303
Explains everything about the wetcleaning (as opposed to the drycleaning) process: the process itself, equipment, proper water, soaps/detergents, bleaches, sizings/starches/water repellents, and more with special sections for men's suits, dresses, white garments, raincoats, household textiles, garments that require special handling, and information about soaking out stains. While this is aimed specifically at the retail cleaning industry, much of this information is valuable for anyone working with old or delicate textiles or anyone doing his/her own laundry that needs special attention.