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SOME REMARKABLE RESULTS OF MACHINE LABOUR. Forty years ago, when one man was engaged perforating bank cheques, he took 750hrs. to do 150,000, at a labour cost of £30; while now with machinery six men are employed, but do tne work in 9hrs. ISmin.; and although they get about doubie the wage per hour, the labour cost is only 4s. instead of £ 30. Again, in ruling paper, the worker using quill and ruler, seventy years ago, took 4,800hrs. to do work now done by machines in 2ihrs. The old-time worker got 4s. a day, new the two men employed earn 28s. a day be- tween them, and yet the labour cost or pro- ducing a given quantity is 3s. 6d. against JB80. It is easy to understand from this how it is possible to use so much more material and to keep a great army of workers going instead of an individual. In boot-making, machinery is now exten- sively used; machinery now makes 100 pairs of men's cheap-grade boots in 154ahrs., against 1,4361hr8. by hand, while the labour cost is reduced from JE82 to £ 7. In women's boots the case is equally marked, for instead of one man being employed to do everything, there are 140 engaged, each on a different machine operation; but not only is the time taken to 100 boots reduced to less than a tenth what it was, but the cost is also re- duced. Thus, what was accomplished in lOhrs. to 13hrs. forty years ago is now done in an hour. Again, in bread-baking, less than a third of the time is now taken; 1,0001b. of dough for biscuits is rolled, cut, and prepared for kaking in 3hrs. 54min., as against 54hra. by hand.

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