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View of a Dust Yard

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View of a Dust Yard

A dust-heap, therefore, may be briefly said to be composed of the following things, which are severally applied to the following uses:—

1. “Soil,” or fine dust, sold to brickmakers for making bricks, and to farmers for manure, especially for clover.

2. “Brieze,” or cinders, sold to brickmakers, for burning bricks.

3. Rags, bones, and old metal, sold to marine-store dealers.

4. Old tin and iron vessels, sold for “clamps” to trunks, &c., and for making copperas.

5. Old bricks and oyster shells, sold to builders, for sinking foundations, and forming roads.

6. Old boots and shoes, sold to Prussian-blue manufacturers.

7. Money and jewellery, kept, or sold to Jews.

London Labour and the London Poor by Henry Mayhew - Published 1851 - Available from books.google.com