Emerton and Manby prepared colors for artists and for decorators; the horse mill depicted in their advertising told the latter that they could expect consistent color in large quantities. The mill could also grind several colors at one time. The trade card also notes the availability of printed instructions, which would allow gentlemen to better direct their workers.

From The creation of color in eighteenth-century Europe by Sarah Lowengard

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  • European: 1400-1800
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  • Trade card of Emerton and Manby, colormen, ca. 1796. Emerton and Manby prepared colors for artists and for decorators; the horse mill depicted in their advertising told the latter that they could expect consistent color in large quantities. The mill could also grind several colors at one time. The trade card also notes the availability of printed instructions, which would allow gentlemen to better direct their workers.