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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 78

89—White Shirt

89—White Shirt.

Rate paid.—11½d. per dozen.

Remarks.—The worker gets front ready made, and has to make cuffs and sleeves, and put the shirt together for ll½d. per dozen, Another worker puts on the collars for 1d. a dozen, and another makes the buttonholes and sews on the buttons. The shirt shown in this exhibit was made by a widow with two small children. She pays 4s. 6s. rent for two back rooms, and works from twelve to fourteen hours a day, besides doing her housework. She has to provide her own machine and cotton.