Tuesday, February 11, 2014

1772


S$1. = 0.7725 Fine Ag


1772-88 : 1 Troy Ounce Silver (Coin, at intrinsic) = S$1.2945



Spanish Dollar of 1772:
S$1. = £ 0.3 (6s.) in Massachusetts; 
S$1. = £ 0.2192 (UK)
S$1 = 0.867 Ozt, 0.781 Fine Ag

1772 - : 1 Troy Ounce Silver (Coin, at intrinsic) = S$1.1538

 
(Denzel, 2010) 1772:
£ 1.= L.T. 22.78
£ 1.= S$ 6.06

c.1772:
S$1. = L.T. 6.50
£ 1.= L.T. 23.43 ; L.T. 1. = £ 0.0427
S$ 1.~ £ 0.2774

1781

Priced in Coin-Silver (where the Pennsylvania Pound was depreciated 575:1!) the exchange table of Robert Morris indicated the nominal par was 7s 6d. for a full weight Spanish Dollar.

For Tablespoons, Jos. & Nathaniel Richardson charged Mary Norris £ 15.6708 for 24.825 Ozt Silver and for teaspoons, £ 4.33 for 5.30 Ozt.

July 17, 1781: 1 Troy Oz. Silver (S$ Coined) = £ 0.3750 (USD$ 1.)
July 17, 1781: 1 Troy Oz. Silver (S$ @ .999 Fine) = £ 0.4327 (USD$ 1.1538)

July 17, 1781: 1 Troy Ounce Silverware (Tablespoon) = £ 0.6313 (USD$ 1.6835)
July 17, 1781: 1 Troy Oz. Silverware (Teaspoon) = £ 0.8176 (USD$ 2.1803)

July 17, 1781: 1 Troy Oz. Silver (.891 @ .999 Fine) = £ 0.7085 (USD$ 1.89)
 

1775

Richard Humphrey's sold 12 Tablespoons P£ 17.5625, or P£ 1.4625 each; 12 Teaspoons sold for P£ 4.8625, or P£ 0.4052 each.

His dessert spoons (18.42 cms @ 32.66 Grams); his Tablespoon typically weighed 63.89 Grams.

At the same time, 23.025 Ozt Manufactured Silver sold for ~17s./Ozt

4/7/75: 1 Troy Ounce Silverware ('Coin Silver' @ Phila.) = P£ 0.8520 (S$ 2.27)
4/7/75: 1 Troy Ounce Silverware (Labor @ Phila.) = P£ 0.4770 (S$ 1.2720)
 
April 7, 1775: 1 Troy Oz. Silver (.999) = P£ 0.9562 (S$ 2.55)
4/7/75: 1 Troy Ounce Silverware (Labor @ Phila.) = P£ 0.4760 (S$ 1.2693)

Where 1 (Mexican) Silver Dollar weighed 0.781 Fine Ag, S$1. = P£ 0.3750

1775: 1 Troy Oz. Silver (.999) = P£ 0.4802






Sunday, February 9, 2014

1776

USA: NY£ 1. = S$ 2.50

Where 1 Dozen Tablespoons cost NY£ 12. (S$ 25) and 12 Small Teaspoons cost NY£ 1.80 (S$ 4.50) if charged identically, 1/6th the weight.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

1780

On 25 June 1780, Richard Humphreys sold 2 Dozen Table Spoons weighing 49.3 Ozt, or 2.0542 Ozt/ea. for £ 34.1875 (£ 1.4245/ea.)

1780: 1 Ozt Silverware (Tablespoon)  = Coin £ 0.6935


Coin £ 1. = RI £ 20.

1 Ozt Silverware  = Coin £ 0.5114

1779

In Providence RI, 11 large silver spoons are equal to 2 silver dollars each = S$ 22./RI£ 6.60

S$ 1. = RI £ 0.30

1763

Providence RI:
82 gold beads (0.2667 Ozt.) was valued at RI£ 32.65
In Standard Silver, 7 spoons, 2 shoe and 1 knee buckles (9.542 Ozt) was valued at RI£ 84.80

1763: 1 Troy Ounce Gold (.82? Fine Au Mfg, secondary mkt) = RI£ 122.42
1763: 1 Troy Oz. Gold (Est. .999, Mkt) = RI£ 149.30
 
1763: 1 Troy Ounce Silver (.891 Fine Ag Mfg, secondary mkt) = RI£ 8.887
1763: 1 Troy Oz. Silver (Est. .999, Mkt) = RI£ 9.9742
 

Friday, February 7, 2014

1767

1763-67, Charles Oliver Bruff charged NY£ 2.05 to manufacture 1 dozen Tablespoons and NY£ 1. to manufacture 1 dozen Teaspoons. The weight difference is unknown.

The "COB" example in the Winterthur Collection appears to be a child's spoon (10.8 cms, 0.2894 Ozt) or mustard spoon.

1785

Joseph Cooke of Philadelphia advertised (Standard?) Silver for P£ 0.75/Ozt (=£ 0.4237; S$ 2.95 currency, S$1.88 Silver Coin); labor cost extra?

1785: 1 Troy Ounce Silver (Philadelphia, Est. .999) = S$ 2.04

Saturday, February 1, 2014

1794

USA:
 

 
In New York, a Journeyman Silversmith earned NY£ 1.12/week, half of which was room & board.  He probably produced 72-84 Tablespoons per month, at this salary.  

A Journeyman Silversmith 3-3.5 Spoons per day for $ ~0.622; ~$ 0.1926 per Spoon.

In 1904, a New York Silversmith earned USD$ 18.  on average, up to 24./week.

1794: NY£ 1.12 = $ 2.7985 - 2.80?
1794: P£ 1.7335 = £ 1. = USD$ 4.76
1794: NY£ 1.12 = £ 0.63 = USD$ 2.80

1794: NY£ 1.7778 = £ 1. = S$ 4.44
1794: NY£ 0.40 = £ 0.2250 = S$ 1.  

c.1794