What did it cost in the 1890s? Clothing




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Hoddesdon High St 1890s Teaching and Learning Resources

WHAT DID IT COST IN THE 1890s?




CLOTHING



Ladies Gentlemen

Camisoles 3s (15p) Gloves, French Calf 2s10d (14p)

Chemises 7s (35p) Handkerchieves 8d (03p)

Combinations 5s08d (28p) Hats, Soft Felt 7s06d (37p)

Fleecy Kneecaps 2s10d (14p) Hat Case, Leather 15s (75p)

Knickers 2s06d (13p) Collars, Linen, per dozen 6s06d (32p)

Nightdresses 6s (30p) Cuffs, per pair 1s (05p)

Skirts, Long Cloth 10s (50p) Fronts, Detachable 9d (04p)

Ladies Shoes 12s (60p) Shirts 1s06d (07p)

Quality Boots 11s (55p) Dress Shirts 3s (15p)

Trousers 7s06d (37p)

Undervests 4s (20p)

Gent’s Shoes 13s (70p)

FOOD

Bananas 1d (0.5p) Oranges 1d (0.5p)

Biscuits per lb 6d (2.5p) Dundee Cake per lb 10d (04p)

Chocolate Eclairs for 8 1s (05p) Chocolate Creams per lb 1s02d (06p)

Peppermint Lozenges 2s (10p) Liquorice Root per lb 3s08d (18p)

Ice Cream per quart 3s06d (17.5p) Cocoa per lb 2s06d (12.5p)

Bovril, 4 oz bottle 1s08d (08p) Fish, Halibut per lb 8d (03p)

Herrings for 6 4d (1.5p) York Hams per lb 1s06d (7.5p)

Sardines, 18oz tin 8d (03p) Almonds per lb 2s (10p)

Irish Moss per lb 10d (04p) Lard per lb 8d (03p)

Frying Oil per gallon 2s10d (14p) Treacle per lb 2d (01p)

Beer, Porter per pint 1s (05p) Beer, Stout per pint 1s04d (07p)

Wine, Beaujolais per doz 18s (90p) Champagne per doz £3 (£3)

HOUSEHOLD

Oxford Hip Bath 44” £1.1s.2d (£1.07p)

York Blankets, pair 6s (30p)

Chair 7s02d (37p)

Bedroom Suite of Furniture £18 (£18)

Axminster Carpet per yard 5s (25p)

Floor Covering, Oil Cloth per yard 3s (15p)

Gas Fire with Asbestos Radiants £1.5s (£1.25p)

Kitchen Nuts (Coal), per ton 18s (90p)

Sperm (Whale fat) Candles, for 3lbs 5s (25p)

Wrought Iron Kettle, 4 pint 2s08d (13p)

Dustbin 8s02d (41p)

Matches, per dozen boxes 9d (3.5p)

HOUSING

Two-bedroomed Cottage £190 (£190)

Four-bedroomed House £650 (£650)

Rents - Working Class House, per week 7s (35p)

One-room tenements, per week 2s10d (14p)



INCOME

Agricultural Labourer, per week 18s (90p)

Skilled Worker £1.18s (£1.90p)

Cook Housekeeper, per annum £80 (£80)



(Taken from The what it cost the day before yesterday book from 1850 to the present day by Dr Harold Priestley, Kenneth Mason, Hampshire 1979)


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