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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 78

42—Feather-cleaning (for Quill Pens and Toothpicks)

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42—Feather-cleaning (for Quill Pens and Toothpicks).

Rate paid.—6d. per thousand.

Remarks.—Working twelve hours a day an average of 9s. per week is earned. Worker provides own dog-fish skin for cleaning purposes. Very dirty work.