On a small round table in front of him were pens and paper and a copy of the trade journal.
According to a trade journal the latest fashion in umbrellas is a pigeon's head carved on the handle.
"Hat-pins to match the colour of the eyes are to be very fashionable this year," according to a trade journal.
That was the name of the trade journal devoted to the interests of circus folk, tent shows, and the like.
A trade journal advertises a new calculating machine which will total up stupendous figures without any human help at all.
There also emanates from this department a monthly trade journal, conducted under the auspices of the firm.
On certain days of the week I employ myself in editing a trade journal that has to do with haberdashery.