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

Collection Type

  • Manuscripts

Date

1850

GUSN

GUSN-249679

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

toolmakers
machinists
tools
woodworking tools
metalworking equipment
adzes
punches (marking tools)
steam engines (engines)
handles
hammers (tools)
dies (metalwork)
stamps (tools)
lathes
belts (tool components)
pulleys
irons (tools)
chisels
ledgers (account books)
account books

Additional Identification Number

Account book 138

Physical Description

1 account book (115 pages)

Collection Code

MS002

Collection Name

Account books collection

Date of Acquisition

2011-04-05

Reference Code

MS002.138

Acquisition Type

Gift

Credit Line

Gift of Milton Leitenberg, 2011.

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Cram, Sylvester (Author)

Material Type

ledgers (account books)
account books

Description Level

Item