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MASONS' AND PLASTERERS' BILL OF PRICES, 1815


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Transcription contributed by Martie Callihan 12 December 2004

Sources:
The History of Warren County Ohio
Part IV Township Histories
Turtle Creek Township
(Chicago, IL: W. H. Beers Co, 1882; reprint, Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1992)
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The following old document, giving the Lebanon bill of prices for stone work, brick work and plastering, agreed upon in 1815, is published so far as it is legible:

We the subscribers have thought proper to regulate and form a bill of prices on stone work, brick work and plastering, of which we take the liberty to inform our friends and the public in general.

  $ Cts.
For stone work under ground, and found per perch .43 3-4
And if not found .81 1-4
For rough stone work above ground and found per perch .75
And if not found 1.00
For single range work and found per perch 1.87 1-2
And if not found 2.00
For brick walls of one brick and half thick if found per thousand 2.12 1-2
And if not found 2.62 1-2
For one brick or nine inch wall if found per thousand 2.75
And if not found 3.25
For brick chimney building and brick counted on the ground and found per thousand 4.00
And if not found 4.62 1-3
For stone chimney and measured girth and 1-2 girth and found per perch .43
And if not found .81
For brick cornice and found per foot extra on the thousand .25
And if not found .81 1-4
For painting and penciling per yard and found .12
And if not found .16
For flemish-bond or front work extra on the thousand and found .25
And if not found .81 1-4
For laying hearths and found from 50 to 1.25
And if not found from 62 1-2 to 1.50
For a trimmer arch and found 1.00
And if not found 1.25
For separate ovens and found from 8.50 to 4.50
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And if not found from 4.00 to 5.00
For setting a single still and found 5.00
And a double still, or two stills joining 9.50
For a scratch coat on a brick wall and found .10
And if not found .12 1-2
For finishing the same and found .16
And if not found .20
For lathing and scratch coat and found .14
And if not found .16
For finishing the same and found .20
And if not found .35
Observe that all vacancies in walling and plastering we measure as solid work.  
N. B.—We, the undersigned, do hereby agree not to warrant or run any risk in the draft of a chimney of any description whatever.  
  ELIHU CRANE, WM. LEVINGSTON,  
  SMITH CRANE, JOHN SMITH,  
  BENJ. ASHLEY, JONATHAN CRANE,  
  DAVID SMITH, JOSEPH ROLL,  
  BENJ. TAPPIN, ELI W. MINOR,  
  ISAAC TAPPIN, JAMES READEN,  
  BENJ. BUNDY, THOMAS FAUQUIRE.  
Jan. 18, 1815.      

INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS OF LEBANON IN 1839.

BUSINESS Shops Hands
Woolen factories 2 30
Tailoring 5 17
Stove, copper and tin manufactories 2 5
Tanning 1 5
Wheelwright and turning 2 5
Chair making 4 10
Saddling 6 17
Cabinet making 3 15
Hatting 3 9
Shoemaking 3 27
Gunsmithing 1 3
Brickmasons, brickmaking, etc - 60
Blacksmithing 6 23
Carpenters and joiners 10 38
Milliners and mantua-makers 6 15
Tailoresses or seamstresses 20 80
Silversmiths 2 4
Wagonmaking 4 37
Barbers 1 3
Sign-painters 3 3
House-painters 3 7
Butchers 2 6
Bakery 2 4
Weavers 1 6
Printing 1 4
Pump-makers- 1 4
Coopers 2 2
Tallow-chandler 1 2
Plow-making 3 5
Iron foundry 1 4
Oil mill, carding and fulling 1 3



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