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Ledger of Sylvester Cram, Boston, Mass., Feb. 7-Nov. 14 1850

MS002.138 (RS183544)

Description

Ledger for Sylvester Cram, toolmaker and machinist, at No. 17, Harvard Place, Boston, Mass. This ledger was kept from February 7 through November 14, 1850. It details the people or companies for whom Cram created or worked on tools and machines. Items from Cram's workshop include presses, dies, punches, lathes, handles, belts, steam engines, bolts, cranks, pulleys, irons, hammers, chisels and more.

Each page consists of a header with the page number, "Boston," and the beginning date on the page. Underneath this header, Cram recorded the date of the work, the customer the work was done for and what work was completed, and the total cost of the labor. The book measures 6.75 x 8 x .5 inches.

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Details

Collection Name
Account books collection
Collection Code
MS002
Dates
1850
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
2011-04-05
Physical Description
1 account book (115 pages)
Collection Type
Manuscripts
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Account book: 138
Credit Line
Gift of Milton Leitenberg, 2011.
GUSN
249679
Reference Code
MS002.138

Record details

Originator
Cram, Sylvester (Author)
Descriptive Terms
adzes
belts (tool components)
chisels
dies (metalwork)
hammers (tools)
handles
irons (tools)
lathes
machinists
metalworking equipment
pulleys
punches (marking tools)
stamps (tools)
steam engines (engines)
toolmakers
tools
woodworking tools
Material Type
account books
ledgers (account books)
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

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