Dear all, Brian posted the link to the 'short version' for use while walking around the exhibition. As Diana says there were five volumes of the 'Official descriptive and illustrated catalogue of the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, 1851.'
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001511517 V2 contains Section III Class 19 TAPESTRY, CARPETS, FLOOR-CLOTHS, LACE AND EMBROIDERY, &c. and the following class 20. ARTICLES OF CLOTHING, FOR IMMEDIATE, PERSONAL OR DOMESTIC USE. These start at about p100 for the digitised version, p560 of the original printed book. No obvious mention of a demonstrator with her pillow. Other volumes might list bobbin manufacturers, lace machines such as Levers are in an earlier class. Louise Schlumberger-Private - To unsubscribe send email to majord...@arachne.com containing the line: unsubscribe lace y...@address.here. For help, write to arachne.modera...@gmail.com. Photo site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lacemaker/sets/