Sketches and statistics of Cincinnati in 1851

Paperback | April 21, 2013

byCharles Cist

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...Usually, the upper rooms of a house, are of little value, the greater part not being high enough to permit persons to stand upright. With these roofs, the whole of the upper floor can be readily used for ordinary purposes. 3d. Its efficiency. Such a roof becomes so substantial that rain cannot, in the slightest degree, penetrate it. 4th. Its indestructibility by fire has been often tested, and always with success. The workshop of the Messrs. Warren, themselves, took fire not long since, and although the sheeting of the roof was charred through to a coal, the fire could not pass through the roof, and the adjacent buildings were saved thereby from the extension of the fire. 5th. Not least in the advantages, is the perfect foothold it affords in the surface as well as in the slope. These roofs may be walked over in perfect safety, except when covered with sleet. Coopers. There are sixty-three shops, with seven hundred and ninety-six workmen employed; value of product, three hundred and eighty-seven thousand dollars; raw material, 20 per cent. One shop alone, works one hundred and fifty hands, and turns out cooperage, annually, to the value of ninety thousand dollars. Copper, Tin, and Sheet-Iron workers. Forty-two shops.--Two hundred and forty hands; value of products, two hundred and fifty-eight thousand six hundred and forty dollars; raw material, copper-ware, 60 per cent.; tin-ware and sheet-iron-ware, 30 per cent.; average value of raw material, 48 per cent. Copperplate Printers. Two establishments.-Employ twelve hands; labor product, fifty thousand dollars; raw material, 10 per cent. E. C. Middleton, Odd Fellows' building, is one of the inventors and patentees of a novel press, which enables the copper-plate printer to execute his work...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...Usually, the upper rooms of a house, are of little value, the greater part not being high enough to permit pers...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:126 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:April 21, 2013Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217052487

ISBN - 13:9780217052481

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