European Agriculture And Rural Economy (volume 2) by Henry Colman

European Agriculture And Rural Economy (volume 2)

byHenry Colman

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1849. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... of three acres of flax, the purposes for which it is used, the processes through which it passes, and the amount of useful and profitable labor which it puts in motion, which I think cannot fail to interest my readers. "Produce of three Acres of Flax. -- 100 stones, at 15 s., = £75, each stone calculated to produce 5J lbs. of dressed flax, -- in all 550 lbs.,--spun to 30 hanks to the lb. will produce 16,500 hanks. About 158 females will be employed twelve months in spinning, at the rate of two hanks per week, (sixteen working days;) wages for spinning each hank, about Is. 8 d. or nearly 7 d. per diem for each spinner. This quantity of yarn would make 210 webs of cambric pocket-handkerchiefs, each web containing five dozen. About 18 weavers would be twelve months weaving this quantity, allowing each man a month for each web (17£ weavers exactly ;) wages per web, £2, or from 9s. 6 d. to 10 s. a man, per week. About 40 females would be employed twelve months in needlework, (hemstitch or veining;) each could do one handkerchief on each working day; wages, 8 s. per dozen, or 8d per day. The goods, when finished, would be worth £2 10 s. per dozen. "158 spinners, 12 months, or 52 weeks, at about 3 s. 4d. per week, £1,369 6 8 18 weavers, 12 months, 210 webs, at £2 per web, 420 0 0 40 needlewomen, 52 weeks, 1,050 dozen handkerchiefs, at 8 s. per dozen 420 0 0 216 persons employed. Cost of labor,. . £2,209 6 8 Cost of flax, ... 75 0 0 Profit, .... . 340 13 4 Value of 1,050 dozen handkerchiefs, at £2 10 s. per dozen, £2,625 0 0 CVIII. -- LIVE STOCK. I come now to speak of one of the most important topics connected with British agricultural improvement -- the live stock of the country. Among the conflicting opinions and estimates...

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Title:European Agriculture And Rural Economy (volume 2)Format:PaperbackDimensions:222 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.47 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217316980

ISBN - 13:9780217316989

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