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How much did it cost in Morris County, New Jersey?
a survey of retail prices advertised in the Daily Record, January 1-15, 1926


Automobiles
New
Chrysler "58," sedan, 995.00
Dodge touring car, 795.00
Dodge Type B sedan, 895.00-1,045.00
Used
1919, Cole Phaeton, 250.00
1916, Pierce Arrow touring, 350.00

Clothing
Boots, Goodrich Zipperboots, 3.00-6.00/pair
Boys' suit, 2.45-14.65/each
Children's dress, 3.98/each
Corset, 1.89-3.95/each
Dyed Muscrat coat, 190.00-290.00/each
Hair net, .25/dozen
Hats, Paige, 8.98/each
Men's overcoat, 23.65-30.00/each
Men's trousers, 2.40-5.90/pair
Mink coat, 150.00/each
Women's dress, Radioux Chiffon, 5.95/each
Woman's dress, silk, 16.50/each
Women's nightgown, .95-3.90/each

Employment
Car salesman, 200.00/month

Food & beverages
Bacon, Armour's Star, .50/lb
Beans, lima, .25/2 cans
Beef, porterhouse steak, .29/lb
Bologna, .25/lb
Butter, Finest creamery, .53/lb
Cheese, .43/lb
Chicken, boiling, .29/lb
Cocoa, Benefit brand, .25/lb can
Coffee, Pan American, .43/lb can
Cookies, Sunshine biscuits, .09/2 pkgs
Eggs, .56/dozen
Fish, codfish, Beardley's prepared, .25/2 pkgs
Flour, Benefit Pastry, .39/5 lbs
Ham, smoked cali, .22/lb
Honey, pure clover, .25/pint
Ketchup, Cloverdale, .23/bottle
Lamb, leg, .37/lb
Macaroni, Muellers, .11/pkg
Maple syrup, .29/jug
Milk, Cloverdale evaporated, .29/3 cans
Oatmeal, H.O. brand, .25/2 pkgs
Oranges, sweet Florida, .32/dozen
Peaches, Hancock, .25/2.5 oz can
Pickles, Taste Tells brand, .50/3 jars
Potatoes, 1.59/25 lb basket
Syrup, maple, .49/pint
Tea, Orange Pekoe, .25/quarter lb
Tomatoes, Benefit, .25/3 cans
Vanilla extract, pure, .59/4 oz

Furniture
Bassinettes, 5.25-12.50/each
Bedroom suite, 157.00/4 pieces
Chair, night chair, 5.95/each
Cribs, 9.75-22.50/each
Dining room set, 180.00/10 pieces
Lamps, wood with metal base and shade, 22.50-35.00/each
Living room set, 194.00/3 pieces
Rugs, Persian, Asia Minor & Chinese, 9' X 12', 189.00-381.00/each

Household goods
Bedspreads, satin finish, 80" X 90", 2.95-4.00/each
Blankets, wool, 9.45-12.50/each
Linoleum (floor covering), 1.45/yard
Range, with Lorain regulator 73.00-175.00/each
Sheets, 7.50-12.75/each
Towels, bath, Cannon, 5.75-10.75/each

Newspapers
Daily Record [Morristown NJ] .02/daily paper

Personal care & health
Aspirin, Bayer, .72/100 count bottle
Bell-ans (for indigestion), .25 & .75/pkg
Bromoquinine (laxative tablets), .30/pkg
Curling iron, electric, .79-3.95/each
Gauze, Curity, .45-.60/5 yards
Hair pins, .10/100 count pkg
Heet (for rheumatism), .60/pkg
Milk of Magnesia, .21/16 oz bottle
Shampoo, .23/6 oz bottle
Soap, Lifebuoy, .33/6 bars
Spirits of camphor, .39-.50/4 oz bottle
Toilet paper, .20/2000 sheets
Toothbrush, .50/3 brushes
Toothpaste, Pebeco, .29/large tube

Real estate
Houses for sale
Morris Plains, 7 rooms, electricity & steam, 9,000.00
Morristown, two family, 5 rooms each, 2 car garage, 13,000.00
Morristown, 7 rooms, stucco house, latest improvements, 10,500.00
Houses for rent
Morristown, 6 rooms, 50.00/month
Bungalow, 3 rooms, 30.00/month
Apartments & rooms
YMCA furnished rooms, 4.25/week

Recreation & amusements
Cocker Spaniel puppy, 20.00/each
Fire wood, oak, 8.00/cord
Jersey Central Power & Light stock, 96.00/share
Piano, black, second-hand, 30.00/each
Piano, player, 339.00/each
Radio, 75.00/each
Radio, Eagle Built, WOR set, 129.99-200.00/each
Radio battery, 100 amp, 16.00/each
Safe deposit box, 2.50+/each
Theatre, Palace, matinee: .15 & .20/ticket; evening, .20 & .30/ticket
Trolly from Morristown to Hopatcong, .49/ticket

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