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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 Chicago, Illinois,   pp. 469-470


Page 469

MANUFACTURES OF THE WEST.                                        469
MANUFACTURES OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
[The following are the Statistics of Manufactures of Cook County, of which Chicago is
the capital, for the year ending June 1, 1860, as prepared for this work at the Cen-
sus Office, in advance of official publication.]
No. of
Manufactures.            Establish-   Capital     Cost of Raw      Male     Female   Value of
ments.   Invested.      Material.      hands.     hands.   Product.
Agricultural Implements:
Miscellaneous................   1......  25,000......   6,000 ......  27......  ......    35,000
Mowers and Reapers.............  1......  500,000      96,210       200......   ......  414,000
Threshing Machines..........    2......  137,000......  15,890       67......  ......    80,000
Alcohol.........................    2......  17,500......  333,750 ......  10......  ......  620,000
Blacksmithing...................    9......  18,050......   7,210 ......  27......   ......   80,150
Boat Building..............................2 .  2,500......  1,505......   8......   ......    3,700
Bone  Black.................................   1 8......  ,000......  990 ......  10......  ......  8,500
Book Binding,&c..................       ..    1,000......   8,330......    4......  3......    9,300
Boots and Shoes.........................6 .  75,800......  95,543......  253......  8......  216,231
Boxes, Packing...........................   5......  24,000......  42,045 ......  70......  ......  86,040
Boxes, Paper....................    2......   4,500......   2,050......    6......  3......    8,000
Brass Founding..................    6......  54,000......  61,490 ......  98......   ......  156,000
Bread and Crackers............. 11......    121,800......  238,364......  119......  9......  391,688
Brick........................................   5......  95,700......  15,795  26......  ......  139,200
Brushes........................1               200           145 ......     ......   ...... o
Cabinet Furniture.......................  18......  85,750......  68,311......  209......  3......  247,863
Camphene......................      1......   6,000......  180,325 ......  2......   ......  190,000
Carpentering................... 10......     15,250......  34,390 ......  50......   ......   73,975
Carriages......................   25.......  2553,000......  55,595......  188......  ......  213,070
"    Children's..............   1......   6,000......   1,480 ......   4......   ......   11,100
Cars..........................................3   130,000......  87,500 ......  82......  ......  82,000
Car  W heels................................. 1 .  10,000......  43,560......  8......  ......  6,000
Cigars........................................  6......  6,650......  12,285......  22.......  ......  65,715
Cisterns........................    1......   1,000......   1,000 ......   3......   ......    3,100
Clothing.....................................28   115,600......  831,446......  821......  82......  545,409
Coffee and Spices.................  3......  62,000......  158,090 ......  27......  ......  192,700
Coffins.........................    4......   9,200......   3,984 ......   7......   ......   12,000
Confectionery..............................  5......  15,000......  84,400 ......  26......  ......  143,950
Coopering...................................25   205,450......  77,723......  243......  ......  178,765
Copper Smithing.........................1 .     250......    460......     1......   ......  .1,10
Cotton  Bags................................  1......  1,000......  70,000......  6......  8......  90,000
Cotton Batting..................    1......   1,00......   10,000 ......   5......   ......   15,000
Engraving......................     2......   3,300......   2,150 ......  12......   ......   12,5_0
Flour..........................     8......  193,000......  970,550......  78......  ......  1,135,125
Gas............................................1   768,000......  60,000......  140......  ......  245,000
Gas  Fittings................................  1......  7,000......  2,000 ......  13......  ......  15,000
Glue and Oil....................    2......  12,500......  57,6     00......  60......  ......  80,840
Hardware-   Files.........................  1......  2,000......  1,062 ......  3......  ......  4,320
Hats and Caps...................    4......  10,400......  10,930......   12......  4......   24,780
Hay Pressing....................    I......  25,000......                2......   ......    13,000
Iron Founding............................. .  129,000......  89,675......  96......  ......  22100)
Iron,  Rolled................................  1......  200,000......  445,000......  195......  ......  660,000
Iron Work, Ornamental...........    1......   2,000......   1,950 ......  10......   ......    6,000
Ivory  Turning............................ .. .  1,000......  2,600......  1......   ......  3,,00
Jewelry........................6 5......      4,800......  15,2571....    10......   ......   27,000
Leather........................     3        31,500......  16,620 ......  t2......  ......    25,C28


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