Wage Tins

Made:
1835-1900
maker:
Unknown

Wage tins from Liverpool Road Railway Station in a set of drawers.

Workers at Liverpool Road Station collected their weekly wages from these tins. The railway, which opened in 1830, connected industrial Manchester with the port of Liverpool. Workers at the bustling station unloaded goods like cotton and coal from wagons for Manchester’s factories. They also loaded finished products for shipment to Liverpool and the rest of the world. In 1850, warehouse workers earned a weekly wage of around £1. This sum could feed and house their families for a week.

Details

Category:
Liverpool & Manchester Railway
Object Number:
Y2000.37.1
Measurements:
3 x shelves: 75 mm x 540 mm x 350 mm,
type:
wage tins

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