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1909 Excerpt: ...ranging from 8 to 50 cents per inch. The large
English trunks on this market consist of water-proof stuff, and are
also sold at the same price per inch, according to quality, as
traveling bags. Austrian bags and trunks are sold by the piece, and
are found both in the bazaars and retail shops, the cost ranging
from $1.20 to $23 the piece. German and French bags are also sold
by the piece, although the, latter are only found in small
quantities. American manufacturers interested in this trade should
send catalogues in triplicate to this office for transmission to
the proper parties. A list of Smyrna dealers will also be furnished
upon request. INDUSTRY AND LABOR. ENGLISH CHAIN MANUFACTURE. HOME
INDUSTRY IN CRADLET HEATH--COTTAGE WORKERS AND THEIR PAT--INTEREST
OF UNION LABOR. Consul Albei t Halstead, of Birmingham, having
received a request for information in regard to cost of labor in
the British manufacture of coil chain of all sizes per 100 pounds,
welding labor only from fV inch to 1 inch, and of trace chain,
price of welding, either per ICO links or per 100 pounds, presents
the following report: It is impossible to give wages per 100
pounds, for they are not calculated on that basis, but upon the
basis of one hundredweight or 112 pounds. Coil chain of the sizes
t3, to 1 inch, that is not dollied, is made chief ' by women and
girls, youths and old men, the latter being tho.-e whose vigor is
so much lessened that they are unable to do the heavier work. This
class of labor has no organization or union. Those engaged in it
purchase from a warehouseman or iron merchant iron rods of the
requisite size, wheel them home in a barrow or carry them home on
their shoulders, and in a little forge at the back of the house
make the links of the chain from the iron rods...
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