Factory visits were an official duty for some, but a source of amusement for many travelers. Entrepreneurs such as Josiah Wedgwood frequently worried that the innocent-seeming visitors were actually spies for his rivals.

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

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  • European: 1400-1800
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  • A visit by Jean-Baptiste Colbert to the Gobelins tapestry manufacture, ca. 1691-99. Factory visits were an official duty for some, but a source of amusement for many travelers. Entrepreneurs such as Josiah Wedgwood frequently worried that the innocent-seeming visitors were actually spies for his rivals.