Report of the Kentucky State Agricultural Society to the Legislature of Kentucky Volume 2

Report of the Kentucky State Agricultural Society to the Legislature of Kentucky Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...at these houses reach an average of nearly two and a half millions of dollars. A very considerable item of these sales is local, there being in Louisville eight tobacco factories, doing a business of more than half a million per year, and numerous cigar factories, the sales of which are believed to swell this amount to upwards of one million of dollars. The handling and manufacturing of this leading staple of northeastern and southwestern Kentucky, in Louisville, gives regular employment to at least one thousand hands. A bagging factory, on a large scale, to be operated by steam power, is about to be started in Louisville, which will create a readier and better market for the hemp grown in the county. At present there are two rope and cordage mills in the city, operated by steam, the machinery of which is all of the first class. These establishments employ nearly two hundred hands, and consume upwards of four thousand tons of hemp per year. The coarser and medium quality of wool of this and neighboring counties, finds a ready cash market in Louisville, where there are two mills engaged in the production of jeans for the Southern States. These two mills employ regularly about fifty persons, most of them females, and turn out not less than one hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars worth of goods per annum. The larger one is a new establishment, with active and enterprising men at its head, who are fast building up a business of importance. Their design is, as far as possible, to purchase the raw material directly from the farmers of the county and vicinity, doing away with the necessity of middle-men, and thus adding to current prices the amount of the usual commissions. There are in Jefferson county, including the city of Louisville, ten flour...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236649656
  • 9781236649652