American Shoemaking Volume 48

American Shoemaking Volume 48

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...particularly in turned goods. The leathers employed for men's shoes are largely chrome calf and box calf, of domestic tannage as far as is expedient. Manufacturers of the better gTades of footwear cut imported stocks. For women's goods of the better grade glazed kid and patent leather of foreign manufacture are generally used. In some localities the working day for boot and shoe operatives comprises 11 and 12 hours, but these instances are few; the average working day is 10 hours. Wages are paid on both the piecework and daily or weekly wage systems. There is no standard labor wage in the industry, consequently the amounts paid differ considerably. The tables following show the labor cost in several of the more important factories, also an average labor cost for the country. The latter has been computed by comparison of amounts paid in the northern, central, and southern sections of the Kingdom. Labor Cost of Gcodyear-Welted Shoe at Verese. The labor cost on a good grade Goodyear-welted shoe manufactured by the Calzaturincio di Varese (Verese) is stated as being a little less than 1 lira (19.3 cents) per pair. This cost is estimated for the various departments as follows: Cutting department, 2.3 cents; stitching department, 4.1 cents; sole-leather department, 1.6 cents; making room, 10.8 cents. In the factory from which these costs were obtained the labor in the other departments is paid in various ways, some by piece work, some by the hour, and some by the day or week. The estimates are consequently made from the average expenses divided by the number of shoes produced. Cost of Goodyear Shoe at Turin. The following shows the actual cost per pair to the Manifattura Pellami & Calzature (Turin of men's bals. Goodyear welts with straight...show more

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  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 417g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236923421
  • 9781236923424