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Fur Trade

Standard of Trade - Albany Fort, 1733

A Beaver Pelt could buy one of the following:

Item Amount ItemAmount
Beads (Coloured) ¾ lb. Pistols [1 for 4 pelts]
Kettle, Brass 1 Gun Worms 1
Lead, Black 1 lb. Gloves, Yarn 1
Gun Powder 1 ½ lb. Goggles 2
Shot 5 lbs. Handkerchiefs 1
Sugar 2 lbs. Hats, laced 1
Tobacco, Brazil 2 lbs. Hatchets 2
Ditto Leaf or Roll 1 ½ lbs. Hawk Bells 8
Thread 1 lb. Ice Chisels 2
Vermilion 1 ½ oz Knives 8
Brandy 1 gallon Looking Glasses2
Broad Cloth 2 yard Mocotagans (Curved Knives)2
Blankets 1 Needles 12
Flannel 2 yard Net-Lines 2
Gartering 2 yard Powder Horns 2
Awl Blades 12 Plain Rings 6
Buttons 12 dozen Stone Rings 3
Breeches 1 pair Scrapers 2
Combs 2 Sword Blades 2
Egg Boxes 4 Spoons 4
Feathers, red 2 Shirts 2
Fish Hooks 20 Shoes 1 pair
Fire Steels 4 Stocking [1 for 1 ¼ pelts]
Files 1 Sashes, Worsted2
Flints 20 Thimbles 6
Guns [1 for 10 to 12 pelts]Tobacco Boxes2

 

 

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