Tuesday, June 1, 2021

April 12, 1904 Receipt

 This receipt is found in the Civil War Pension File of my paternal third great-grandfather.  It is for some plumbing work that my third great-grandmother had done on various houses in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The work was done by a Robert E. Henderson that worked out of 1131 South Broad Street.


On October 21 five hours of work was spent by a plumber and a helper preparing a tank and spigots at 1416 South 15th Street.  The cost was $2.00.


On July 13 four hours of work was spent by a plumber and a helper repairing a tank in the bath room.  It looks like four joints and four feet of 1/2 lead pipe were used for the repairs.  No address was given for this work.  The cost was $5.


On February 2 one days time for a plumber and a helper were spent at 813 Tasker Street thawing out and repairing pipes.   The total cost for that day was $6.50.


On February 8 a plumber and a helper did work for five hours at 1445 South 16th Street.  The total cost for that was $2.50.


On February 9 five hours of time was put in by a plumber and a helper thawing out and repairing pipes at 1532 South 8th Street.  The total cost for that was $4.50.


On February 10 my third great-grandmother had a new water closet installed at 1416 South 15th Street.  The total cost of that was $10.


On March 17 five hours of time was put in by a plumber and a helper repairing and thawing out pipes at 1532 South 8th Street.  The cost of that was $4.50.


On March 30 My third great-grandmother had to have more burst pipes repaired.  This time at 1445 South 16th Street.  That cost her $2.50.


On April 1 a new main pipe was placed at 1416 South 15th Street.  This took one day's work by a digger and a plumber and his helper.  That job cost the most, $19.25.


The total on this receipt is $56.85, which would be about $1,706 today.  My third great-grandmother made a $10 payment on the account on April 15.




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