Time Book for Iron Workers

24 [Labor History] Original Manuscript Time Book of the
Birmingham Iron Works, Pittsburgh, 1836-1841. Folio ledger,
approximately 48 pp., light soiling, else very good and quite readable.This account ledger is an original source for labor history during Jacksonian America. It contains numerous tables: one has the worker’s names, rate per day, and
days worked. In addition, the tables show names, which days of the week were worked and the wages. There are about 25-30 workers listed for each month in these early years. The Birmingham Iron Works was located south of the Allegheny
near S. 16thstreet in Pittsburgh. The company was active from 1836 to 1871. Very early labor history for Western Penn.

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