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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 78



Rate paid.—4¾d.

Remarks.—Time taken to make, four hours. Worker provides own machine, and stand for fitting, also thread, which costs 2d. per dozen blouses. In addition, has to pay railway-fare four times each week to take work in to employer. Adult fare is 8d., so worker's son takes it, which only costs 4d. each time (half-fare). Time taken is about twelve hours per week. Worker earns an average of 10s. per week. Average working-day, thirteen hours. Work is seasonal—about three slack months per year. The cut-out material and card of lace are given out to worker, who has to make the yoke and fit to shape.