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Costs of plumbing work
in 1939 England

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The old bill below for a plumbing job can be used to calculate the rate of inflation for this type of work between 1939 and the present day. It gives the costs involved as:

Making a new joint to sink waste £0-5-0

This price is of course quoted in the old money.

Although the bill is on professionally printed paper, the typing is clearly from an old manual typewriter with a slightly worn ribbon.

1939 receipt for a plumber in north London for making a new joint for sink waste

Receipt for a plumber for making a new joint for sink waste.