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Pins

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Parent Issue
Day
14
Month
December
Year
1877
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

The quantity of pins now produeed daily iu Englaud is Bftid to bo 50,000,000, of which Birmingham produces 37,000,000, leaving some 1:5,000,000 to London, Warrington, Stroud, and Dublin, -where the article is also made. The weight of wire consuined aunually in the piu manufacture of England is set down at about 1,275 tons, one-eighth of Hiis being iron wire, used in the, production of mouruing und hair pins. The consumption of brass wire amounts to 2,500,000 ponnds, valued at noarly $600,000, and of iron wire some 315,000 pounds, worth about 836,000- to these values bciüg added, of course, those for wages, paper, ornamental envelopes, boxes, wear and tear of machinery, ïiiiinufactureis' prolits, etc. Mourning, hair, eutomologioal, and jnpnnned pins - that is, those fctuck in rows - realizo a largor profit thau pins sold by weight. Taking it altogether, tho pin manufacture of the United Kingdom is not overestiuiated, it is thought, at the aggregato amount of $1,000,000. In tlie United States, the weight of pins produced iu a year is set down at 1,120,000 pounds. ___

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Subjects
Old News
Michigan Argus