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This is a scan of the tally house record of October 1910. It has been typed up below

Tally House Ledger

Records From The Tally House – October 1910

The Tally Man recorded the limestone that was passing his house and directed it to its destination

The following has been copied from the original 1910 records:

Week Beginning October 22nd 1910

 

 

Weight Of Limestone Carried By Each Team

 

Destination decided by the Tally Man

 

Total Weight

Gang

No 1

Gang

No 2

Gang

No 3

Gang

No 4

Gang

No 5

Gang

No 6

Gang

No 7

Gang

No 8

Kiln

Rail

Canal

 

T

cwt

T

cwt

T

cwt

T

cwt

T

cwt

T

cwt

T

cwt

T

cwt

T

cwt

T

cwt

T

cwt

T

cwt

Mon

68

18

11

17

12

13

5

16

9

17

7

12

7

9

9

15

3

19

40

15

8

1

20

2

Tue

81

15

12

0

 

 

10

12

30

15

10

2

10

1

5

15

2

10

57

10

13

18

10

6

Wed

93

1

21

0

2

13

33

2

10

8

 

 

2

12

15

11

7

15

46

6

46

15

 

 

Thu

112

17

28

16

5

1

33

1

14

11

7

11

 

 

16

4

7

13

65

6

26

4

21

7

Fri

112

1

21

8

20

8

9

18

13

3

10

4

13

1

16

0

7

19

59

11

34

5

18

5

Sat

80

5

12

0

12

3

16

1

15

6

7

9

9

10

5

4

2

12

30

15

49

9

 

 

Total

548

17

107

1

52

18

108

10

94

0

42

18

42

13

68

9

32

8

300

3

178

12

70

0

Measuring In Tons and Hundredweight

How the Limestone was measured:

68T 18 cwt means 68 tons (T) and 18 hundredweight (cwt).

20 hundredweight equals one ton.

So, to add up the final column of figures to see how much limestone was sent by rail;

Hundredweight = 2 + 6 + 7 + 5 = 20 cwt = 1 ton

Tons are 20 +10+21+18 = 69 tons + 1 ton from the cwts: 69 + 1 = 70 tons exactly.

Can you think of two skills you would have to demonstrate if you were applying for a job as a Tally Man?

________________________________________ __________________________________________

The Tally man was supposed to be very good at maths but he did not have a calculator or a spreadsheet to help him. Can you find an error in his adding up? If you can, work out what may have happened? (Clue – Saturday)

Mistake: _________________________________________________

How it happened____________________________________________

Interpreting The Tally Man’s Chart

1) How much limestone did Gang 5 deliver on Monday?  _________

2) How much did Gang 8 deliver on Wednesday?       _________

3) Which Gang brought in the most limestone over the week?    _________

4) Which gang delivered the least limestone over the week?     _________

5) On which day was most limestone delivered to the Tally Man? _________

6) On which day was least limestone delivered to the Tally Man? _________

 

7) Gang 2 delivered no limestone on Tuesday – why do you think this was?

______________________________________________________________

8) Which gang delivered no limestone on Thursday?           _________

9) On Monday, how much limestone was directed to the canal?  _________

10) Where was most of the limestone directed on Thursday?    _________

11) Where was most of the limestone used during the week?    _________

12) Which gang earned the most money over the week?    _________

 

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