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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 Boston,   pp. 276-312 ff.


Page 276

27C                MANUFACTURES OF BOSTON.
MANUFACTURES OF BOSTON.
[The following are the Census Statistics of the principal manufactures
in the County of Suffolk, Massachusetts, which includes Boston and
Chelsea, for the year ending June 1, 1860 :]
No. of
Establish-
Manufactures.             Ments.
Bed  springs.. .......................  4......
Billiard  tables.....................  4......
Blank books and book-binding         13......
Boots and shoes........ ..........   48......
Boxes, paper.......................    9......
Bread, crackers, etc............    39......
Brass founding...............        10......
Brass cocks and guages..........       7......
Cam  phene...........................  6......
Caps....................................  5......
Carriages .....................S.
Casks and barrels..............       5......
Chem  icals.............................  3  .....
Cigars......................         11......
Cloaks and 3autillas.............    10......
Clothing .....................        61......
Coffee mills...........................  4......
Confectionery ................      11 ......
Copper smelting .................      1......
Copper smithing.................... 12......
Cutlery.......................         2.
Drugs and medicines..........        11......
Flour................................... 2.
Furniture   (1)........................  29......
Furniture, school................     5......
Furs...................................  6......
Gas .........        ...............   4......
Glassw  are..  ..........................  3......
H ats...................................  7......
Horse shoes..................         3......
Iron work, building..............     1......
Iron founding.................        5......
Iron railing...................       6......
Iron, rolled ...................     2......
Iron safes....................        6......
Iron shafting.......................  1......
Iron steamships...............        1......
Iron work, ornamental..........       1 .....
Raw         Mtale  Female   Value of
Capital.   material.   hands.   hands.  product.
$4,600......  $16,992.    20......  ......
50,100     .....
74,000.....
166,200......
23,650......
96,400......
155,800......
10,500 ......
83,000 ......
32,500......
54,500......
31,000......
15,100......
18,700.
86,300......
1,078,300
33,000......
83,100......
300,000......
273,100......
13,500......
98,000......
25,000......
290,200.
51,900......
49,000......
1,33,000......
310,000......
45,500......
900......
8,000    .....
261,000......
23,500......
470,000......
142,000......
20,000......
190,000......
20,000......
$43,500
27,055           25 ......     ....... 53,500
211,084 .....    157......  292......    418,500
119,371 .....    311......   38......    370,912
57,820           40......   78          120,000
363,682          155......   23          515,106
161,125......    122......      ......   317,900
142,848......    172......    ......     299,445
586,929......     22......     ......    729,040
19,950......     10......   47......     51,000
32,111......   115......      ......     95,100
26,687......     53 .....      ......    93,438
26,630......      9 .....      ......    45,100
32,817......     38 .....    9......     64,516
228,775......     12 .....  273          462,460
2,482,628......   1324.      2693......  4,567,749
244,359          19.         8......    268,900
148,944......     84......  103......    365,900
465,000......     55.....      ......    500,000
243,253......    201......     ....I.    427,290
1,690 ......   18......      ......     30,000
127,800......     53......   17......    280,952
114,600......      5......    1......    126,360
348,684......    372         14......     737,841
40,990          177......     ......   161,500
172,550......     34......   21......    269,000
258,970......    232......      ......   608,733
94,436......    296......   51......    262,500
51,935          138......   30......    183,500
7,185......     16 .....     .....      13,900
18,728......     40......      ......    40,000
279,070......    322......      ......   580,000
03,350           32......      ......     83,700
1,093,600......    400......      ......  1,460,000
133,108          115......      ......    290,980
59,000 ......    40......      ......     86,500
585,050......    300......     ......   914,700
18,000.          60......     ......    75,000
(1) The manufacture of Furniture is a very prominent and extensive business in
Boston, and we have no doubt that the firms of DANIELS, KENDALL & Co., FORSTER,
LAWRENCE & CO., HALEY, MORSE & BOYDEN, F. M. HOLMES A CO., II. T. AnoRN & Co.,
C. A. GARDINER & Co., BUCKLEY A BANCROFT, KIMBALL & Co., and WINAND TOUSSAINT,
make annually considerably more than the Census marshals have returned for 29 manu-
factories.


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