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Bishop, J. Leander (John Leander), 1820-1868 / A history of American manufactures from 1608 to 1860 : exhibiting the origin and growth of the principal mechanic arts and manufactures, from the earliest colonial period to the adoption of the Constitution ; and comprising annals of the industry of the United States in machinery, manufactures and useful arts, with a notice of the important inventions, tariffs, and the results of each decennial census
Volume 3 (1868)

Manufactures of Providence, R.I.,   pp. 376-405


Page 376

MANUFACTURES OF PROVIDENCE.
MANUFACTURES OF PROVIDENCE, R. I.
[The following are the Statistics for Providence County, which in-
cludes, besides the City of Providence, a part of Pawtucket and other
manufacturing towns, for the year ending June 1, 1860, as prepared for
this work at the Census Office.]
No. of
Establish-                     Raw        Male    Female   Value of
Manufactures.           ments.      Capital.       material.     hands,    hands.   pro act.
Agricultural implements. .....   3......   $13,300 .....   $6,380        10......   .......$1545
Batting.................................2   20,000......   92,000        40......   ......  140,U30
Bleaching and dyeing............  9......  4S7,300......  110,060       390......  30......  494,300
Bobbins and  spools  ..............  8.....   19,300.....  11,208  .....  33......  15......  26,577
Bolts, unts, washers, etc ........  4     182,000  .....  120,250......  122......  ......  186,300
Boots and  shoes...................   53...  92,945......  146,293......  341......  16......  277,259
Boxes..................................  5......  20,900   18,001......  24  .....  ......   37,610
Brass founding  .....................  8......  30,600......  41,675 .....  29 ......  ......  68,377
Bread........................     7......   54,100       12,805 .....   89 .....  4......   258,511
Bricks......... .......................  6  83,000  .....  12,9300......  160......  ......  62,000
Cabinet furniture. .................  1  .....  125,900  .....  88,063   125  .....  1......  161,472
Calico printing................  3 .....  513,000......  424,060.....  965......  30...... 1,826,400
Carriages ....................   24 .....   93,900 .....   72,675.      192 .....  7......   232,740
Chemicals.......................          110,000.....   123,980......  67......   ......   157,100
Cigars.......................     7         45,80.......   .....        89......  62......  204,536
Clothing .....................   47......  257,600......  567,731 .....  370...... 904...... 1,071,586
Coffee  and  spices................... . .  20,000......   58,860......  13......  1......    84,500
Com bs..................................  1  .....  30,000......  8,600 ......  29......  ......  35,000
Confectionery.......................  8     17,700......   47,030......  30  .....  15......  100,395
Copper erniting............. .....  1       4,000 .....   16,000        17.                 40,000
Cotton goods...................   ......  5,662,200 ..... 3,010,644 ..... 3,591...... 4.142...... 6,516,105
Cotton yarn, batting & cordage   27......  57.,400        509.073       405.     661... ..   985,265
Cotton-seed  oil......................  1   150,000       90,000  .....  40 ......  ......  118,000
Distilled  liqiors...............   I......  15,000  .....  48.000  .....  3......  ......   62,000
Doors, sash  and  blinds..........   33......  61,500     75,175  .....  129......  ......  219,6S6
Dye  woods............................2     13.000 .....   42,178 ......  8......    ......   69,800
Files................................... ...  57,000......  36,S 4......  58...... .........  80,000
Fire  engines.........................  1......  6,000  .  20,000 ......  35......  ......    36,000
Flour and meal...............    13......  112,500 .....  4S9,581        35 .....   ......  860,522
Gas......................................4   792,600  .....  62,213       64 ......  ......  197,733
Hair cloth ......... ... ...........  6......  39,5. 00  .....  35,325  1.....  I  .....  86   60,00
Hats and  caps...................... .     15,000....     27,880......  23  .....  18......  52,25t,
Hinges, east-iron..............  2  .....  120,000......   42,405......  190......  ......  200,000
Horse  shoes.. .......................  2    6,000  .....   3,265        14..... . .......    1,000
Hose and beltin.....................6      114,000......  145,132 ......  75......  ......   230,000
India rubber goods ..............2         156,000.....   105,111......  69 .....  44 .....  246,700
Iron founding.......................7      168,000         90,5S4 .....  221 ......  ......  218,225
Jewelry ...............................77 .. 1,112,900    916,297...... 1498 .   263       2,251,2S2
Leather................. ..............  5  .....  18,000......  56,187   20 .....   ......  77,367
Lime  ....................................3   62,000......  24,000 .     2....  22  ......  ......  45,000
Looking glass & picture frames    4......    6,100......   10,340......  10 ......   ......   22,500
Lum  ber................................  12......  24,600......  26,375   32......  ......   42,575
"     planed................    6......  102,l00......  15S,700  t....  71  .....  ......  246,500
Machinery   ...........................  15......  53 ,900......  252,25.   657......  ......  797,975
Machinery, cotton.................  11......  529,500......  152,318......  719......  ......  659,194


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