Records of Stoddard International plc, Design Archive, 1930s Block Modern

Scope and Content

Medium sized design patterns from around the 1930s-1940s. Designs mainly feature what we would now call Art Deco or block modern patterns, often in quite dull, muted colours, predominantly based around browns and fawns. There are designs by, amongst others, F Walker, C Wood, J McLaren and D Sword. Many of the designs feature pattern numbers in the form of 2 or 3 letters (eg. 'LEC' or similar), and as such, can potentially be cross-referenced with two design studio record books titled 'Letter Books' (Catalogue reference: STOD/201/8/5/1-2), often revealing further information such as dates and designers.

This description is part of the  Design Archive  which is divided into the 142 sections, each with its own separate description.

This description is part of the main Design Archive which is divided into the 142 sections, each with its own separate description. The Design Archive description can be accessed here:

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Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999and National Council on Archives, Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Descriptions compiled by Michelle Kaye, Project Assistant, July 2011.

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