Sydney, Australia: George Hudson Limited, 1929. First printing. Staplebound Wraps. Small quarto, pp. 24, illustrated with sepia-toned drawings. Very Good. Item #19830
The Hudson family was one of the best known Australian makers of timber homes. By 1874 the firm of Hudson Brothers was producing portable houses in timber to be erected in the countryside, as well as in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. In the early 1890s, George Hudson formed his own joinery business, and by the mid-1920s, he had an extensive range of portable or ready-made timber cottages, now branded as "Ready-Cut" homes. Hudson's homes went up throughout Sydney's suburbs, in the country, and as holiday homes, well into the 1970s, run by his grandson Ian Hudson. This lovely catalog of doors will give you a taste of why this company was successful for four generations.