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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 78

73—Alexandra Suit

73—Alexandra Suit.

Rate paid.—3s. 8d. per dozen.

Remarks—Worker finds thread, 2d. on a dozen suits; machine-hire, 1s. 6d. per week; gas for ironing, 7½d.; and oil, 1s. The average working-day is from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., but if there is a pressure of work the worker often sits up to 2 a.m. Average earnings, 13s. 6d. a week, Maker has been eight years at this work. The time occupied in fetching and returning the work amounts from two to two and a half hours a day. This work is usually given out to several workers at the following rates : Knickers—Machining, 9d. per dozen; finishing (i.e.,) pressing, buttons, button-holes, and hemming fly), 6d. per dozen. Coats—-Machining, 1s. per dozen; braiding and putting on collar, 3d. per dozen; finishing (i.e., buttons, button-holes, and pressing). 8d. Per dozen.