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Edinburgh Town Council Statute Prices; Candle, 1450 - 1668

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 Edinburgh Town Council Statute Prices; Candle, 1450 - 1668

 From: Marwick, J.D., Wood, M., Hannay, R.K., and Armet, H., Extracts
       from the records of the burgh of Edinburgh, 1403-1701 (13 vols.,
       Edinburgh, 1869-1967).

  This file contains;

  1 - Edinburgh 'rag-wick' candle prices (per pound); 1450 - 1668

 Note: As statute (assize) prices these were meant to determine the 
       maximum price at which the products of craftwork could be sold 
       in the burgh.  For a discussion of the likely effectiveness of 
       Scottish town councils in regulating prices in the market through
       such statutes see Gibson & Smout, Prices, food and wages in Scotland,
       1550 - 1780 (CUP, 1994), Ch. 2.

 Also see ,  and  for
 Edinburgh town council price statutes for ale, wheatbread and tallow
 respectively.

FORMAT
1 2 5 2 3 0 0 0 (I2,1X,I4,1X,F5.2)
STOP
Mo Year Candle
        (d./lb)
DATA
10 1508  3.0
10 1529  6.0
10 1551  9.0
10 1552  9.0
10 1554  9.0
10 1555  9.0
 9 1557  8.0
10 1560 10.0
11 1561 10.0
12 1562 13.0
11 1577 16.0
11 1578 16.0
10 1580 16.0
10 1583 18.0
10 1587 20.0
10 1587 21.0
12 1587 20.0
10 1589 24.0
10 1596 28.0
11 1599 36.0
10 1600 30.0
10 1602 34.0
12 1604 33.0
10 1607 36.0
11 1609 36.0
11 1612 40.0
10 1614 40.0
10 1615 40.0
10 1616 40.0
10 1618 40.0
12 1619 38.4
10 1620 38.4
10 1621 40.0
10 1622 40.0
10 1623 38.4
10 1624 38.4
10 1625 40.0
10 1626 41.6
10 1627 42.66
10 1628 41.6
10 1629 41.6
10 1630 41.6
10 1631 42.4
11 1632 42.4
10 1633 42.4
10 1634 42.4
10 1647 51.2
11 1649 54.4
10 1652 51.2
10 1653 52.0
10 1655 49.6
10 1656 48.0
10 1657 46.4
10 1659 52.8
10 1661 49.6
10 1662 51.2
10 1663 51.2
10 1664 54.4
11 1665 51.2
11 1666 42.66
10 1668 36.8
10 1670 42.66
10 1671 44.8
12 1674 50.66
10 1675 51.2
11 1676 51.2
10 1677 51.2
10 1678 51.2
10 1680 48.0
10 1684 46.4
12 1687 44.8
 9 1693 46.4
99 9999

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