A Model Factory in a Model City: A Social Study [of the Waltham Watch Factory

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1887 - 16 pages
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Page 13 - The chief end and purpose of government is, to prevent one person from injuring another; so that every one may sit under his own vine and fig-tree, with none to molest or make him afraid.
Page 11 - ... we are indebted for the following highly interesting description of this feature of the establishment: I found the table supply to be varied and abundant, or rather superabundant. The bill of fare for the first day may be given here as a fair example of the daily table. The house bell was rung at 6 o'clock, and in half an hour we were all ready for breakfast, which, too, was ready for us. We had the best of beefsteak, with baked potatoes, boiled eggs, white and brown bread, biscuits, doughnuts...
Page 11 - ... pitchers of milk. For supper we had cold meats, cheese, various kinds of bread, and "fixings," and again coffee, tea, or milk. Another day we had poultry at dinner; another morning we had country sausage, besides omelette and chops, as well as ham, for breakfast, another evening we had canned fruits for supper. At all the meals throughout the week there were daily variations in the fare. As for the appetites, so far as a stranger could take notice of such a thing, they were somewhat amazing to...
Page 11 - For dinner we had soup, scalloped oysters, roast beef and mutton, boiled potatoes, celery and pickles, pudding and pic, with tea, coffee, and pitchers of milk. For supper we had cold meats, cheese, various kinds of bread, and "fixings," and again coffee, tea, or milk. Another day we had poultry at dinner; another morning we had country sausage, besides omelette and chops, as well as ham, for breakfast, another evening we had canned fruits for supper. At all the meals throughout the week there were...
Page 11 - In the evenings there were lively times all over thc house. Bevies of girls were seen everywhere. They sang, they romped, they thrummed the piano, they played games, and a few took side-long glances at the visitor, who gazed with interest upon them. Some of them went out a-visiting or a-shopping. Some went to "sociables...
Page 16 - Mr. Robbins thought that the chief value of agreeable and wholesome surroundings was in their moral influence upon the workpeople, and that, leaving out of consideration the obligation as well as the delight an employer should feel in providing for his employés the best practical conditions of labor, it is clearly his best interest so to do.
Page 9 - V. means the prices of board arc established for the whole town, so far as concerns the watch factory men and women, at as low rates as are consistent with good living and proper quarters.

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