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AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES

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1955

Selected Commodities and

Services

(other than Food and Housing)
Included in the Consumer Price Index




UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
James P. Mitchell, Secretary
BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
Ewan Clague, Commissioner
June 1956




House Document No. 428

4th Congress, 2d Session

AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES




1955

Bulletin N o . 1197

Jim* 1956

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
James P. Mitchell, Secretary
BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
Ewan Clague, Commissioner




CONTENTS

P a ge
Introduction.

1

P rice differences among cities____ ____________________________________ —______ \
Transportation charges______ ___ __ __ _________________________ _____________ —____ .
Local administrative actions____________________________ ____ __________ __ _ —
_
Resale price maintenance.__________________________ —________ —------------------ -------Nationally advertised brands__ , _______________________ __________ ___ ________ ___
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Concentration of production________ _________________________________ __ ________ _
Income lev e l__________________________________ _________ - ______________ ____________

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Scope and method of survey_________________ __________ . ____ __ __ . ______. _________ ___

3

Method of collection________________________________________________________________
Methodological considerations in price com parisons among c ities—— ™

4
5

Explanation of tables-

6

Tables
Average retail prices of selected com m odities and se rv ic e s, in 20 c ities,
last quarter of 1954 to Decem ber 1955, monthly and quarterly.

1

2

Housing
A . Home repairs and maintenance—
B. Household textiles__ —_____ ________
C . F loor covering and furniture_____
D. Appliances and other housewares
E. Gas and electricity__ _________ ____
F . Solid fuels and fuel o il____________
G. Household operation__ _____________

8
9

12
16

20

22
23

Apparel
A . M en's outerwear________ _______________
B. M en's furnishings and a c c e sso r ie s__
C . B o y s' apparel__________ __ ______________
D. W om en's outerwear—. . . — . . . __ _______
E. W om en's underwear and accessories.
F . G ir ls ' apparel____ ____ ___ _________ — —
G. Infants' wear and yard g o o d s..___ ____

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30
32
34
37
40
41
42

3.

Transportation.—

. ___ ________ __________ ____________________________________

4.

M edical care_______________ _________ _____ ________ —_________ __________________

50

5.

P e r s o n a l care.----- —

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6.

Reading and recreation_________________________ __ —___ ______________ . . . . ___ _

61

______ ______ — — ---- ...— ________ __________ —

7. Other goods and se rv ice s__ „




_______________________ •__________ __________
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CONTENTS - Continued
A p p e n d ix e s
A.

B»

C.

D.

Page

F r e q u e n c y o f p r i c e c o l l e c t i o n f o r 4 6 c i t i e s in c lu d e d in th e C o n s u m e r
P r i c e I n d e x —..___ _ _____________ ___ _ ________________ _________________________ ______
_

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R e la t iv e im p o r t a n c e o f it e m s in c lu d e d in th e C o n s u m e r P r i c e In d e x ,
D e c e m b e r 1 9 5 5 ___ _____________________________________________________ ____ —--------_

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S p e c i f i c a t i o n s u s e d f o r th e c o l l e c t i o n o f r e t a i l p r i c e s f o r it e m s
___________ ______ ...._________ ____________70
in c lu d e d in th is b u lle t in ___ _________ „
R e t a il s a l e s t a x e s a n d o t h e r r e t a i l t a x e s a p p li c a b le in 20 la r g e
c it ie s
—
___________ —___ ___ ._______ —
_ ________________ __ ____ ______ ____




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A V E R A G E R E T A I L P R IC E S ,

1955*

IN T R O D U C T IO N

T h is is the s e c o n d p u b lic a t io n o f a v e r a g e r e t a i l p r i c e s f o r s e l e c t e d c o m m o d i t i e s
and s e r v i c e s in c lu d e d in the C o n s u m e r P r i c e In d e x .
T he f i r s t r e p o r t ^ /p r e s e n t e d r e ta il
p r i c e s in 10 l a r g e c i t i e s a t q u a r t e r l y in t e r v a l s f o r 1953 and 1 9 5 4 . T h e d a ta c o v e r e d
a p p r o x im a t e ly 125 c o m m o d i t i e s and s e r v i c e s , o t h e r than f o o d s , f u e l s , an d r e n t s .
As a
r e s u l t o f im p r o v e m e n t s in the p r i c i n g p r o g r a m an d fu r t h e r a n a ly s is o f the d a ta , a v e r a g e
p r i c e s f o r 10 a d d itio n a l c i t i e s and a p p r o x im a t e ly 25 a d d it io n a l it e m s a r e p r e s e n t e d in th is
rep ort.
M o r e o v e r , m o n th ly d a ta a r e s h o w n w h e n e v e r p o s s i b l e .
A v e r a g e p r i c e s in 1955
a r e p r e s e n t e d f o r a p p r o x im a t e ly 150 it e m s in c e r t a i n m a j o r e x p e n d it u r e c a t e g o r i e s in the
20 l a r g e s t c i t i e s s u r v e y e d r e g u l a r l y b y the U. S«. D e p a r t m e n t o f L a b o r * s B u r e a u o f L a b o r
S ta tis tic s .
D u rin g 1 955, the B u r e a u o b t a in e d r e t a i l p r i c e s f o r a p p r o x im a t e ly 300 it e m s
(in c lu d in g fo o d s and s h e lt e r ) in 4 6 c i t i e s at m o n t h ly , q u a r t e r l y , o r 4 -m o n t h in t e r v a l s 2 /.
P r i c e s f o r fo o d s an d fu e ls in v a r io u s c i t i e s h a v e b e e n p u b lis h e d m o n th ly f o r m a n y y e a r s ,
and f o o d p r i c e s a r e a ls o s u m m a r i z e d in b ie n n ia l b u ll e t in s .
A v e r a g e s o f r e n t s an d c e r t a i n
h o m e o w n e r s h ip c o s t s , h o w e v e r , in v o lv e c o m p l e x p r o b l e m s in c o m p u t a t io n and i n t e r p r e ­
ta tio n an d h a v e n o t b e e n p u b lis h e d .
T h e r e t a i l p r i c e s u r v e y s w e r e d e s ig n e d to m e a s u r e p r i c e c h a n g e s f o r g o o d s
and s e r v i c e s o f c o n s t a n t q u a lit y .
T h is u s e o f the d a ta i s n o t a f f e c t e d s ig n i f ic a n t l y b y
v a r ia t io n s in q u a lit y o f the in d iv id u a l it e m s f r o m c i t y to c i t y s o lo n g a s th e y a r e c o m ­
p a r a b le f r o m on e p e r i o d to the n e x t.
H o w e v e r , w ith the im p r o v e m e n t s in the c o l l e c t i o n
o f r e t a i l p r i c e s that h a v e b e e n m a d e th r o u g h the y e a r s , p a r t i c u l a r l y w ith r e g a r d to q u a lit y
i d e n t i fic a t io n , r e t a i l p r i c e d a ta a r e a v a ila b le f o r q u a lit ie s that a r e s u f f i c i e n t l y u n i fo r m
f r o m c i t y to c it y , s o that m u c h u s e fu l d a ta o n a v e r a g e p r i c e s c a n b e p r e s e n t e d .
A verages
a r e in c lu d e d f o r it e m s w h ic h , a ft e r c a r e f u l s tu d y , s a t i s f i e d B u r e a u s t a n d a r d s f o r c o m ­
p a r a b il it y .

P R IC E D IF F E R E N C E S A M ON G

C IT IE S

T h e le v e l o f p r i c e s f o r in d iv id u a l c o m m o d i t i e s an d s e r v i c e s v a r i e d , c o n s i d e r a b l y
f r o m c i t y to c i t y in 1 9 5 5 .
F o r s o m e it e m s , d iffe r e n c e s am on g c it ie s w e r e p r a c t ic a lly
z e r o , w h ile f o r o t h e r it e m s the d i f f e r e n c e b e t w e e n the l o w e s t c i t y a v e r a g e an d the h ig h e s t
w a s a s m u c h a s 75 p e r c e n t .
G e n e r a l ly , the r e la t iv e d i f f e r e n c e s a m o n g c i t i e s w e r e g r e a t e s t f o r s e r v i c e s
and l e a s t f o r d r u g s , t o i l e t r i e s , s o a p s , an d s i m i l a r i t e m s .
G e n e r a l iz a t i o n s c a n n o t b e
m a d e , h o w e v e r , that o n e o r m o r e c i t i e s a r e h ig h o r lo w w ith r e s p e c t to a ll i t e m s .
W est
C o a s t c i t i e s , f o r e x a m p le , a r e a m o n g the h ig h e s t f o r m e d i c a l c a r e s e r v i c e s an d a m o n g
the l o w e s t f o r t o w e ls , c i g a r e t t e s , an d c e r t a i n a r t i c l e s in the a p p a r e l g r o u p .
^ P r e p a r e d b y E th e l D .
L iv in g .

H o o v e r o f the B u r e a u 1 s D i v is i o n o f P r i c e s

J

an d C o s t o f

J
A v e r a g e R e t a il P r i c e s :
C o l l e c t i o n and C a lc u la t io n T e c h n iq u e s an d P r o b l e m s .
1 182, 1955.
2 / S e e a p p e n d ix e s A and B f o r a c o m p l e t e l i s t o f the it e m s an d c i t i e s f o r
w h ic h r e t a i l p r i c e s a r e c o l l e c t e d .
B u ll.




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A detailed item -by-item analysis of the reasons for differences in price level
among cities is not within the scope of this bulletin.
Such an analysis would be incon­
sistent with the limited volume of data now available, particularly with respect to the
time span.
Temporary deviations from long-run patterns are" always present, and 3
years is not considered a sufficient period of time for extensive correlation studies.
The data do provide, however, a number of illustrations of the influence of
various factors on the level of price.
Among these factors are differences in trans­
portation costs, the effect of local administrative actions, resale price maintenance, the
tendency toward uniform prices for nationally advertised brands and for commodities
produced by relatively few manufacturers, the influence of income level on price level,
and the effect of climatic differences.
Although a few illustrations of city differences
are given below, many of the commodities and services included in the bulletin reflect
the combined influence of various factors.
Transportation Charges
The direct effect of transportation charges on the retail price level is clearly
demonstrated by city differences in coal prices.
For instance, in December 1955, stovesize Pennsylvania anthracite for domestic use was $27. 95 a ton in Boston and $ 2 4 .9 0
in New York.
Freight charges to Boston were approximately 35 percent of the mine
price while to New York City they were about 20 percent.
Local Administrative Actions
State and city taxes account for a part of the city differences in prices for
such items as cigarettes and gasoline.
For example, cigarettes ranged from 19 to 21
cents a package in Los Angeles and San Francisco, where only Federal taxes are added,
whereas in New York and Chicago where State and city taxes amounted to 4 cents,
the
price was 24 cents a package.
Another illustration of the effect of local factors on prices are the actions
taken by local regulatory bodies which result in price variations from one city to another
for streetcar fares and other utilities.
Resale Price Maintenance
The "F air Trade” laws operated for a number of years to maintain a uniform
price throughout most of the country for all products on which resale price maintenance
contracts were in effect.
During recent years, however, uniform prices have been maintained for some
items but are now in the process of being abandoned for others with the continued growth
of "discount” retailing.
In the drugs and toiletries field, for example, there are practi­
cally no differentials
among cities for any extensive period of time.
The differentials
that do appear, as for vitamin tablets, can be attributed almost entirely to city prefer­
ences for certain brands.
For appliances, however, there are wide differentials in
prices among cities for the same brand.
One brand of toaster which retailed in St. Louis
for $ 1 0 .9 5 to $ 1 4 .4 9 near the end of 1955, was selling at the manufacturer’ s suggested
retail price of $ 1 9 .9 5 in some stores in New York, Philadelphia, and other cities.
Similar examples of the effect of competition on the selling price can be found for many
other appliances and for tires.
Nationally Advertised Brands
National advertising, like resale price maintenance contracts, tends to keep
the retail price of various brands uniform, regardless of retailer’ s location.
Men’ s
underwear and hosiery are produced by many companies, but the volume in the medium-




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quality lines priced by the Bureau is made by manufacturers who advertise nationally.
(Some of the larger firms also had resale price maintenance contracts. ) For such items
where the predominant brands are advertised nationally, differences among cities are
small, since the same brands are reported in practically every city.
Concentration of Production
The concentration of the volume of production to a limited number of producers
limits the geographical price differentials materially.
For light bulbs, soaps and deter­
gents, cleansing tissues, and similar items the differences among cities are small and
are probably not significant.
Income Level
services,

In many instances throughout the array of prices for specific commodities and
there is some evidence that high-income cities are also high-price cities.

This evidence is particularly strong for dry-cleaning services, as would be
expected because of the close relationship between general income level and labor costs
to provide these services.
With very few exceptions, services cost less in the lowest
income city than in the highest income city, rising in general as incomes rise, but not
necessarily by the same proportion.
Although commodity prices also tend to rise with the income level,
dence is not as clear as that for services.

the evi­

Climatic Fac tor s
Needs of consumers because of variations in climate also affect the price levels.
In hot climates, where heavy clothing is used in only small quantities and the volume of
business is small, there was a tendency for prices to be relatively high.
The greater
volume of business in heavy clothing in the colder cities seemed to operate to keep such
garments in the medium- to low-price levels.
The average price for a man1s wool suit,
for example, was high in Atlanta and Houston and medium to low in Minneapolis, Cleve­
land, and Pittsburgh.
There are exceptions to this general picture, however, that indi­
cate the presence of other influences, such as income level, proximity to production
centers, and consumer demand not associated with climate.
SCOPE AND METHOD OF SURVEY

H

Techniques for the collection and processing of retail price data for the
measurement of tim e-to-tim e change have been developed and improved through many
years of experience.
In contrast, the measurement of price levels, particularly for
individual commodities and services in various places, is still in an early developmental
stage.
The data, from which these average prices have been derived, are collected
primarily for the calculation of the Bureau* s Consumer Price Index, which measures

3/ The following publications of the Bureau of Labor Statistics contain more
complete descriptions of the scope and methods used in retail price surveys:
Techniques
of Preparing Major BLS Statistical Series, Bull. 1168, Ch. 9, (p. 68);
The Consumer
Price Index, A Layman* s Guide, Bull. 1140; Selection of Cities for the Consumer
Expenditure Survey, 1950, Monthly Labor Review, April 1951 (pp. 430-436); and Average
Retail Prices:
Collection and Calculation Techniques and Problems, Bull. 1182, 1955.




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changes in prices from one time to another.
Since the scope and methods used for the
Consumer Price Index have been described in detail in various publications, and the first
bulletin on average prices discusses the problems involved in producing average prices,
this section of the report contains only a brief description of the samples of cities, items,
and outlets, and of methods of collection.
It also includes a brief discussion of problems
that may impose limitations on comparisons of prices among cities.
Samples
Cities. - The Bureau periodically collects prices in 46 United States cities*
(See appendix A . ) These cities represent a cross section of all urban centers having a
population of 2, 500 or more in 1947 in terms of size, climate, density of population per
square mile, and average income.
For those cities with populations of less than 30, 000,
city characteristics associated with distance to large retail shopping areas were also taken
into consideration in selecting the samples.
The 20 cities which have been selected for publication are those in the large
population size groups, 240, 000 and over in 1947.
All of these cities are important
industrial areas in which retail prices have been collected for many years.
Items. - From among the hundreds of articles consumers buy, the Bureau has
selected a sample of approximately 300 goods and services for periodic pricing for the
Consumer Price Index. (See appendix B .;
These items represent a large proportion of
family expenditures in each major group and subgroup.
In addition, they were carefully
selected to represent typical price-change patterns for groups of related commodities.
The criterion for the selection of the items for which average prices are
published was the assurance that the quoted prices from all stores in each city related
to the same or approximately the same quality.
Outlets^- For each commodity and service category, the Bureau obtains quota­
tions from a sample of stores, service establishments, and other sources that sell or
provide the goods and services purchased by moderate income fam ilies.
In setting the
general design for samples for groups of items, the following factors were, considered:
Size of establishment, kind of outlet, type of operation, quality of commodities sold, serv­
ices
rendered, location, and other characteristics likely to influence price change or
price level.
Businesses and professional people who limit their clientele by providing
only high quality merchandise or special services of various kinds, are excluded from
these samples.
Method of Collection
The major portion of the quotations on which the average prices are based is
obtained by personal visits of Bureau representatives.
These representatives have been
intensively trained in the Bureau1s collection procedures, particularly in the recognition
of quality variations for the items included in the index.
For some commodities, such as coal, gas, electricity, e tc ., the quality can
be ascertained without examination of merchandise.
Basic data on these items are
collected by mail, or from printed manuals issued by organizations that have assembled
the required data, or from government agencies collecting rates and prices for their own
use.
Quality P ro b lem s.- The most important problems in the collection of retail
price statistics are those pertaining to variations in quality from time to time and from
place to place.
The Bureau attempts to resolve these problems by limiting the range of




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quality represented by the quotations reported for each item.
This is done through the
use of quality descriptions (usually referred to as M
specifications" - see appendix C) and
by providing its field representatives with auxiliary material such as swatches of fabrics,
lists of brands meeting the specifications, special instructions regarding their application,
and similar aids.
The development and use of quality descriptions in the collection of
retail prices is discussed fully in a previous Bureau publication. 4 /
Although it is sometimes necessary to obtain prices for articles or services
that do not conform in every detail with the predetermined specification, the collection
procedures provide for obtaining data that are comparable in quality from one date to the
next for the calculation of the Index.
Such deviations in quality from place to place have
been noted when included in the published prices.
Methodological Considerations in Price Comparisons Among Cities
The average prices presented in the tables generally provide a good approxima­
tion of the differences in the price levels among cities.
However, depending on the pur­
pose for which the data are utilized, a proper interpretation of the differences among
cities must take into account some characteristics of the data built into them through the
pricing methods.
Quality D ifferences.- The Bureau has exercised great care and has endeavored
to obtain prices for the same quality of each commodity and service from each business
or person reporting prices and to include in the averages only those quotations which con­
form to the specifications.
Despite this care, however, some quality differences remain
and some portion of the city differences can be attributed to this factor.
Major quality differences are indicated by code number or by special notes in
the tables.
Evaluation of the quality difference in terms of price is necessary before
comparisons can be made.
Relatively minor quality differences occur more frequently
and the adequacy of a city-to-city comparison can be evaluated only through reference
to the specifications. (See appendix C. ) Various choices of fabrics in apparel,for example,
have been allowed in price reporting when available evidence indicated that these choices
introduce virtually no price differentials.
The ranges in quality are as narrow as is
consistent with the practical aspects of price collection but must be considered in com­
parison studies, particularly for certain items of apparel and furniture, where the choices
in retail markets are very wide.
Another feature of the specifications to be remembered
is the impossibility of developing objective descriptions of the intangible quality features
that may give prestige value and thus affect the price level.
There are also undoubtedly some errors in the interpretation of the specifi­
cations by the price reporter or by the field representative.
The Bureau attempts to
keep such misinterpretations to a minimum through continuous review of the price
reports, obtaining additional information from producers, and by more intensive train­
ing of individual agents.
Varying Package S iz e s .- For articles sold in various size packages, such as
toiletries, all reports have been converted to a common quantity unit.
However, the
range of package sizes on which the prices are quoted originally may account for a
small part of the price differences among cities for a few commodities.
To the extent
that the price per ounce is less when buying 8 ounces of shampoo, for example, than
when buying 5 ounces, the price differentials among cities are exaggerated.
In such

Bull.

4 / Average Retail Prices:
1182,“” 1955.




Collection and Calculation Techniques and Problems,

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cases, the extremes of noncomparability are kept to a minimum by limiting the range
of sizes for which prices are reported.
The comparisons have less validity for the few furniture items that may vary
in
numberof pieces from store to store.
Although adjustments are made to the indi­
vidual quotations to obtain prices for like components, the adjustments must necessarily
be made by using estimated values.
Brand P referen ce.- Within the defined limits of the quality description, the
price reported is for the brand that sells in largest volume in each outlet.
If brands
A,
B, and C are preferred and sold in large volume in 1 city and brands X , Y, and Z
in another, the averages for the 2 cities will reflect any price differential there may
be between ABC and XYZ.
The averages provide for valid comparisons on the quality
level, but if a specific study requires measurement of price differentials for identical
brands, these data have limited usefulness.
Sampling D ifferences.- Prices are obtained from a sample of businesses and
professional people, rather than by complete coverage.
Small differences among cities
are due to the sampling process and should not be interpreted as significant.

EXPLANATION OF TABLES
Average retail prices in 20 large cities for the selected list of commodities
and services are presented in tables 1 to 7.
The items have been arranged into groups
and subgroups in accordance with the classification utilized for the Consumer Price
Index.
Method of Averaging
The average prices are simple arithmetic averages of the quotations as reported
to the Bureau (except for omissions and conversions discussed below).
Treatment of Taxes
In most tables, the prices are exclusive of retail sales taxes and all other
taxes levied at the retail level.
There are some exceptions to this rule, however,
which have been indicated by footnotes.
In some cases, such as shoe repairs and
tobacco, the tax structure is complicated or the tax applies only to materials. Under
these conditions, the accuracy of the price reporting is maintained by obtaining from
the seller, quotations including taxes and identifying the kinds of taxes included. In
other cases, the processing of the data for the index provides for the addition of some
taxes before combining cities.
In order to avoid the necessity of retabulating these
data to exclude taxes, the published prices include all applicable Federal, State and
local taxes.
The most important instance of this situation is the subgroup of solid fuels
and fuel oil in table 1.
The various kinds and amounts of taxes applicable at the retail
level to the commodities and services selected for publication are listed in appendix D,
Footnotes
A large number of explanatory footnotes have been used.
Many of them
refer to taxes or to information on quality differences necessary for interpretation of
price level differences.
The majority of the footnotes, however, explain why an ap­
parent price change from one date to the next may not represent a true price change.
Most of these explanations deal with unavoidable changes in the samples of sources from
which price data are obtained.
For the dates affected by these sample differences, com­




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parable prices for the two dates are given in a footnote.
For example* table 5 shows
$1. 85 for shampoo and wave set (P-310) in Los Angeles for February 1955 and $ 1 . 90
for March.
This 5-cent difference did not arise from price change but because 1 beauty
shop reporting $ 1 . 5 0 in February was discontinued in March and the beauty shop sub­
stituted for it reported $1 . 75.
The other four shops that reported in both February
and March showed no changes in price.
This situation is explained by footnote 6.
Omission of Some Average Price Data
The most frequent reasons for nonpublication of average prices are:
1.
The article is not sold in volume during certain seasons of the year.
seasons are indicated by footnote.
2.
The article or
dashes have been entered.

service is not priced in specific months.

The

In these cases,

3.
Quotations from the various stores in a city represent a mixture of quali­
ties greater than provided for in the specifications.
The footnote "number of quotations
conforming to specifications insufficient for publication of average p rice " has been used
to explain nonpublication.
Conversions of Original Quotations
It was necessary to convert original quotations to a common unit for a num­
ber of articles and services in the following circumstances:
1.
Unit of Quantity.- Manufacturers producing approximately the same quality
product, market this product in various size packages.
The Bureau allows for the
pricing of many different brands by indicating in the specification a limited range of pack­
age sizes for which prices are to be reported. The prices quoted for the varying quan­
tities were converted to a common unit before averaging, e . g . , most toiletries were
converted to a "per-ounce" basis.
The articles to which this type of conversion applies
can be identified by reference to the specifications in appendix C.
2.
Sales in Multiple Units. - Retailers frequently offer a product at a price for
a number of units'!
This is particularly common for soaps and similar sm all-price items.
All such quotations were converted to a single unit price before computing the average
for the city.
3.
E xtras. - "E x tra s" of various kinds were included or excluded from
quoted price as necessary so that the average represented the same components for all
stores (or service establishments).
This type of adjustment was made in only a few
cases --n ea rly all in the furniture group to adjust for varying numbers of pieces - - and
only when the Bureau had specific information to make the adjustments with a reasonable
degree of accuracy.
Estimates for Missing Data
When 1 or 2 of the price reporting sources could not be contacted at a specific
pricing date or stores were temporarily out of stock, or for some other reason quotations
could not be obtained from the full sample, estimates for the missing data were made.
If a quotation following a missing date was the same as the immediately preceding quota­
tion, it was assumed that there had been no price change in that particular outlet for the
entire period.
If the quotation after the missing date showed that a change had occurred
in the interim, an estimate was made by reference to the changes in prices reported by
other outlets in the city.
Such estimates were made only when data were available for
the item from more than half of the outlets in the city sample.



the

Table 1 - HOUSING: Average retail prices of selected commodities and services
in 20 cities, last quarter of 1954 to December 1955, monthly and quarterly
A.

Ite m and c ity

H O M E R E P A IR S AN D M A IN T E N A N C E

1955

S p e c.
no.

1954
Jan.

Feb.

M arch

$ 6. 30
5 .9 3
5. 94
5 .9 2
5 .9 2

$ 6 .3 0
5 .9 3
6 .0 2
5 .9 2
5 .9 2

A p r il

M ay

June

July

$ 6. 32
6. 00
6 .0 2
6 .0 8
6 .0 1

$ 6. 32
6. 00
6 .0 2
6 .0 8
6. 01

Aug.

Sept.

O ct.

$ 6. 32
6. 00
6 .0 2
6. 08
6. 01

$ 6 .3 2
6. 00
6. 02
6 .0 8
6 .0 1

N ov.

D ec.

E X T E R IO R
HOUSE
P A IN T ,
n a tio n a lly ad­
v e r t is e d b r a n d s, p er g a l­
lon
D ec.
$ T 3o
5 .9 3
5. 94
5 .9 2
5. 87

$ 6 .3 0
5 .9 3
5. 94
5 .9 2
5 .9 2

104
104
104
104
104

O c t.
5. 92
5. 68
5 .9 2
6. 62
6. 09

5 .9 2
5. 80
6. 00
6. 62
6 .0 6

W a sh in g to n , D . C . - - -

HHHHH-

104
104
104
104
104

N ov.
6. 22
6. 18
6 .2 0
6 . 35
6. 10

...
—
—
--...

A tlan ta ------------------------- -B a ltim o r e - - - - - - - - - - C in c in n a ti----------------------St. L o u i s -------San F r a n c i s c o --------------

HHHHH-

104
104
104
104
104

D ec.
6. 66
5. 87
5. 79
5 .9 6
6. 17

—
—
—
—

C h i c a g o ---------------------------D e tr o it --------- -L o s A n g e le s ---------------New Y o r k ----------------------P h ila d e lp h ia -------------------

H - 104
H -ifi4 .
H - 104
H - 104
H - 104

B o s t o n -----------------------------K a n sa s C i t y ------------------M in n e a p o lis - - - - - - - - P i t t s b u r g h --------------------P o r tla n d , O r e g o n --------

HHHHH-

C lev e la n d ----------------------H o u s to n ---------------------------S c r a n t o n -------------------------

P A IN T B R U SH , pu re hog
b r is t le
(H -1 0 6 ) ,
m ixe d
b r is t le ( H -1 0 7 ) , o r nylon
b r is t le (H -1 0 8 )

—
—
—
—
6 .2 2
6. 18
6 .2 0
6. 31
6. 10

H -1 0 8
H -1 0 8
H -1 0 8
H -1 0 6
H -1 0 6

B o s t o n -----------------------------K a n sa s C i t y ------------------M i n n e a p o li s ------------------P itts b u r g h ----------------------P o r tla n d , O r e g o n --------

H -1 0 6
H -1 0 8
H -1 0 8

—
—

6 .0 6
5 .9 0
5 .7 9
5 .9 6
6. 17

2/

4 . 18
4 . 60
2 . 63
.4 .0 8
5. 98
O c t.
4 . 97
2 .9 9
3. 78
( 3 /)

4.
4.
2.
4.
5.

18
60
63
08
73

4 .2 3
4 . 72
2 . 63
4 . 08
5. 73

4 .2 3
4 .7 2
2 . 63
4 .0 8
6 .3 6

4 . 97
2 .9 9
3 .9 3
( 3 /)
58

—
—

—
—

1.60

C lev e la n d ----------------------H ouston ------------------------S c r a n t o n ------------------------S e a t t l e ----------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . - - -

H -1 0 6
H -1 0 6
H -1 0 8
H -1 0 8
H -1 0 8

N ov.
5 .4 3
3. 61
4 . 68
2 . 74
3. 38

—
—
—
—

5. 43
3. 61
4 . 68
2 . 70
3 .2 4

A tlan ta --------------------- -B a l t i m o r e ----------------------C in c in n a ti----- ----------------St. L o u i s ----------------------San F r a n c i s c o --------------

H -1 0 8
H -1 0 7
H -1 0 6
H -1 0 8
H -1 0 8

D ec.
4 . 93
5. 08
5 .4 6
3 .4 8
3. 05

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

HOTW ATER
HEATER,
g a s , ( H -1 3 0 ) or e le c tr ic
( H - 131) , 3 0 - g a l l o n , in ­
s ta lle d 6 /
H -1 3 0

C h ic a g o ---------------------------D e t r o i t ---------L o s A n g e le s ------------------New Y o r k ----------------------P h ila d e lp h ia -------------------

9 / H -1 3 0
" H -1 3 0
H -1 3 0

B o s t o n -----------------------------K a n sa s C i t y ------------------M i n n e a p o li s ------------------P ittsb u rg h --------------------P o r tla n d , O r e g o n --------

H -1 3 0
H -1 3 0
H -1 3 0
H -1 3 0
H - 131

% -1 3 0
iH

8H -1 3 0
/
tj H -1 3 0
H -1 3 0
ltyH -131
H -1 3 0
H -1 3 0
H -1 3 0
H -1 3 0
H -1 3 0
H -1 3 0

See footnotes on page 26.




$ 6. 32
6 .0 0
5. 83
6 .0 8
6. 01

5 .9 5
5 .8 4
5 .9 1
6 .6 2
6 .4 4

—
—
—
—

...
—

--—
—
—

H -1 0 8

Atlan ta ---------------------------B a ltim o r e ----------------------C in c in n a ti----------------------St. L o u i s ----------------------San F r a n c i s c o --------------

6 .3 0
5 .9 4
6. 02
5 .9 2
6. 01

—
—
—
—

6 .2 8
6 .2 1
6 .2 0
6 .2 0
6. 10

5. 82
5 .9 4
6 .0 2
6 . 62
6 . 04

—
—

4 .4 8
4 .4 9
2 .8 4
3 .8 4
5 .7 2

—
—
—

—
—

...
--—
...
...

—

6 . 17

_—
—
—
—

4 .0 3
4 . 62
2 .8 4
3. 74
5. 72

3 .9 5
4 . 62
2 . 74
3. 74
5. 72

3 .9 5
4 . 31
2 . 74
3. 74
5 . 72

_—
—

<?A .

___

$ 6 . 34
6. 00
6. 16
6. 08
6 .0 1

6 .2 8
6 .2 4
6 . 37
6. 31
6. 15

—
—

...
—
—

4 .4 8
4 .4 9
2 .8 4
4 . 14 1/
6 .3 6

...
—
—
—
...

___

6 . 13
5 .8 1
5 .7 9
5 .9 6
6 . 17

—
—

6 .2 2
6. 24
6 .2 6
6 . 31
6. 04

—
...
...

4 .4 8
4 . 52
2 . 74
3 .9 4
6. 36

—
—
—
—

$ 6 .3 4
6 .0 0
6. 16
6. 08
6. 01

5. 76
5 .8 8
6. 02
6. 62
6 . 57

%1.9 8

—

—

—
...
—
...

—
—
...
—

—
....

$ 6. 32
6. 00
6 .0 2
6. 08
6. 01

—
—
—
—

6 . 10
5. 87
5. 79

$.91

—
—
—
—

—
—

. —

...
—
— .
-—
...

—

6 . 10
5 .9 4
5 .7 9
5 .9 8
6. 4 0

3 .9 5
4 . 31
2 .7 4
3. 74
5. 72

3 .8 1
4 . 31
3. 00
3. 68
5 . 72

—
—

—
—

—
—
. —
—

5. 42
3 .4 8
4 . 68
2 . 74
2 . 78

...
...
—

. —
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

—

D ec.

C h i c a g o ---------------------------D e tr o it ---------------------------L o s A n g e le s -------------- -N ew Y o r k ........................
P h ila d e lp h ia -------------------

C l e v e l a n d -------------- -------H o u s to n ---------------------------S c r a n t o n ---------------- -------S e a t t l e -----------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . - - -

—
—
—
—

$

1.

D ec.
1 5 7 .3 3
1 5 7 .3 3
2 /1 6 2 .4 4
1 6 2 .4 4
1 2 6 .2 9
1 2 6 .2 9
2 /1 8 1 . 73
1 7 9 .3 8
2 /1 4 9 .3 1 # M 9 . 31
O c t.
17 3. <8
1 3 1 .6 7
1 6 0 .2 4
1 6 6 .4 0
1 3 8 .8 0
N ov.
1 7 2 .9 2
1 5 2 .0 9
173. 58
u />
1 6 9 .8 3
D ec.
2 /1 4 1 7 4 4
1 5 1 .9 0
2 /1 6 8 . 80
2 /1 5 3. 63
2 /1 4 0 . 14

1 7 8 .7 2
.127, 78
1 5 7 .7 4
1 6 6 .3 6
1 36. 53

—
—
—

---

—
—
—

1 5 4 .2 3
1 6 2 .4 4
1 2 6 .2 9
1 7 9 .3 8
1 4 7 .3 5

—
—
—
—
4 .9 3
5 . 08
5 .4 6
3 .4 4
( 3 /)

1 5 4 .2 3
163. 38
1 2 6 .4 9
1 7 9 .3 8
1 4 9 .7 6

—
—
—

—
—
—

---

—

1 7 6 .2 0
1 5 0 .6 9
1 6 8 .5 3
( 3 /)
1 7 l . 94

—
—
—

—
—
—
—
142. 11
1 4 8 .1 6
1 6 8 .4 0
1 4 9 .0 3
1 4 1 .1 4

1/ 4 .4 8
4 . 52
2 . 67
4 .0 8
6 .3 6

(in
1.28
4 . 16
(in 0
3 .0
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

1 5 4 .2 3
1 6 4 .5 6
1 2 6 .4 9
1 8 1 .4 4
1 4 9 .7 6
1 75. 23
1 3 5 .2 2
1 5 7 .5 0
1 6 6 .3 6
1 26 . 18
...
—
—
...
...
—
—
—

(ID61
3.

___

V

5. 75
3 .2 8
4 . 68
2 . 70
3. 10

...
—
—

1 5 4 .2 3
1 /1 6 7 .9 5
“ 1 2 6 .4 9
1 8 2 .8 6
1 49. 76

—
—
—
—

5/
V

4 . 92
5 .0 8
4 .1 9
3 .2 5
( 3 /)

—
—
...

1 7 9 .7 7
1 51. 69
1 6 8 .5 3

...
—
—
—

...
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

1 5 4 .2 3 7 /1 5 1 .0 8
1 6 7 .9 5
1 6 7 .9 5
1 2 6 .4 9
1 2 6 .4 9
1 9 0 .2 1
1 9 0 .2 1
1 4 9 .7 6
1 4 9 .7 6

—
—
—
...

(in
1 1 16
7.

—
—
—
—

---

—
1 4 4 .0 3
1 5 0 .3 5
1 7 0 .2 6
1 4 9 .0 3
1 4 1 .2 2

1 6 8 .8 3
1 3 8 .5 6
1 62. 14
1 6 6 .3 6
1 2 8 .5 8
...
—
—
—
...

_
—
—
—

V

5 . 75
3 .4 8
4 . 68
2 . 70
2 . 77

—
—
—
4 . 92
V 4 .5 0

—

1 46 . 25
1 /1 7 4 . 63
1 2 9 .3 7
1 9 0 .2 1
1 4 9 .7 6

y 4. 19
3. 08
H 3 .5 0

1 4 8 .9 9 '
1 7 4 .6 3
1 2 9 .3 7
1 9 0 .9 4
1 5 0 .2 2

1 5 1 .4 9
1 7 5 .5 3
1 2 9 .3 7
1 93 . 14
1 5 1 .8 9

11541
/ 4.

5/

$

4 . 92
4 . 74
4 . 19
3. 11
3 .5 0

1 7 6 .7 4
1 3 1 .3 7
1 9 7 .5 5
1 5 1 .9 8

1 4 5 .4 1
1 7 6 . 74
1 31 . 37
1 9 9 .0 5
1 4 8 .6 4
...
-—
—
—
...

---

—
—
—
...

1 7 1 .9 2
1 4 2 .9 0
1 6 6 .1 6
1 6 8 .6 3
1 3 2 .0 2

—
—
—
...

1 7 9 .7 7
1 5 7 .8 4
1 71 . 17
1 3 5 .6 1
1 7 2 .8 8

...
—
—
—
...

...
—
—
—
...

1 8 5 .6 9
1 5 8 .5 1
1 7 2 .1 1
1 3 6 .0 3
1 1 2 .8 1

...
—
—
—

...
—
—
—

1 43. 79
1 5 4 .2 8
1 75. 15
1 5 0 .4 5
1 4 4 .0 7

—
—
—

—
—
—

. [3/143. 72
"“151. 21
1 7 7 .6 5
1 4 9 .0 3
1 4 4 .0 7

_
—
—
—

—

Table 1 - HOUSING:
Average retail prices of selected commodities and services
in 20 cities, last quarter of 1954 to December 1955, monthly and quarterly - Continued
A.

Ite m and city

S p e c.
n o.

H O M E R E P A IR S A N D M A IN T E N A N C E -

Continued

1955
1954
Jan.

Feb.

M arch

A p r il

M ay

June

July

Aug.

Sept.

$ 2 3 .6 1

$ 2 3 . 61

O ct.

N ov.

D ec.

FAUCET
fo r kitchen
sink ,
in s ta lle d ,
w a ll
m ount (H - 144. l ) o r deck
type ( H - 1 4 5 .1 ) 6 /
C h i c a g o -----------D e t r o i t ----- ---------- -L o s A n g e le s - - - - - - - New Y o r k ........................
P h ilad elp h ia — ..............

D ec.
H - 1 4 5 .1 $ 7 1 7 5 8
1 7 .2 3
H -1 4 4 .1
1 9 .4 2
H - 1 44 . 1
1 7 .4 2
H -1 4 4 .1
1 9 .4 8
H -1 4 4 .1

$ 2 3 .8 8
1 7 .2 3
19. 58
17. 34
1 9 .4 8

B o s t o n ----- ------------------- --

H -1 4 4 .1

H -1 4 4 .1
H - 1 4 5 .1

O ct.
T 5714
1 6 .7 7
1 7. 70
15. 10
17. 36

1 5 .5 4
1 6. 76
17. 70
15. 10
1 7 .7 0

C lev e la n d - — --------- -Houston --------- -Scranton - - - - - - - - - S eattle ------------ --------------W ash in gton , D . C . — -

H -1 4 4 .1
H -1 4 4 . 1
H -1 4 4 .1
H -1 4 4 .1
H - 1 45. 1

N ov.
70753
17. 13
1 3 .9 6
1 7 .0 4
2 2 .9 3

A t la n t a ------------------ -------B a l t i m o r e ----- -C incinnati - - - - - - - - - St. L o u is ------- ---------- -San F r a n c is c o - - - - - -

D ec.
H - 1 4 4 . 1 1X5777
H - 1 4 4 .1
19. 58
H -1 4 4 .1
18. 72
H -1 4 4 .1
1 4 .2 2
H - 1 4 4 . 1 2 /2 0 . 23

H -1 4 4 .1
K an sas C ity — ---------- -M inneapolis - - - - - — - , H - 1 4 4 . 1
P i t t s b u r g h ----- -P o rtla n d , O reg o n - - -

___

— -

$ 2 3 . 88
1 7 .2 3
19. 58
17. 34
J /1 8 . 68

$ 2 3 .8 8
1 7 .2 3
2 0 .4 9
17. 34
18. 68

—
—

$23.
17.
20.
17.
18.

15. 54
1 7 .1 9
1 6 .8 7
15. 10
18. 0 0

—
—
---

—

2 0 . 53
1 7 .4 6
1 3 .9 6
17. 04
2 2 . 71

88
35
63
34
68

—
—
—

—
___
—
---

—

$ 2 3 . 88
17. 35
2 0 .6 3
17. 34
1 8 .6 8

$ 2 3 .8 8
17. 35
2 0 . 63
17. 34
18. 68

—
—

—
----- ■
—

---

---

—
—

19.82

—
—
—
---

—
—
— -

1 8 .8 1
1 4 .2 2
20 . 19

B.

15.
17.
17.
1/ 14.
18.

1 1 9 .0 8
/

19.08

2 1 .7 4
17. 58
1 9 .9 4

2 1 .7 6
17. 52
1 9 .9 4

60
50
10
60
38

—

—
—

—

—

—

---

17. 52
1 9 .9 4

$ 2 3 .7 2
19. 08
2 2 . 73
1 7 .5 2
2 0 .6 9

1 7 .9 5
17. 74
17. 62
16. 12
19. 12

--— ---

$ 2 3 .6 1
1 9 .0 8

21.96

—

20 . 89

2 0 . 77
1 8 .4 3
1 3 .9 6
17. 31
2 4 .2 1

—
—
—
---

—
—
—

1 9 .0 3
19. 82

1 9 .0 3
—

$ 2 3 .9 5
1 7 .4 4
2 0 .6 3
17. 34
V 1 9 .2 0

—
—
—

—
—
—

19.21
1 4 .2 2
2 1 .9 9

---

1 8 .4 3
1 4 .8 6
1 8 .0 9
2 4 . 14

—
--— -

—
—
---

2 1 .9 1
18. 68
1 5 .2 8
1 9 .8 5
2 5 .2 7

—
—
—
---

1 8 .8 6
2 0 .5 3
2 0 . 56
14. 61
2 3 . 71

—
—
—

—
—
—

$ 2 3 .7 2
19. 08
2 2 .7 3
19. 14
2 1 .7 0

—
—
—
---

—
...
—

---

18.86
20.86
2 1 .2 6
1 4 .8 7
2 4 .9 8

H O U SE H O LD T E X T IL E S

B A T H T O W E L , 22 " x 4 4 "
D ec.
C h i c a g o ---------------- -D e t r o i t ---------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ---------------N ew Y o r k ................... ..
P h il a d e lp h ia ------------ --

H -4 0 0
H -4 0 0
H -4 0 0
H -4 0 0
H -4 0 0

1 .0 6
.9 2
1 .0 0
1 .0 1

.8 8
1 .0 3
.9 1
1 .0 0
.9 6

B o s t o n ---------------------------K a n sa s C i t y -------------- -M in n e a p o lis ------------------P i t t s b u r g h ---------------- -P o rtla n d , O r e g o n -----

H -4 0 0
H -4 0 0
H -4 0 0
H -4 0 0
H -4 0 0

O ct.
— T96
•98
.9 6
.9 5
.9 5

.9 6
.9 8
.9 3
.9 5
.9 5

C le v e la n d ----------------------H o u s t o n ------------------------Scranton ----------------------S e a t t l e .............. - ...............
W ash in gton , D . C . -----

H -4 0 0
H -4 0 0
H -4 0 0
H -4 0 0
H -4 0 0

N ov.
~ 1704
.9 8
.9 2
.9 2
.9 8

A t la n t a --------------------- -B a ltim o r e - - - - - - - - - C incinnati --------- ---------St. L o u i s - - - - ' -------------San F r a n c i s c o ------------

H -4 0 0
H -4 0 0
H -4 0 0
H -4 0 0
H -4 0 0

D ec.
----- 758
2/ 1 .0 6
1 .0 0
1 .0 1
.9 0

H -4 1 0
H -4 1 1
H -4 1 1
H -4 1 0
H -4 1 0

D ec.
— 1797
2 . 08
2 . 15
2 .2 5
2 . 18

B o s t o n --------------------------K a n sa s C i t y -----------M in n e a p o lis ------------------P ittsb u rg h -------------------P o rtla n d , O r e g o n ------

H -4 1 0
H -4 1 0
H -4 1 1
H -4 1 0
H -4 1 1

O ct.
2 70 7
1 .7 9
1 .9 5
2 . 11
2 . 17

C le v e la n d -------------- -Houston ------------------------Scranton - - -----------------S e a t t l e --------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . -----

H -4 1 1
H -4 1 1
H -4 1 1
H -4 1 1
H -4 1 0

N ov.
2 71 8
2 .0 2
2 .0 3
2 . 12
2 .4 4

H -4 1 0
H -4 1 0
H -4 1 0
H -4 1 0
H -4 1 1

D ec.
2 71 4
2/ 2 .2 2
1. 74
14/ 1 .9 7
2 . 30

S H E E T , m u s lin , type 128 ,
8 1 " x 9 9 " (H -4 1 0 ) or 8 1 "
x l 0 8 " ( H -4 1 1 )
C h i c a g o ------------------------D e tr o it - - - - - - - - - - - - L o s A n g e le s - - - - - - - N ew Y o r k ........................
P h il a d e lp h ia -----------------

A t la n t a --------------------------B a l t i m o r e --------------------C incinnati --------- ---------St. L o u i s ------------ ---------San F r a n c i s c o ------------

See footnotes on page 26.




—
—
...

.9 0
1 .0 3
.9 2
1. 00
1 .0 5

—
—
—
—
1 .0 4
.9 8
.9 2
.9 2
.9 6

.9 0
1 .0 1
.9 2
1 .0 0
.9 6

1/

.9 3
1 .1 1
.9 2
1. 00
1. 00
.9 4
.9 8
.9 6
.9 5
.9 5

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
...

—
—
...

...
—
—
—
—

...
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
.9 4
.8 9
.8 9
.9 2
.8 9

—
—
—
...

...
—
—
—
—

1 .9 6
2 . 05
2 .0 4
2 . 07
2 . 12

—
—
—
...

—
—
—
...

2.
1.
2.
2.
2.

...

1. 86
1 .8 1
1 .9 9
2 .0 7
2 . 06

—
—
—
....

—
—
—
...

...
—
—
—

...
—
—
—

2 . 05
1 .9 1
2 .0 2
1. 72
2 . 31

—
—
—

1 .9 6
2 . 05
2 .0 4
2 . 08
2 .0 4

1 .9 6
2 .0 5
2 . 06
2 . 12
2 . 17

1. 96
2 .0 5
1. 94
2 . 16
2 . 17

1 .8 1
1 .6 3
1 .8 3
1 .9 2
1 .8 6

—
—
—
...

—
—
—
...

2.
1.
2.
2.
2.

...
—

...
—

—

—
—

---

2 .2 0
2 .0 6
2 .0 3
2 .2 3
2 .4 4

...
—
—
—

...
—
—
—

2 . 14
2 . 06
1 .6 9
1 .9 1
2 .2 4

—
...

.9 4
.9 2
.9 6
.9 2
.9 5

1/

1 .9 6
2 . 05
2 . 14
1 .9 3
2 . 17

1 .6 8
1 .8 9
1 .9 0
1 .9 4
1 .8 0

—

.8 9
1. 11
.9 1
1 .0 0
.9 3

...
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

—

—
—
—
...

.9 3
1. 11
.9 6
1 .0 0
.9 8

.9 5
. 98
.9 2
1 .0 2
.8 9

.9 5
1 .0 2
1 .0 0
1 .0 1
.8 9

—

—
—
—
—

.----—
—
—
1 .0 0
.8 9
.9 1
.9 2
.9 4

—
—
—
—

12/
“

.9 3
1. 11
.9 6
1. 00
1 .0 3

.8 9
1. 11
. 88
1 .0 0
1 .0 3

11
72
02
04
17

1/

1 .8 9
1 .9 7
1 .9 4
1 .8 7
1 .9 0

13/

1 .7 1
1 .8 2
1 .9 1
1 .8 6
1 .8 0

07
72
04
17
06

—
—
—
...

1
/

1 .8 6
1 .8 1
1 .9 3
1 .8 8
1 .8 9

—
—
—

.9 3
1 .0 9
.9 9
1 .0 0
.8 7

.9 3
1 .0 9
.9 9
1 .0 2
.9 8

...
—
—
—

.9 4
.9 4
.9 6
. 90
.9 5

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
...

.9 3
1 .0 9
.9 9
1 .0 2
.9 8

—
.9 8
.9 4
.8 9
. 89
.9 5

—
—
—
---

.9 3
1 .0 9
.9 9
1 .0 2
.9 8
...
—
—
—
—

—
...
—
—

.9 5
.9 8
.9 2
1 .0 2
.9 4

...
—
—
—
—

...
—
—
—
—

.9 1
1 .0 2
.9 2
I. 02
.9 4

1 .7 0
1 .8 9
2 . 14
2 .0 7
2 .2 1

2 . 06
1 . 8i
2. 08
2 . 11
2 . 17

2 . 09
1 .9 7
2 . 17
2 . 14
2 .2 1

2 . 09
1 .9 9
2 .2 2
2 .2 3
2 .2 1

—
—
—
...

1 .9 9
1. 74
1 .9 4
2 .0 5
2 .2 5

—
—
—
...

—
—
—
...

...
—
—
—
...

—
—
—
...

2 .2 2
2 . 14
2 . 02
2 . 27
2 . 06

—
—
—
...

—
—
—

—
—
—

1/ 2 .0 0
1 .8 7
1 3 / 2 . 02
1 .9 4
2 . 31

.

2 . 04
l . 92
1 3 / 2 . 12
~ ~ 1 .9 9
2 . 35

Table 1 - HOUSING:
Average retail prices of selected commodities and services
in 20 cities, last quarter of 1954 to December 1955, monthly and quarterly - Continued
B.

Ite m and city

H O U SE H O L D T E X T IL E S

-

Continued

1955

S p e c.
n o.

1954
Jan.

Feb.

M arch

A p r il

$ 6 . 15
6. 38
6 .4 7
6 .3 9
6. 4 6

$ 6. 15
6. 38
6 .4 7
6 .3 9
6 .4 6

$ 6 . 15
1 /6 .4 6
6 .4 7
6. 39
6 .4 6

M ay

June

July

Aug.

Sept.

$ 6. 15
6 . 46
6 .6 2
6 .3 9
6 .4 6

$ 6. 15
6 .4 6
6. 62
6 . 39
6 .4 6

$ 5 .9 5
6 .4 6
6. 62
6 .3 9
6 .4 6

___
—
—
—
—

___
—

—
—
—
—
—

6 .6 2
s.'zrr
6 .0 4
6 .8 8
6 .7 2

___
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
—

6 .6 2
6 :2 0
6 . 12
16/ 6 . 31
~ 6 .7 2

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
...

5 .9 6
6. 62
( 3 /)
X 88
6 .8 3

___
—
—
—
...

—
—

1/

—
...

i)
1/

S ')
( T 7 /)
( 1 7 /)

m

S ')
0 7 /)

U 7 /)

O ct.

N ov.

D ec.

$

$ 5 .9 5
6 .4 6
6 .4 7
6 .5 2
6 .2 9

B E D S P R E A D , cotton
Ja cq u a rd , 85 " x 1 0 5 "
C h i c a g o ---------------------------D e tr o it --------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ------------------N ew Y o r k ----------------------P h i l a d e lp h i a -------------------

H -4 2 0
H -4 2 0
H -4 2 0
H -4 2 0
H -4 2 0

D ec.
2 /1 X 1 5
2 / 6 .3 8
Z7 6 .4 7
2 / 6 .3 9
2 / 6 .4 6

$ 6. 15
6. 38
6 .4 7
6 .3 9
6 .4 6

B o sto n ----------------------------K a n sa s C i t y ----- ------------M in n ea p o lis -----------------P i t t s b u r g h ----------------------P o r tla n d , O r e g o n --------

H -4 2 0
H -4 2 0
H -4 2 0
H -4 2 0
H -4 2 0

O ct.
TT56
5. 70
5 .9 4
6. 46
6 . 35

6 . 56
5. 70
5 .9 4
6 .4 6
6 .4 6

C le v e la n d ------------------------H o u s t o n --------------------------Scranton ------------------------S e a t t l e -----------------------------W a sh in g to n , D . C . -----

H -4 2 0
H -4 2 0
H -4 2 0
H -4 2 0
H -4 2 0

N ov.
T 75 2
6 .2 0
6. 10
6 . 77
6. 71

A t la n t a -----------------------------B a l t i m o r e ----------------------C i n c i n n a t i ----------------------St. L o u is ----------------------San F r a n c i s c o --------------

H -4 2 0
H -4 2 0
H -4 2 0
H -4 2 0
H -4 2 0

D ec.
5 .9 6
6 .9 5
5 .7 2
5 .8 8
6 .6 9

2/
2/
2/
2/
7/

—
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
—

6 .6 2
6 .2 0
6 .0 4
6. 77
6. 71

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
...

5 .9 6
6 .6 2
5 .7 2
5 .8 8
6 .8 3

6. 56
5 .9 5
5 .9 4
6 .4 6
6 . 39

—
—

$ 5 .9 5
6 .4 6
6. 62
6 . 38
6 .4 6

$

...

1 / 6 .4 6
5 .9 5
5 .9 4
6 .4 6
1 5 /6 . 33

5 .9 5
6 .4 6
6. 62
6. 52
6. 12
...
—
—
—
—

— —
—

$ 5 .9 5
6 .4 6
6 .6 2
6. 52
6 .2 9

1/
“

—
—
—
—
—

5 .9 6
6 .3 9

—
—
—
—
...

^
6 .9 7

___
-—
—

6 .4 6
5 .9 5
6 .2 0
6 .4 6
5 .8 4

—
—
—
—
—

5 .9 5
6. 46
6 .6 2
6 .5 2
6 .2 9

—
6 . 62
6 . ZU
6 . 12
6 . 31
6 .9 5

___
—
—
...
—

—
—
—
—
...

1/

—
—
—

5 .9 6
6 .3 9

6 .9 7

B L A N K E T , w ool, 7 2 " x 9 0 "
C h icago --------------------------D e tr o it ---------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ------------------N ew Y o r k ...........................
P h il a d e lp h ia ----- ------------B o s t o n -----------------------------K a n sa s C i t y ------------------M in n e a p o lis --------------------P i t t s b u r g h ----------------------P o r tla n d , O r e g o n -------C lev e la n d ----------------------H o u s t o n ----- ------ --------------Scranton -------------------------S e a t t l e -----------------------------W ash in gton , D . C -------A t la n t a ------------ ----------------B a l t i m o r e ----------------------C in cin n ati ----------------------St. L o u is --------------------San F r a n c i s c o --------------

D ec.
14. 19
1 4 .9 6
1 4 .5 6
13. 76
1 5. 76

( 3 /)
1X 96
1 4 .2 3
13. 39
13. 77

0 7 /)
0 7 /)

0 7 /)
( 1 7 /)
( 1 7 /)
( 1 7 /)
( 1 7 /)

H -4 3 0
H -4 3 0
H -4 3 0
H -4 3 0
H -4 3 0

O ct.
1 3 .8 0
1 3 .2 8
14. 14
1 3 .9 6
1 4 .4 4

13. 11
12. 74
14. 14
1 3 .4 6
1 3 .7 8

___
—
—
—
—

___
—
—
—
—

H -4 3 0
H -4 3 0
H -4 3 0
H -4 3 0
H -4 3 0

N ov.
1 5. 12
1 3 .9 6
( 3 /)
IT. 94
1 3 .7 0

—
—
—
—
—

( 1 7 /)
0 7 /)
0 7 /)
0 7 /)

—
—
—
—
—

H -4 3 0
H -4 3 0
H -4 3 0
H -4 3 0
H -4 3 0

D ec.
1 5 .2 2
1 4. 75
1 4 .2 1
1 3. 82
2 / 1 4 .8 5

___
—
___
—

___
—
___
—

H -4 3 0
H -4 3 0
H -4 3 0
H -4 3 0
H -4 3 0

V

li

S '>
0 7 /)

(HD

( 1 7 /)

( 1 7 /)
0 7 /)

( 1 7 /)
( 1 7 /)

( 1 7 /)
0 7 /)
( 1 7 /)
( T 7 /)
( 1 7 /)

( 1 7 /)
0 7 /)

___
—
—
—
- -

___
___
—
—
—

( 1 7 /)
0 7 /)
0 7 /)
0 7 /)

—
—

S ’ /)
(T7 / )

0 7 /) )

( 1 7 /)
0 7 /)
—
—
—
—
■ ---

(HD

___
—

(T7 / )
( T 7 /)

—

3 .7 3
3. 83
3 .5 4
4 . 10
4 . 18

3.
3.
3.
4.
4.

—

—
___
___

( 3 /)
1 .3 1
3. 65
( 3 /)
4 .0 4

( 1 7 /)

s ')

___
___
—
—
—

( 1 7 /)
0 7 /)
( 1 7 /)
( 1 7 /)
—
—
___
___
...

—
—

m

(HD

3 .7 3
3. 55
3. 54
4 . 10
4 . 18

11/14. 94
“ ( 3 /)
V lX 19

___
___
___
___
—

ZJ
2

1 3 .4 4 1/ 14. 14
1 5 .4 6 ~ 1 5 .4 6
( 3 /)
2 (y i 7 . 5 7
14. 16
1 4. 16

zwWi

_
1 ^ 8

0 7 /)

3 . 73
3 .5 5
3 .5 4
4 . 10
4 . 18

w1W 6
~ 4 .3 i

___

0 7 /)
___
—
___
___

1 3 .4 4
1 5 .4 6

—
—
—

( 1 7 /)
0 7 /)

___
—
___
___

0 7 /)
0 7 /)

Lfy 14. 1 9
1 5 .4 6
(¥ )
ir .5 6
1 4 .7 6 '

“

___
___
___
___
—

_

___
—
—
—

___
—
...
—

15. 12
( 3 /)
( 3 /)
0 /)

___
___
___
___

15. 72
(3 /)
Q /)
( 3 /)
15. 65

___
___
___
___

___
___
___

(ID
(3 /)
(2D
(ID
( I /)

( 1 7 /)
0 7 /)

( 1 7 /)

( 1 7 /)

0 7 /)

C U R T A I N S ,
co tton ,
" P r i s c i l l a " ty p e , 9 0 " (H 451 A ) or 8 1 " (H -4 5 1 B )
C h icago ---------------------------D e tr o it ---------------------------L o s A n g e le s--------------------N ew Y o r k ...........................
P h il a d e lp h ia -------------------

H -4 5 1 A
H -4 5 1 E 2/
H -4 5 1 B
H -4 5 1 A
H -4 5 1 A

B o s t o n -----------------------------K a n sa s C i t y ------------------M i n n e a p o l i s ----- ------------P i t t s b u r g h ----------------------P o r tla n d , O r e g o n --------

—
H -4 5 1 A
H -4 5 1 A

C lev e la n d -------------H ouston - - - - - - - - - - - - Scranton ------------------------S e a t t l e -----------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . --------

H -4 5 1 E
H -4 5 1 A
H -4 5 1 A
H -4 5 1 E
H -4 5 1 A

June
3 .7 3
3 .9 2
3 .3 5
4 . 10
4 .2 3

y
2
(

( 1 7 /)
( 1 7 /)
0 7 /)
(T 7 / )

(HD

S ')
0 7 /)
0 7 /)
0 7 /)

(HD

73
83
54
10
18

3 . 73
3 .8 3
3. 54
4 . 10
4 . 18

3. 73
3 .8 3
3. 54
4 . 10
4 . 18

—

—

—

—
—

( 3 /)
X 31
3. 65

—

—
—

Sfz> .

—

—
—
—

—
—
—
—
...

4 .0 2
3 .9 8
4 .0 4
( 3 /)
3 .8 3

—
—
—
—

—
—
— —

1/

w >
(HD

Q I /)

—

—

—

—

(HD

O ct.

—

H -4 5 1 B

T EZ7)
< T 7/)
0 7 /)
0 1 /)

(HD

( 1 7 /)
0 7 /)
( 1 7 /)
0 7 /)
0 7 /)

—

—
—
—
—

( 1 7 /)
0 7 /)

(hd
0 7 /)

—
—
—
—

---

0 7 /)

—

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

3. 77
3 .9 7
4 . 12
3 .4 8
( 3 /)

—

—

—

—
—
—

—

—

—
—
—

f l7 /)

P
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0 7 /)

0 7 /)
Q 7 /)

_

_

Q 7 /)

—
—

—

0 7 /)

—
—

s / )

—
—
—

N ov.
T [z 7 )
0 ? /)

rnn
0 7 /)
(HD

—
—
—
...

4 .0 2
3 .9 8
4 .0 4
( 3 /)
X 08

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

1/

—
—
—
—
---

D e c.
A t l a n t a -----------------------------B a l t i m o r e ----------------------C i n c i n n a t i ---------------- -St. L o u is ------------------- -San F r a n c is c o - - - - - - -

H -4 5 1 A
H -4 5 1 A
H -4 5 1 A
H -4 5 1 A
H -4 5 1 I

T I T /)

(T?D
)'
S '
O T /)

3. 77
3. 87

(ID
3 .4 8
(ID

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See footnotes on page 26*




___
—
...
—

___
—
—
...

. . .

— -

0 7 /)

—
—
—
—

—
—
—

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0 7 /j
0 7 /)
0 7 /)

( 1 7 /)
0 7 /)

_

___
—
—
...
. . .

m
j lT /)

T able 1 - HOUSING:
A v e r a g e r e ta il p r ic e s o f se le c te d co m m o d itie s and s e r v i c e s
in 20 c it ie s , la s t qu arter o f 1954 to D e c e m b e r 195 5 , m onthly and q u a r te rly - Continued
B.

Ite m and c ity

H O U SE H O LD T E X T IL E S

-

Continued

1955

S p e c.
n o.

1954
Jan.

Feb.

M arch

A p r il

M ay

June

July

Aug.

S ept.

O c t.

N ov.

D ec.

$ 2 . 36
2 . 18
1 / 2 . 18
2 3 /3 .8 1
2 . 52

& 2 . 36
2 . 18
2 . 18
23/3.81
2 . 52

C U R T A IN S , ta ilo re d rayon
m a rq u is e tte , 9 0 " (H -4 6 0 A )
or 8 1 " (H -4 6 0 B )
C h i c a g o --------------------------D e tro it - - ----------------------L o s A n g e l e s ------------------N ew Y o r k ----------------------P h il a d e lp h ia -------------------

H -4 6 0 A
H -4 6 0 B
H -4 6 0 B
H -4 6 0 A
H -4 6 0 A

D e c.
$ 2 . 32
2 . 18
2 /2 .2 3
2 . 17
2 / 2 . 62

$ 2 . 30
2 . 09
2 .2 3
2 . 13
2 .6 2

B oston ----------------------------K a n sa s C i t y ------------------M inn eap olis ------------------P i t t s b u r g h ----------------------P o rtla n d , O r e g o n --------

H -4 6 0 B
H -4 6 0 B
H -4 6 0 B
H -4 6 0 A
H -4 6 0 B

O ct.
T7ZT
2 . 32
1 .9 8
2 .2 2
2 . 18

2 . 19
2 .4 1
1 .9 8
2 .2 2
2 . 18

H -4 6 0 B
H -4 6 0 B
H -4 6 0 B
H -4 6 0 B
H -4 6 0 A

N ov.
2752
( 3 /)
2 .4 1
2 . 38
3. 18

H -4 6 0 A
H -4 6 0 A
H -4 6 0 A
H -4 6 0 A
H -4 6 0 B

D ec.
2 /2 7 1 2
2 . 13
2 . 68
2 /2 .2 5
2 . 38

C h i c a g o ---------------------------

H -4 8 0
H -4 8 1 B

D ec.
T7T 5
— -

1. 75

D e tr o it

H -4 8 0
H -4 8 1 A

2 4 /1 .6 9
—

24/1. 69
1 .9 8

C lev ela n d - - - - - - - - - - H o u s t o n ----- --------------------Scranton ------------------------S e a t t l e -----------------------------W a sh in gton , D . C . ----A tlan ta ----------------------------B a l t i m o r e ----------------------C in cin n ati - - - - - - - - - - St. L o u is ----------------------San F r a n c i s c o ----------

—
—
--— —
—
—
—
...

$ . 30
2
2 . 18
2 .2 3
2 . 13
2 . 62

_
—
—
—
—
2 . 32
( 3 /)
2 .4 1
2 . 38
3. 18
—
—
—
—
...

0 7 /)
( 1 7 /)
( 1 7 /)
( T 7 /)

R/)
—
—
—
---

( 1 7 /)

[T7/)

( I I /)
( 1 7 /)
CTT/)

( 1 7 /)

RD

0 1 /)

o i/)

( 1 7 /)
/ )

—
—
—
—

R

rd
©

( 1 7 /)
( 1 7 /)

rd

0 ? /)

RD
_
—
—
—

!
( 1 7 /)

—
--—
---

( 1 7 /)
c

W)

r a
0 1 /)

—
—
—

—
—
—

Rn
Rn
R l)
0 in
—
—
—

—
...

...

—
—
—

( 1 7 /)
( 1 7 /)
( 1 7 /)
( T 7 /)

0 2 /)
( 1 7 /)
(T7 / )
( T 7 /)

RD

&/)
___
—
—
—

0 1 /)
( 1 7 /)

Rl)
( 1 7 /)
RD

RD
Rl)
RD

___
—
—
—

—

—
—
—
—

( 1 7 /)

Rn
RD
Rn
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— 0 2 /)
0 7 /)

1 /1 2 .2 5
2 . 18
2 .2 5
2 . 13
1/ 2 .4 2

...
—
—
—

___
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

2 .2 2
2 . 13
( 2 /)
2 . 13
2 . 33

$ 2 . 33
2 . 18
2 .2 5
13/3. 81
2 . 42

1/
'
1/
'

2.
2.
2.
2.
2.

___

34
05
08
55
18

—
—
—
—
--___
—
—
—

—
—
—

—
—

—

—

2 . 32
( 3 /)
2 .4 1
1 / 2 . 31
'

___
—
—

an

___
—
—
—

2 .4 9
2 .2 4

an

2.21

2.33

DRAPERY
F A B R IC ,
cotton b a rk c l o t h ,
48"
w id e, p er y a rd (See appen­
d ix C )

---------------------------

—

1 .6 6

1. 62

1 .5 2

1 .6 2

1. 62

1. 62

1. 62

1. 62

1. 53

1. 62

1 .6 2

___

___

1 .9 8

1 .9 8

___
1 .9 8

___
2 . 05

___
2 . 05

___
2 . 05

___
2 . 05

___
2 . 05

___
2 . 05

___
2 .0 5

___
2 . 05

L o s A n g e l e s -------------------

H -4 8 2

1. 77

1. 77

1 .7 7

1. 77

1. 77

1. 77

1. 77

1. 77

1. 77

1. 77

1. 77

1. 77

1. 77

N ew Y o r k ...........................

H -4 8 0
2 / 1. 88
—
H -4 8 1 A

1. 88
—

1. 88
2 .2 7

___

___
2 .2 7

___
2 .2 5

___

2 .2 7

___
2 /2 7

2 .2 5

___
2 .2 7

___
2 .2 7

___
2 .2 7

___
2 . 27

___
2 . 27

H -4 8 0

1. 82

1 .8 2

1. 82

1 .8 2

1 .8 2

1 .8 2

1. 82

( 3 /)

( 3 /)

1. 56

— -

1. 56

—

— -

1. 80

—

—

1 .8 0

—

—

___
— -

___
—

2 . 14

___
—

___
---

___

___
1. 58

___
---

___

____
—

___
1 .4 9

___

___
—

P h ilad elp h ia - - - - - - - - -

1. 82

(in

B o s t o n -----------------------------

H -4 8 0
H -4 8 1 B

1. 56

—

—

1. 56

—

K a n sa s C ity ------------------

H -4 8 0

1 .8 3

1 .8 3

—

—

1. 80

—

—

M in n ea p o lis

H -4 8 0
H -4 8 1 A

1 .9 8

1 .9 8
2 . 14

___

___

2 . 14

___
— -

___
— -

H -4 8 0
H -4 8 1 3

1 .9 6
—

1 .9 6
—

___
—

___
—

1 .9 6
— -

___
---

___
—-

1 .5 8

___
— -

H -4 8 0
H -4 8 1 B

1 .7 8
--N ov.
T 777

1. 78
___

___
___

—

/1 .8 2
—

___
—

___
—

1 .8 2
1 .4 9

___
—

i . 77

---

—

___

___
— -

___
—

—

--------------

P i t t s b u r g h ------------ ----------

P o rtla n d , O r e g o n - - - - -

—

—

—

___

—

1. 77

—

—

H o u s t o n ----- ---------------------

H -4 8 0
H -4 8 1 A

1. 84
—

___
—

1 .8 4
—

___
—

___
—

Scranton

H -4 8 0

1 66
.

—

16
.6

—

—

H -4 8 0
H -4 8 1 B

1 .7 8
— -

___
—

1. 78
1 .5 2

___

___
---

W a s h in g t o n ---------------------

H -4 8 0
H -4 8 1 A

1. 67

___
— -

1. 67
—

___
— -

A tla n ta

H -4 8 0
H -4 8 1 A

C lev e la n d

-----------------------

-------------------------

S e a t t l e ----- ------------------------

(in

(in

O ct.
T 7T 5

H -4 8 0

___

___
2 . 14
___

V 1. 84

___

—

___
—

___
—

—

( 3 /)

—

—

___

___

1. 52

___
—

___
— -

___
2 . 17

___
---

___

16
.6
1 66
.
___

1

1 .4 9
___
2 . 17

___

—
___
— -

1. 84

—

___
. 66

___
—

( 3 /)

—

___

—

___
. 66

___

1

( 3 /)
—
2 . 17

—
---

D ec.

----- ------------------- --

B a ltim o r e --------------

C incinnati ----------------------St.

L o u i s ----- ---------- --

San F r a n c is c o - — - — -

rm
—

—

—

1. 37
1 .6 1

—

H -4 8 0
H -4 8 1 A

1 .7 4
—

___
—

___
—

1. 74
2 . 14

___
— -

—

H -4 8 0

1 .8 9

—

—

1 61
.

—

—

___

___

2 . 14

—

—

( 3 /)

—

___

H -4 8 0
H -4 8 1 B
H -4 8 0
H -4 8 1 A

2 / 1 .6 7
—

2
/

1 .9 8

_
___

—

1. 89

—

—

___
—

1 .6 7

___
—

___
—

1. 67
1. 57

—

—

___

1 .9 8

___

___

1 .9 8

___

___

_




___

—

—

1 61
.

___

2. 16

2. 16

—

___
---

an

—

—

(in

___

___
—

___

1. 57

___
— -

___

___

___

1 .4 2

1

See footnotes on page 26.

1 61
.

___

1 .6 1
___
1. 52

Table 1 - HOUSING:
A v e ra g e r e ta il p r ic e s of s e le c te d co m m o d itie s and s e r v ic e s
in 20 c it ie s , la st quarter of 19^4 to D e cem b e r 195 5, m onthly and q u a r te rly - Continued
C.

Ite m and city

S pec.
no.

FLOOR

CO V E R IN G

AND F U R N IT U R E

1955
1954
Jan.

F eb.

M a r ch

A p r il

M ay

June

July

Sept.

Aug.

O c t.

N ov.

D ec.

B R O A D L O O M , T ufted,
v is c o s e c a r p et rayon (H 5 02 ) or tufted cotton (H 5 0 3 ),
12 ft. width, per
s q . yd.
C h i c a g o --------------------------D e tr o it --------------------------L o s A n g e l e s -----------------New Y o rk ...........................
P h il a d e lp h ia ------------------B o s t o n -------------- ------- ------K a n sa s C i t y -----------------M inn eap olis ------------------P i t t s b u r g h -----------------------

H -5 0 2
H - 503
H - 503
H -5 0 2
H -5 0 2
H -5 0 2

O r e g o n --------

H - 503
H -5 0 2
H -5 0 2
H - 503
H -5 0 2
H - 503

C lev e la n d ----------------------H o u s t o n --------------------------S c r a n t o n -------------------------S e a t t l e -----------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . --------

H - 503
H - 503
H -5 0 2
H -5 0 2
H -5 0 2

A t la n t a ---------------- ------------B a ltim o r e ----------------------C in c in n a t i----------------------St. L o u is ----------------------San F r a n c i s c o --------------

H -5 0 2
H - 503
H -5 0 2
H -5 0 2
H -5 0 2

P o r tla n d ,

D ec.
—
—
—
___
___
---

( 3 /)
51 9 6
5 . 13
___
9 . 44
9 . 62

( 3 /)
$ 6". 71
4 . 97
—
9 .4 4
9 . 62

$ 9 .7 0
6 .4 6
4 .9 7
8. 71
9 .4 4
9 . 62

$ 9 . 70
6. 34
—
8. 71
9 .4 4
9 .9 5

O ct.
—
—
—
—
—
---

6 . 31
8. 75
( 3 /)
4 . 56
—
6 .9 8

—
—
—
—
—
---

—
—
—
—
—
—

6.
8.
8.
4.
—
6.

—
—

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

---

---

8 .4 6
6. 34
8. 59
6 .9 5
8 . 71

—
—
—
—

N ov.
—
—
—
—

$

---

---

4 .9 7
5 .8 8
8 .2 0
9 .9 5
8 .2 0

D e c.
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

---

---

—

$

9 .2 0
6. 34
—
8 . 71
9 .4 4
9 .9 5

$

9. 20
6. 34
—
8. 71
9 . 64
9 .9 5

$

9 .2 0
6. 34
—

8.
6.
—
9.
10.
9.

—
4 . 72
6. 04
8 . 68
9 .4 5
8 .0 9

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
...

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
...
8.
6.
8.
6.
8.

84
34
59
95
82

12
04
74

---

—
—
—
—
...

75
34

—
—
—
—

6.
7.
8.
4.
9.
6.

—
—
—
—
...

---

$

—
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
—
...

4 .8 1
6. 15
8. 68
9 .4 5
8. 09

98

8 .7 5
6. 34
—
8 .9 0
1 0 .0 4
2 5 / 9 .7 4

9 . 11
9 . 84
9 .9 5

—
—
—
—
—
...

31
75
15
56

|/$
'

31
72
15
56
55
72

$

8.
5.
—
9.
10.
9.

75
72
12
04
64

6. 31
8 . 06
8. 15
—
9 .9 5
6. 65

$

8 . 75
5. 84
—
9 .8 2
10. 07
9 . 86

—
—
------...

--—
—

---

—
—
—
—
---

4 . 72
6 . 04
8 .5 0
9 .9 5
8 . 09

—
—
—
—
---

—
—
—
...

8 . 75
5 .8 4
9 .8 2
1 0. 16
9 . 86

—
. ----—

8 .8 4
6 .0 9
8. 59
7 .2 0
9 . 01

—

$

—
—
—
---

1/

8 .8 4
5 .4 6
8 .5 9
7 .2 0
9 . 02

A X M I N S T E R R U G ,a l l
w ool ( H -5 2 0 ) or w ool and
rayon ( H -5 2 1 ) , 9 x 12 ft.
C h i c a g o --------------------------D e tr o it ---------------------------L o s A n g e le s -----------------New Y o rk ----------------------P h il a d e lp h ia -------------------

H -5 2 1
H -5 2 1
H -5 2 1
H -5 2 0
H -5 2 0

D ec.
W T70
8 9 . 56
2 /9 2 .6 0
" 9 5 .4 9
2 /9 2 .0 8

8 0 . 70
8 5 .8 6
9 1 .4 0
9 1 .4 9
9 3 . 58

B o s t o n --------------------- -------K a n sa s C i t y -----------------M in n ea p o lis -----------------P i t t s b u r g h ------------ ---------P o r tla n d , O r e g o n --------

H -5 2 0
H -5 2 1
H -5 2 1
H -5 2 0
H -5 2 1

O ct.
8S728
7 9 .9 7
8 8 . 34
9 3 . 58
9 4 . 70

8 9 .9 5
7 9 .9 7
8 8 . 34
9 3 . 58
9 4 . 70

C l e v e l a n d ----------------------H o u s t o n ---------------------------Scranton --------------------------S e a t t l e -----------------------------W ash in gton , D. C . --------

H -5 2 1
H -5 2 1
H -5 2 0
H -5 2 1
H -5 2 0

A tlanta ---------------------------B a l t i m o r e ----------------------C incinnati ----------------------St. L o u is -----------------------

H -5 2 1
H -5 2 0
H -5 2 1
H -5 2 0
H -5 2 1
H -5 2 1

8 1 .2 0
8 5 .8 6
9 1 .4 0
9 9 . 18
9 3 . 58

8 1 .2 0
1 /8 1 .4 8
— 9 1 .4 0
9 9 . 18
9 3 . 58

8 1 .2 0
8 1 .4 8
9 1 .4 0
9 9 . 18
9 3 . 58

—
—
—

—
—
—
—
...

9 1 . 62
7 9 .9 7
8 8. 32
9 3 .5 8
2? 8 7 .3 0

—
—
—
—
---

8 1 .2 0
8 2 .4 8
1 /8 8 .0 2
9 9 . 18
9 3 . 58
—
—
—
—
...

—
—
—

8 1 .2 0
8 2 .4 8
79. 47
, 9 7 .1 8
2 / 9 3 .6 3
—
—
—
—

8 1 .2 0
8 2 .4 8
8 1 .9 6
9 9 . 18
9 5 . 66

8 1 .2 0
,8 2 .4 8
1 /8 1 .9 6
9 7 . 18
9 4 .8 0

—
—
—

9 3 .2 8
8 3 . 30
8 5 .8 4
9 2 . 61
8 8 . 50

—

8 1 .9 5
8 2 .4 8
8 1 .9 6
9 9 . 18
9 7 .8 2
—
—
—
—

8 3 .2 0
8 6 .8 2
8 1 .9 6
9 9 . 18
9 8 .5 4
1 0 3 .2 8
8 3. 30
8 5. 84
9 3 . 36

—

---

(in

8 3 .4 8
8 8 . 17
1 / 9 7 .3 3
8 1 .6 5
9 4 .9 5

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

---

---

—
—
—
—
—

1 /9 3 .2 4
9 5 .0 8
,6 . 4 6
—
7 4 . 61
9 1 .6 1

—
—
—
—
—

8 3 .2 0
8 6 .8 2
8 0 . 76
9 7 . 18
9 8 . 54
—
—
—
—
---

8 3 .2 0
8 6 .8 2
8 2 . 76
9 7 . 18
9 8 .8 9
—
—
—
—
—

N ov.

San F r a n c i s c o --------------

W T zz
8 2 .9 8
9 5 . 38
8 3 . 75
9 2 .4 5

—
—
—
—

8 9 .2 2
8 2. 98
9 5 . 38
8 3 . 86
9 2 .4 5

---

D e c.
9 2 .4 0
9 2 . 37
8 3 . 86
9 1 .9 8
—

—
—
—
—
—

8 9 . 11

—

—
—
—
—
—

9 2.
92.
78.
9 0.
—
91.

8 8 .4 8
8 2 . 98
9 5 . 38
17/79. 80
9 2 .4 5

--40
37
46
74

—
—
—
—
—

36

—
—
—
—
—
...

---

—
—
—
—
...

—
—
—
—
---

9 3 .0 9
9 2 . 37
76. 46
9 0 . 74
—
9 1 . 61

—
—
—
—
--...

—

8 3 .2 4
8 8 . 17
9 8 . 83
8 4 . 17
9 6 .2 0
—
—
—
—
...

— —

...
9 1 -4 9
9 7 . 78
8 3 . 87
—
7 4 . 74
9 1 .6 1

B R O A D L O O M , v e lv e t,
a ll w ool ( H -5 3 0 ) or wool
and rayon ( H - 5 3 1 ) , 9 ft.
w idth, per s q . yd.
C h i c a g o --------------------------D e tr o it --------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ------------------New Y o rk ----------------------P h il a d e lp h ia ------------------

H -5 3 0
H -5 30
H -5 30
H -5 30
H -5 3 0

D ec.
10. 86
10. 84
9. 83
10. 75
10. 62

10.
10.
9.
10.
10.

B o s t o n ----- ----------------------K a n sa s C i t y --------------—
M inn eap olis -----------------P i t t s b u r g h ----------------------P o r tla n d , O r e g o n --------

H -5 3 0
H -5 30
H -5 30
H -5 30
H - 5 31
H -5 30

O ct.
10. 86
—
10. 54
1 2 .5 9
8. 35
—

10. 54
12. 59
8. 15
—

H -5 30
H -5 3 0
H -5 3 0
H -5 3 0
H -5 3 0

N ov.
10. 06
1 0 .4 6
10. 55
1 2 .2 0
9 . 76

—
—
—
—

H -5 3 0
H -5 3 0
H -5 3 0
H -5 30
H -5 30

D ec.
10799
1 1 .4 1
10. 09
14/11. 17
10. 95

—
—
—
—

C le v e la n d ------------------------H o u s t o n --------------------------Scranton ------------------------S e a t t l e -----------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . -------A t la n t a -----------------------------B a l t i m o r e ----------------------C in c in n a t i----------------------St. L o u is ----------------------San F r a n c i s c o --------------

75
84
83
75
62

10.
10.
9.
10.
10.

1 0 .4 7

—
—
—
—
—
—

(3/)

---

75
84
86
15
78

10. 06
10. 32
10. 72
1 1 .9 5
9 . 76
—
—
—
—

10. 75
10. 84
9 .9 4
10. 75
10. 62

10. 75
10. 84
9 .9 0
10. 75
1 0 .4 5

—
—
—
—
—
—

1 0 .4 7
12. 08
10. 59
1 / 1 2 .2 1
8. 15
—

—
—
—
—
...

—
--—
—
...

10. 75
10. 70
9 .9 0
10. 75
10. 45

1 1 .0 6
10. 81
10. 09
10. 97
10. 88

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
—

—

...

1 0 .0 6
10. 32
10. 72
1 1 .9 5
9 .9 6
—
—
—
—

10. 75
10. 70
9 .9 0
10. 75
1 0 .4 5

—
—
—
—

10.
10.
10.
11.
10.

1 1 .2 6
12. 09
10. 45
1 2 .2 1
—
1 0 .9 5

—
—
—
—
—
—

10. 75
1 0 .2 1
1 0 .4 0
11. 15
1 0 .4 5

—
—
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

— 11.
10.
10.
10.
10.

06
61
09
97
71

1 0 .4 6
10. 58
, 1 0 .8 0
2 8 /1 2 .7 0
W
9 .8 5

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

1

See footnotes on page 26.




95
70
16
35
95

10. 55
10. 70
10. 16
11. 15
1 1 .2 8
—
—
—
—
—
—

10. 35
10. 70
10. 16
1 1 .2 6
1 1 .2 8
1 1 .8 4
1 1 .9 7
10. 34
1 2 .2 1
—
11. 59

—
—
—
—

—
—

—

---

11. 13
10. 86
1 0 .8 6
1 1 .2 6
11. 30

—

—
—
—

10. 35
10. 70
1 0 .2 9
1 1 .2 6
1 1 .2 8
—
—
—
—
—
—
10. 57
10. 32
1 0 .8 8
12. 70
9 . 71
—
—
—
—

10. 55
1 0 .9 5
1 0 .2 8
11. 15
1 1 .2 8
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
--11. 16
11. 12
1 1 .2 2
1 1 .5 7
1 1 .0 4

T able 1 - HOUSING:
A v e r a g e r e ta il p r ic e s of s e le c te d c o m m o d itie s and s e r v i c e s
in 20 c it ie s , la s t qu arter of 1954 to D e ce m b e r 1 955, m onthly and q u arterly ~ Continued
C.

Ite m and city

F L O O R C O VE R IN G A N D

F U R N IT U R E -

Continued

1955

S p e c.
n o.

1954
Jan.

Feb.

$ 1 2 .3 5
1 2 .9 5
12. 60
13. 05
1 2 .4 4

$ 12. 35
1 2 .9 5
12. 60
1 3 .0 5
1 2 .4 4

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
—

M a r ch

A p r il

M ay

June

July

Aug.

Sept.

O ct.

N ov.

D ec.

HARD SU R FA C E RUG,
p rinted e n a m e l with fe lt
b a s e , 9 x 12 ft.
C h icago - - - - - - - - - - - - D e tr o it --------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ------------ -New Y o r k ...........................
P h il a d e lp h ia ------------------

H -5 7 0
H - 570
H -5 7 0
H -5 7 0
H -5 7 0

D e c.
2/$12735
12. 95
12. 62
12. 54
1 2 .4 4

$ 12. 35
1 2 .9 5
12. 60
13. 14
1 2 .4 4

B o s t o n ----------------------------K an sas C ity -----------------M inn eap olis - - - - - - - - P i t t s b u r g h ----------------------P o rtla n d , O r e g o n --------

H -5 7 0
H -5 7 0
H -5 7 0
H -5 7 0
H -5 7 0

O ct.
7T756
12. 59
12. 67
12. 38
1 2 .4 8

1 1 .6 6
12. 59
12. 67
1 2 .5 5
1 2 .4 8

C lev ela n d ----------------------H o u s t o n -------------- ------ -----S c r a n t o n ------------------------S e a t t l e ----------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . --------

H -5 7 0
H -5 7 0
H -5 7 0
H -5 7 0
H -5 7 0

N ov.
T 3 73 4
1 3 .2 0
12. 01
13. 13
1 1 .7 0

H -5 7 0
H -5 7 0
H -5 7 0
H -5 7 0
H -5 7 0

D e c.
13. 38
12. 54
12. 82
3 /1 2 .0 9
12. 05

A t la n t a ----- ---------- -B a l t i m o r e ----------------------C incin n ati - - - - - - - - - - St. L o u is ----------------------San F r a n c i s c o --------------

—
—
—
—
--—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

12. 54
1 3 .2 0
1 2 .0 1
13. 13
1 1 .7 0
—
—
—
—

$ 12. 35
1 2 .9 5
1 2 .6 6
1 3 .2 5
1 2 .4 4
11. 64
1 2 .4 5
12. 67
12. 62
1 2 .4 8
—
—
—
—
---

13. 38
12. 54
12. 74
12. 09
1 2 .2 5

—
—
—
—

$ 1 2 .3 5
1 2 .9 5
12. 66
1 3 .2 5
12. <4

$ 1 2 .3 5
12. 95
12. 66
1 3 .2 5
1 2 .4 4

$ 1 2 .3 5
1 2 .9 5
12. 66
1 3 .2 5
1 2 .4 4

$ 1 2 .3 5
1 2 .9 5
1 2 .6 6
1 3 .2 5
1 2 .4 4

$ 1 2 .3 5
1 2 .9 5
12. 66
1 2 .9 5
1 2 .4 4

—
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
—

1 1 .6 4
1 2 .4 5
12. 67
1/ 12. 56
1 2 .4 8

—
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
___

12. 74
1 3 .2 0
1 2 .0 1
12. 80
11. 70
—
—
—
—

13. 38
12. 54
12. 74
1 2 .0 9
12. 65

—
—
—
—
---

1 2 .7 4
1 3 .2 0
1 2 .0 1
13. 13
1 1 .7 0

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

1/174. 36
1 7 2 .8 2
1 8 3 .9 7
1 81. 50
2 0 2 . 18

1 7 2 .1 0
182. 32
183. 82
1 /1 7 1 . 69
T / 1 9 5 . 74

$ 12. 35
12. 95
12. 66
1 2 .9 5
1 2 .4 4
1 1 .8 9
1 2 .4 5
12. 67
12. 75
1 2 .4 8

—
—
—
—
--13.
12.
12.
12.
12.

—
—

$ 1 2 .3 5
12. 95
12. 66
12. 95
1 2 .4 9

$ 1 2 .3 5
1 2 .9 5
12. 66
12. 95
1 2 .4 9

—
—
—
—
—

___
—
—
—
—

---

12. 74
13. 20
1 2 .0 1
13. 13
11. 70

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

—
—

54
54
74
38
65

—
—
___
—
--13.
12.
12.
12.
12.

54
54
74
38
65

LIVIN G
ROOM
S U IT E ,
M od ern, in ex p en siv e grad e
c o tto n
a n d /o r
rayon
c o v e rin g , so fa and ch air
( H - 6 0 4 . 1), ja ck k nife - type
sofa bed and c h a ir ( H -6 0 5 )
D e c.
C h i c a g o --------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ----- ------ -----New Y o rk - — —
— —
—
P h ilad elp h ia - - --------------

H -6 0 4 . 1
H - 6 0 4 .1
H -6 0 4 . 1
H -6 0 4 .1
H -6 0 4 .1

___
___

1 6 9 .3 2
1 7 2 .1 0

_
...

an

1 6 9 .3 2
1 7 2 .1 0
1 8 3 .9 7
1 8 0 .1 4
( 2 /)

1 7 2 .6 5
1 7 4 .6 0
1 8 3 .9 7
1 8 0 .1 4
2 0 7 .5 4

1 7 2 .6 5
1 7 4 .6 0
1 8 3 .9 7
1 8 0 .1 4
2 0 2 .1 8

O ct.
B oston - - - - - - - - - - - - - K a n sa s C i t y ----- -M inn eap olis ------------------P ittsb u rg h
---------P o rtla n d , O r e g o n --------

H -6 0 4 .
H -6 0 4 .
H -6 0 4 .
H -6 0 4 .
H -6 0 4 .

1
1
1
1
1

C lev e la n d - - - - - - - - - - Houston - - - - - - - - - - - - Scranton - - - - - - - - - - - S eattle ------- ------------------- -W a sh in gton , D . C . --------

H -6 0 4 . 1
H -6 0 4 . 1
H -6 0 4 . 1
H -6 0 4 . 1
H -6 0 4 .1
H -6 0 5

_
-----

1 46. 14
1 5 2 .8 0
( 3 /)
1 8 1 .1 1
1 7 9 .2 3

___
- —

—

___

_

_
---

N ov.
___
___
___

___
—
—
—

___

A tlan ta - — — — — —
- — — —
B a ltim o r e - - - - - - - - - - C incinnati - - - - - - - - - - St. L o u is -------------------- -San - F r a n c i s c o ----------

H -6 0 5
H -6 0 4 .1
H -6 0 4 . 1
H -6 0 4 .1
H -6 0 4 .1

See footnotes on page 26,




_
_

1 6 4 .4 8
( 3 /)
1 6 1 .7 9
1 8 9 .9 8
1 8 8 .3 5

___

___

—

—
—

_

—

—

—

—

___
—

_
—

1 6 3 .0 4
1 5 2 .8 0
( 3 /)
1 6 6 .9 8
1 7 9 .3 0

—
—

--—

1 7 2 .1 0
1 8 2 .3 2
187. 15
1 71. 69
1 9 5 .7 4

...
—
—

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

1 6 0 .9 8
1 6 4 .6 0
1 5 9 .3 6
1 89 . 11

—
—
—

—
—
—
—

1 5 5 .9 8
1 5 2 .2 2
1 5 9 .3 6
( 3 /)

—
—
—

:::

1 7 1 .9 9

---

---

1 7 1 .9 9

” 1

1 3 0 .5 0
1 6 5 .5 2
( 3 /)

(V )
d /)

—

—

—
—

—
—

1 2 5 .8 6
1 6 5 .5 2
( 3 /)

—
—
—

—
—
—

1 6 4 .6 0
1 8 2 .3 2
1 87. 15
1 7 1 .8 3
1 9 7 .2 4

1 3 5 .7 4
1 6 5 .5 2
( 3 /)
( 3 /)
d /)

1 67 . 10
1 8 2 .3 2
187. 15
1 71. 83
2 0 0 .2 4

1 6 7 .1 0
1 8 2 .3 2
1 87. 15
1 6 8 .8 3
2 0 0 .2 4

—

—
—

...

___

D e c.

1 5 7 .7 9
1 5 2 .8 0
( 3 /)
168 . 62
1 /1 8 8 .8 2

1 7 6 .1 5
1 76. 15
1 7 7 .1 0 1/172. 82
183. 97
1 8 3 .9 7
1 8 1 .5 0
181. 50
2 0 2 . 18
2 0 2 .1 8

1 5 2 .8 0
( 3 /)
183. 46
1 8 2 .6 3

---

—

—

---

—

—

1 6 2 .2 1
1 5 5 .3 4
1 5 9 .3 6
( 3 /)

—
—
—
—

---

1 5 6 .9 9

Ill

—
—
—

—
—
—

—
—
—

1 3 5 .7 4
1 6 5 .5 2
( 3 /)
( * /)
d /)

Table 1 - HOUSING:
A v e r a g e r e ta il p r ic e s of s e le c te d co m m o d itie s and s e r v ic e s
in 20 c it ie s , la s t qu arter o f 1954 to D e cem b e r ly ^ b , m onthly and q u a r te rly - Continued
C.

Ite m and city

D e tr o it

---------------------------

L o s A n g e l e s ------------------N ew Y o r k ----------------------P h il a d e lp h ia ---------------

B o s t o n -----------------------K a n sa s C i t y --------------M inn eap olis --------------P i t t s b u r g h ------------------P o r tla n d , O r e g o n ------

C lev e la n d -----------------H o u s t o n ---------------------Scranton -------------------S e a t t l e ------ -- ---------------W ash in gton , D . C . ------

A t la n t a -----------------------B a l t i m o r e ------------------C incin n ati -------------St. L o u is ------------------San F r a n c i s c o ---- ------

AN D F U R N IT U R E -

Continued

1955

S p e c.
no.

1954
Feb.

Jan.

D U AL PU R PO SE SO FA,
cotton
and / or
rayon
c o v e rin g ; ja ck k n ife type,
d enim back ( H -6 2 0 . 1),
s e lf-c o v e r e d
back
( H - 6 2 1 . 1), so fa bed unit
( H -6 2 2 ) .
C h i c a g o ----------------------------

F L O O R C O V E R IN G

M arch

A p r il

$

7 9 .8 4

$ 7 9 .8 4

1 0 5 .9 8

1 0 5 .9 8

M ay

June

July

Aug.

Sept.

O c t.

N ov.

D ec.

D ec.
H -6 2 1 .
H -6 2 2
H -6 2 1 .
H -6 2 2
H -6 2 1 .
H -6 2 2
H -6 2 1 .
H - 622
H -6 2 0 .
H -6 2 1 .

1

T 37)

1

1 1 0 .9 6

1

9 1 . 10

1
1
1

H -6 2 0 . 1
H -6 2 2
H -6 2 2
H -6 2 1 . 1
H -6 2 1 . 1
H -6 2 2

—

( 3 /)
1 1 0 .9 6

—

$

7 9 .8 4

___
1 1 0 .9 6

—

8 6 . 10

—

—

9 4 . 33

9 4 . 33

—

8 6 . 10

—

—

—

8 9 . 61

8 9 . 61

—

O ct.
“ TT747
( 3 /)
( 3 /)
( 3 /)
F ). 58

—

—

8 8 . 13
2 1 6 .4 7
1 8 4 .6 2
9 5 .4 8
1 0 4 .4 9
2 0 9 .4 9

N ov.
H -6 2 1 . 1 3 I/7S 799
H - 622
31/8 3 . 59
8 1 . 35
H -6 2 0 . 1
—
H -6 2 1 . 1
9 0 . 98
H -6 2 0 . 1
—
H -6 2 2
H -6 2 1 . 1
9 5 . 74
—
H -6 2 2

—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—

D ec.
H -6 2 0 . 1 T J T 5 7
H -6 2 0 . 1
(3 /)
3 2 /9 7 .4 5
H -6 2 2
H -6 2 2
3^114. 49
H -6 2 1 . 1
9 2 .9 1

—
—
—
—

9 4 . 33
2 1 3 .9 9
8 9 . 61

—

—
—
—
—
—
—
9 7 . 11
( 3 /)
7 8 . 85
1 1 1 .8 8
9 2 . 22
1 9 9 .7 8
9 5 . 74
2 1 1 .2 9

—
—
—
—

—

8 6 . 10
2 0 4 .6 7

—
1/

2 1 3 . 99
8 3 .6 8

—

—
—
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
2 0 4 .6 7

—
2 1 3 .9 9
8 3 . 68

—

8 8 . 13
2 1 9 .7 2
1 8 4 .6 2
9 5 .4 8

—
2 0 9 .4 9

—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—

8 3 . 57
8 2 . 34
( 3 /)
3 2 /1 R . 49
9 0 . 56

—
—
—
—

$

7 7 .3 4

$

—

—

—

2 2 4 .3 6
1 0 5 .9 8

2 2 9 .3 6
1 0 5 .9 8

2 3 1 . 86
( 3 /)
2 3 4 . 50

1 9 7 .6 7

1 9 7 .6 7

2 0 1 . 67

—
—

—
2 0 4 . 67

—

—

2 1 3 . 99
7 9. 69

2 1 3 . 99
7 9 . 69

—

—

—
—
—

2 1 3 . 99
7 9. 69
126. 62

—
—
—
—
—

8 8 . 13
2 1 9 .7 2
1 /2 1 2 .0 0
TO /9 2 . 11

—

—
—
—
—
—

2 3 6 .9 9

—

—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—

8 6 .5 7
8 2 .3 4
1 8 2 .3 4
3 2 /1 1 4 .4 9
9 2 .9 8

—
—
—
—

9 7. 11
( 3 /)

—

1 1 4 .4 9

—

19 97 7 8

—

2 1 5 . 49

—
—
—
—

—

7 7 .3 4
2 2 4 .3 6
1 0 5 .9 8

2 0 1 .5 8

___
1 0 5 .9 8

1/

—
—
—

—
—

2 1 3 .9 9

2 1 7 .3 2

1 26 . 62

1 2 9 .1 2

—

—
—
—
—
—
—
9 2 . 11
2 2 4 .7 2

—
1 06. 99

—

1/204 . 71
2 1 5 .4 9

—
—
—
—

—

—
—
—
—
—
—

—
2 3 4 .3 6

—
2 3 4 .5 0

—
2 0 1 .6 7

—

2 1 7 .3 2

—
1 29. 12
( 3 /)
2 1 9 .7 2
2 0 2 .0 0
9 2 . 11

—

2 3 7 . 10

—

—

2 3 4 .3 6

2 3 1 .8 6

2 3 4 .5 0

2 3 4 . 50

2 0 1 . 67

2 0 3 . 18

—

—
—

2 1 7 .3 2

—
1 2 9 .1 2

—
—
—
—
—
—

—

—
—
2 1 7 .3 2

—
1 2 9 .1 2

—
—
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—

8 5 . 86
1 /8 4 . 80
182. 34
2 0 7 .2 2
3 3/84. 47

—
—
—
—

--—
—
—

4 4 .8 4
4 3 . 36
( 3 /)
4 2 . 46
3 9 .9 1

4 4 .8 4
4 0 .9 8
( 3 /)
4 2 .4 6
4 0 .8 2

4 4 . 84
4 0 .9 8
( 3 /)
4 2 .4 6
4 0 .8 2

4 7 . 34
4 0 .9 8
(3 /)
4 2 .4 6
4 0 .8 2

3 7 .9 8
3 1 .9 2
3 3 . 14
4 4 .8 1
3 9 .9 5

—
___
—
—
—

—
___
—
—
—

9 2 . 11
2 2 7 .2 2

—
1 0 9 .4 9

—

2 2 2 .1 1

—

2 1 5 .4 9

—
—
—
—
—
—
—
8 5 . 77
8 4 . 80
1 8 2 .3 4
2 0 7 .2 2
9 0 . 50

M A T T R E S S , in n e r s p r in g .
double bed s iz e .
C h i c a g o ---------------------D e tr o it ---------------------L o s A n g e le s - - - - - - - - N ew Y o r k ......................
P h il a d e lp h ia ---- -

D e c.
H -6 3 5 . 1
46. 69
H -6 3 5 . 1
4 3 . 36
H -6 3 5 . 1
( 3 /)
H - 6 3 5 . 1 2/427 66
H - 6 3 5 . 1 " 3 9 . 86

B o s t o n -----------------------K a n sa s C i t y ----------M in n ea p o lis --------------P i t t s b u r g h ------------------P o r tla n d , O r e g o n ------

H -6 3 5 .
H -6 3 5 .
H -6 3 5 .
H -6 3 5 .
H -6 3 5 .

C lev e la n d - - - - - - - - - - H ouston --------------------Scranton ------------- ------S e a t t l e ------ --------W ash in gton , D . C . ------

H -6 3 5 . 1
H -6 3 5 .1
H -6 3 5 .1
H -6 3 5 . 1
H -6 3 5 . 1

A t la n t a -----------------------B a l t i m o r e ------------------C i n c i n n a t i ------------------St. L o u is ------------------San F r a n c i s c o -----------

4 6 .0 9
4 3 . 36
( 3 /)
4 2 .6 6
3 9. 86

4 6 .0 9
4 3 . 36
( 3 /)
4 2 . 66
3 9 .9 1

4 6 . 09
4 3 . 36
( 3 /)
427 46
3 9 .9 1

4 3 . 59
4 3 . 36
( 3 /)
42746
3 9 .9 1

4 3 . 59
4 3 . 36
( 3 /)
4 2 .4 6
3 9 .9 1

4 4 . 84
4 3 . 36
( 3 /)
4 2 .4 6
3 9 .9 1

4 4 . 84
4 3 . 36
( 3 /)
4 2 .4 6
3 9 .9 1

4 4 . 84
4 3 . 36
( 3 /)
4 2 .4 6
3 9 .9 1

O ct.
357 28
3 4 .9 9
4 1 .8 2
3 7 .4 5

3 9. 09
3 3. 25
3 3 .9 9
4 3 . 87
3 7 .4 5

N ov.
4 0 . 86
4 0 . 59
4 0 . 73
( 3 /)
3 7 .2 2

—
—
—
—
—

D ec.
H -6 3 5 . 1 2/39795
H -6 3 5 . 1 " 4 5 . 9 3
H - 6 3 5 . 1 2 /4 0 .9 8
H - 6 3 5 . 1 ~ (3 /)
H - 6 3 5 . 1 4 2 .4 2

—
—
—
—

See footnotes on page 26.




1
1
1
1
1

~w n

—
—
—
—
—
4 3 . 25
4 0 . 59
4 0 . 73
( 3 /)
3 8748

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
3 8. 20
4 6 .0 9
4 0 .9 8
4 3 . 98
4 0 . 04

3 9 .0 9
33. 25
3 3 .9 9
1 /4 3 . 14
3 8. 70

—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
—
4 3 .2 5
4 0 . 59
4 0 . 73
3 9 .9 5
3 8 .4 8

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
3 8 .2 0
1 / 4 4 .8 2
4 0 .9 8
4 3 .9 8
38. 73

1 /3 7 .9 8

T /3 1 .92
3 3 .9 9
4 4 .8 1
2 /3 8 .9 5

—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
—
4 7 . 18
4 0 . 59
3 9 .8 2
3 9 .9 5
3 8 .4 8

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
—

3 8 .2 0
4 7 .8 6
4 0 .9 8
4 1 .7 2
1/36. 54

—
—
—

4 7 . 18
4 0 . 70
3 9 .8 2
3 9 .9 5
3 8 .4 8

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
—
3 8. 20
4 7 . 86
4 0 . 98
4 1 .7 2
3 8 .9 2

T ab le 1 - HOUSING:
A v e r a g e r e ta il p r ic e s o f s e le c te d co m m o d itie s and s e r v i c e s
in 20 c it ie s * la s t qu arter o f 1954 to D e c e m b e r 1 955, m onthly and q u a r te rly - Continued
C.

Ite m and city
B E D R O O M S U IT E ,
3p ie c e , 18th C entury, with
sin g le d r e s s e r ( H -6 4 1 )
or
d o u b le d r e s s e r
( H -6 4 2 . 1), and M o d e rn ,
with
double
d resser
( H - 6 5 2 .2 )
C h i c a g o ------------------------D e tr o it -------------- ---------L o s A n g e le s ---------------N ew Y o r k ---------- ---------P h il a d e lp h ia ---------------B o s t o n -------------- ------------K an sas C i t y ---------------M in n ea p o lis ---------------P i t t s b u r g h --------------------P o rtla n d , O r e g o n -----

FLOOR

CO V E R IN G

AND F U R N IT U R E -

Continued

1955

S p e c.
n o.

1954
Jan.

D e c.
H - 6 5 2 .2 $ 2 7 2 .9 8 $ 2 7 1 .9 8
2 6 0 .4 4
H - 6 5 2 .2
2 6 0 .4 4
H -6 4 2 .1
2 5 1 .9 6
2 5 6 . 72
H - 6 5 2 .2
3 5 0 .2 1
( 3 /)
2 7 1 .4 1
H -6 4 2 .1
2 7 1 .4 1
H -6 5 2 .2
H - 6 5 2 .2
H - 6 5 2 .2
H - 6 5 2 .2
H - 6 5 2 .2

O ct.
2T 5708
2 2 3 .2 4

z W *
2 7 5 .1 4

2 4 2 .5 8
2 1 3 . 36
( 3 /)
2 6 9 .8 0
2 7 0 .5 2

Feb.

M arch

A p r il

M ay

June

$ 2 6 6 .9 8 $ 2 6 6 .9 8 $ 2 5 7 . 79 $ 25 2. 79 $ 2 5 2 . 90
2 6 1 . 70
2 6 1 . 70
2 6 4 .9 0
2 6 4 .9 0 1 /2 5 4 .4 0
2 6 0 .5 9
2 5 1 .3 3
2 6 0 . 59
1 /2 5 9 . 35
2 6 0 . 59
3 4 5 .9 6 3 4/2 9 5. 39
3 5 0 . 21
3 5 0 .2 1
2 9 5 .3 9
2 6 5 . 37
2 4 1 . 19 3 5 /2 5 5 .9 9
2 6 5 . 37
2 5 5 .9 9

—
—
—
—

--—
—
—

2 6 9 .5 9
2 2 3 .4 8
2 3 0 .1 2
2 7 6 .4 7
2 8 8 .2 1

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

July

Aug.

$ 252. 90
2 5 4 .4 0
2 5 1 . 33
2 9 5 .3 9
2 6 7 .1 7

$ 2 5 4 .4 8
2 4 6 . 89
2 4 9 .0 5
2 9 9 .3 9
2 6 8 .8 6

2 6 9 .5 9
2 3 0 .9 4
2 2 4 .2 5
2 6 4 .3 5
2 8 8 .2 1

—
___
—
—

Sept.

O ct.

N ov.

$ 2 5 4 .4 8 $ 2 5 0 . 74
2 5 6 . 77
2 5 6 .7 7
2 5 9 .4 6
2 6 0 .0 6
2 8 3 . 99
2 8 1 .9 9
2 6 0 . 73
2 6 0 . 73

—
—
—
—

2 6 3 .8 0
2 3 0 .9 4
2 4 5 .6 8
2 5 9 .9 9
3 0 0 .7 1

$ 250. 74
2 5 6 . 77
2 6 0 .0 6
2 8 1 . 99
2 6 0 . 73

___
___
—
—

D ec.

$ 2 5 0 .7 4
2 5 6 . 77
2 5 5 .2 8
2 8 1 .9 9
2 6 0 . 73

___
___
—
—

N ov.
C lev e la n d -------------------H ouston ------------------------S c r a n t o n ----- ----------------S e a t t l e ---------- — -----------W ash in gton , D . C . -----

H - 6 5 2 .2
H - 6 5 2 .2
H - 6 5 2 .2
H -6 4 2 .1
H -6 4 1
H - 6 5 2 .2

A tlan ta - - - --------------------B a l t i m o r e ----- --------------C incin n ati - - - -------------St. L o u is - - - - - - - - - San F r a n c is c o - - - - - -

H - 6 5 2 .2
H - 6 5 2 .2
H - 6 5 2 .2
H -6 4 2 .1
H -6 4 2 .1
H - 6 5 2 .2

D IN E T T E S E T ,
E a r ly
A m e r ic a n ,
m a p le
or
birch
C h i c a g o ------------------------D e tr o it ------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ---------------N ew Y o r k ------------------P h il a d e lp h ia ----------------

H -6 6 1
H -6 6 1
H -6 6 1
H -6 6 1
H -6 6 1

B o s t o n --------------------------K a n sa s C i t y ---------------M in n ea p o lis ---------------P ittsb u rg h -------------------P o rtla n d , O r e g o n -----

H -6 6 1
H -6 6 1
H -6 6 1
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( 3 /)
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9 0 . 72
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H o u s t o n ------------------------- H -6 6 1
S cranton - - - - - - - - - - - H -6 6 1
S eattle --------------------------- H -6 6 1
W a sh in g to n , D . C . ----- H -6 6 1

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D e c.
A t la n t a --------------------------B a l t i m o r e ---------C in c in n a t i--------------------St. L o u is --------------------San F r a n c i s c o -----------D IN E T T E S E T , 5 - p i e c e ,
c h ro m e
p lated
s te e l,
with
30" x 4 8 "
table
( H -6 7 0 . 1), 3 6 " x 4 8 " table
( H -6 7 1 . 1), 30 "x 4 2 ” table
( H -6 7 2 . 1)
C h i c a g o ------------------------D e tr o it -------------- ----------

H -6 6 1
H -6 6 1
H -6 6 1
H -6 6 1
H -6 6 1

i m
7 9 . 62
2 / 9 8 .6 3
2 / 9 7 .4 4
2 /1 0 3 . 55

L o s A n g e le s ---------------New Y o r k ........................
P h il a d e lp h ia ----------------

H -6 7 1 . 1
H -6 7 2 .1
H -6 7 1 . 1
H -6 7 2 .1
H -6 7 0 . 1
H -6 7 0 . 1

D ec.
9C T0
7 2 .2 1
—
6 4 .9 5
8 3 . 75
( 3 /)

B o s t o n --------------------------K a n sa s C t t y ---------------M in n ea p o lis ---------------P ittsb u rg h - - - - - - - - - P o rtla n d , O r e g o n -----

H -6 7 2 .1
H -6 7 1 .1
H -6 7 2 . 1
H -6 7 0 . 1
H -6 7 2 .1

1 1 7 .0 8
6 9 . 76
( 3 /)
6 7 . 76

H -6 7 1 . 1
H -6 7 2 .1
H -6 7 1 . 1
H -6 7 1 . 1
H -6 7 2 . 1

N ov.
lOTTSl
7 6 . 67
( 3 /)
9 f7 6 8
7 8 . 82

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C lev e la n d - - - -----------H o u s t o n ------------------------Scranton ----------------------S e a t t l e --------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . -----

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( 3 /)
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6 9 . 17
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D ec.
A t la n t a ---------------------------- H - 6 7 1 .
B a l t i m o r e --------------------- H -6 7 0 .
C in c in n a t i--------------------- H -6 7 0 .
H -6 7 1 .
St. L o u is --------------------- H - 6 7 1 .
San F r a n c i s c o ------------ H -6 7 1 .

See footnotes on page 26-




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16

T ab le

1 - H OUSING:
A v e r a g e r e ta il p r ic e s o f se le c te d co m m o d itie s and s e r v ic e s
in 20 c it ie s , la s t qu arter o f 1954 to D e cem b e r 1 95 5 , m onthly and q u a r te rly
D.

S p e c.
n o.

Ite m and city

A P P L IA N C E S AN D O T H E R H O U S E W A R E S 4 0 /

1955
1954
Jan.

Feb.

M a r ch

A p r il

M ay

June

July

Aug.

Sept.

O c t.

N ov.

D ec.

S E W IN G
M A C H IN E ,
e le c t r ic , c o n s o le , d o m estic
m a n u fa ctu re 4 1 /
D ec.
2 / £ t FT46 $ 1 7 4 .7 1
1 8 0 .1 0
1 8 0 .1 0
1 9 1 .9 8
1 9 0 .7 2
1 8 1 .3 0
1 7 9 .6 3
1 8 6 .9 5
1 8 6 .9 5

C h i c a g o ---------------------------D e tr o it ---------------------------L o s A n g e l e s -------------- - N ew Y o r k ----------------------P h il a d e lp h ia -------------------

H - 700
H - 700
H - 700
H -7 0 0
H -7 00

B o s t o n -----------------------------K a n sa s C i t y ------------------M inn eap olis ------------------P i t t s b u r g h ----------------------P o rtla n d , O r e g o n --------

H -7 0 0
H -7 0 0
H - 7 00
H -7 0 0
H -7 0 0

O ct.
T T 5746
1 8 2 .3 7
( 3 /)
1 $ 5 .7 6
2 0 0 .9 6

C l e v e l a n d -------------- -------H o u s t o n --------------------------Scranton ------------------------S e a t t l e -----------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . -------

H -7 0 0
H -7 0 0
H -7 0 0
H -7 0 0
H -7 0 0

N ov.
TST798
1 7 9 .6 3
1 7 9 .6 3
( 3 /)
1 7 9 .6 3

A t la n t a -----------------------------B a ltim o r e --------- -C in c in n a t i----------------------St. L o u is ----------------------San F r a n c i s c o ----- ------ --

H -7 0 0
H -7 0 0
H -7 0 0
H -7 0 0
H -7 0 0

D ec.
1 /T 9 I7 9 7
is 1 93. 76
1 9 1 .9 8
2 /1 7 1 .2 0
? / 177. 57

1 8 2 .2 1
1 8 1 .7 2
( 3 /)
1 8 9 .7 6
1 9 4 .7 1

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$ 1 6 8 .4 6 $ 1 6 8 .4 6
1 7 9 .4 8 1/173. 57
1 9 0 .7 2
1 9 0 .7 2
1 7 8 .0 5
1 8 0 .5 5
186. 76
186. 76

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1 9 4 .7 6
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1 71. 20
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1 7 5 .5 7
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1 9 4 .7 6
1 8 8 .2 2
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1 6 9 .0 7
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1 7 7 .1 3
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1 8 3 .4 6
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1 6 3 .0 9
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1 7 7 .1 0

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$ 1 6 7 .2 1
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1 8 0 .5 5
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1 76. 30
1 78. 46
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1 9 2 .3 6
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1 7 7 .8 4
1 7 7 .5 7

VACUUM CLEANER,
u pright ( H - 7 10), tank type
( H -7 1 1 ) ,
or
c a n is te r
( H - 7 12} 4 2 /
D ec.
C h i c a g o ---------------------------D e tr o it ----- ---------- ---------L o s A n g e l e s --------------------N ew Y o r k ...........................
P h il a d e lp h ia ------------------B o s t o n -----------------------------K a n sa s C i t y ------------------M inn eap olis

---------

P i t t s b u r g h -----------------------

P o r tla n d , O regon
C lev e la n d

--------

------- --

H o u s t o n --------------------------Scranton ------------------------S e a t t l e -----------------------------W ash in gton , D. C . -------A t la n t a -----------------------------B a l t i m o r e ----------------------C i n c in n a t i-------------- -------St. L o u is -------------------- -San F r a n c i s c o --------------

H - 7 12
H - 7 10
H -7 12
H - 7 10
H - 7 12
H - 7 12
H - 7 12

1/ 8 2 .6 7
___
( 3 /)
6 9 . 53

(3 /)

H - 7 12
H -7 1 1
H - 7 12
H -7 1 1
H - 7 12
H - 7 10
H - 7 12
H - 7 12

O ct.
7 5 . 66
8 7 .4 5
—
8 9 .9 5
...
9 1 . 78
—
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H -7 1 1
H - 7 12
H -7 1 1
H - 7 10
H -7 12
H - 7 12
H - 7 12

N ov.
8 6 . 58
—
8 7 .4 5
9 7 . 62
—
7 4 . 95
7 1. 68

H -7 1 1
H - 7 12
H -7 12
H - 7 12
H -7 12
H - 7 12

See footnotes on page 26.




2/ T 6T 62

D ec.
2 /5ST 52
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7 1 . 62
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6 6 . 62
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9 0 . 82
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1 0 0 .7 8
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—
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6 9 .9 5
6 8 . 13

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—
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7 6 .2 0
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7 3. 63
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—
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6 7 .4 6
7 5 .2 6
7 1 .9 5
6 6 .9 3
7 8 . 73

T ab le 1 - HOUSING:
A v e r a g e r e t a il p r ic e s o f se le c te d co m m o d itie s and s e r v ic e s
in 20 c it ie s , la s t qu arter o f 1954 to D e ce m b e r 1 95 5 , m onthly and q u a rte rly - Continued
D.

Ite m and city

A P P L IA N C E S A N D O T H E R H O U SE W A R E S 4 0 / -

Continued

1955

S p e c.
n o.

Jan.

Feb.

M a r ch

A p r il

M ay

June

July

Aug.

Sept.

O ct.

N ov.

D ec.

W A S H IN G M A C H IN E ,
e le c t r ic , w rin g er
type,
(H -7 2 0 ) , and fu lly auto­
m a tic , ( H - 7 2 2 . 1) 4 2 /
C h icago — ---------------------D e tr o it ---------------- ---------L o s A n g e l e s ------------------N ew Y o r k ----------------------P h il a d e lp h ia ------------------B o s t o n -----------------------------K a n sa s C i t y ------------------M inn eap olis - - - - - - - - P ittsb u rg h - - - - - - - - - - P o rtla n d , O regon ------C lev e lan d ----------------------H o u s t o n --------------------------S cranton - - - - - - - - - - - S e a t t l e -----------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . --------

D e c.
H -7 2 0
2/$129795 $ 1 2 9 .9 5
H -7 2 0
1 3 9 .0 4
1 3 9 .0 4
H -7 2 0
2 /1 3 9 .9 5
1 3 9 .9 5
—
H -7 2 2 . 1
2 3 8 .1 3
H -7 2 0
2 /1 3 3 .2 8
1 3 3 .2 8
H -7 2 0
H -7 2 2 .1
H -7 2 0
H -7 2 2 .1
H -7 2 0
H -7 2 0

O ct.
T 2 37 9 5
—
1 2 9 .7 1
—
1 3 8 .8 4
1 3 9 .9 5

H -7 2 0
H -7 2 2 .1
H -7 2 0
H -7 2 0
H -7 2 2 .1
H -7 2 0

N ov.
112745
—
1 3 4 .9 5
1 3 9 .9 5
—
1 2 3 .7 7

1 2 9 .9 5
—
1 2 9 .7 1
2 5 9 .9 5
1 3 4 .9 5
1 3 9 .9 5

—
—
—
—
—

$ 1 2 9 .9 5 $ 1 2 9 .9 5
1 3 4 .9 7
1 33. 15
1 3 9 .9 5
1 3 7 .4 3
2 3 5 .1 1
2 3 2 .4 6
1 3 3 .2 8
1 3 2 .4 5

—
—
—
—
—

1 2 9 .9 5
—
1 2 9 .7 1
2 3 9 .9 5
1 3 4 .9 5
1 3 9 .9 5

—
—
—
—
---

1 3 2 .4 5
2 2 7 .4 4
1 3 4 .1 2
1 3 9 .9 5
—
1 2 2 .5 8

$ 1 2 9 .9 5
1 3 7 .1 3
1 3 9 .9 5
2 3 2 .1 2
1 3 2 .4 5

—
—
—
—
...

—
—
—
—

$ 1 2 9 .9 5 $ 1 2 9 .9 5
1 3 8 .0 4
1 3 8 .0 4
1 3 9 .9 5
1 3 9 .9 5
2 2 5 .3 3
2 2 5 .9 9
1 3 2 .4 5
1 3 2 .4 5

___
—
—
—

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—
—
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--1 3 2 .4 5
2 3 2 .4 5
1 / 1 3 1 .2 0
1 3 9 .9 5
—
4 fy i2 7 . 38

___
—
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...

$ 1 2 9 .9 5
1 3 8 .9 5
1 3 9 .9 5
2 2 2 .6 6
1 3 2 .4 5

$ 1 2 6 .9 6
1 3 9 .8 6
1 3 9 .9 5
2 2 0 .5 0
1 3 2 .4 5

1 2 9 .9 5
2 4 2 .4 5
1 2 9 .7 1
2 3 2 .8 1
1 2 8 .2 8
1 3 9 .9 5

___
—
—
—
—
1 3 4 .9 5
2 3 2 .4 5
1 3 3 .5 2
—
2 5 9 .1 2
1 2 7 .3 0

—
—
—
___
—

$ 1 2 9 .9 5 $ 1 3 1 .9 5
1 3 9 .8 6
1 3 9 .8 6
1 3 9 .9 5 1/137. 95
47/213. 10
2 1 0 .4 3
133. 28
1 3 1 .6 2

___
—
—
—
---

—
—
—
___
...

2 4 9 .9 5
1 2 9 .7 1
2 3 1 .3 8
1 2 9 .3 9
1 3 9 .9 5

—
—
—
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---

$ 1 2 9 .9 5
1 4 0 .7 8
1 3 7 .9 5
2 1 0 .4 3
1 3 1 .6 2

$ 1 28. 45
1 3 3 .3 7
137. 95
2 0 5 .3 7
( 3 /)

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—
—
---

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—
---

1 3 6 .2 0
2 3 5 . 75
1 3 3 .5 2
—
2 5 2 .4 5
127. 30

___
___
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---

D ec.
A t la n t a -----------------------------B a ltim o r e ----------------------C in c in n a t i----------------------St. L o u is ----------------------San F r a n c i s c o --------------

H -7 2 0
H -7 2 0
H -7 2 0
H -7 2 0
H -7 2 0

2 /1 2 6 .8 2
1 3 3 .8 4
2 /1 1 7 .0 1
1 3 9 .9 5

—
—
—
—

—

1 3 6 .0 9
1 2 4 .1 8
1 33. 84
1 1 6 .8 5
1 3 9 .9 5

2 7 7 .9 5
2 5 3 . 25
2 5 4 .9 5
2 4 4 .4 9
2 6 9 .1 2

—
—
—

—
—
—

1 3 1 .0 9
1 /1 2 2 .5 3
T / 1 3 2 . 81
T / 1 1 3 . 14
1 3 9 .9 5

—
—
...

—
—
—

—
—
—

—

—

1 3 1 .0 9
1 2 4 .9 5
1 3 2 .8 1
118. 14
1 3 9 .9 5

—
—
—

—
—
—

---

1/128. 59
123. 52
126. 24
1 1 4 .8 1
1 3 7 .7 0

R E F R IG E R A T O R , stand­
ard m o d e l,
a c r o s s -th e to p -f r e e z e r , 8 . 8 to 9 . 7
cu . ft. 4 2 /
C h ica g o - - - - - - - - - - - - D e tr o it ---------------- -L o s A n g e l e s -----------------N ew Y o r k ......... .................
P h il a d e lp h ia ----- -------------

H
H
H
H
H

-7 3 0 .1
-7 3 0 .1
-7 3 0 .1
-7 3 0 .1
-7 3 0 .1

D ec.
271756
2 7 0 .5 6
2 2 6 .2 8
2 4 7 .4 2
2 7 4 .3 3

2 6 2 .9 4
2 5 6 . 39
2 2 1 . 62
2 4 7 .4 2
2 7 4 .3 3

2 6 5 .9 5
2 5 9 .9 2
2 6 1 .6 2
2 4 8 .9 5
1 /2 6 9 . 12

B o s t o n -----------------------------K a n sa s C i t y ------------------M in n eap o lis ------------------P ittsb u rg h ----------- ---------P o rtla n d , O r e g o n ----- --

H -7 3 0 .1
H -7 3 0 .1
H -7 3 0 . 1
H -7 3 0 .1
H -7 3 0 .1

O ct.
262713
2 7 1 .5 2
2 6 8 .9 5
2 5 1 . 73
2 6 0 .3 8

2 5 5 .4 7
2 6 9 .4 5
2 5 1 .4 6
2 4 2 .9 7
2 6 0 .3 8

—
—
—
—

H
H
H
H
H

-7 3 0 .1
-7 3 0 .1
-7 3 0 .1
-7 3 0 .1
-7 3 0 .1

N ov.
2 5 7 .4 2
( 3 /)
2 6 9 .2 1
2 6 7 .4 6
2 7 5 .2 0

H -7 3 0 .1
H -7 3 0 .1
H -7 3 0 . 1
H -7 3 0 . 1
H -7 3 0 .1

D e c.
2 5 4 .2 6
2 5 1 .7 0
2 4 6 . 95
2 4 7 .7 6
2 5 8 .3 8

C lev e la n d - - - - - - - - - - H o u s t o n ----- ------ -S cranton --------------------- —
S eattle - - - - - - - - - - - - - W ash in gton , D . C . -------A t la n t a -----------------------------B a l t i m o r e ----------------------C in cin n ati ----------------------S t. L o u is - - - - - - - - - - San F r a n c i s c o --------------

TOASTER,
p o p -u p 4 2 /

—
—
—
---

2 6 1 .3 8
( 3 /)
2 5 3 . 34
2 5 8 .5 0
2 6 6 .9 5

—
—
—
—

—
—

—
—

—
—

2 5 2 .6 3
2 6 9 .9 5
51/2 5 1.8 6
2 5 9 .9 5
2 6 8 . 52

—
—
—

—
—
—

—

—

—

2 5 6 . 15
2 5 8 .5 2
2 5 3 .2 8
2 3 9 .9 5
2 6 4 .9 5

—
- —
--—

-—
—
—
2 6 4 . 24
( 3 /)
( 5 /)
2 6 8 .2 6
2 6 1 . 38

—
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—
—
—

2 0 .2 8
19. 35
1 9 .9 1
18. 72
1 9 .9 5

2 0 . 28
19. 35 1 /
1 9 .9 1
19. 18
1 9 .9 5

2 6 5 .9 5
2 1 8 .7 0
2 3 8 .5 2
1 £ 2 9 .2 9
"2 1 3 .2 8

___
-—
—
—
2 3 3 .9 4
( 3 /)
( I /)
2 3 6 . 62
2 5 3 .2 8

—
___
___
---

1 /2 5 9 .9 5
2 5 1 . 38
1 /2 4 9 . 95
1 /2 4 2 .2 1
1 /2 6 2 . 81

—
—
—
—

2 6 5 .9 5
2 2 6 .2 8
2 3 8 .1 1
2 3 4 .4 1
2 1 3 .2 8
2 3 2 .4 5
2 6 9 .9 5
2 4 1 . 76
2 3 6 . 62
2 3 2 .8 1

2 7 7 .9 5 1 / 2 6 5 . 9 5
2 6 5 .9 5
2 5 6 . 58 4 9 /2 3 5 . 82
2 3 7 .2 3
2 5 4 .9 5
2 4 7 .2 1 5(yZ44. 74
2 4 5 .0 5
2 4 1 .4 1
2 4 1 . 68
2 6 1 . 12
2 5 4 .9 5
2 5 4 .9 5

—
—
—

—
—
—

---

---

1 /2 7 1 . 62
" 2 1 8 .7 0
1 /2 3 7 .4 5
" 2 2 7 .6 2
2 1 3 .2 8

—
—
—
—

2 7 1 .6 2
2 1 8 . 70
2 1 9 .9 5
2 2 6 .2 2
2 0 4 .9 5
2 3 2 .4 5
2 6 9 .9 5
2 1 9 . 76
1/226. 62
“2 3 2 . 81

2 7 0 .7 8
2 1 8 . 70
2 1 7 .4 3
2 2 3 .2 2
2 0 4 .9 5

___
—
—
—

2 5 4 .1 2
2 1 3 .4 5
( 3 /)
2 1 00
“6.
2 0 6 . 62

___
—
—
—

2 2 3 .2 8
___
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—

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2 4 7 .9 5
52/229. 95
2 2 1 . 95
2 3 7 .2 1
2 3 5 . 53

—
—
—

( 3 /)
(3 / )
23*6.62
2 0 4 .9 5

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—
—

—

___
___
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--2 4 7 .9 5
2 1 6 .6 2
2 1 6 .9 5
2 3 7 .2 1
2 2 9 .8 1

a u to m a tic,

C h i c a g o --------------------------D e tr o it --------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ---------- -------N ew Y o r k --------------------P h ila d e lp h ia - - - - - - - - -

H - 750
H - 750
H - 750
H -7 5 0
H -7 5 0

D ec.
2 2 .0 8
2 / 2 0 .6 0
2 1 .0 9
2 1 .2 7
2 / 2 1 .9 5

2 1 .4 5
2 0 . 60
2 0 . 07
2 0 . 13
2 1 . 32

2 0 . 62
1 9 .5 5
2 0 .2 4
19. 05
2 1 . 07

2 0 .2 8
19. 65
1 9 .9 1
18. 83
2 0 .2 0

B o s t o n ---------------- -----------K a n sa s C i t y ------------------M in n ea p o lis - - - - - - - - P i t t s b u r g h ----------------------P o r tla n d , O r e g o n --------

H -7 5 0
H -7 5 0
H -7 5 0
H -7 5 0
H -7 5 0

O ct.
~ 2T 7 4 9
17. 15
2 2 .5 3
2 2 . 01
2 1 .6 5

2 0 .8 0
16. 87
2 1 .2 6
2 1 . 10
2 0 . 03

—
—
—

—
—
—

—

—

C lev e la n d - - - - - - - - - - H o u s t o n --------------------------S cranton ------------------------Seattle ----------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . - - - -

H -7 5 0
H -7 5 0
H -7 5 0
H -7 5 0
H -7 5 0

N ov.
2 2 . 19
1 8 .7 0
2 1 .1 1
2 1 .5 0
1 7 .3 4

—
—
—
—

2 1 . 34
1 8. 53
1 9 .9 5
2 0 . 10
17. 00

...
—
—
—

A t la n t a ------------------------- -B a ltim o r e ----------------------C in c in n a t i----------------------S t. L o u i s ----- ----------------San F r a n c i s c o --------------

H -7 5 0
H -7 5 0
H -7 5 0
H -7 5 0
H -7 5 0

D ec.
2 1 .3 8
2 / 2 1 . 74
2 1 .9 6
1 4 .1 9
2 1 .5 4

—
—
—

14.
20.
21.
14.
19.

--—

1 9 .9 8
1 5 .8 3
2 1 .0 1
2 0 . 80
1 9 .8 5

—
—
—
—
12
62
19
60
77

— —
- —

2 0 .2 8
19. 68
1 9 .9 1
1 9 .0 1
1 9 .9 5

—

—

20.
18.
20.
20.
16.

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---

88
37
10
11
17

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20.
1/ 21.
5 3/14.
19.

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19
62
34
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—

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2 0 .2 6
18. 37
2 0 .2 4
1 9 .8 4
1 4 .4 8

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l

See footnotes on page 26.

19. 79
18. 54
2 0 . 16
19. 31
1 9 .9 5

—
—
—
—

—
—

—

2 0 .2 8
19. 18
1 9 .9 9
1 9. 51
1 9 .9 5

1 9 .9 8
15. 19
2 0 . 76
2 0 . 10
19. 85

—

—
—

2 0 .2 8
19. 87
1 9 .9 1
1/19. 60
1 9 .9 5

—
___
—

14. 61
2 0 .2 9
2 0 . 96
13. 53
1 / 1 9 .7 5

19. 95
18. 14
19. 61
19. 31
1 9 .9 5
1 9 .2 0
14. 52
2 0 . 51
1 9 .2 4
1 8 .8 3

1 9 .9 5
16. 73
19. 37
19. 31
1 9 .9 5

___

1 9 .9 5
1 4. 76
19. 37
19. 31
19. 95

___

_

_
_

___
—

19. 57
18. 01
2 0 . 24
1 9 .9 3
14. 30

___
___
—

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___

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—

—

1 5 .4 4
2 0 . 63
2 0 . 96
1 3 .0 4
19. 75

Table 1 - HOUSING:
A v e r a g e r eta il p r ic e s o f se le c te d c o m m o d itie s and s e r v i c e s
in 20 c it ie s , la st qu arter of 1954 to D e cem b e r 1 955, m onthly and qu a rte rly - Continued
D.

Ite m and city

S p e c.
n o.

A P P L IA N C E S A N D O T H E R H O U SE W A R E S 4 0 /

-

Continued

1955
1954
Jan.

Feb.

M a r ch

A p r il

$0

$

M ay

June

July

Sept.

Aug.

O c t.

N ov.

D ec.

S A U C E P A N , a lu m in u m , 2 'u a r t s iz e , without cove r
( H -7 6 0 ) , with c o v e r (H -7 6 1 )
C h i c a g o ----- -D e tr o it - - - - - - - - - - - - L o s A n g e le s - - - - - - - - N ew Y o rk ----------------------P h ilad elp h ia - - - - - - - - -

H -7 6 0
H -7 6 0
H -7 6 0
H -7 6 0
H -7 6 0

B o s t o n ---------------- ------ -----K a n sa s C i t y ---------M i n n e a p o li s ------------------P i t t s b u r g h ---------- ------------P o rtla n d , O r e g o n --------

H -7 6 0
H -7 6 0
H -7 6 1
H -7 60
H -7 6 0
H -7 6 0

C leveland ----------------------H o u s t o n --------------------------Scranton ------------------------S e a t t l e -----------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . --------

H -7 60
H -7 6 0
H -7 60
H -7 6 0
H -7 6 0

D ec.
2 ^ 0 .9 6
.9 5
1 .0 6
.9 6
1 .0 0

$ 0 . 96
.9 5
1 .0 6
.9 6
1 .0 0

O ct.
T96
.9 5

.9 6
.9 5

.9 5
.9 6
1 .0 2

.9 5
.9 6
1 .0 2

N ov.
.9 7
1 .0 0
.9 8
1 .0 2
.9 7

$0
1/
1/
~

.9 8
.9 8
1 .0 6
.9 9
1 .0 0

1. 00
1 .0 0
1 .0 6
.9 9
1 .0 0

—
—

—

—

—

—

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.9 6
—
1 .4 2
.9 9
.9 6
1. 06

—
—
—
—

$

1 .0 0 $
1 .0 0
1. 10
.9 9
1 .0 0

—
—
—
—

—

.9 7
1 .0 0
.9 8
1 .0 2
.9 7

—
—
—
—

.9 9
.9 9
1 .0 6
.9 9
1 .0 0

1 .0 0
1 .0 0
1. 10
.9 9
1 .0 0

—
—
—

—
...

.9 9
1 .0 0
1 .0 0
1 .0 5
.9 9

1 .0 0
1 .0 0
1. 10
.9 9
1 .0 0

.9 6
—
1 .4 4
.9 9
.9 7
1 .0 6

—
—

---

$

—
—
—
—

$

1 .0 0
1 .0 0
1. 10
.9 9
1 .0 0

—

_

—

1 .0 4
1 .0 0
1. 10
.9 9
1 .0 0

—
—
—

—
...

---

1 .0 0
1 .0 0
1 .0 0
1. 10
1 .0 0

—
—

$

$

1 .1 1
1 .0 5
1. 14
1. 12
1 .1 5

1 .0 4
—
1 .4 8
1 .0 0
1 .0 8
1. 12

1. 15
1. 10
1 .2 5
1. 15
1 .1 5

—
—

$

1. 15
1. 10
1 .2 5
1. 15
1 .1 5

—
—

—

—

—
...

_

—
1 .0 9
1. 15
1 .0 8
1. 11
1 .0 8

—

—
—
—
—

$

—
—
—
—

Dec

791

H -7 6 0
H -7 6 0
H -7 6 0
H -7 60
H -7 6 1
H -7 6 0

1 .0 6

C h i c a g o ------- r-----------------D e tro it ----- ----------------- -L o s A n g e l e s ------------------New Y o rk ----------------------P h il a d e lp h ia -------------------

H -7 7 0
H -7 7 0
H -7 7 0
H -7 7 0
H -7 7 0

B os t o n -----------------------------K a n sa s C i t y ------------------M inn eap olis ------------------P i t t s b u r g h ---------------------P o rtla n d , O r e g o n --------

H -7 7 0
H - 7 7 1 /2
H - 7 7 1 /2
H -7 7 0
H - 7 7 1 /2

A t la n t a -----------------------------B a l t i m o r e ---------------------C in c in n a t i...........................
St. L ou is -------------- -------San F r a n c i s c o --------------

.9 7
.9 8
.9 8
.9 6

:::

1 .0 0
1 .0 0
1 .0 0
—
1. 52
1. 10

:::

2 0 . 15
1 9 .9 6
2 2 .2 7
2 1 .7 4
2 2 . 12

2 0 . 15
19. 56
2 2 .2 7
2 1 . 74
2 1 .7 9

2 0 . 56
1 9 .9 6
2 2 . 68
2 2 . 08
2 2 . 13

2 0 . 56
1 9 .9 6
2 2 .6 8
2 2 .0 8
2 2 . 13

—
—
—

—

—
...

1 9 .9 6
( 3 /)
1 .6 7
18. 51
1 .8 8

—
—

. . .

---

2 0 . 36
1 .6 4
1 .6 7
2 0 .1 6
1 .8 8

—
—
—
...

—
—
—
---

2 5 . 77
2 0 . ,2
2 .0 2
1 .6 8
1 .9 7

—
—
—
—

—
—
—

—
—
—

:::

:::

D ec.
2.0. 95
2 0 . 36
2 2 . 67
2 0 .9 6
2 1 .3 0

2 0 .9 5
2 0 . 36
2 2 . 67
2 1 . 38
2 2 . 38

2 0 . 55
2 0 . 36
2 2 , 67
2 1 . 38
2 2 .4 5

2 0 . 55
2 0 . 36
2 2 . 67
2 1 .5 5
2 2 .4 6

O ct.
2 0 . 76
( 3 /)
IT 6 7
18. 91
2 . 00

2 0 . 76
( 3 /)
1 .6 7
18. 91
1 .9 7

—
—
—

—
—

.9 6
.9 6
.9 6

1 .0 6

1/
—
—
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—
—
—

:::

—
—
—

1. 05
1 .0 3
1 .0 0
—
1. 52
1. 10

—
—
—
:::

—
—
—

—
—

:::

:::

1. 15
1. 12
1. 10
—
1. 61
1 .2 1

2 1 . 16
1 9. 17
2 2 .0 8
2 2 .0 8
2 2 . 13

2 1 . 16
19. 17
2 1 .0 8
2 2 . 08
2 2 . 13

2 1 . 16
19. 17
2 1 .0 8
2 2 . 08
2 2 . 13

D IN N E R W A R E ,
s e m iv itr e o u s ,
5 3 -p ie c e
set
( H -7 7 0 ) , open sto c k -p la te
(H -7 7 1), cup and sa u cer
( H -7 7 2 )

Nov.
1. 58

C leveland ----------------------H o u s t o n ------------------------Scranton ------------------------S e a t t l e ------- --------------- -----W ashington, D. C . --------

H - 7 7 1 /2
H -7 7 0
H -7 7 0
H - 7 7 1 /2
H -7 7 0

A t la n t a -------------------- -------B a ltim o r e ---------------- -C in c in n a t i----- ----------------St. L ou is ----------------------San F r a n c i s c o --------------

D ec.
H -7 7 0
2/27 7 66
H -7 7 0
2 /20 . 46
H -7 7 1 /2
2 . 02
H - 77 1 /2
1 .6 8
H - 7 7 1 /2
1 .9 5

( 3 /)
m
L 93
2 3 .4 7

---

—
—
—

—
—
—

---

1. 58
( 3 /)
2 2 . 70
1 .8 8
2 2 .0 5

---

---

1. 58
( 3 /)
2 2 .2 0
1 .8 8
2 3 . 89

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

2 7 . 86
2 0 .7 1
2 .0 2
1 .6 8
1 .9 5

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

—
—
—

2 0 . 56
19. 57
2 2 . 08
2 2 .0 8
2 2 . 13

—

1 /2 1 . 16
" 1 9 .1 7
2 0 .4 8
2 2 . 08
2 2 . 13

—
—
—

—
...

---

2 0 . 36
1 .6 4
1 .6 7
2 0 . 16
1 .8 8

—
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A v e r a g e r e t a il p r ic e s o f se le c te d co m m o d itie s and s e r v ic e s
in 20 c it ie s , la st qu arter o f 1954 to D e c e m b e r 195 5 , m onthly and q u a rte rly - Continued
D.

Ite m and city

S p e c.
no.

A P P L IA N C E S A N D O T H E R H O U SE W A R E S 4 0 / -

Continued

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1954
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H -7 6 6
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B o s t o n ----- -----------------------K a n sa s C i t y ----- -----------M inn eap olis ---------P ittsb u rg h ---------------------P o rtla n d , O r e g o n --------

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C h i c a g o ------------ -------- -----D e tr o it --------------------------L o s A n g e le s - - - - - - - - N ew Y o r k ...........................
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P o r tla n d , O r e g o n --------

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T able

1 - HOUSING:
A v e r a g e r e ta il p r ic e s of s e le c te d co m m o d itie s and s e r v ic e s
in 20 c it ie s , la s t q u arter of 1954 to D e c e m b e r 1 955, m onthly and q u a rte rly
E.

Ite m and c ity

S p e c.
n o.

G AS AN D E L E C T R IC IT Y

6/

1955
1954
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Feb.

M arch

A p r il

M ay

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July

Aug.

Sept.

O c t.

N ov.

D ec.

GAS,
r e s id e n tia l
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O regon -

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D ec.
$TT?94

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1 .7 3
2 . 70
2 . 14
1 .9 0
2 . 57
2 .9 1
6. 13
2 . 12
3 .7 9
1 .9 3
4 . 19

2 .5 1
4 .2 3
2 .2 1
1. 73
2 . 69
2 . 13
1 .8 8
2 . 57
2 .9 1
6 .1 8
2 . 12
3 .7 9
1 .9 3
4 . 11

2 . 75
4 .2 2
2 .2 1
1. 73
2 . 69
2 . 14
1 .8 6
2 . 64
2 .9 1
6. 15
2 . 12
3 .7 9
2 .0 1
4 . 10

2 . 75
4 .2 3
2 .2 1
1. 73
2 .6 9
2 . 14
1 .8 1
2 . 64
2 .9 1
6. 18
2 . 12
3 .7 9
2 . 01
4 . 10

2 . 75
4 . 22
2 .2 1
1. 73
2 . 69
2 . 13
1 .7 9
2 . 64
2 .9 1
6. 16
2 . 32
3 .7 9
2 .0 1
4 . 10

2 . 75
4 . 21
2 .2 1
1. 73
2 . 69
2 . 14
1 .8 0
2 . 64
2 .9 1
6. 14
2 . 32
3. 79
2 . 01
4 . 19

2 . 72
4 .2 3
2 .2 1
1 .7 3
3. 14
2 . 14
1 .8 1
2 . 64
2 .9 1
6. 12
2 . 14
3 .7 9
2 . 01
4 . 19

2 . 72
4 .2 2
2 .2 1
1 .7 3
3. 14
2 . 14
1 .8 3
2 . 64
2 .9 1
6. 14
2 . 30
3 .7 9
2 . 01
4 . 19

2 . 72
4 .2 2
2 .2 1
1. 73
3. 15
2 . 13
1 .9 1
2 . 64
3. 51
6. 14
2 . 30
3 .7 9
2 .0 1
4 . 16

2 . 72
4 .2 2
2 .2 0
1. 73
3 . 15
2 . 14
1. 89
2 . 64
3. 51
6. 13
2 . 35
3 .7 9
2 . 01
4 . 19

H -2 0 0 g
H -2 0 0 g
H -2 0 0 g
H -2 0 0 g

5 .8 5
5 .8 8
6 .2 6
7 . 17

5. 86
5 .8 8
6 .2 6
7 . 17

5 .8 6
5. 88
6 .2 6
7 . 17

5 .9 1
5 .8 8
6 .2 6
7 . 17

5 .9 1
5. 88
6 .2 6
7. 31

5 .9 3
5 .8 8
6 .2 6
7. 31

5 .9 4
5. 88
6 .2 6
7 . 31

5 .9 1
5 .8 8
6 .2 6
7. 31

5 .9 2
5. 88
6 .2 6
7. 31

5 .9 2
5. 88
6 .2 6
7. 31

6. 02
5 .8 8
6 . 19
7. 31

6 .0 5
5. 88
6. 19
7 . 31

6. 04
5 .8 8
6. 19
7 . 31

H -2 0 0 h
H -2 0 0 h
H -2 0 0 h

6 .8 5
3. 16
4 .4 9

6 .8 5
3. 16
4 .4 9

6 .8 5
3. 16
4 .4 9

6. 85
3. 42
4 . 49

6. 85
3. 42
4 .4 9

6 .8 5
3 .4 2
4 .4 9

6 .8 5
3. 42
4 .4 9

6. 85
3 .4 2
4 .4 9

6. 85
3 .4 2
4 .4 9

6 .8 5
3 .4 2
4 .4 9

6. 85
3 .4 2
4 .4 5

6. 85
3 .4 2
4 .4 5

6 .8 5
3 .4 2
4 .4 5

P o rtla n d ,
N a tu ra l gas

G A S , net m onthly b ill for
10 th e rm s :
N a tu ra l gas
A tlan ta ----------------------B a ltim o r e --------- -C incinnati - - - - - - —
C lev e la n d - - - - - - - D e t r o i t ----------------------H o u s t o n -------------------K a n sa s C ity ----------L o s A n g e le s ---------M inn eap olis - - - - - - New Y o r k 5 4 /----------P ittsb u rg h -------------St. L o u is - - - - - - - San F r a n c i s c o -------W ash in gton , D . C . - M an u factu red g a s
N ew Y o r k 5 5 / ---------P o r tla n d , O regon S c r a n to n --------------------S e a t t l e ------------ -M ixed g a s
B o s t o n ----- ----------------C h i c a g o -------------------P h il a d e lp h ia ------------

G A S , net m onthly b ill for
25 th e rm s:
N a tu ra l gas
A t la n t a -------------- -------B a l t i m o r e ---------------C in c in n a t i---------------C lev ela n d ---------------D e tro it -------------- -Houston - - - - - - - - - K a n sa s C i t y -----------L o s A n g e l e s -----------M inn eap olis - - - - - New Y o r k 5 4 / ...........
P i t t s b u r g h -----------St. L o u is ---------------San F r a n c i s c o -------W ash in gton , D . C . - M an u factu red g a s
N ew Y o r k 5 5 / ...........
P o rtla n d , <5regon S c r a n to n --------------------S e a t t l e ----------------------M ix ed g a s
B o s t o n ---------- ------------C h i c a g o --------------------P h il a d e lp h ia ------------

f

See footnotes on page 26.




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Table 1 - HOUSING:
A v e r a g e r e ta il p r ic e s o f s e le c te d co m m o d itie s and s e r v ic e s
in 20 c it ie s , la s t qu arter o f 1954 to D e cem b e r 19^5, m onthly and q u a r te rly - Continued
E.

Item and city

S p ec.
no.

G AS AND E L E C T R IC IT Y

6/

-

Continued

1955
1954
Feb.

Jan.

M a r ch

A p r il

M ay

June

July

Aug.

Sept.

O ct.

N ov.

D ec.

E L E C T R IC IT Y ,
net
m onthly bill for am ounts
sp e c ifie d :

40 KWH
A t la n t a ----------------------B a l t i m o r e ---------------B oston ----------------------C h i c a g o --------------------C in c in n a t i----------------

D ec.
H -2 5 0 a $ T 7 M
H -2 5 0 a
2 . 06
H -2 5 0 a
2 . 17
H -2 5 0 a
1 .8 0
H -2 5 0 a
1. 63

C le v e la n d ----- 1-----------D e tro it 5 6 / -----------Houston -------------------K a n sa s C i t y -----------L o s A n g e l e s ------------

H -2 5 0 a
H -2 5 0 a
H -2 5 0 a
H -2 5 0 a
H -2 5 0 a

1 .4 8
2 . 02
1. 31
1 .9 9
1 .4 2

M inn eap olis -----------New Y ork ---------------P h ila d e lp h ia -----------P i t t s b u r g h --------- - - P o rtla n d , O reg o n -

H -2 5 0 a
H -2 5 0 a
H -2 5 0 a
H -2 5 0 a
H -2 5 0 a

St. L ou is ---------------San F r a n c i s c o -------S c r a n to n -------------------S e a t t l e ------------------ -W ash in gton , D . C . - -

$ 1. 86
2 . 06
2 . 17
1. 80
1 .6 3

$

1 .8 6
2 . 06
2 . 17
1. 80
1. 63

$ 1 .8 6
2 .0 6
2 .1 8
1 .8 0
1 .6 4

$ 1 .8 6
2 . 06
2 . 17
1 .8 0
1 .6 4

$ 1 .8 6
2 . 06
2 . 18
1 .8 0
1. 65

$ 1 .8 6
2. 06
2 .1 7
1 .8 0
1. 65

1 .4 8
2 . 02
1 .3 1
1 .9 9
1 .4 2

1 .6 1
2 . 02
1. 31
1 .9 9
1 .4 2

1 .6 1
2 . 02
1. 31
1 .9 9
1 .4 2

1 .6 1
2 .0 2
1 .3 1
1 . 9'9
1 .4 2

1 .6 1
2 . 02
1 .3 1
2 . 1<
?
1 .4 2

1 .9 0
2 .2 5
2 . 28
2 .2 0
1 .4 0

1 .9 3
2. 25
2 . 28
2 .2 0
1 .4 0

1 .9 3
2 . 26
2. 28
2 .2 0
1 .4 0

1 .9 3
2 . 26
2 .2 8
2 .2 0
1 .4 0

1 .9 3
2 . 26
2 . 28
2 . 20
1 .4 0

H -2 5 0 a
H -2 5 0 a
H -2 5 0 a
H -2 5 0 a
H -2 5 0 a

1. 72
2 .0 2
2 . 35
1 .2 0
1. 74

1. 72
2 .0 2
2 . 35
1 .2 0
1 .7 4

1. 72
2 . 02
2 . 35
1 .2 0
1. 74

1. 72
2 .0 2
2 . 35
1 .2 0
1. 74

A t la n t a ----------------------B a l t i m o r e ------- -------B o s t o n ----------------------C h i c a g o --------------------C incinnati - - - - - - - -

H -2 5 0 b
H -2 5 0 b
H -2 5 0 b
H -2 5 0 b
H -2 5 0 b

3.
4.
4.
3.
3.

3.
4.
4.
3.
3.

73
04
69
75
30

3.
4.
4.
3.
3.

73
04
70
75
30

3.
4.
4.
3.
3.

C lev ela n d -----------D e tro it 5 6 / - - - ---------H o u s t o n ---------------- -K a n sa s C i t y -----------L o s A n g e l e s ------------

H -2 5 0 b
H -2 5 0 b
H -2 5 0 b
H -2 5 0 b
H -2 5 0 b

3 .2 1
3. 85
2 . 83
3. 72
2 . 77

3 .2 1
3. 85
2 . 83
3. 72
2 . 77

3.
3.
2.
3.
2.

M inn eap olis -----------New Y o rk ...................
P h il a d e lp h ia -----------P ittsb u rg h ---------------P o rtla n d , O reg o n -

H -2 5 0 b
H -2 5 0 b
H -2 5 0 b
H -2 5 0 b
H -2 5 0 b

3. 80
4 . 68
3. 78
3. 95
3 .0 5

St. L o u is - - - - - - - San F r a n c i s c o -------S c r a n to n -------------------S e a t t l e ---------------- -----W ash in gton , D . C . - -

H -2 50b
H -2 5 0 b
H -2 5 0 b
H -2 5 0 b
H -2 5 0 b

Atlanta ---------------------B a ltim o r e - - - - - - - B o s t o n ----------------------C h icago -------------------C incinnati ----------------

$ 1.
2.
2.
1.
1.

86
04
18
80
66

$ 1 .8 6
2. 04
2 . 18
1. 80
1. 67

$ 1 .8 6
2 . 04
2 . 19
1 .8 0
1. 67

$ 1 .8 6
2 . 04
2 . 19
1 .8 0
1. 67

$ 1 .8 6
2 . 06
2 . 19
1 .8 0
1. 67

$ 1 .8 6
2 . 06
2 . 19
1 .8 0
1. 67

1 .6 1
2 . 02
1. 31
2 . 19
1 .4 2

1. 61
2 . 02
1. 31
2 . 19
1 .4 2

1. 61
2 . 02
1. 31
2 . 19
1 .4 2

1 .6 1
2 . 02
1. 31
2 . 19
1 .4 2

1. 61
2 .0 2
1 .3 1
2 . 19
1 .4 2

1. 61
2 .0 2
1. 31
2 . 19
1 .4 2

1. 61
2 . 02
1. 31
2 . 19
1 .4 2

1 .9 3
2 .2 6
2. 28
2 .2 0
1 .4 0

1 .9 3
2 . 26
2. 28
2 .2 0
1 .4 0

1 .9 3
2 .2 6
2 . 28
2 .2 0
1 .4 0

1 .9 3
2 . 25
2 . 28
2 . 20
1 .4 0

1 .9 3
2 . 26
2 .2 8
2 . 20
1 .4 0

1 .9 3
2 .2 6
2 . 28
2 . 20
1 .4 0

1 .9 3
2 . 26
2 .2 8
2 . 20
1 .4 0

1 .9 3
2 . 26
2 .2 8
2 . 20
1 .4 0

1. 72
2 . 02
2 . 35
1 .2 0
1. 74

1. 72
2 . 02
2 . 35
1 .2 0
1. 76

1. 72
2 .0 2
2 . 35
1 .2 0
1. 76

1. 72
2 . 02
2 . 35
1 .2 0
1. 76

1. 72
2. 02
2 . 35
1 .2 0
1. 76

1. 72
2 . 02
2 . 35
1 .2 0
1. 76

1. 72
2. 02
2 . 35
1 .2 0
1. 76

1. 72
2 . 02
2 . 35
1 .2 0
1. 76

1. 72
2 . 02
2 . 35
1 .2 0
1. 76

73
04
70
75
32

3.
4.
4.
3
3.

73
04
69
75
32

3.
4.
4.
3.
3.

73
04
70
75
34

3.
4.
4.
3.
3.

73
04
70
75
34

3.
4.
4.
3.
3.

73
03
70
75
35

3.
4.
4.
3.
3.

73
03
72
75
37

3.
4.
4.
3.
3.

3.
4.
4.
3.
3.

3.
4.
4.
3.
3.

73
04
74
74
38

3. 73
4. 04
4 . 74
3. 75
3 .3 7

34
85
83
72
77

3. 34
3 . 85
2 .8 3
3. 72
2 . 77

3.
3.
2.
3.
2.

34
85
83
72
77

3. 34
3 .8 5
2 . 83
4 .2 3
2 . 77

3.
3.
2.
4.
2.

34
85
83
23
77

3. 34
3. 85
2. 83
4 . 23
2 .7 7

3.
3.
2.
4.
2.

34
85
83
23
77

3. 34
3. 85
2 . 83
4 .2 3
2 . 77

3. 34
3. 85
2 .8 3
4 .2 3
2 . 77

3. 34
3. 85
2 .8 3
4 .2 3
2 . 77

3. 34
3. 85
2 .8 3
4 .2 3
2 . 77

3. 86
4 . 68
3. 78
3 .9 5
3. 05

3. 86
4 . 69
3. 78
3 .9 5
3. 05

3. 86
4 . 69
3. 78
3 .9 5
3. 05

3. 86
4 . 69
3. 78
3 .9 5
3. 05

3 .8 6
4 . 69
3. 78
3 .9 5
3 .0 5

3. 86
4 . 69
3. 78
3 .9 5
3. 05

3. 86
4 . 69
3. 78
3 .9 5
3. 05

3. 86
4 . 67
3. 78
3 .9 5
3. 05

3. 86
4 . 69
3. 78
3 .9 5
3. 05

3.
4.
3.
3.
3.

86
69
78
95
05

3. 86
4 . 69
3. 78
3 .9 5
3. 05

3. 86
4 . 70
3. 78
3 .9 5
3. 05

3 .2 2
3. 64
4 . 50
2 . 52
2 . 94

3. 22
3. 64
4 . 50
2 . 52
2 .9 4

3.
3.
4.
2.
2.

3.
3.
4.
2.
2.

3.
3.
4.
2.
2.

22
64
50
52
94

3 .2 2
3. 64
4 . 50
2 . 52
3. 11

3 .2 2
3. 64
4 . 50
2 . 52
3. 11

3 .2 2
3. 64
4 . 50
2 . 52
3. 11

3 .2 2
3. 64
4 . 50
2 . 52
3. 11

3 .2 2
3. 64
4 . 50
2 . 52
3. 11

3 .2 2
3. 64
4 . 50
2 . 52
3. 11

3 .2 2
3. 64
4 . 50
2 . 52
3. 11

3 .2 2
3. 64
4 . 50
2 . 52
3. 11

H -2 5 0 c
H -2 5 0 c
H -2 5 0 c
H -2 5 0 c
H -Z 5 0 c

5. 81
6. 83
7. 83
5 .9 0
5. 56

5. 81
6. 83
7 .8 3
5. 90
5. 56

5 .8 1
6. 83
7. 83
5 .9 0
5. 56

5. 81
6. 83
7. 83
5 .9 0
5. 58

5 .8 1
6 .8 3
7. 83
5. 90
5- 58

5. 81
6 .8 3
7. 84
5. 90
5. 62

5. 81
6. 83
7. 83
5. 90
5 .6 4

5. 81
6. 81
7. 84
5. 90
5 .6 4

5. 81
6. 81
7. 88
5. 90
5 .6 7

5.
6.
7.
5.
5.

81
81
89
90
70

5. 81
6. 81
* .9 i
5. 88
5. 67

5. 81
6. 83
7 .9 2
5. 88
5. 70

5. 81
6. 83
7 .9 3
5. 90
5. 69

C lev ela n d -----------D e tr o it 5 6 / - - -----------Houston” ------------------K a n sa s C i t y -----------L o s A n g e le s ------------

H -2 5 0 c
H -2 5 0 c
H -2 5 0 c
H -2 5 0 c
H -2 5 0 c

5. 40
6 . 59
4 . 83
6. 15
4 .2 7

5 .4 0
6. 59
4 . 83
6. 15
4 .2 7

5. 58
6 .5 9
4 . 83
6. 15
4 .2 7

5. 58
6 .5 9
4 . 83
6. 15
4 .2 7

5. 58
6. 59
4 83
6. 15
4 .2 7

5. 58
6 .5 9
4 .8 3
6 .9 4
4 .2 7

5. 58
6. 59
4 . 83
6 .9 4
4 .2 7

5.
6.
4.
6.
4.

58
59
83
94
27

5. 58
6 .5 9
4 .8 3
6. 94
4 . 27

5. 58
6 .5 9
4 . 83
6. 94
4 .2 7

5 . 58
6. 59
4 . 83
6. 94
4 .2 7

5.
6.
4.
6.
4.

58
59
83
94
27

5 .5 8
6. 59
4 . 83
6. 94
4 . 27

M inn eap olis - - - - - New Y o r k ...................
P h il a d e lp h ia -----------P ittsb u rg h ---------------P o rtla n d , O reg o n -

H -2 5 0 c
H -2 5 0 c
H -2 5 0 c
H -2 5 0 c
H -2 5 0 c

6. 65
7 . 50
5. 58
5 .9 5
4 . 85

6. 75
7. 50
5 . 58
5 .9 5
4 . 85

6. 75
7 . 53
5. 58
5 .9 5
4 . 85

6. 75
7. 53
5 . 58
5 .9 5
4 . 85

6. 75
7. 54
5. 58
5 .9 5
4 .8 5

6. 75
7. 54
5. 58
5 .9 5
4 85

6. <5
7. 52
5. 58
5 .9 5
4 . 85

6. 75
7. 52
5. 58
5 .9 5
4 . 85

6. 75
7. 49
5. 58
5 .9 5
4 .8 5

6. 75
7. 52
5. 58
5 .9 5
4 . 85

6. 75
7. 52
5 . 58
5 .9 5
4 . 85

6 . 75
7 . 52
5. 58
5 .9 5
4 . 85

6. 75
7. 55
5. 58
5 .9 5
4 . 85

St. L o u is ---------------San F r a n c i s c o -------S c r a n to n ----- --------------S e a t t l e ----------------------W ash in gton , D . C . - -

H -2 5 0 c
H -2 5 0 c
H -2 5 0 c
H -2 5 0 c
H -2 5 0 c

5.
5.
7.
3.
4.

5.
5.
7.
3.
4.

5. 72
5. 84
7. 14
3 .9 2
4 . 95

5. 72
5. 84
7. 14
3 .9 2
4 . 95

5. 72
5. 84
7. 14
3 .9 2
4. 95

5 .7 2
5. 84
7. 14
3 .9 2
5 . 38

5. 72
5. 84
7. 14
3 .9 2
5. 38

5 . 72
5. 84
7. 14
3 .9 2
5. 38

5. 72
5. 84
7. 14
3 .9 2
5. 38

5 72
5. 84
7. 14
3 .9 2
5. 38

5. 72
5 .8 4
"7 . 14
3 .9 2
5. 38

5. 72
5 .8 4
7. 14
3 .9 2
5 . 38

5. 72
5. 84
7. 14
3 .9 2
5. 38

100 KW H
73
04
69
75
30

22
64
50
52
94

22
64
50
52
94

73
03
73
75
38

73
03
74
74
37

2 00 K W H

See footnotes on page 26.




72
84
14
92
95

72
84
14
92
95

Table

1 - HOUSING:
A v e ra g e r e ta il p r ic e s of se le c te d c o m m o d itie s and s e r v ic e s
in 20 c it ie s , la st qu arter of 1954 to D e cem b e r
m onthly and q u a rte rly
F.

SO LID

(P r ic e s include all ap p licab le
S p e c.
no.

Ite m and city

COAL,

p er

net

F U E L S AN D F U E L OIL

F e d e r a l, State, and lo ca l taxes -

See appendix D)

1955
1954
Jan.

Feb.

M arch

A p r il

M ay

July

June

Aug.

Sept.

O c t.

N ov.

D ec.

ton

A N T H R A C IT E , P en n ­
sy lv a n ia white ash :
Stove
B a l t i m o r e ---------B o s t o n ----------------New Y o r k ----------

H - 3 50 *
H -3 5 0 a
H - 350a

D e c.
$ 2 1 . 34
2 7 . 95
2 3 . 87

$ 2 1 . 34
2 7 . 76
2 4 . 29

$ 2 1 .3 4
2 7 . 76
2 4 . 68

$ 2 1 . 34
2 7 . 76
2 4 . 68

$ 2 1 . 34
2 7 . 76
2 4 .5 9

$ 1 9 .9 8
2 5 .9 5
2 2 .9 5

$ 1 9 .9 8
2 5 . 95
2 2 .9 5

$ 1 9 .9 8
2 5 .9 5
2 3 . 32

$ 1 9 .9 8
2 5 .9 5
2 3 .2 6

$ 1 9 .9 8
2 7 . 70
2 3 .2 6

$ 2 0 .1 4
2 7 .9 5
2 3 .8 7

$ 2 0 .4 8
2 7 .9 5
2 3 .8 7

$ 2 1 .1 6
2 7 .9 5
2 4 .9 0

Chestnut
P h il a d e lp h ia ----S c r a n t o n -----------W ash in gton , D . C .

H - 350b
H - 350b
H - 350b

2 1 . 83
1 7 .8 4
2 5 . 19

2 2 . 72
1 7 .8 4
2 5 . 19

2 2 . 72
1 7 .8 4
2 5 . 19

2 2 . 72
1 - . 84
2 5 . 19

2 2 . 72
17. 32
2 5 . 19

1 9 .6 4
1 6 .2 8
2 3 . 17

19. 64
1 6 .2 8
2 3 . 66

1 9 .9 8
16. 78
2 4 . 17

2 0 . 15
16. 78
2 4 . 68

2 0 .9 5
1 7. 12
2 5 . 19

2 1 . 62
17. 62
2 5 . 70

2 1 .9 5
17. 77
2 5 . 70

2 2 .9 5
1 8 .0 7
2 5 . 70

New Y o rk ---------S c r a n to n --------------

H -3 5 0 c
H -3 5 0 c

1 8 .4 2
14. 75

18. 58
14. 75

1 8 .8 2
14. 75

1 8 .8 2
14. 75

18. 63
1 4 .2 4

1 8 .0 6
1 3 .2 5

1 8 .0 6
1 3 .2 5

18. 35
1 3. 75

18. 32
13. 75

18. 32
14. 12

1 8 .4 6
1 4. 62

1 8 .4 6
1 4 .7 0

1 8 .4 6
1 4 .8 7

Buckw heat N o . 1
B a l t i m o r e ---------B o s t o n ---------------New Y o r k ...........
P h il a d e lp h ia ----S c r a n t o n -----------W ash in gton , D. C .

H -3 5 0 d
H - 350d
H - 350d
H -3 5 0 d
H - 350d
H -3 5 0 d

17. 60
2 1 . 30
17. 59
1 7 .9 6
1 3 .4 0
18. 93

16. 83
1 9 .8 9
1 6 .6 8

1 6 .8 3
2 0 .8 0
16. 62
16. 78
12. 54
19. 02

16. 83

1 2 .2 4
18. 65

1 6 .8 3
2 0 .8 0
1 6 .6 4
16. 61
1 2 .5 4
1 8 .8 8

1 6. 62
1 6 .9 5
1 2 .7 2
1 9 .0 5

17. 08
2 1 .3 0
16 . 68
1 7 .2 8
1 3 .0 2
1 9 .0 5

1 7 .0 8
2 1 .3 0
16. 68
17. 38
13. 02
1 9 .0 5

17. 60
2 1 . 30
1 6. 64
17. 75
13. 02
1 9 .0 5

H -3 3 0 a
H -3 3 0 a
H - 330a
H - 330a

2 2 . 81

22.
17.
19.
21.

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80
38
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2 2 . 74
1 7 .8 0
19. 63
2 1 . 14

2 4 . 17
1 7 .9 7
19. 76
2 1 .1 4

2 4 . 33
18. 32
2 0 . 34
S 7 /2 2 .4 4

2 4 . 56
1 9 .0 9
2 0 .4 7
2 2 .4 4

2 4 . 56
1 9 .0 9
2 0 .4 7
2 2 .4 4

2 4 .5 6
1 9 .0 9
2 0 .4 7
2 2 . 44

2 5 .4 2
2 0 .4 5

2 5 .4 2
2 1 .4 2

2 6 .2 9
2 1 .4 2

2 6 .2 9
2 1 .5 5

2 6 .2 9
2 1 . 55

Pea

17. 60

17. 60

1 7. 60

17. 60

2 1 . 11
17. 68
18. 11

2 1.11
17. 68

21.11
17. 68

2 1.11
17. 68

18. 13
1 3 .4 0
1 8 .9 3

18. 13
1 3 .4 0
18. 93

18. 13
13. 05
1 8 .9 3

1 7 .2 1
1 9 .8 9
16. 68
16. 61
1 2 .2 4
18. 44

1 3 .4 0
18. 93

16 .6 1

2 1 . 18

B IT U M IN O U S , low and
m ed ium v o la tile :
L um p
C h i c a g o -------------C i n c in n a t i---------C lev e la n d - - - - K a n sa s C i t y -----

2 2 .8 1
18. 04

2 2 . 81

2 1 . 96

1 8 .0 4

2 2 .8 1
1 8 .0 4

2 2 . 81

18. 04

1 8 .0 4

20.21

20.21

20.21

20.21

20.21

2 1 . 31

2 1 . 31

2 1 . 31

2 1 .3 1

2 1 .3 1

1 7 .2 9
19. 38
1 /2 1 . 14

H - 330b
H - 330b

2 5 .4 2
2 0 . 71

2 5 .4 2
2 0 . 71

2 5 .4 2
2 0 .7 1

2 5 .4 2
2 0 .7 1

2 5 .4 2
2 0 . 71

2 5 .4 2
18. 67

2 5 .4 2
1 9. 56

2 5 .4 2
2 0 .4 5

H - 330c
H -3 3 0 c

2 0 .0 8
2 0 .4 5

2 0 . 14
2 0 .4 5

2 0 . 14
2 0 .4 5

2 0 . 14
2 0 .4 5

2 0 . 14
2 0 .4 5

1 9 .9 5
1 9 .0 9

1 9 .9 5
1 8 .8 4

1 9. 64

1 9 .9 5

20.21

20.21

2 0 .0 8
2 1 . 16

2 0 . 14
2 1 . 16

2 0 . 34
2 1 .2 5

2 0 . 34
2 1 .2 5

Egg
M i n n e a p o l i s ----St. L o u is - - - - Stove
D e t r o i t -----------St. L o u i s - ----- -Nut
D e t r o i t ----------------

H -3 3 0 d

1 7 .9 1

1 7 .9 8

1 7 .9 8

1 7 .9 8

1 7 .9 8

17. 79

1 7. 79

17. 59

17. 79

17. 91

1 7 .9 8

1 8 .2 9

1 8 .2 9

Stoker
M in n e a p o lis -------

H - 330f

2 0 . 50

2 0 . 50

2 0 . 50

2 0 . 50

2 0 . 50

2 0 . 50

2 0 .5 8

2 0 .5 0

2 0 . 50

2 0 . 50

20. 88

20.88

20.88

Run of m ine
C h i c a g o --------------

H - 330g

1 7 .4 3

17. 56

1 7 .5 6

17. 56

17. 56

17. 90

1 7 .9 0

1 7 .9 4

18. 55

1 8 .4 0

19. 30

1 9. 30

19. 30

H - 3 00a
H - 300a

16. 89
1 8 .2 3

16. 89
18. 36

1 6 .8 9
18. 36

1 6 .8 9
18. 36

16 . 89
18. 36

15. 86
17. 97

1 5. 86
1 7 .9 7

15. 86
1 8 .2 3

1 5 . 8'6
1 8 .2 3

1 7 .4 1
1 8 .6 7

1 7 .4 1
18. 67

1 7 .4 1
1 8. 67

1 7 .4 1
18. 67

B a l t i m o r e ---------C lev e la n d - - - - D e t r o i t ---------------M in n e a p o lis--------

H -3 0 0 b
H -3 0 0 b
H - 300b
H - 300b

13. 52
14. 03
17. 71
2 1 .0 5

13.
14.
17.
2 1.

52
16
71
05

1 3 .5 2
14. 16
1 7 .7 1
2 1 . 05

13. 52
1 4. 16
1 7. 71
2 1 .0 5

13. 52
14. 16
17. 71
2 1 .0 5

13.
14.
17.
21.

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16
37
05

13. 52
14. 16
1 7. 37
2 1 .0 5

13. 52
14. 16
17. 37
2 1 .0 5

13. 52
14. 16
17. 37
2 1 .0 5

13. 52
1 4 .4 2
17. 54
2 1 .0 5

13. 52
1 4 .4 2
17. 62
2 1 . 18

1 3. 52
1 4 .4 2
1 8 .0 2
2 1 . 18

13. 52
1 4 .4 2
1 8 .0 2
2 1 . 18

P ittsb u rg h

--------

H - 300d

1 1 .4 8

1 1 .4 8

1 1 .4 8

1 1 .4 8

1 1 .4 8

1 0 .9 0

1 0 .9 0

1 0 .9 0

1 1 .2 4

1 1. 55

1 1 .5 5

1 1 .5 5

1 1 .5 5

Stoke r
A t la n t a ----------------C h i c a g o -------------C in c in n a t i---------D e t r o i t ----------------M in n e a p o lis -------P i t t s b u r g h ----------

H - 300 f
H - 3 00f
H -3 0 0 f
H -3 0 0 f
H -3 0 0 f
H -3 0 0 f

16. 63
1 8 .4 4
15. 54
18. 13
1 8 .6 9
1 1 . 62

16. 63
1 8 .4 4
15. 54
18. 13
18. 69
1 1 . 62

16. 63
1 8 .4 4
15. 54
18. 13
18. 69
1 1 . 62

16. 63
1 8 .4 4
1 5. 54
18. 13
18. 69
1 1 .6 2

16. 63
1 8 .4 4
15. 54
18. 13
18. 69
1 1 . 62

15. 60
18. 13
14. 76
18. 32
1 8 .5 8

15. 60
1 8 .4 4
1 5 .2 8
18. 32
18. 58

15. 60
1 8 .7 1
1 5. 30
1 8 .0 7
1 8 .5 8

10.88

10 .88

10.88

15. 60
19 . 18
1 5 .4 7
18. 32
18. 58
11. 13

17. 15
1 9 .2 3
1 5. 81
18. 32
1 8. 58
1 1 .7 2

17. 15
19. 56
1 6. 57
18. 32
19 . 62
1 1 .7 2

17. 15
1 9 -5 6
1 6 .5 7
1 8 .4 0
19. 62
1 1 .7 2

17. 15
19. 56
16. 57
1 8 .4 0
1 9 .6 2
11. 72

H -3 1 5 a
H -3 1 5 a

2 2 . 05
2 2 . 34

2 2 .0 5
2 2 . 34

2 2 .0 5
2 2 . 34

2 2 .0 5
2 2 . 34

2 2 .0 5
2 2 . 34

2 2 .0 5
2 2 .4 1

2 2 .0 5
2 2 .4 1

2 2 .0 5

2 2 .0 5

2 2 .0 5

21.66

21.66

21.66

2 3 .0 5
2 2 . 33

2 3 . 05
2 2 . 33

2 3 .0 5
2 2 .3 3

H -3 1 5 b

1 6 .9 7

16. 97

1 6 .9 7

1 6 .9 7

1 6 .9 7

1 7 .2 8

17. 38

1 7 .4 4

17. 67

17. 72

1 8 .2 0

1 8 .2 0

1 8 .2 0

H -3 1 5 f
H - 3 1 5f
H - 3 1 5f
H -3 1 5 f
H - 3 1 5f

11.
15.
19 .
15.
18.

11.
15.
19.
15.
18.

11. 32
1 5. 50
19. 10
15. 38
1 8 .9 8

1 1. 32
15. 50
1 9. 10
1 5 .3 8
1 8 .9 7

11. 32
15. 50
19. 10
15. 38
1 8 .9 7

1 /1 3 .2 7
15. 50
19. 10
13. 85
19. 03

1 3 .2 7
1 5 .5 0
1 9. 10
1 4 .4 3
1 9 .0 3

1 3 .2 7
15. 50
19. 10
15. 02
1 9 .0 3

1 3 .2 7
15. 50
19 . 10
15. 12
1 9 .0 3

1 3. 66
1 5 .5 0
1 9. 10
1 5 .4 2
1 9 .0 3

1 3 .6 6
1 5 .9 2
1 9 .9 0
1 5 .4 8
19. 14

13. 66
16. 12
1 9 .9 0 '
1 5 .5 6
1 9 .7 2

13. 66
1 6. 12
1 9 .9 0
15. 63
19. 72

B IT U M IN O U S ,
high v o la tile :

E a ste r n

Lum p
A t la n t a ---------------C le v e la n d -----------Egg

Nut

B IT U M IN O U S , W e ste r n
high v o la tile :
L um p
P o rtla n d , O regon
S e a t t l e -------------- -Egg
C h ic a g o ---------------Stoker
K a n sa s C i t y ----M in n e a p o lis -------P o r tla n d , O regon
St. L o u i s ----- -S eattle ----------------

See footnotes on page 26.




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Table 1 - H OUSING:
A v e r a g e r e ta il p r ic e s of se le c te d co m m o d itie s and s e r v ic e s
in 20 c it ie s , la s t qu arter of 1954 to D e cem b e r 195 5 , m onthly and qu a rte rly - Continued
F.

SOLID F U E L S AND F U E L O IL -

(P r ic e s include a ll applicable F e d e r a l,
S p e c.
no.

Ite m and city

PETROLEUM
100 g a llo n s :

FUEL,

State,

Continued

and lo c a l taxes -

See appendix D)

1955
1954
Jan.

Feb.

M a r ch

A p r il

M ay

June

July

Aug.

Sept.

O ct.

N ov.

D ec.

per

Range o il
B o s t o n ----------------------C hicago --------------------St. L o u is ----------------

H -3 8 0 a
H -3 8 0 a
H -3 8 0 a

D e c.
$ T&TTo
1 5. 34
1 5 .7 1

$ 16. 10
15. 65
15. 84

$ 1 6 .1 0
1 5 .6 5
1 5 .8 4

$ 1 6. 10
1 5. 65
1 5 .8 4

$ 1 6 .1 0
15. 65
15. 84

$ 1 5 .7 3
15. 65
15 . 84

$ 15. 73
15. 65
1 5 .8 4

$ 1 5 .7 3
15. 72
1 5 .8 4

$ 1 5 .7 3
1 5 .8 0
15. 84

$ 1 5 .7 3
15. 80
15. 84

$ 1 5 .7 3
15. 80
1 5 .8 4

? 1 5 .7 3
1 5 .8 0
1 5 .8 4

$ 1 6 .0 3
15. 80
1 5 .8 4

F u el o il N o . 1
C h i c a g o -------------- -- —
K an sas C i t y ----- - - P h ilad elp h ia - - --------

H -3 8 0 b
H - 380b
H -3 8 0 b

1 4 .9 9
1 3 .3 1
14. 71

15. 30
13. 54
14. 71

15. 30
13. 54
1 4 .7 1

1 5. 30
13. 54
1 4 .7 1

15. 30
1 3 .5 4
1 4 .7 1

15. 30
13. 54
14. 13

15. 30
13. 54
1 4. 13

15. 38
13. 54
14. 13

1 5 .4 5
13. 54
14. 13

1 5 .4 5
13. 54
13. 95

1 5 .4 5
13. 54
1 3 .9 9

1 5 .4 5
13. 54
1 3. 95

1 5 .4 5
13. 62
14. 45

F u el o il N o . 2
B a l t i m o r e ---------------B o s t o n ----------------------C h i c a g o --------------------D e t r o i t ----- ----------------M in n ea p o lis -----------N ew Y o r k ---------------P h il a d e lp h ia -----------St. L o u is ---------------W a sh in gton , D . C . - -

H -3 8 0 c
H -3 8 0 c
H - 380c
H -3 8 0 c
H - 380c
H -3 8 0 c
H - 380c
H -3 8 0 c
H - 380c

14. 02
1 4 .0 0
1 4 .0 8
1 4 .8 3
13. 53
1 4 .4 2
13. 76
1 3 .9 7
1 4 .4 8

14. 02
14. 00
14. 38
15. 35
13. 87
14 50
13. 76
14. 18
1 4 .4 8

14. 02
14. 00
1 4. 38
1 5. 35
1 4 .0 3
14. 42
13. 76
14. 18
1 4 .4 8

14. 02
14. 00
14. 38
15. 35
1 4 .0 3
1 4 .4 2
1 3. 76
14. 18
1 4 .4 8

1 4 .0 2
14. 00
14. 38
15. 35
1 4 .0 3
1 4 .4 2
13. 76
14. 18
14. 48

1 3 .4 3
13. 38
14. 38
15. 35
14. 03
13. 82
13. 13
14. 18
1 3 .9 9

1 3 .4 3
13. 38
14. 38
1 5 .0 0
14. 03
1 3 .8 2
13. 13
1 4. 18
1 4. 00

1 3 .4 3
1 3. 38
1 4. 52
15. 00
1 4 .0 3
1 3 .8 2
1 3. 13
1 4. 18
1 3 .8 7

13. 58
13. 63
14. 52
15. 00
14. 03
1 4 .0 7
13. 24
1 4. 18
14. 17

13. 58
13. 70
14. 52
1 5 .0 0
1 4 .0 3
1 4. 13
13. 14
1 4. 18
1 4. 17

13. 69
13. 70
14. 52
15. 35
1 4 .0 3
14. 13
13. 30
1 4. 18
1 4. 17

13. 69
13. 70
14. 52
15. 35
14. 03
14. 13
1 3 .2 0
14. 18
14. 17

14. 13
14. 30
14. 87
15. 35
1 4 .0 3
1 4 .5 4
13. 70
14. 18
14. 68

F u e l o il, PS N o . 2 00
P o r tla n d , O reg o n S e a t t l e -----------------------

H -3 8 0 d
H -3 8 0 d

1 4 .0 0
15. 55

1 4 .0 0
15. 55

1 4 .0 0
15. 55

1 4 .0 0
1 5 .5 5

14. 12
15. 55

14. 50
16. 12

14. 50
1 6. 12

1 4 .5 0
1 6 .2 2

14. 50
1 6 .2 2

14. 50
1 6 .2 2

1 4 .5 0
1 6 .2 2

14. 50
1 6 .2 2

14. 50
1 6 .2 2

G.

H O U SE H O LD O P E R A T IO N

L A U N D R Y S O A P , g ra n u les
or p o w d er, per 23 o z .
C h i c a g o --------------------------D e tr o it ---------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ---------N ew Y o r k ...........................
P h il a d e lp h ia -------------------

H -8 0 0
H -8 0 0
H -8 0 0
H -8 0 0
H -8 0 0

.
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.

B o s t o n -----------------------------K a n s a s C i t y ------------------M i n n e a p o l i s ------------------P i t t s b u r g h ----------------------P o r tla n d , O reg o n -------

H -8 0 0
H -8 0 0
H -8 0 0
H -8 0 0
H -8 0 0

C lev e la n d ----------------------H ouston ------------------ -------Scranton -------------- ---------S e a t t l e ...................................
W a sh in g to n , D . C . -------A t la n t a -----------------------------B a ltim o r e ---------------------C incinnati
---------------St. L o u is - - - - - - - - - - San F r a n c is c o ----- --------

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. 32
. 31
.3 0
. 31
. 32

. 32
.3 1
.3 1
. 31
. 32

. 32
.3 1
.3 0
.3 1
. 32

. 32
. 31
. 31
. 31
.3 2

.
.
.
.
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32
30
30
31
32

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.
.
.
.

32
30
30
31
32

.
.
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.
.

32
31
30
31
32

.
.
.
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32
31
30
31
32

. 32
.3 1
. 31
. 31
. 32

. 32
.3 1
.3 1
. 31
. 32

. 32
. 31
.3 1
. 32
. 32

.
.
.
.
.

32
31
31
32
32

B o sto n - - - ----------------------K a n sa s C ity — ------- -- —
M in n ea p o lis - - - -----------P ittsb u rg h - - - ---------------P o r tla n d , O r e g o n --------

H -8 0 4 . 1
H -8 0 4 .1
H -8 0 4 .1
H -8 0 4 .1
H -8 0 4 .1

. 31
.3 0
.3 1
. 31
. 30

. 31
.3 0
. 31
. 31
. 31

. 31
. 30
. 31
.3 1
. 31

.3 1
. 30
. 31
.3 1
.3 1

.
.
.
.
.

32
31
31
31
31

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.
.
.
.

32
31
31
31
31

. 32
. 31
. 31
.3 1
. 30

.
.
.
.
.

31
31
30
31
30

.
.
.
.
.

31
31
31
31
30

. 31
. 31
.3 1
.3 0
. 31

. 31
.3 1
. 31
. 30
. 30

.
.
.
.
.

31
31
30
31
32

.
.
.
.
.

31
31
30
31
32

C lev e la n d - - - - - - - - - - H o u s t o n ---------------------------Scranton ------------------------S e a t t l e ------------------------- -W ash in gton , D . C . -------

H
H
H
H
H

-8 0 4 .1
-8 0 4 .1
-8 0 4 .1
-8 0 4 .1
-8 0 4 .1

.
.
.
.
.

32
31
32
31
32

.
.
.
.
.

32
31
32
31
32

. 32
. 31
. 32
.3 2
. 32

. 32
.3 1
.3 2
. 32
. 32

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.
.
.

32
31
32
32
31

. 31
.3 1
. 31
. 31
. 32

.3 1
.3 1
.3 1
.3 1
. 32

.3 1
. 31
.3 1
. 31
. 32

. 31
. 31
.3 2
.3 1
. 32

. 31
. 31
. 31
.3 2
.3 2

.3 1
. 31
. 32
.3 2
. 32

. 32
. 31
. 32
. 32
.3 2

.
.
.
.
.

32
31
32
32
32

A tlan ta - - - ---------------- -- —
B a l t i m o r e ---------------- -----C i n c in n a t i--------------------St. L o u is - - - - - - - - - - San F r a n c i s c o ---------- —

H -8 0 4 . 1
H -8 0 4 .1
H -8 0 4 .1
H -8 0 4 .1
H -8 0 4 .1

.
.
.
.
.

31
32
31
31
33

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.
.
.
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31
32
31
31
33

. 31
. 32
.3 1
. 31
. 33

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. 31
. 32
. 31
.3 1
. 33

. 31
.3 2
. 31
. 30
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. 31
. 32
. 30
.2 9
.3 3

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.3 2
. 30
. 31
. 33

. 31
. 32
. 30
. 31
.3 3

. 31
.3 2
. 31
. 31
. 33

D E T E R G E N T , general
la u n d erin g , p e r 19 o z .

31
32
31
31
33

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32
30
30
33

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31
32
30
30
33

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32
30
31
33

Table 1 - HOUSING:
A v e r a g e r e ta il p r ic e s of se le c te d c o m m o d itie s and s e r v ic e s
in 20 c it ie s , la s t q u arter of 1954 to D e c e m b e r 1955, m onthly and qu a rte rly - Continued
G.

S p e c.
n o.

Item and city

LAUNDRY
s e m i-fin is h
bundle, th rifty
o r fluffed d ry

H O U SE H O LD O P E R A T IO N -

Continued

1955
1954
Jan.

Feb.

M a r ch

A p r il

M ay

June

July

Aug.

$ 3 .2 4
3. 58
—
4 .2 7
2 . 81

$ 3 .2 4
3. 58
—
4 .2 7
2 . 77

Sept.

O c t.

N ov.

D ec.

S E R V IC E ,
ed,
20 lb.
w ash ( H -8 1 1 )
( H -8 1 2 ) 5 8 /

H -8 1 2
H -8 1 2
___
H -8 1 2
H -8 1 2

D ec.
$ 3. 14
3. 46
—
4 . 22
2 / 2 .8 1

B o s t o n -----------------------------K a n sa s C i t y ------------------M i n n e a p o l i s ----- --------------P i t t s b u r g h ----------------------P o rtla n d , O r e g o n --------

H -8 1 2
H -8 1 2
H -8 1 2
H -8 1 2
H -8 1 2

O ct.
3. 00
3. 01
3 .4 2
3. 00
3. 10

C leveland ----------------------H o u s t o n --------------------------Scranton ------------------------S e a t t l e -----------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . -------

H -8 1 2
H -8 1 2
H -8 1 2
H -8 1 2
H -8 1 1

N ov.
37TS
2 .2 2
3. 00
2 . 92
2 . 38

C h i c a g o ---------------------------D e tr o it ---------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ------------------New Y o r k ----------------------P h il a d e lp h ia -------------------

$ 3.
3.
—
4.
2.

14
50
24
81

$ 3.
3.
—
4.
2.

3. 00
3. 01
3 .4 2
3. 03
3. 10

14
50

—
—
—
—

24
81

$ 3. 14
3. 50
—
4 .2 4
2 . 81

$ 3 . 14
3. 54
—
4 .2 7
2 .8 1

$ 3.
3.
—
4.
2.

14
58
27
81

3. 00
3 .0 7
3 .4 2
3. 03
3. 10

—
—
—
—

—
—
—

—
—
—

---

---

3. 16
2 . 22
3. 00
2 .9 2
2 . 38

—
—
—
...

—
—
—
...

3. 16
2 .2 2
3. 00
2 .9 2
1 /2 .4 3

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

3. 06
3. 10
3 .4 2
3. 09
3. 10

$

3 .2 4
3. 64
—
4 . 27
2 . 77

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

$ 3 .2 4
3. 64
—
4 . 27
2 . 77
3. 06
3. 10
3 .4 2
3. 09
3 .2 0

$ 3 .2 4
3. 64
—
4 . 25
3. 16

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

—

—
...

3.
2.
3.
2.
2.

$ 3 .2 9
3. 64
—
4 .2 5
3. 16

16
22
00
92
68

---

3.
2.
3.
2.
2.

—
—
—

—
—
—

1 .8 2
3. 04
2 .9 5
3. 33

—
—
—

—
—
—
...

1 .8 2
3. 07
2. 95
3 .4 0

—
—
—
...

—
—
—
...

1. 82
3. 10
2 .9 5
3 .4 0

—
—
—
...

—
—
—
...

1 .9 4
3 .2 7
3. 02
3 .4 0

7. 66
6 .9 5
6. 64
5. 54

7. 66
6 .9 5
6. 64
5. 66

7. 66
6 .9 5
6. 66
5. 66

7 . 85
6 .9 5
6. 71
5 .6 6

7 . 85
6 .9 5
6. 71
5. 66

7 . 85
6 .9 5
6. 71
5. 66

7. 85
6 .9 5
6. 71
5. 66

7 .8 5
6 .9 5
6. 72
5 . 66

8 . 18
6 .9 6
6. 72
5. 66

8 . 18
6 .9 8
6 . 74
6 .2 2

8 . 18
6. 98
6. 74
6 .2 2

—
—
—

5. 17
5 . 70
6 .4 6
6 . 04
7. 07

—
—
—

—
—
—

—
—
—

—

---

5 . 17
5. 70
6 .4 7
6. 04
7. 38

—
—

—

—
—
—
...

—

—

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

6. 09
4 . 15
4 .8 0
6. 39
5 .8 6

—
—
—
—

—
—

16
22
00
92
38

$ 3. 14
3. 50
—
4 .2 5
2 . 81

—
—
—

---

—
—
—
—

D e c.
A t la n t a -----------------------------B a l t i m o r e ----------------------C in c in n a t i----------------------St. L o u is ----------------------San F r a n c i s c o --------------

H -8 1 1
H -8 1 2
H -8 1 2
H -8 1 2

1. 82
3. 04
2 .9 5
14/3. 27

LAUNDRY
S E R V IC E ,
fin ish ed ,
20
lb.
bundle,
eco n o m y fin ish ( H -8 1 4 ) or
fin ish ed (c o m p le te ) (H -8 1 5 )

58/
D ec.
C h i c a g o ---------------------------D e tro it ---------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ------------------New Y o r k ---------------- -----P h il a d e lp h ia ----- — --------

H -8 1 5
H -8 1 5
H -8 1 5
H -8 1 5

7. 64
6. 95
2 / 6. 64
5 .8 4

7. 64
6 .9 5
6. 64
1 /5 . 54

B o s t o n -----------------------------K a n sa s C i t y ------------------M inn eap olis --------------------P i t t s b u r g h ----------------------P o rtla n d , O r e g o n --------

H -8 1 5
H -8 1 5
H -8 1 4
H -8 1 5
H -8 1 5

O ct.
479*
5 .4 6
6 .4 6
6. 00
7. 07

4 . 96
5 .4 6
6 .4 6
6. 04
7. 07

—
—
—

—
—
—

—

—

4 .9 6
5. 70
6. 46
6 .0 4
7. 07

15
74
39
04

—
—
—
—

6.
4.
4.
6.
5.

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

6 . 09
4 . 15
4 . 74
6. 39
5 .0 4

—
—
—
—

—
—
—

—
—
—

4 . 06
4 . 09
5 . 68
5. 93
6 .4 8

—
—
—
...

—
—
—
...

4 . 06
4 . 09
5 . 78
5 .9 3
6. 70

—
—
—

—
—
—
...

4 .2 2
4 . 09
5 .9 1
5 .9 3
6 . 70

—
—
—
...

—
—
—
...

4 .2 2
4 . 30
6. 39
6. 10
6. 70

1. 51
1. 62
1 .4 6
1 .4 6
1 .2 6

1 .5 1
1. 62
1 .4 6
1 .4 6
1 .2 6

1. 59
1 .6 2
1 .4 6
1 .4 6
1 .2 6

1 .6 1
1. 62
1 .4 6
1 .4 6
1 .2 6

1. 61
1 .6 2
1 .4 6
1 .4 6
1 .2 6

1. 61
1 .6 5
1 .4 6
1 .4 6
1 .2 6

1. 61
1. 65
1 .4 7
1 .4 6
1 .2 6

1. 61
1 .6 5
1 .4 7
1 .4 6
1. 30

1. 61
1. 65
1. 47
1 .4 6
1. 30

1 .3 1
1 .4 6
1 .4 7
1. 38
1 .5 5

—
—
—

—
—
—

—
—
—

—

—
—
—
—

1. 31
1 .4 6
1 .4 7
1. 31
1. 64

—
—
—

—

1. 31
1 .4 6
1 .4 7
1. 34
1. 48

1 .6 2
1 .0 0
1. 18
1. 64
1 .2 2

—
—
...

—
—
—

—
—
—

—
—
—

---

---

1 .6 2
1. 00
1. 18
1 .6 8
1 .2 6

—

---

1. 62
1 .0 0
1. 18
1 .6 4
1 .2 6

—
—
—

—
—
—

—
—

—
—
—

—

—

.9 4
.9 8
1 .2 5
1 .4 2
1 .7 8

—

—

.9 4
1 .0 4
1 .2 5
1 .4 8
1 .7 4

N ov.

T 70 ?

09
15
74
39
04

C l e v e l a n d ----------------------H o u s t o n ----- --------------------Scranton ------------------------S e a t t l e -------------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . --------

H -8 1 5
H -8 1 5
H -8 1 4
H -8 1 5
H -8 1 5

A t la n t a -----------------------------B a l t i m o r e ----------------------C i n c in n a t i----------------------St. L o u i s ----- ----------------San F r a n c i s c o --------------

H -8 1 4
H -8 1 4
H -8 1 5
H -8 1 5
H -8 1 5

D ec.
4 . 06
4 . 09
5. 68
5 .9 3
14/8. 33

C h i c a g o --------------------------D e tro it --------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ------------------New Y o r k ...........................
P h il a d e lp h ia -------------------

H -8 3 0
H -8 30
H -8 3 0
H -8 3 0
H -8 3 0

D ec.
2 /T 7 5 T
1. 60
1 .4 6
1 .4 6
1 .2 6

1 .5 1
1 .6 0
1 .4 6
1 .4 6
1 .2 6

1. 51
1. 60
1 .4 6
1. 46
1. 26

1 .5 1
1. 62
1 .4 6
1 .4 6
1. 26

B o s t o n -----------------------------K a n sa s C i t y ------------------M inn eap olis -------------- -P i t t s b u r g h ----------------------P o r tla n d , O r e g o n --------

H -8 3 0
H -8 3 0
H -8 3 0
H -8 3 0
H -8 3 0

O ct.
TT28
1. 34
1. 50
1. 38
1 .5 1

1 .2 8
1. 34
1. 38
1. 38
1 .4 9

—
—
—

—
—

—

—

DRY
C L E A N IN G
P R E S S I N G , m a n 's
2 - p ie c e , d e liv ere d

4.
4.
6.
5.

—
—
—

6.
4.
4.
6.
5.

09
15
74
39
04

AND
su it,

—

—

—

—
—

—
—

N ov.
C lev e la n d ----------------------H o u s t o n -------------- -----------S cranton ---------------S e a t t l e -----------------------------W a sh in g to n , D . C . -------Atlan ta ----------------------------B a l t i m o r e ----------------------C i n c i n n a t i ------------ -St. L o u is - - - - - - - - - - San F r a n c is c o --------------

H -8 3 0
H -8 3 0
H -8 3 0
H -8 3 0
H -8 3 0
H -8 3 0
H -8 3 0
H -8 3 0
H -8 3 0
H -8 3 0

See footnotes on page 26*




1. 6 2
1. 00
1. 18
1 .6 4
1 .2 2
D ec.
2 /~ L 9 ?
1 .0 6
1. 11
1 .4 1
1. 72

---

1 .6 2
1. 00
1. 18
1 .6 4
1 .2 2

—
--—

—
—
—

—
—
—

...
—
—
—

—
—
—

--.9 4
1 .0 1
1. 11
1 .4 1
1 .7 2

—
—
—

—
—
—

...

...

—

.9 4
1 .0 1
1. 11
1 .4 1
1. 72

---

T a b l e 1 - HOUSIN G:
A v e r a g e r e t a i l p r i c e s of s e l e c t e d c o m m o d i t i e s a n d s e r v i c e s
in 20 c i t i e s , l a s t q u a r t e r of 1954 to D e c e m b e r 195 5, m o n t h l y a n d q u a r t e r l y - C o n t i n u e d
G.

Item and city

S p e c.
no.

H O U SE H O LD O P E R A T IO N -

Continued

1955
1954
Jan.

Feb.

M a r ch

A p r il

M ay

June

July

$ 1 .2 5
1 .4 8
1. 38
1 .0 9
1. 19

$ 1 .2 5
1 .4 8
1. 38
1 .0 9
1. 19

$ 1 .2 8
1 .4 8
1. 38
1 .0 9
1. 19

$ 1. 30
1 .4 8
1. 38
1 .0 9
1. 19

A u g.

Sept.

$ 1. 30
1 .4 8
1. 38
1 .0 9
1. 19

$

O ct.

N ov.

D e c.

Dk Y c l e a n in g
a n d
P R E S S IN G ,
w om an' s
d r e s s , 1 -p ie c e , ca sh , ca rry ,
and c a l l-f o r
C h i c a g o ------- --------------------D e tro it ------- -------- -----------L o s A n g e l e s --------------------New Y o r k ------------------------P h il a d e lp h ia ----- ---------------

H -8 3 5
H -8 3 5
H -8 3 5
H -8 3 5
H -8 3 5

D e c.
$ 1 .2 5
1 .4 4
1. 38
1. 10
1 .2 4

$ 1 .2 5
1 .4 4
1. 38
1 .0 9
1 .2 4

B o s t o n -------------------------------K a n sa s C i t y --------------------M inn eap olis -------------------P ittsb u rg h ------------------------P o rtla n d , O r e g o n ----- --

H -8 3 5
H -8 3 5
H -8 3 5
H -8 3 5
H -8 3 5

O ct.
1725
1 .4 8
1 .4 3
1. 14
1. 50

1 .2 8
1 .4 8
1. 35
1. 14
1. 50

H -8 3 5
H -8 3 5
H -8 3 5
H -8 3 5
H -8 3 5

N ov.
1753
1. 14
1 .0 5
1 .8 2
1. 38

H -8 3 5
H -8 3 5
H -8 3 5
H -8 3 5
H -8 3 5

D e c.
. 80
1 .0 0
1 .0 1
1. 32
1. 58

C lev ela n d ------------------------H o u s t o n ----------------------------Scranton --------------------------S e a t t l e ----- -------------------------W ash in gton , D . C , ---------A t la n t a -------------------------------B a l t i m o r e ------------------------C i n c in n a t i------------------------St. L o u is ------------------------San F r a n c i s c o ----------------

See footnotes on page 26




—
—
—
---

$ 1 .2 5
1 .4 6
1. 38
1 .0 9
1. 19

$ 1 .2 5
1 .4 8
1. 38
1 .0 9
1. 19

—
—
—

—
—
—

—

—

1. 53
1. 14
1. 05
1 .8 2
1. 38

—
—

—
—

—

—

—
—
—
—
. 80
.9 3
1 .0 1
1. 32
1. 58

1 .2 8
1 .4 8
1 .4 1
1. 14
1. 50

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
---

1. 53
1. 14
1 .0 5
1 .8 2
1. 38

—
—

—
—

—

—

—
—
—
—

1 .2 8
1 .4 8
1 .4 1
1. 14
1. 50

—
—
—
—

—
—

—
—
—

—

---

1. 53
1. 14
1 .0 5
1. 82
1. 38

—
—

—
—

—

—

$ 1. 30
1 .4 8
1. 39
1. 10
1. 19
1 .2 8
1 .4 8
1 .4 1
1. 14
1. 56

—
—

—
—
—

. 85
.9 8
1 .0 1
1. 32
1. 50

1. 30
1 .4 8
1. 38
1. 10
1. 19

$ 1 ,3 0
1 .4 8
1. 39
1. 10
1. 19

—
—

—
—

—
—

—

—
—
—

—
—
—

---

---

1 .5 3
i . 16
1 .0 5
1. 85
1. 38

—
—

—
—

—

—

.
.
1.
1.
1.

85
98
12
32
55

$ 1. 30
1 .4 8
1. 39
1. 10
1. 19

—

—
—
—
--. 85
1 .0 5
1. 12
1. 37
1 .5 6

26
F ootn otes for T able 1 — HOUSING
1 / Change in ou tlet sa m p le .
Quotations fr o m ou tlets a n d /o r brands (for a p p lia n ces) c o m m o n to both old and new sa m p le s showed no p r ic e change
fr o m p reced in g p e rio d .
2 / D iffe r e n c e fr o m p r ic e pu blish ed in B LS B u ll. 1182 due to change in ou tlet s a m p le . P r ic e is c o m p a ra b le with p r ic e for su cceedin g p e rio d .
3 / N u m b er o f quotations for ite m s con form in g to sp e cifica tio n in su fficie n t for pu blication o f a v e ra g e p r ic e .
3 / P r ic e for H - 106.
5 / P r ic e for H -1 0 8 .
3 / R e ta il s a le s taxes are included in the p r ic e s in c it ie s w h ere s a le s taxes are e ffe c tiv e .
(See appendix D . )
7 / C hange in ou tlet sa m p le .
A v e r a g e s for ou tlets co m m o n to both old and new sa m p le s w ere $ 1 5 3 .2 3 in June and $ 1 5 4 .6 2 in July.
3 / Includes tem p eratu re r e l ie f valve req u ire d by law .
9 / C ity -w id e deviation fro m sp e c ific a tio n . H eater is ga lv a n ize d , without g la s s lining or m a g n e siu m r od .
1 0 / C ity -w id e d e viation.
5 2 -g a llo n tank.
TT/ Change in ou tlet sa m p le . A v e r a g e s for ou tlets co m m o n to both old and new sa m p le s w ere $ 1 4 4 .0 3 in June and $ 1 4 4 .9 0 in S e p te m b e r .
1 2/ Change in ou tlet sa m p le .
A v e r a g e s for ou tlets co m m o n to both old and new s a m p le s w e re $ 2 . 0 9 for O ctob er 1954 and $ 1 .8 9 for January 1 95 5 .
1 3 / P r ic e for H -4 1 1 .
June 1955 a v e ra g e for H -4 1 0 w as $ 1 . 6 9 .
1 4/ D iffe r en c e fr o m p r ic e
...................
. . .
_
.
.
13/ Change in ou tlet sa m p le . A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w e re
T5/ Change in ou tlet sa m p le . A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w e re
T7/ S easonal item not p rice d this m onth.
38/ Change in ou tlet sa m p le . A v e r a g e s for outlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w ere
1955.
A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w ere
19/ Change in ou tlet sa m p le .
1955.
20/ C ity -w id e deviation . 80 in ch es x 90 in ch es.
21/ Change in ou tlet sa m p le . A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w ere
O ctob er 1 95 5 .
22/ Change in ou tlet sa m p le . A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w ere
Sep tem b er 1955.
100 -p e r c e n t d a cr o n .
2 3 / C ity -w id e deviation .
24/ C ity -w id e d e viation. F a b r ic rep o rte d is ligh ter w eight than sp e c ifie d .
23/ Change in ou tlet sa m p le . A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w ere
26/ Change in ou tlet sa m p le . A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w ere
January and $ 9 3 .0 0 in A p r il.
27/ Change in ou tlet sa m p le . A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w ere
28 / Change in ou tlet sa m p le . A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w ere
A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w ere
2 9 / Change in ou tlet sa m p le .
3 5 / Change in ou tlet sa m p le .
A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w ere
3 1 / P r ic e for H -6 2 0 . 1.
32/ P r ic e for H -6 2 1 . 1.
3 3 / Change in ou tlet sa m p le .
A v e r a g e s for outlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w ere
3 7 / Change in ou tlet sa m p le .
A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w ere $ 3 3 0 .3 0 in A p r il and $ 3 1 6 .3 2 in M ay.
33/ Change in ou tlet sa m p le . A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w ere $ 2 4 1 . 19 in F e b r u a r y and $ 2 6 5 . 19 in M a r ch .
3 6 / Change in ou tlet sa m p le .
A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w ere
3 7 / Change in ou tlet sa m p le .
A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w ere
1 955.
3 8 / Change in ou tlet sa m p le .
M ay and $ 8 1 .6 2 in A u gu st.
A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w ere
3 9 / Change in ou tlet sa m p le . A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w ere
3 0 / The sam p] es o f s to r e s fr o m which p r ic e s are obtained do not includ e "d isc o u n t h o u s e s . "
73 / In the Iasi: few y e a r s , p r ic e redu ctions iLn the fo r m o f allow an ces or discou n ts have been rep
sum er~tKrough o v e r -a llo w a n c e s on tr a d e -in s had not been r ep orte d p r io r to D e cem b e r 1 95 5 .
Beginning in D e ce m b e r 1 955, the B u reau h as a lso taken into accou nt
such in d ir e c t p r ic e red u ction s in so fa r as p o s s ib le .
4 2 / T his a r tic le is su b ject to s p e cia l pricin g p r o c e d u r e s: (a) Instead o f obtaining the p r ic e fo r the one brand m eetin g the sp e cifica tio n that s e ll s in la r g e s t
volume~Tn each s to r e , the B u re a u 1 s agent r e p o r ts p r ic e s for one m o d el o f each m an u factu rer w hose line is c a r r ie d in each sto r e . W hen a m an u factu rer in tro ­
d u ces new m o d e ls , the agent p r ic e s the m od el m o s t n ea rly co m p a ra b le to that p rev io u sly p r ic e d , (b) In d irect p r ic e red u ction s a s d e sc rib e d in footnote 41 w ere
taken into accou nt beginning D e ce m b e r 1 955.
43/
C hange in ou tlet sa m p le . A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w e re $ 7 9 .8 1 in January and $ 8 0 .2 1 in F e b r u a r y .
4?/
C hange in ou tlet sa m p le . A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w ere $ 6 7 . 39 in F e b r u a r y and $ 6 5 . 39 in M a r c h .
33/
Change in ou tlet sa m p le . A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w ere $ 7 9 .9 5 in January and $ 8 1 .9 5 in A p r il.
33/
C hange inou tlet sa m p le . A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w e re $ 6 4 . 74 in June and $ 6 6 .8 3 in S e p te m b er.
77 / Change
ou tlet s a m p le , A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m o n to both old and new sa m p le s w ere $ 2 1 6 .5 8 in A u gu st and $ 2 1 5 .0 4 in S e p te m b er.
"
4 3 / Change
ou tlet sa m p le . A v e r a g e s for ou tlets co m m o n to both old and new sa m p le s w ere $ 122. 58 in F e b r u a r y and $ 120. 77 in M ay.
3 5 / Change in ou tlet sa m p le . A v e r a g e s for ou tlets co m m o n to both old and new sa m p le s w ere $ 2 3 7 . 15 in A p r il and $ 2 3 5 .8 2 in M ay.
3 0 / Change
ou tlet sa m p le .
A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w e re $ 2 4 0 .4 6 in M ay and $ 2 4 4 .7 4 i
3 T / Change
ou tlet s a m p le .
A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w ere $ 2 5 1 .4 6 in January and $ 2 3 9 . 84 in A p r il.
5 2 / C hange in ou tlet s a m p !
A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w ere $ 2 4 6 . 62 in June and $ 2 2 9 . 95 in S ep tem b er
3 3 / Change
„
i ou tlet s a m p le . A_v e r a0 e s __
___ g __ for ou tlets co m m o n to both old and new sa m p le s w e re $ 14. 60 in M arch and $ 14. 5 3 in June.
54/

B o r o u g h s o f B r o o k ly n a n d R i c h m o n d .

3 3 / B o ro ug h s of Manhattan, B ron x, and Q u ee n s.
3 3 / Includes fr e e lam p ren ew al s e r v ic e .
3 7 / Change in ou tlet sa m p le . A v e r a g e s for ou tlets co m m o n to both old and new sa m p le s w e re $ 2 1 .5 4 in A u gu st and $ 2 2 .4 4 in S e p te m b er.
3 3 / P r ic e s a r e rep orted for the two s e r v i c e s done in g r e a t e s t volu m e in each city , e xcep t in A tlan ta, C h ica g o , and L o s A n g e le s , w here one s e r v ic e is
p red o m in a n t.




Table

2 - APPAREL:
A v e r a g e r e ta il p r ic e s o f s e le c te d c o m m o d itie s and s e r v i c e s
in 20 c it ie s , la st qu arter o f 1954 to D e c e m b e r 1 95 5 , m onthly and q u a rte rly
A.

S p e c.

Ite m and city

M E N 'S

OUTERW EAR

1955
1954
Jan.

Feb.

A p r il

M arch

M ay

June

July

Sept.

Aug.

O ct.

N ov.

D ec.

T O P C O A T , new w o o l, hard
fin ish ed fa b r ic , N o . 2 ta il­
oring ( A - 100); so ft fin ish ed
fa b r ic , N o . 2 ta ilo rin g ( A 101), N o . 4 ta ilo rin g ( A - 102)
C h i c a g o -----------------------------D e tro it -----------------------------L o s A n g e l e s --------------------New Y o rk ------------------------P h il a d e lp h ia ---------------------

/-1 0 1
A - 101
A - 101
A - 102
A - 100

D e c.
$ 4 9 .7 2
4 6 .2 4
4 4 .9 1
6 1 . 89
4 6 . 84

B o s t o n -------------------------------K a n sa s C i t y --------------------M inn eap olis --------------------P i t t s b u r g h ------------------------P o rtla n d , O r e g o n ----------

A -1 0 0
A - 101
A - 102
A -1 0 0
A - 101

O ct.
4 7 .4 8
4 6 .8 4
6 9 .2 5
4 5 .2 5
4 8 . 54

C leveland ------------------------H o u s t o n -----------------------------Scranton --------------------------S e a t t l e -------------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . ----------

A - 101
A -1 0 0
A -1 0 0
A -1 0 0
A -1 0 0

N ov.
4 8 . 56
4 5 . 36
4 8 . 75
4 1 .8 6
4 5 . 61

A tlanta ----------------------------B a l t i m o r e ------------------------C in c in n a t i------------------------St. L o u is ------------------------San F r a n c i s c o -----------------

/-1 0 0
A -1 0 0
A -1 0 0
A -1 0 0
A -1 0 0

D e c.
4 9 .8 6
4 8 . 38
4 5 . 58
4 4 . 74
5 0 . 60

C h i c a g o ----- -----------------------D e tr o it -----------------------------L o s A n g e l e s --------------------New Y o r k .............................
P h il a d e lp h ia ---------------------

A - 110
A - 110
A - 110
a - no
a - no

D ec.
8 /W 7 T 2
6 6. 88
6 2 .4 0
8 / 6 3 .9 9
6 5 .0 0

B o s t o n -------------------------------K a n sa s C i t y --------------------M inn eap olis --------------------P i t t s b u r g h ----- -------- ------ -P o rtla n d , O r e g o n ----------

a Aa AA-

no
110
no
110
110

O ct.
■66750
6 3 .2 4
6 5 . 00
6 1 .8 9
6 5 .4 5

C lev e la n d ---------------- -------H o u s t o n -----------------------------Scranton --------------------------S e a t t l e -------------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . ----------

a

-

no
no
no
no
no

N ov.
6 4 .1 0
6 6 . 74
6 5 .2 5
6 4 . 86
6 5 .9 0

—
—
—

no
110
no
no
no

D e c.
6I7T 2
6 2 .2 5
6 7 . 00
6 5 .0 0
6 6 .8 6

—
—
—

C hicago -----------------------------D e tro it ----- -----------------------L o s A n g e l e s --------------------New Y o rk ------------------------P h il a d e lp h ia ---------------------

A - 114
A - 114
A - 114
A - 114
A - 114

D e c.
4 7 . 11
4 2 .9 2
4 6 . 16
4 5 .8 9
4 3 . 39

4 7 . 11
4 2 .9 6
4 4 . 66
4 5 .8 9
4 5 . 39

B o s t o n -------------------------------K a n sa s C i t y --------------------M in n ea p o lis --------------------P i t t s b u r g h ------------------------P o rtla n d , O r e g o n ----------

A
A
A
A
A

- 114
- 114
- 114
- 114
- 114

O ct.
4 7 . 89
4 4 .9 2
4 6 . 50
4 4 . 55
4 6 .4 9

4 7 .8 9
4 4 .9 2
4 6 . 50
3 8 .2 8
4 6 .4 9

C lev ela n d ------------------ -----H o u s t o n -----------------------------Scranton --------------------------S e a t t l e -------------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . ----------

A
A
A
A
A

- 114
- 114
- 114
- 114
- 114

N ov.
467?0
4 5 . 80
4 6 . 30
4 2 . 69
4 7 . 12

A t la n t a ----------------------- -------B a l t i m o r e ------------------------C in c in n a t i------------------------St. L o u is ------------------------San F r a n c i s c o ----------------

A
A
A
A
A

- 114
- 114
- 114
- 114
- 114

6 1 .8 9
4 7 .8 5

$ 4 8 .4 9
(3 /)
4 4 . 91
6 1 .8 9
4 7 .8 5

$ 4 7 .2 2
( 3 /)
4 4 .9 1
6 1 .8 9
4 7 . 85

4 7 .4 8
4 5 .2 5
6 9 .2 5
4 3 .0 5
4 4 . 17

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

$ 4 7 .2 2
( 3 /)

4T.41

( 1 /)
07)
07)
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07)
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a /)

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4W. 75
4 1 .8 6
4 5 . 61

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—
—
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—
—
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—
—
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—
—
—

( i/)
(T / )
07)
07)

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(in

---

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a n

a /)
4ST. 38
4 5 . 59
4 4 . 74
5 0 . 60

6 6. 12
6 6 . 88
6 0 .2 5
6 3 .9 9
6 5 .0 0

6 6. 12
6 6. 88
6 2 .4 0
5 / 6 5 .0 9
6 5 .0 0

6 6. 12
6 6 .8 8
6 2 .4 0
6 5 .0 9
6 5. 00

66 50
6 3 .2 4
6 5 .0 0
5 5 . 77
6 5 .4 5

—
—
—

—
—
—
—

$ 4 7 .7 3
4 7 .8 7
4 3 .4 3
6 1 . 79
4 6 . 06

07)
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(T /)
07)
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( 1 /)
07)
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—
—
—
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—
—
—

!/$ 1 7 .7 3

M 4 7 .8 7

( 1 /)
07)
07)
07)
a /)

(in

4 8 .4 4
—
—
—

( 1 /)

an
07)
07)

( 1 /)
07)
07)
0 /)
a /)

—
—
—
—

( i /)
£ /)
07)
07)
< !/)

( 3 /)
6 I -. 79
5 /4 6 . 06

4 7 .4 8
4 5 . 89
68. 12
4 5 .2 5
4 6 . 81

$ 4 7 . 73
4 7 .8 7
4 3 .4 3
61. 79
4 6 . 06

$ 4 7 .7 3
4 7 .8 7
4 3 .4 3
6 1 .7 9
4 6 . 06

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
4 8 .4 4

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

4 9 .8 6
4 6 .8 4
4 5 . 59
4 2 .9 9
(3 / )

$ 6 6 .1 2
6 6. 88
6 2 .4 0
6 5 . 09
6 5. 00

$ 6 6 .1 2
6 6 . 88
6 0 .2 5
6 5 . 09
6 5 . 00

6 6 . 12
6 6 .8 8
6 2 .4 0
6 5 . 09
6 5. 00

—
—
—

bj 4 4 . 29

—
—
—
—

" 4 8 .7 5
5 /4 0 . 89
" 4 5 .6 1

—
—

--4 9 . 86
4 9 .4 8
4 5 . 59
7/ 6 8 .6 2
"

( I /)

S U IT , 2 - p i e c e , new w o o l,
hard fin ish ed w o r s te d , No.
4 tailorin g

A t la n t a -------------------------------B a l t i m o r e ------------------------C in c in n a t i------------------------S t. L o u is -------------- ---------San F r a n c i s c o ----------------

a
a
a
a

a AAAa -

---

—

--6 4. 10
6 3. 09
6 3. 62
6 4 . 75
6 5 .9 0

—
—
...

6 6 .1 2
6 6. 88
6 2 .4 0
6 5 .0 9
6 5 . 00

$ 6 6 .1 2
6 6 .8 8
6 2 .4 0
6 5 .0 9
6 5 .0 0

$ 6 6. 12
6 6 .8 8
6 0 .2 0
6 5 .0 9
6 5 .0 0

6 6 .5 0
6 3 .2 4
6 5 .0 0
6 1 .4 9
6 5 .4 5

—
— —

—
—
—

---

---

—
—
—

—
—
—

---

—

6 8. 12
64. 75
6 7 .0 0
6 5 .0 0
5/ 6 1 .8 0

—
—
—
—

$

—
—
—

6 4 . 10
6 6 . 74
6 5 .2 5
6 4 . 75
6 5 .9 0

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
...
6 8. 12
6 4 . 75
6 7. 00
6 5 .0 0
6 1 .8 0

6 6. 50
6 3 .2 4
6 5. 00
6 1 .4 9
6 5 .2 8

—
—

—
---

—
—
—

—
—
—
--6 4 . 10
6 6 .7 4
6 5 .2 5
6 4 . 75
6 5 .9 0

—
—
—

—
—
—
---

—
—
—
—
6 8 . 12
6 4 .7 5
6 7 .0 0
6 5 . 00
6 1 .8 0

6 6 . 12
6 6. 88
6 2 .4 0
6 5. 09
6 5 . 00
6 6 . 50
6 2 .3 6
6 5 .0 0
6 3 .8 9
6 5 .4 5

—
—
—
—

—
—
—

6 6 . 12
6 6 .8 8
6 2 .4 0
6 5. 09
6 5 .0 0

6 6 . 12
6 6 .8 8
6 2 .4 0
6 5 .0 9
6 5 .0 0

____
___
—
—

___
—
—
—

6 4 . 10
6 6 . 74
6 5 . 01
6 4 .7 5
6 5 .9 0

—
___
—
...

—
—
—
—

6 8 . 12
6 4 . 75
6 7 .0 0
6 5 .0 0
6 1 .8 0

SU IT , 2 - p ie c e , new w o o l,
hard fin ish ed w o r s te d , N o .
1* to N o . 2 tailorin g

—

—
—
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47.
42.
46.
45.
4 5.

11
96
16
89
39

47.
42.
46.
45.
44.

—
—

—
—

—
—

11
98
16
89
89

—
—

4 6 .4 0
4 4 . 75
4 6 . 30
4 3 .9 5
4 7 . 12

—

—
—
---

4 7 . 11
4 2 .9 8
4 6 . 16
4 5 . 89
4 4 .8 9
4 7 . 89
4 4 .9 2
4 6 . 50
4 1 .2 0
4 4 . 19

—
—
---

4 7 . 11
4 2 .9 8
4 6 .1 6
4 5 .8 9
4 4 .8 9

5/ 4 6 . 75
4 2 .9 8
4 6 . 16
4 5 . 89
4 4 . 89

—

—

—
—
—

—
—
—

4 6 .4 0
4 7 . 30
4 6 . 30
4 3 .9 5
4 7 . 12

—
—
—

4 6 . 75
4 2 .9 8
4 6 . 16
4 5 .8 9
4 4 . 89
4 7 . 89
4 4 . 92
4 6 . 50
4 3 .9 4
4 1 .4 8

—
—
—

---

4 6 . 75
4 2 .9 8
4 4 .6 6
4 5 .8 9
4 5 .3 9

—
—

—
—

4 6 .4 0
4 2 .2 9
4 7 .0 5
4 3 . 95
5/ 4 8 . 62

46. 75
4 2 .9 8
4 6 . 16
4 5 . 89
4 5 .4 4

—
—
—
—

4 6 . 75
4 2 . 98
4 6 . 16
4 5 .8 9
4 5 .4 4
4 7 . 89
4 7 .9 9
4 6 . 50
4 4 . 55
4 4 . 19

—
—
—

—
—
—

---

---

4 6 . 75
4 2 .9 8
4 6 . 16
4 5 . 89
4 5 .4 4

4 6 . 75
4 2 .9 8
4 6 . 16
4 5 . 89
4 5 .4 4

—
—

—

—
—

—
—

4 6 .4 0
4 5 . 70
4 5 .8 0
4 3 .9 5
4 8 . 62

—

—
—
—
---

D ec.

See footnotes

page 46,




TTTJ0
4 2 .9 2
4 2 .2 0
4 0 .9 4
4 4 . 85

—
—
—

—
—
—

4 2 . 12
4 3 .6 6
4 2 .2 0
4 0 . 94
4 4 . 85

—
—
—

—
—
—

4 2 . 12
4 3 . 66
4 2 .2 0
4 0 . 94
4 4 . 85

—
—

—
—

—

—

5 /4 6 .0 0
4 3 .6 6
4 2 .2 0
4 1 .0 5
4 4 .8 5

—
—

—
—

—

—

4 6 . 00
4 3 . 66
4 2 .2 0
4 1 .0 5
4 4 . 85

28

Table 2 - A P P A R E L :
A v e r a g e r e ta il p r ic e s o f se le c te d c o m m o d itie s and s e r v ic e s
in 20 c it ie s , la s t qu arter of 1954 to D e cem b e r 1955, m onthly and q u a r te rly - Continued
A.

Ite m and city

M E N 'S O U T E R W E A R

-

Continued

1955

S p e c.
no.

Jan.

Feb.

M arch

A p r il

M ay

June

July

Aug.

Sept.

O c t.

N ov.

D ec.

S U IT , 2 - p i e c e , tr o p ica l
w o r s te d , N o . 4 ta ilo r in g ,
a ll new w ool or d a cron
and w ool
C h i c a g o -----------------------------D e tro it -----------------------------L o s A n g e l e s --------------------New Y o r k ------------------------P h il a d e lp h ia ---------------------

A - 118
A - 118
( 9 /)
A - 118
A - 118

July
$ 5 2 .5 0
5 6 .2 4
—
5 3 .5 0
4 9 .2 5

B o s t o n -------------------------------K a n sa s C i t y --------------------M in n ea p o lis --------------------P i t t s b u r g h ------------------------P o rtla n d , O r e g o n ----------

A - 118
A - 118
A - 118
A - 118
( 9 /)

j ul z .
5 9 . 70
5 2 .9 0
5 4. 70
5 3 . 72
---

C lev ela n d ------------------------H o u s t o n -----------------------------Scranton ---------------------------S e a t t l e -------------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . ----------

A - 118
A - 118
A - 118
( 9 /)
A - 118

M ay
14725
5 6 . 50
5 4. 96
___
5 5 . 62

A t la n t a ------------ ------------------B a l t i m o r e ------------------------C i n c in n a t i------------------------St. L o u i s ----- ------ -----------San F r a n c i s c o ----------------

A - 118
A - 118
A - 118
A - 118
( 9 /)

June
59TT5
( 3 /)
5 5". 12
5 1 .8 0

( 1 /)
07)
—
(1/)
0 /)

( 3 /)
( 3 /)
--5 3. 50
5 2 . 50

0 /)
0 /)
—

0 /)

( 1 /)

$ 5 2 .5 0
5 5 . 62
—
5 3 . 50
5 2 . 50

__

( i /)
O /)
0 /)
O /)

—
—
—
...

---

( 1 /)
0 /)
0 /)

___
—
___
---

___
—
___

---

5 8. 62
( 3 /)
5?T. 12
5 1 .8 0
...

—
—
—

---

—
—
___

---

07)

—
—
—

5 9 . 70
5 2 .9 0
5 3 . 00
5 1 . 19
---

—
—
—

---

—
—
—
...

$ 5 2 .5 0
5 5 . 62
—
5 3. 50
5 2 . 50

$ 5 2 .5 0
5 5. 62
—
5 3. 50
5 2 . 50

__

__

—
—
—
...

—
—
...

5 4 .2 5
5 5 .0 0
5 4 .8 8
___
5 5 . 62

$ 5 2 .5 0
5 5. 62
—
5 1 . 67
5 2. 50
5 9. 70
10/50. 00
5 1 .9 5
4 9 .6 9
...

—
—
___

—
—
___

---

—

5 8. 62
( 3 /)
5 6. 12
5 1. 80

—
—
—

—
—
—
—

(1 /)
Q /)
---

0 /)
d /)
—

C l/)
G /)
—

a /)
G I)

07)
_G_/_)

( i/)
d /)

oy)
G /)

0 /)
G /)

o /" )
G /)

a /")
G />

___
—
—
—

___
—
—
—
...

__

__

—
—
—

—
—
—

---

---

( 1/ )
(0 7 )
G /)

(In
—
—
—
—

( i/)
a /)
0 /)
G /)

--(1/)
G /)
G /)

—
—
—

—
—
—

---

---

(In

—
—
—
—

...
—
—
—
—

0 /)
a /)
G /)
G /)

...
—
—
—
...

a /)
07)
a /)
G /)
—

S L A C K S , d r e s s , new w ool,
h ard
fin ish ed
fa b r ic s ,
c le a n
w ork m an sh ip (A 130) or fair w ork m an sh ip
( A - 132)
D e c.
- 130 8 / 15. 55
- 130 5 / 17. 34
- 130 5 / 1 6 .9 7
- 130 5 / 1 3 .9 8
- 130
15. 12

15. 55
17. 34
1 6 .9 7
1 3 .9 8
15. 12

15.
17.
16.
5 / 14.
15.

A - 130
A - 132
A - 130
A - 130
A - 130

O ct.
19706
( 3 /)
1 5 .9 5
1 8 .4 5
16. 77

18. 86
1 2 .9 3
15. 12
1 8 .4 5
1 6 .7 7

—
—
—
—

A - 130
A - 130
A - 130
A - 130
A - 130

N ov.
T57T5
19. 30
1 5 .5 4
16. 36
1 8 .4 6

C h i c a g o ----- -----------------------D e tr o it -----------------------------L o s A n g e l e s --------------------New Y o r k .............................
P h il a d e lp h ia ---------------------

A
A
A
A
A

B o s t o n ------- --------------- -------K a n sa s C i t y --------------------M in n ea p o lis --------------------P i t t s b u r g h ------------------------P o rtla n d , O r e g o n ---------C lev e la n d ------------------------H o u s t o n -----------------------------Scranton --------------------------S e a t t l e -------------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . ---------A t la n t a -------------------------------B a l t i m o r e ------------------------C incinnati ------------------------St. L o u is ------------------------San F r a n c i s c o ----------------

A
A
A
A
A

- 130
- 132
- 130
- 130
- 130

D ec.
T57T0
11/14. 76
17. 22
8 /1 6 .7 1
5 / 1 6 .7 0

15.
19.
15.
16.
18.

—
___
—
...

15.
17.
16.
15.
15.

55
34
97
18
12

—
—
—
—
15
30
38
36
09

—
___
—
—
15. 60
1 3 .4 3
16. 72
1 6 .2 1
16. 70

—
—
—
—

—
—
—

55
34
97
17
12

5/

1 5 .5 5
1 6 .2 0
1 6 .9 7
15. 16
15. 12
1 8 .8 6
1 2 .9 2
15. 32
1 8 .4 5
16. 77

—
—
—
---

—
—
—
...

15. 55
1 6 .2 0
16. 58
15. 76
15. 12

-—
—
—
—
1 5.
1 9.
15.
16.
18.

15
30
38
36
09

—
—
—
—

15. 55
1 6 .2 0
16. 77
15. 76
15. 14

—
—
—
—

15. 55
1 6 .2 0
16. 97
15. 16
1 5. 12

19. 57
1 2 .9 2
16. 12
1 8 .4 5
16. 17

—
—
—
—
15. 60
1 3 .4 3
16. 72
16. 71
5/ 1 7 .9 5

—
—
—
—

15. 55
1 6 .2 0
1 6 .1 7
1 5 .7 6
1 5 .1 4

—
—
—
15. 15
1 9. 30
15. 38
16. 36
1 8 .0 9

15. 56
1 6 .2 0
16. 77
15. 76
1 5. 14

—
—
--—

—
—
—
—
16. 10
1 3 .4 6
1 6. 72
16. 71
1 7 .9 5

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

5. 31
1 2 /7 .4 5
4 .9 6
6. 54
6. 23
6 .4 0

1 2 /T . 94
4 .9 6
6 .4 4
6 .2 3
6 .4 0

1 2 /8 .1 8
4 .9 6
1 3 /6 .9 4
6 .2 4
6. 14

4 .9 9
6. 76
5. 57
5 .8 1
8 .4 4

—
—
—
...

—
—
—

:::
—

5. 31
6 .9 2
5. 74
6. 36
5 .9 4

1 5 .5 6
1 6 .2 1
16. 77
15. 76
15. 14
19. 57
1 2 .9 2
16. 12
1 8 .4 5
16. 97

—
—
—

15. 56
1 6 .2 1
16. 77
15. 76
15. 14
...
—
—
—
—
15. 15
19. 30
1 5 .4 5
1 6. 36
18. 09

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

12/ 8 .2 1
T / 5 .1 5
6 .9 4
5 / 6 .6 6
~ 6. 14

1 2 /8 .2 1
5 . 15
6 .9 4
6. 66
6. 14

15. 56
1 6 .2 1
16. 77
1 5. 76
1 5. 14

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
16. 10
1 3 .4 6
1 6. 72
16. 71
17. 95

S L A C K S , rayon / a ce tate
g a b a rd in e , fair w o rk m an s h i p ( A - 1 36)or c lea n w ork ­
m a n sh ip ( A - 137)
D e c.
5 .7 2

5. 72

5. 72

5. 56
6 .7 0
6 .4 7
6. 73

5 .3 6
6. 70
6. 30
6. 73

5. 17 5 /
6. 70
6 .2 5
6. 73

- 136
- 137
- 136
- 136
- 137

O ct.
T7T8
6. 76
5 .7 7
5. 81
7 .7 1

5. 18
6. 76
5. 77
5 .8 1
7 .7 1

- 136
- 137
- 136
- 137
- 136

N ov.
“ 5747
( 3 /)
5 .8 5
6 .5 6
5 .9 7

- 136
- 136
- 136
- 137
- 137

D e c.
5 .7 6
5 .5 9
5 . 18
6 .6 2
6. 36

D e tr o it ----- ■
----------------------L o s A n g e l e s --------------------New Y o rk ------------------------P h il a d e lp h ia ---------------------

A - 136 8 /
A - 137
A - 136
A - 137 8 /
A - 137
A - 136

B o s t o n -------------------------------K a n sa s C i t y --------------------M in n ea p o lis -------------------P i t t s b u r g h ------------------------P o r tla n d , O r e g o n ----------

A
A
A
A
A

C h i c a g o ------------------------------

A
A
A
A
A

C lev e la n d ------------------------Hous t o n -----------------------------Scranton ---------------------------S e a t t l e ------------ ------------------W ash in gton , D . C . ---------A t l a n t a -------------------------------B a l t i m o r e ------------------------C i n c i n n a t i ------------------------St. L o u is ------------------------San F r a n c i s c o -----------------

See footnotes on page




A
A
A
A
A
45

.

5/

5 .3 1

5 .3 1

5. 31

4 .9 7
6. 70
6 .2 5
6 .4 0

4 . 77
6 .7 0
6 .2 5
6 .4 0

4 .9 6
6. 54
6 .2 4
6 .4 0

4 .9 6
6. 33
6. 24
6 .4 0

—
—
—

—
—
—

—
—
—

—
—
—

---

---

4 .9 9
6 .7 6
5 .5 7
5 .8 1
8 .4 4

---

...

—

—

— -

5 .4 7
( 3 /)
T. 85
6. 36
5 .9 7

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

—
—

5/ 5 .3 1

—
--14/ 5 .2 8
5 .5 9
4 .9 8
6. 62
5 / 6 .5 6

—
...

5 .4 7
7 . 34
5 .8 5
6. 36
5 .9 4

—
...

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

5. 08
5. 19
4 .9 8
6 .4 4
6 .5 6

—

5/
~

— -

—
—
—

—
—
—
—

---

4 .9 9
6. 76
5. 37
5. 65
8 . 74

—

—

—

—
...

12/ 8 .2 1
5 . 15
6 .9 4
6 .6 6
6 . 14

—
—

—
—

—
—

—
...

n
5 . 31

--5 .2 4
5 .5 9
4 .9 8
6 . 39
7 . 36

...
—
—

6 . 36
5 .9 4

...
—
—
—

—

...
5 .2 4
5 .5 9
4 .9 8
6 .4 2
7 . 36

Table 2 - APPAREL:
Average retail prices of selected commodities and services
in 20 cities, last quarter of 1954 to December 1955, monthly and quarterly - Continued
A.

Ite m and city

S p e c.
no.

MEN' S OUTERW EAR

-

Continued

1955
1954
Jan.

Feb.

M a r ch

A p r il

$ 3 .5 2
3. 37
3 .4 8
3. 62
3. 78

$ 3 .5 2
3. 37
3 .4 8
3. 62
3. 78

$ 3.
3.
3.
3.
3.

M ay

July

June

A u g.

Sept.

O ct.

N ov.

D e c.

W O R K T R O U S E R S , clean
w o rk m a n sh ip , cotton tw ill
( A - 170), cotton c o v e r t ( A ^ A ^l’72^r cotton

wk*Pcor<*

C h i c a g o ----------------------- -D e tr o it ------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ---------------N ew Y o r k ........................
P h il a d e lp h ia ----------------

A
A
A
A
A

- 170
- 170
- 170
- 170
- 170

D ec.
3/$3^45
8 / 3 . 37
15/ 3. 48
1 / 3 . 75
5 / 3 . 78

$ 3 .5 2
3. 37
3 .4 8
3. 63
3. 78

B o s t o n --------------------------K a n sa s C i t y ---------------M inn eap olis ---------------P i t t s b u r g h --------------------P o rtla n d , O r e g o n -----

A - 171
A - 170
A - 170
A - 172
A - 170

O c t.
2 793
3 .4 9
3. 31
3. 87
3. 48

2 .9 3
3. 49
3. 31
3. 87
3 .4 8

—
—
—
—

C leveland --------------------H o u s t o n ----------------------Scranton -----------------------

A - 170
A - 170
A - 171
A - 172
A - 170
A - 170

N ov.
3. 83
3 .2 2
2 . 89
3. 50
3 .4 8
3 .9 7

—
—

( 1 /)

A
A
A
A
A
A

- 170
- 170
- 170
- 171
- 170
- 170

D e c.
8 /7 3 ^
5 / 3. 69
( 1 /)
£7 79
8 /3 .4 2
3. 64

C h i c a g o ------------------------D e tr o it ------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ---------------New Y o r k --------------------P h ilad elp h ia - - - - - - - -

A
A
A
A
A

- 178
- 178
- 179
- 178
- 178

—
—
—
—

B o s t o n -----------------------—
K a n sa s C i t y ---------------M inn eap olis ---------------P i t t s b u r g h --------------------P o r tla n d , O r e g o n -----

A - 179
A - 179
A - 178
A - 178
A - 179

C lev e la n d ------- -H ouston - - -------Scranton ----------------------S e a t t l e --------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . -----

A
A
A
A
A

- 178
- 179
- 178
- 179
- 178

A tlanta ------------------------B a l t i m o r e --------------------C in c in n a t i--------------------St. L o u is --------------------San F r a n c i s c o ------------

A
A
A
A
A

- 178
- 178
- 178
- 179
- 179

C h icago ------------------------D e tr o it ------------------------L o s A n g e le s ---------------New Y o r k ----- --------------P h il a d e lp h ia ----------------

A
A
A
A
A

- 185
- 186
- 185
- 185
- 185

B o sto n - - - - - - - - - - - - K a n sa s C i t y ----------------M inn eap olis ---------------P ittsb u rg h ------------------P o rtla n d , O r e g o n -----

A
A
A
A
A

- 185
- 185
- 185
- 185
- 186

1! 5 1
1 .4 1
1. 70
( 1 5 /)

C lev e la n d --------------------H o u s t o n ------------------------Scranton ----------------------S e a t t l e --------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . -----

A
A
A
A
A

- 185
- 185
- 185
- 186
- 185

N ov.
TTST
1 .5 4
1 .4 6
( 1 5 /)
1789

A t la n t a --------------------------B a l t i m o r e --------------------C in c in n a t i--------------------St. L o u is ------------ -------San F r a n c is c o ------------

A
A
A
A
A

- 185
- 185
- 186
- 185
- 186

A t la n t a --------------------------B a ltim o r e -------------------C in c in n a t i--------------------St. L o u is -------------------San F r a n c is c o - - --------

3. 83
3. 22
O 00

S e a t t l e ---------------------■
-----W ash in gton , D . C . -----

—
—
—
—

:::

3 .9 7

52
37
48
63
78

2 .9 3
3. 52
3. 31
3. 87
3. 48

$ 1 .5 2
3. 37
3 .4 8
3. 63
3. 78

—
—
—
—

—
—
—

—
—

---

---

3 .9 3
3. 13
2 .8 9
3. 50
3 .4 8
3 .9 7

—
—

—
—

—

---

3. 35
3. 69
( 1 /)
2 77 6
3 .4 2
3. 64

:::
.--

2 . 15
2 . 03
3 .2 5
2 .4 6
2 .4 2

2 . 15
2 . 03
3 .2 5
2 .4 5
2 . 42

2 . 15
1 .9 9
3 .2 2
2 .4 5
2 .4 2

2 . 15
1 .9 9
3. 22
2 .4 6
2 .4 2

___
—
—
—
—

3. 58
( 3 /)
27 05
( 3 /)
3 .4 5

___
—
—
—
—

___
—
—
—
—

___
—
—

___
—
—

—

—

2 .4 6
3. 32
2 .2 0
3 .4 7

---

—

an

___

___
—

___
—
—
—

—
—

—
—
—

___

$

3.
3.
3.
3.
3.

52
37
48
63
78

$ 3.
3.
3.
3.
3.

$ 3. 52
3. 37
3 .4 8
3. 63
3. 78

52
37
48
63
78

$ 3. 52
3. 37
3 .4 8
3. 63
3. 78

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

2 .9 1
3. 56
3. 31
3. 87
3. 48

—
—
—

—
—

—
—

3 .9 3
3. 04
2 .9 3

---

( 1 /)
3 .4 8
3 .9 7

—
—
---

—
—
---

--—
3. 35
3. 69
3 .2 3
2 . 84
3. 22
3. 56

...

2 . 15
1 .9 9
3. 22
2 . 46
2 .4 2

2 . 15
1 .9 9
3 .2 2
2 .4 6
2 .4 2

2 . 15
1 .9 9
3. 22
2 . 46
2 . 42

2 . 15
1 .9 9
3 .2 2
2 .4 6
2 .4 2

3. 58
3 .4 5
2 . 05
2 .4 1
3 .4 5

....
—
—
—
---

—
—
—
—

3. 58
3 .4 5
2 . 07
2 .4 1
3. 45

—
—
—

___
—
—
—
...

___
—
—
—

2 . 46
3. 32
2 .2 0
3 .4 7
2 . 68

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
___

___
—
—
—

1 .9 1
2 .4 6
2 . 34
3 .4 4
3. 51

—

—

___
—
—
—
---

1 .4 8
2 . 60
1. 50
1. 50
1. 60

1 .4 8
2 . 60
1 .5 0
1. 50
1. 60

—
—

1. 55
1. 51
1 .2 7
1. 70
2 . 69

—
—
—
—

—
—

—
—

—

—
— -

1 .6 1
1 .5 4
1 .4 6
2 . 83
1 .8 9

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

.

—
—
---

$ 3.
3.
3.
3.
3.

58
37
55
63
78

2. 81
3. 58
3. 31
3. 87
3 .4 8

—
—

--3. 35
3. 69
3. 23

$ 3.
3.
3.
3.
3.

58
37
55
63
78

___
—
___
—
3.
3.
2.
3.
3.
3.

94
04
93
50
68
9i

$

3.
3.
3.
3.
3.

58
37
55
63
78

___
—
___
—

—
—

--3. 35
3. 69
3 .2 3
( 1 /)
3. 22
3. 56

—
—

—
—

2 . 15
1 .9 9
3 .2 2
2 . 46
2 .4 4

2 . 15
1 .9 9
3 .2 2
2 . 46
2 . 44

2.-15
1 .9 9
3. 22
2 .4 6
2 . 44

2 . 15
2 . 03
3. 22
2 . 46
2 .4 4

—
—
—

3. 58
3 .4 5
1 .9 9
2 .4 4
3 .4 5

___
___
—

___
___
___

—
—
___

2 .4 4
3. 32
2 .2 0
3 .4 7
2 . 70

---

a /)
3. 22
3. 56

D U N G A R E E S , blue d e n im ,
reg u la tio n cu t, 10 o z . / y d .
w eight ( A - 178), or w e s te r n
cut,
12 1 /2
or
13 3 / 4
o z . / y d . w eight ( A - 179) 15 /

—
—
—

—

—

1 .9 1
2 .4 6
2 . 34
3 .2 7
3. 51

D e c.
T 7 i8
( 1 5 /)
1. 50
1 .5 0
1. 60

1 .4 8
2 . 68
1. 50
1. 50
1. 60

1 .4 8
2 . 68
1. 50
1 .4 9
1. 60

1 .4 8
2. 60
1. 50
1 .4 9
1. 60

1. 55
1 .4 8
1 .4 1
1 .7 0
2 . 69

—
—
—
—

—
—
—

1 .5 1
1 .5 4
1 .4 6
2 . 83
1 .8 9

—

—

--2 . 37
3. 32
2 .2 0
3 .4 7
2 . 68

—

—
—
—
___
---

---

...

___
___
___

___
—
---

___
___
___
---

1 .8 7
2 . 46
2 . 26
3. 38
3. 53

—
—
—

—
—
—
---

1 .9 1
2 .4 6
2 . 34
3. 38
3. 53

1 .4 8
2 . 60
1. 50
5/ 1. 55
1. 60

1 .4 8
2 . 60
1. 50
1. 55
1. 60

1 .4 8
2 . 60
1. 50
1. 55
1. 60

1 .4 8
2 . 60
1. 50
1. 55
1. 64

1 .4 8
2 . 60
1 .5 0
1. 55
1. 64

1. 56
2 . 60
1. 50
1. 55
1 .6 4

1.
2.
1.
1.
1.

—
—
—
—

1. 55
1 .5 1
1. 27
1. 70
2 . 69

—
—
—
—

___
—
—
—

1. 55
1 .5 1
1 .2 7
1. 68
2. 69

___
—
--—

___
—
—
—

—
—

—
___

—
___

___
___

—

—

—

—

---

---

—

---

1. 61
1 .4 5
1 .4 6
2 . 85
1. 89

1 .4 0
1. 56
2 . 61
1. 66
2 .9 2

—
—
—

—
___
___

_

W O R K S H IR T .
ca rd ed
c h a m b r a y (A - 185)or c a rd ed
cotton tw ill ( A - 186)
56
68
50
55
64

O ct.

D ec.
T 75?
1. 57
( 1 5 /)
1766
0 1 /)

---

_
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

—
—

--1. 54
1 .5 6
( 3 /)
17 66
2 .9 2

5/ 1 .4 2
1. 56
2 . 61
1. 66
2 .9 2

1 .6 1
5/ 1 .4 5
1 .4 6
2 . 83
1 .8 9

—
—
—

—
—
—

1

See footnotes on page 46<




___
___

_
—
1 .4 0
i . 62
2 . 61
1. 66
2 . 92

Table 2 - APPAREL:
Average retail prices of selected commodities and services
in 20 cities, last quarter of 1954 to December 1955, monthly and quarterly - Continued
A.

I t e m and city

M EN' S OUTERW EAR -

Continued

1955

Sp e c.
no.

1954
Jan.

Feb.

Ma rch

April

Ma y

Dec.
1 8/$ 0 . 2 4
. 26
1
.26
1
.2 9
1
. 31
1

$ 0 . 24
. 26
.26
.29
. 31

$0 . 24
. 26
.26
.2 9
. 31

$ 0 . 24
.26
.26
.2 9
. 31

$0.24
.26
.26
.2 9
. 31

$0 . 2 4
. 26
.26
5 / .2 7
. 31

. 28
. 24
. 23
.2 9
. 23

June

July

$0 .24
. 26
.26
.27
. 31

$0 . 24
.26
.2 6
. 27
. 31

Aug.

Sept.

O ct .

N o v.

$0 . 2 4
. 26
.26
.27
. 31

$ 0.24
.26
. 27
.27
. 31

Dec.

W O R K G L O V E S , twill
ca n va s with ins ide nap
f in is h, knit w r i s t
C h i c a g o -------------------------D e t r o i t -------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ----------------N ew Y o r k ........................
P h i l a d e l p h i a ----------------

A - 188.
A - 188.
A - 188.
A - 188.
A - 188.

B o s t o n ---------------------------K a n s a s C i t y ----------------Mi nn ea po li s ---------------P i t t s b u r g h --------------------P or tl an d, O r e g o n -----

A - 188. 1
A - 188. 1
A - 188 .1
A - 188 .1
A - 188. 1

Oct.
T2S
.26
.2 3
.29
. 24

Cl ev e la nd --------------------H o u s t o n ------------------------S c r a n t o n ----- ----------------S e a t t l e --------------------------Washington, D. C . -----

A - 188.
A - 188.
A - 188.
A - 18 8 .
A - 188.

No v.
. 32
. 26
. 31
. 24
. 38

—
—
—
—

. 32
.26
. 31
. 24
. 38

A t l a n t a ---------------------------B a l t i m o r e --------------------C i n c i n n a t i --------------------St. L o u i s --------------------San F r a n c i s c o ------------

A - 188. 1
A - 188. 1 8 /
A - 188.1
A - 188.1
A - 188. 1 8 /

Dec.
. 27
. 30
. 25
. 25
.2 7

—
—
—

—
—
—

—

—

1
1
1
1
1

—

.26
. 24
.2 3
.2 9
.2 2

—
—

—
—

—
—

—

—

B.

—

—
—
—

—
—

.2 9
. 30
.24
.2 5
. 27

—

—
—
—
---

—

—
—
—
—

—
—

—
. 32
.26
. 31
23
. 38

—
—

$0 . 2 4
. 26
. 26
. 27
. 31

.26
.24
.2 3
.2 9
.22

—
—
—

—

—

. 32
.26
. 30
.2 3
. 34

—

—

—

.2 9
. 30
(3 /)
. 25
. 27

—
—
—
...

—
—

—
—
—
...

—
--—

5/

—

$0 . 2 4
.26
. 26
.27
. 31

—
—
—
—

.26
.24
.22
.29
.2 2

—
—
—
—

$0 . 2 4
.26
. 27
.2 7
. 31

—
—
—
—

—

. 32
.26
. 30
.23
. 34

—
—

—
—
—
...

—
—
—
...

.29
. 30
(3 /)
. 25
. 27

—

—

—
—

—
—

—

.2 9
. 30
(3 /)
. 25
.2 7

—
—

M E N 'S FU RN ISH ING S A N D A C C E SSO R IE S

B U SIN ESS S H IR T , b r o a d ­
c lo th , 1 28 x 6 8 or 1 3 6 x 6 0 ,
co m bed y a r n , n a tio n ally
a d v e rtise d
C h i c a g o ------------------------D e tr o it ------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ----------------N ew Y o r k --------------------P h il a d e lp h ia ----------------

A -2 0 0
A -2 0 0
A -2 0 0
A -2 0 0
A -2 0 0

D ec.
17^5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5

3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5

3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3. 95

3. 95
3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5

3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5

3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5

3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5

3. 95
3. 95
3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5

3 .9 5
3. 95
3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5

3 .9 5
3. 95
3. 95
3 .9 5
3 .9 5

3. 95
3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5

3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3. 95

3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5

B o s t o n ---------------------------K a n sa s C i t y ----------------M in n e a p o lis ----------------P i t t s b u r g h --------------------P o r tla n d , O r e g o n -----

A -2 0 0
A -2 0 0
A -2 0 0
A -2 0 0
A -2 0 0

O ct.
3. 95
3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5

3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3. 95

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
---

3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5

—

—
—
—
—
---

3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
___
---

3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3. 95
3. 95
3 .9 5

___
—
—
___
---

___
___
___
___

C lev e la n d --------------------H o u s t o n ------------------------Scranton ---------------- -----S e a t t l e ---------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . -----

A -2 0 0
A -2 0 0
A -2 0 0
A -2 0 0
A -2 0 0

N ov.
3 .9 5
3. 70
3 .9 5
3. 95
3 .9 5

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

---

---

3 .9 5
3. 70
3 .9 5
3. 95
3 .9 5

___
___
—

---

3 .9 5
3. 70
3. 95
3 .9 5
3 .9 5

___
___
___
—
---

3 .9 5
3. 70
3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5

___
___
___
___
...

___
___
___
___
---

3 .9 5
3. 70
3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3. 95

___
___
___
___
—

A t la n t a --------------------------B a l t i m o r e --------------------C in c in n a t i----- --------------St. L o u is --------------------San F r a n c i s c o ----------

A -2 0 0
A -2 0 0
A -2 0 0
A -2 0 0
A -2 0 0

D e c.
TT88
8 /3 .8 8
3 .9 5
3. 95
3 .9 5

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

3. 88
3. 95
3 .9 5
3. 95
3 .9 5

___
—
—
—

___
—
—
—

___
—
—
—

—
—
—

---

3 .9 5
3. 95
3. 95
3 .9 5
3 .9 5

3 .9 5
3. 95
3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5

___
___
—
___
...

___
___
—
___
...

3. 95
3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3 .9 5
3. 95

C h i c a g o ------------------------D e tro it ------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ---------------New Y o r k --------------------P h ilad elp h ia ----------------

A -2 0 2
A - 2 02
A -2 0 2
A -2 0 2
A -2 0 2

D e c.
2743
2 . 16
1 .9 8
1 .9 1
2 . 37

2 . 48
2 . 16
1. 98
1 .9 1
2 . 31

2 . 48
2 . 16
1 .9 8
1 .9 1
2 . 19

2 .4 8
2 . 16
1 .9 8
1 .9 1
2 . 13

2 .4 8
2 . 23
1. 98
5 /1 .9 3
2 . 13

2 .4 8
2 .2 3
1 .9 8
1 .9 3
2 . 13

2 .4 8
2 .2 3
1. 98
1 .9 3
2 . 13

2 .4 8
2 . 23
1 .9 8
1 .9 3
2 . 13

2 .4 8
2 . 23
1 .9 8
1. 93
2 . 13

2 .4 8
2 . 23
1. 98
1 .9 3
1 .9 9

2 . 49
2 . 23
1 .9 8
1. 93
1 .9 9

2 . 49
2 .2 3
1 .9 8
1 .9 3
1 .9 9

2 .4 9
2 . 24
1. 98
1 .9 3
1 .9 9

B o s t o n ---------------------------K a n sa s C i t y ----------------M in n ea p o lis ---------------P i t t s b u r g h --------------------P o rtla n d , O r e g o n -----

A -2 0 2
A -2 0 2
A -2 0 2
A -2 0 2
A -2 0 2

O ct.
2. 32
2 .0 6
2 .0 8
2 . 46
2 .4 7

2 .2 3
2 . 06
2 . 08
2 .2 0
2 . 47

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
---

—
—
—
—
...

—
—

---

2 .2 3
2 . 06
2 . 05
2 .4 6
5 / 2 . 37

—
—

—
___
___
___
...

—
___
___
—
---

2 .2 3
1. 98
2 . 11
2 .4 6
2 . 37

___
___
___
___
---

___
___
___
___
—

C lev e la n d --------------------H o u s t o n ------------------------S cranton ----------------------S e a t t l e --------------------------W ash in g to n , D. C . -----

A -2 0 2
A -2 0 2
A -2 0 2
A -2 0 2
A -2 0 2

N ov.
2 .4 9
2 . 35
2 . 18
1 .9 8
2 .2 3

—
—
—
—
...

2 . 49
2 . 35
2 . 18
1 .9 8
2 .2 3

—
—
—
—

2 . 37
2 . 35
2 . 18
1 .9 8
2 .2 3

___
—
___
___
...

___
—
___
___

___
___
___
___

___
___

---

---

2 . 37
2 . 30
2 .2 0
1. 98
2 .2 3

___
___

---

2 . 18
2 . 30
2 .2 0
1. 98
2 .2 3

A t l a n t a --------------------------B a l t i m o r e --------------------C i n c i n n a t i --------------------St. L o u is --------------------San F r a n c i s c o ------------

A -2 0 2
A -2 0 2
A -2 0 2
A -2 0 2
A -2 0 2

D ec.
2 . 09
2 .2 6
( 3 /)
8 /2 .1 3
2 . 34

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

2 . 09
2 . 26
1 .9 9
2 . 13
( 3 /)

___
___
___
___

___
___
___
___

2 . 09
2 .2 6
1 .9 9
2 . 13
( 3 /)

___
___
___
___

___
___
___
___

2 . 09
2 .2 6
2 . 14
1 .9 8

---

—
—
---

—
--5/

BUSIN ESS S H IR T , b r o a d ­
c lo th ,
100 or 112 x 6 0,
ca rd ed yarn

See footnotes on page 46




--2 . 09
2 .2 6
( 3 /)
2 . 13
2 . 34

___
—
—
—
...
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

2 .2 3
I. 98
1/ 2 . 11
2 .4 6
2 . 37

_
___

_
_
---

an

Table 2 - APPAREL:
Average retail prices of selected commodities and services
in 20 cities, last quarter of 1954 to December 1955, monthly and quarterly - Continued
B.

Ite m and city

M E N 'S

FURNISH INGS AN D A C C E S S O R IE S -

Continued

1955

S p e c.
no.

1954
Jan.

Feb.

M a r ch

A p r il

$ 2 .9 9
2 .9 3
2 .9 8
2 .9 3
2 .9 8

$ 2 .9 9
2 .9 3
2 .9 8
2 .9 3
2 .9 8

$ 2 .9 9
2 .9 3
2 .9 8
2 . 94
2 .9 8

M ay

June

$ 2 .9 9
2 .9 3
2 .9 8
2 .9 4
2 .9 8

$ 2 .9 9
2 .9 3
2 .9 8
2 .9 4
2 .9 8

July

Aug.

Sept.

O ct.

$

$ 2 .9 9
2 . 93
2 .9 9
2 . 94
2 . 89

$ 2 .9 9
2. 93
2 .9 9
2. 94
2 . 89

N ov.

D e c.

P A J A M A S , cotton, printed
p e r c a le , 68 x 7 2 , or b ro a d ­
c lo th ,80 x 60 ( A -2 0 0 ) ;
or
broad cloth 100 x 60
or
112 x 60 ( A -2 2 1 )
C h i c a g o --------------------------D e tro it --------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ------------------N ew Y o r k ...........................
P h ila d e lp h ia -------------------

A -2 2 0
A -2 2 0
A -2 2 0
A -2 2 0
A -2 2 0

D e c.
$ 2 . 98
2 .9 6
2 .9 8
2 .9 5
2 .9 8

$ 2 .9 8
2 . 96
2 .9 8
2 .9 5
2 .9 8

Bo 8 t o n ----------------------------K a n sa s C i t y ------------------M inn eapolis - - - - - - - - P i t t s b u r g h ----------------------P o rtla n d , O r e g o n -------

A -2 2 0
A -2 2 1
A -2 2 0
A -2 2 1
A -2 2 0

O ct.
2 75 4
3. 31
2 .9 8
3. 80
3. 14

2 . 64
3. 31
2 .9 8
3 .8 0
3. 14

C lev ela n d ----------------------H o u s t o n --------------------------Scranton ------------------ -S e a t t l e ----- -------- --------------W ash in gton , D. C . --------

A -2 2 0
A -2 2 0
A -2 2 1
A -2 2 1
A -2 2 0

Atlan ta --------------------------B a l t i m o r e ----------------------C incinnati ---------------------St. L o u is ----------------------San F r a n c i s c o --------------

A -2 2 0
A -2 2 0
A -2 2 1
A -2 2 0
A -2 2 1

D ec.
2795
2 .8 9
3 .4 8
3. 18
3. 77

C h i c a g o --------------------------D e tr o it ----------------------- -L o s A n g e l e s ------------------N ew Y o r k ...........................
P h il a d e lp h ia -------------------

A -2 3 0
A -2 3 0
A -2 3 0
A -2 3 0
A -2 3 0

D ec.
T 55
.4 9
. 52
. 52
. 58

B o s t o n ----------------------------K a n sa s C i t y ------------------M in n ea p o lis - - - - - - - - P ittsb u rg h -------------P o rtla n d , O r e g o n -------

A -2 3 0
A -2 3 0
A -2 3 0
A -2 3 0
A -2 3 0

. 54
.5 9
. 54
. 57

A -2 3 0
A -2 3 0
A -2 3 0
A -2 3 0
A -2 3 0

N ov.
“7 5 0
.5 1
.5 5
. 58
. 56

—
—
—
—

2 . 64
3. 31
2 .9 8
3. 80
3. 14

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
...

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
...

2 .9 8
3 .4 8
3 .4 4
3. 57
3 .2 3

—
—
—
...

$ 2 .9 9
2 .9 3
2 .9 8
2 . 94
2 . 98
2.
3.
2.
3.
3.

64
31
98
80
23

2 .9 9
2 . 93
2 . 98
2 . 94
2 .9 8

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

2 . 64
3. 31
2 .9 8
3. 80
3. 14

$

2 . 99
2. 93
2 .9 9
2 . 94
2 . 89

—
—
—
—

$

2 .9 9
2 . 96
2 . 99
2 . 94
2 . 89

—
—
—
—

N ov.

U N D E R S H IR T ,
cotton, r ib knit

T M
3 .4 8
3 .3 9
3. 38
3 .2 3

—
—
—
—

2 . 98
3 .4 8
3. 39
3 .5 7
3 .2 3

—
—
—

—
—
—

. 56
.4 9
. 50
. 52
. 58

2 .9 8
2 . 98
3 .4 8
3. 18
3. 80

.5 7
.4 9
. 52
. 52
.5 8

—
—
...

—

2 . 98
2 .9 8
5 /3 .2 4
3. 18
3. 80

—
—
—
---

2 . 98
3 .4 8
3. 39
3. 57
3. 23

—
—
—

—
—
—

. 57
.4 9
. 52
. 53
. 58

. 57
.4 9
. 52
. 53
. 58

. 57
.4 9
. 52
. 53
. 58

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

. 55
. 54
. 59
.5 1
. 57

. 58
.5 1
. 55
. 56
. 54

—
—
—
...

—
—
—
...

—
...

—
—
—

—
—
—

---

---

2.
2.
3.
3.
3.

98
98
24
18
80

2 . 98
3. 48
3. 39
3. 57
3 .2 3

—
—
—

—
—
—

. 57
.4 9
. 52
. 53
. 58

. 57
.4 9
. 52
. 53
• 58

—
—
—
--2.
3.
3.
3.
3.

98
04
24
18
80

com bed

.5 7
.4 9
. 52
.5 2
. 58

. 57
.4 9
. 52
. 52
. 58

. 57
.4 9
. 52
. 52
. 58

. 57
.4 9
. 52
. 53
. 58

. 57
.4 9
. 52
. 53
. 58

O ct.

C lev ela n d ---------------------H ouston - - - - - - - - - - - - Scranton ------------------------S e a t t l e ----------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . --------

. 55
. 54
.5 9
. 54
.5 7

—
—
—
—

—

—

—

—
—

—
—

—

.6 0
.5 1
. 53
.5 9
. 55

...
—
—
—
...

. 55
. 54
.5 9
. 54
. 57

—
—
—
...

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

. 58
.5 1
. 53
. 57
. 54

—
—
—
---

. 55
.5 5
.5 9
.5 1
. 57

—

—

—
—
—

—
—
—

—
...

.
.
.
.
.

—
—
—

—

60
51
55
57
54

—

D e c.
Atlan ta --------------------------B a l t i m o r e ----------------------C i n c in n a t i----------------------St. L o u is ----------------------San F r a n c i s c o --------------

A -2 3 0
A -2 3 0
A -2 3 0
A -2 3 0
A -2 3 0

~TU
1/
?/

.5 1
.6 6
.5 8
. 60

...
—
—
—

...
—
—
—
...

.
.
.
.
.

.
.
.
.
.

. 60
.5 1
.6 6
. 57
. 61

—
—

—
—
—

. 60
.5 1
. 64
.5 8
. 61

—
—
—

—
—
—

. 60
.5 1
. 64
. 58
. 61

—
—
—

—
—
—

. 60
.5 1
. 65
. 58
. 61

.
.
.
.
.

.
.
.
.
.

.
.
.
.
.

.
.
.
.
.

.
.
.
.
.

.
,
.
.
.

.
.
.
.
.

.
.
.
.
.

.
.
.
.
.

—

SH O R TS, cotton, p rinted
bro a d clo th , 80 x 60 ( A -2 3 4 )
or 100 x 60 ( A -2 3 6 )
C h i c a g o --------------------------D e tr o it - - - - - - - - - - - - L o s A n g e le s -----------------N ew Y o r k ...........................
P h il a d e lp h ia ---------------- --

A -2 3 4
A -2 3 4
A -2 3 4
A -2 3 4
A -2 3 4

D e c.
"7 5 ?
. 68
. 64
. 60
. 66

B o sto n - - - - - - - - - - - - - K a n sa s C i t y -----------------M in n ea p o lis ------------------P ittsb u rg h ---------------- -----P o r tla n d , O r e g o n --------

A -2 3 4
A -2 3 6
A -2 3 4
A -2 3 4
A -2 3 4

O ct.
"7 5 2
1 6 /.6 5
~ .6 6
.6 6
.6 9

C lev e la n d --------- ------------H o u s t o n ----- ------------------- -Scranton ------------------------S e a t t l e -----------------------------W a sh in g to n , D . C . --------

A -2 3 4
A -2 3 4
A -2 3 4
A -2 3 4
A -2 3 4

N ov.
757
. 64
. 67
. 67
. 70

A -2 3 4
A -2 3 4
A -2 3 4
A -2 3 6
A -2 3 4

D ec.
7 5 ?
. 68
. 66
I V . 64
57 -7 0

A t la n t a --------- - - - — -------B a l t i m o r e ---------------- -----C in c in n a t i---------------------S t. L o u i s ------------ ---------San F r a n c i s c o ----- --

See footnotes on page 46.




63
68
62
60
66

. 62
.9 7
.6 6
. 65
. 69

___
—

...
—
...
—

63
68
62
60
66

—
—
—

5/
“
5/

.
.
.
.
.

65
68
65
60
66

—
—
___

...

...

. 67
. 62
.6 5
.6 6
.6 7

___
—

—
—
—

...
. 64
. 68
.6 6
. 75
. 71

65
68
65
60
66

. 62
.9 3
. 66
. 65
.6 9

—
—
—
---

—
—
—

65
68
65
60
66

___
—
___
...
. 67
5 / .6 5
? / .6 9
17/1. 14
. 67

—
___
—

65
68
65
60
66

—
—
—
---

___
___
—

65
68
65
60
66

. 62
.9 3
.6 6
. 66
17/1. 16

___
___

--. 70
. 68
. 66
. 75
.6 9

___
___
___

65
68
65
60
66

65
68
65
60
66

—
—

—
—

---

---

__

. 67
. 65
. 67
1 7 /1 .1 4
T / . 68

___
___
___

__

___
___
—

. 70
. 68
. 66
. 75
.7 1

65
68
65
61
66

. 62
.9 3
. 66
. 68
1 7 /1 . 16

___
___
___
---

___
___
___

65
68
65
61
66

65
68
65
61
66

___
—

___
___

---

---

__
.
.
.
1 7 /1 .
.

67
65
69
14
68

___
___
___

__

___
___
--. 70
.6 8
. 66
. 79
. 73

TabLe 2 - APPAREL:
Average retail prices of selected commodities and services
in 20 cities, last quarter of 1954 to December 1955, monthly and quarterly - Continued
B.

I t e m and city

Spec.
no.

M E N ' S F URNI SHI NGS A N D A C C E S S O R I E S -

Continued

1955
1954
Feb.

Jan.

March

Ap r i l

Ma y

June

$0

$0 .4 9
. 50
. 74
. 52
. 58

$0

$0 .4 9
. 50
. 74
. 52
. 58

Aug.

July

Sept.

O ct .

$0 .5 1
. 50
. 74
1 8/ . 8 4
. 58

$0

N ov .

Dec.

S O C K S , cotton, d r e s s ,
m e r c e r i z e d , 2 20 - 240
n e e dl e s
(A-2 40) ;
Argyle
knit, national ly a dv e rt i se d
( A - 2 4 2 A ) ; or not national ly
advertised (A -2 42B )
Dec.
$0 -49
. 50
. 74
. 52
. 58

C h i c a g o --------------------------D et ro it --------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ---------------N ew Y o r k ----------------------P h i l a d e l p h i a ------------------

A-240
A-240
A-242B
A-240
A-240

B o s t o n -----------------------------K a n s a s C i t y ------------------Mi nn ea po li s ------------------Pi t ts bur gh -------------- -----Po r tl a nd , O r e g o n --------

A-240
A-242B
A-240
A-240
A-242B

C l e v e l a n d ------------------------H o u s t o n --------------------------Scrant on ------------------------S e a t t l e -----------------------------Was hington, D. C . --------

A-240
A-242B
A-240
A - 242A
A-240

.
.
1.
.

A-242B
A-240
A-240
A-240
A-242B

Dec.
770
. 45
8/
. 58
. 48
. 69

$0

.4 9
. 50
. 74
. 52
. 58

Oct.
. 58
.4 5
. 57
.71
19/ .62

. 57
. 66
. 57
.7 1
. 72

19/

$0

.4 9
. 50
. 74
. 52
. 58

—
—
—

.4 9
. 50
. 74
. 52
. 58

___
—
—
---

---

.5 7
.6 6
. 57
. 71
.6 9

.4 9
. 50
. 74
. 52
. 58

___
___
—
---

___
___
—

$0 .5 1
. 50
. 74
.5 2
.58

$ 0.5 1
. 50
. 74
. 52
. 58
. 57
. 66
. 57
.7 1
. 69

___
___
—
___

18/

.5 1
.50
.71
.84
. 58

$0

. 51
. 50
. 71
.84
.5 8

18/

---

.47
.64
. 54
1. 00
.7 5

___
___
---

_
_

___

—

___
---

___
___
___
---

___

20/

. 57
.66
1.0 0
.69
.6 9

___
___
...

___

_

.5 1
$0
.50
. 74
. 8 4 18/
. 5 8 ~~

—

___

_
_

Nov.

A t l a n t a --------------------- -------B a l t i m o r e ----------------------Cincinnati ----------------------St. L o ui s ----------------------San F r a n c i s c o --------------

64
54
00
75

—

. 47
. 64
. 54
1.00
. 75

—
—

—
—

—

—
. . .

—
—

___

---

___
___

___
___

—

—

___

___

_
. 70
.4 5
. 58
.4 8
. 69

C.

.4 7
. 64
. 54
1.00
. 75

BOYS'

_

_

—

—

___

_
___

. 70
.4 5
. 58
.46
. 69

.47
. 64
. 54
1.0 0
. 75

—
___
___

___

_
_

___
___
---

. 70
.4 5
. 58
.46
. 69

___

—

_

---

_
—

_

. 70
.4 5
.5 8
.46
.6 9

_
_

APPAREL

S U IT ,
2 - p ie c e , a ll new
w o o l( A -3 1 0 ) , r a y o n /a c e ta te
suiting ( A - 3 14 ), or nylon
blend ( A - 315)
C h i c a g o --------------------------D e tr o it --------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ------------------New Y o r k ...........................
P h il a d e lp h ia -------------------

AAAAA-

315
310
315
310
310

D ec.
2 4 .9 5
30. 37
2 1 . 59
2 9 . 76
2 8 . 72

24.
30.
21.
29.
28.

95
37
59
76
72

B o s t o n -----------------------------K a n sa s C i t y ------------------M in n ea p o lis ------------------P i t t s b u r g h ----------------------P o rtla n d , O r e g o n --------

A - 310
A - 314
A - 310
A - 310
A - 310

O ct.
2 7 .2 2
1 9 .9 3
3 0. 54
3 0. 59
2 9 .2 2

27.
20.
31.
30.
29.

22
53
54
59
22

C lev e la n d ----------------------H o u s t o n --------------------------S cranton ------------------------S e a t t l e -----------------------------W a sh in g to n , D . C . --------

A - 310
A - 314
A - 310
A - 310
A - 310

N ov.
3 4. 36
( 3 /)
2 7 . 12
2 8 . 11
3 0 . 70

A t la n t a -----------------------------B a l t i m o r e ----------------------C i n c i n n a t i ----------------------S t. L o u is ----------------------San F r a n c i s c o --------------

A - 314
A - 310
A - 310
A -3 1 0
A - 310

D ec.
2 27 4 6
3 3 .4 7
3 2 .4 8
2 6 . 32
2 9 .2 6

C h i c a g o ---------------------------D e tro it --------------------------L o s A n g e l e s -----------------New Y o rk ...........................
P h il a d e lp h ia -------------------

A -3 2 1
A -3 2 1
A -3 2 1
A -3 2 1
A -3 2 1

D ec.
4 . 40
4 . 64
4 . 46
4 . 78
8 /4 .9 7

4 .4 0
4 . 64
4 .4 6
4 . 78
4 . 97

B o s t o n -----------------------------K a n sa s C i t y ------------------M in n ea p o lis ------------------P i t t s b u r g h ----------------------P o r tla n d , O r e g o n -------

A -3 2 1
A -3 2 0
A -3 2 1
A -3 2 1
A -3 2 1

O ct.
4 . 58
3 . 65
4 .8 1
4 .9 6
4 . 36

4 . 58
3. 65
4 . 81
4 .9 6
4 . 56

—
—
—
---

—
—
—

2 4 . 95
2 9 . 70
2 1 .5 9
2 9 . 76
2 8. 72

( 3 /)
3 0. 74
2 1 .5 9
2 9 . 76
2 8 . 72

36
67
72
11
59

—
—

—

( 1 /)
07)
0 /)
0 /)
0 /)

( 1 /)
0 /)
0 /)
0 /)
0 /)

( 1 /)
0 /)
0 /)
0 /)
0 /)

( 1 /)
0 /)
0 /)
0 /)
0 /)

( 1 /)
0 /)
0 /)
0 /)
0 /)

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
34.
20.
25.
28.
30.

2 4 .9 5
3 0. 04
2 1 . 59
2 9 . 76
2 8 . 72

( i /)
0 /)
0 /)
0 /)
0 /)

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

( 1 /)
0 /)
0 /)
0 /)
0 /)

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

—
—
—

—
—
—

—
—

—
—
—

---

( 1 /)
0 /)
0 /)
0 /)
(I /)

( 1 /)
0 /)
0 /)
0 /)
0 /)

—
—
—

---

4 .4 0
4 . 82
4 . 12
4 . 78
4 . 96

IV2 0 . 92

3 0. 74
2 1 .5 9
2 9 . 35
2 8 . 72

3 0 . 74
2 1 .5 9
3 0 . 18
2 8 . 72

___
—
—
—

—
—
—

IV 2 0 .9 2

2 1 .9 6
3 1. 87
3 1 .2 2
2 6 . 83
2 9 .1 8

—

---

—
—
—

---

( 1 /)
0 /)
0 /)
0 /)
0 /)

4 .4 0
4 . 82
4 . 12
4 . 78
4 . 96

4 .4 0
4 . 82
4 .2 9
4 . 78
4 .9 6

4 .4 0
4 .8 2
4 .2 9
4 . 78
4 .9 6

—
—

—
—

—

—

—

—

5. 36
( 3 /)
47 12
4 . 94
5 .7 2

—
—
—
---

—
—
---

2 /2 6 .2 2
2 0 . 13
3 1 .5 4
3 0 . 59
2 9 .2 2

j __
--—
---

2 1 .9 6
3 0 .4 7
>3/30. 60
2 6 . 63
3 0. 02

—
—
—
—
3 4 . 36
2 0 . 67
2 8 .0 2
2 8 .2 8
3 0 .7 1

—
—
—
---

—
—

4 .4 0
4 .9 6
4 .3 6
4 .7 8
4 .9 6

4 .4 0
4 .9 6
4 . 36
4 .4 5
4 .9 6

—

—

2 1 /2 0 .9 2
3 0. 74
2 1 .5 9
3 0. 18
2 8 . 72

—
—
—
—

___
—
—
—
2 1 .9 6
3 0 .4 7
3 0. 60
2 6 . 63
3 0 .0 2

SLACK S,
g a b a rd in e ,
r a y o n /a c e ta te
( A -3 2 0 )
or nylon blend ( A -3 2 1 )

C lev ela n d ----------------------H o u s t o n --------------------------S cranton ------------------------S e a t t l e -----------------------------W ash in g to n , D . C . -------

A -3 2 1
A -3 2 1
A -3 2 1
A -3 2 1
A -3 2 1

N ov.
~ 5 73 6
( 3 /)
47 29
4 . 73
5 . 57

A tlan ta ----------------------------B a l t i m o r e ----------------------C in c in n a t i----------------------St. L ou is ----------------------San F r a n c i s c o --------------

A -3 2 1
A -3 2 1
A -3 2 0
A -3 2 0
A -3 2 1

D e c.
874798
4 . 97
4 . 19
3. 66
8 / 4 . 18

—
—
—

4 .4 0
5 / 4 .8 2
4 .4 6
4 . 78
4 . 97

4 .4 0
4 . 82
4 .4 5
4 .7 8
4 . 96

—
—

—
—

—
—

—
—

5. 36
( 3 /)
4 . 12
4 . 94
5 .5 7

—
—
—
...

—

—

—
—

—
—

4 .9 8
5 . 17
4 . 19
3. 57
4 . 15

4 . 58
5 / 3 .4 8
4 .8 1
4 . 96
4 . 35

—
—
—
---

5/

—

—

—
—

—
—

4 .9 8
5. 17
5 / 3. 74
3. 57
4 . 15

4 .4 0
5 /4 .9 6
4 .2 9
4 . 78
4 . 96

4 .5 8
3 .4 8
4 .8 1
4 .9 6
4 . 35

—
—




—
--—

—
—
—

—
—
—

—

5. 36
( 3 /)
4 .2 8
4 . 94
5 . 73

—

—

—

—
—
—

___
—

—

il

See footnotes on page 4 6*

4 .4 0
4 .9 6
4 . 30
4 . 78
4 . 96

4 .9 8
4 .9 7
3. 98
3 .5 8
4 . 35

5/

4 . 58
3 .4 8
2 4/ 4 .8 8
4 .9 6
4 . 35

—
—
—
—

—
—
—

4 .4 0
4 .9 6
4 . 36
4 .4 5
4 .9 6

___
—

___
—

—

—

—

—

5 . 37
( 3 /)
C28
4 .9 4
5 .7 3

—
___
___

—
—
—

4 .9 8
4 .9 7
3 .9 8
3 .5 8
4 .3 5

---

Table 2 - APPAREL:
Average retail prices of selected commodities and services
in 20 cities, last quarter of 1954 to December 1955, monthly and quarterly - Continued
C.

S p e c.
no.

Ite m and city

BO YS'

APPAREL -

Continued

1955
1954
Jan.

F eb.

M a r ch

A p r il

M ay

$ 2 .0 7
1 .9 6
2 . 77
( 3 /)
2 . 17

$ 2 . 07
1 .9 6
2 . 77
1 .9 4
2 . 17

$ 2 .0 7
2 . 01
2 . 77
1 .9 4
2 . 15

$ 2 . 07
2 . 01
2 . 77
1 .9 4
2 . 15

$ 2 . 07
2 .0 1
2 .7 7
1. 94
2 . 15

June

July

$ 2 . 07
2 .0 1
2 . 77
1 .9 4
2 . 15

$ 2.
2.
2.
1.
2.

Aug.

Sept.

$ 2 . 07
1 .9 7
2 . 77
1 .9 1
2 . 11

$ 2. 07
1 .9 7
2 . 77
1 .9 2
2 . 14

O ct.

N ov.

D e c.

D U N G A R E E S , blue denim ,
10 o z . / y d . o r 12 1 /2 -1 3
o z . / y d . (See appendix C)

i/4

C h i c a g o --------------------------D e tro it --------------------------L o s A n g e l e s -----------------New Y o rk a ---------------- -----P h il a d e lp h ia ----- -------- --

D ec.
A - 36 0 . 1 $ 2 .0 7
—
A -3 6 0 .1
—
A - 3 6 2 .1
—
A -3 6 0 . 1
2 . 17
A -3 6 0 . 1

B o s t o n ----------------------------K a n sa s C ity - - - - - - - - M in n ea p o lis ------------------P i t t s b u r g h ----------------------P o rtla n d , O r e g o n --------

A -3 6 0 . 1
A -3 6 2 .1
A - 3 62 . 1
A -3 6 0 . 1
A -3 6 2 .1

C lev e la n d ----------------------H o u s t o n --------------------------S c r a n t o n ----- ------------------S e a t t l e ----------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . --------

A -3 6 0 . 1
A -3 6 0 . 1
A -3 6 0 . 1
A -3 6 2 .1
A -3 6 2 . 1

O ct.
2 . 12
—
—
—
---

2 . 12
2 .9 3
2 .9 7
2 . 18
2 . 59

—
—
—
...

—
—
—
...

2 . 06
2 . 88
2 .9 7
2 . 18
2 .5 9

—
—
—
...

—
—
—
....

1. 75
1 .7 6
2 . 74
( 3 /)
(I / )

...
—
—
—
...

2 . 03

1 .9 9
( 3 /)
an
1785
1 .9 1

—
—
—
...

07
01
77
80
15

—
—
—
...

2 . 05
3. 04
2 .9 7
2 . 15
2 . 62

—
—
—
...

—
—
—
...

—
—
—
...

—
—
—
...

$

5/
~

2 . 07
1 .9 7
2 . 77
1 .9 2
2 . 14
2 . 05
2 .9 6
2 .9 7
2 .1 0
2 . 62

$

2 .0 7
1 .9 7
2 . 77
1 .9 4
2 . 14

—
—
—
...

$

2 . 07
1 .9 7
2 . 77
1. 94
2 . 14

—
—
—
...

N ov.
—
2 . 02
—

—
—
—

---

2 5 /2 .7 8
1. 75
2 . 02
2 . 61
( 3 /)

2 5 /2 .7 8
1. 80
2 .0 2
2 . 61
3 .2 2

5 /2 .
1.
2.
2.
3.

77
82
02
65
22

2 5 /2 . 77
1. 82
2 . 02
2 . 65
3 .2 2

—
—
—
...

—
—
—
...
...
—
—
—
...

...
—
—
—
...

( 1 /)

0 /)

...
—
—
—
...

D ec.
A t la n t a -----------------------------B a ltim o r e ----------------------C in c in n a t i----------------------S t. L o u is ----------------------San F r a n c is c o - - - - - - -

A -3 6 0 . 1
A -3 6 0 . 1
A -3 6 2 . 1
A -3 6 2 . 1
A -3 6 2 .1

—
2 . 74
—
...

—
—
—
—
...

—
—
—
...

0 /)
0 /)
07)
07)

( 1 /)
£ /)
C l/)
07)

( i/)
0 /)

...
—
—

07)
—

—

—
—
—

( i /)
07)
07)
07)

—
—
—
...

1 .7 5
1. 76
2 £/2 . 56
2 . 86
2 . 60

—
—
—
...

...
—
—
—
...

1. 67
1 .7 9
2 . 56
2. 86
2 . 60

an
an
an
an

1. 67
1 .9 2
2 . 56
2 . 86
2 . 60

SPORT
S H I R T , sh o rt
s le e v e s , cotton broadcloth,
pop lin , or tw ill

P h il a d e lp h ia -------------------

A - 3 7 0A
A -3 7 0 A
A -3 7 0 A
A -3 7 0 A
A -3 7 0 A

June
8 /2 7 1 )5
8 /1 .6 5
“ 1 .7 5
8 / 1. 64
8 /2 .3 6

B o s t o n ----------------------------K a n sa s C ity - - - - - - - - M in n ea p o lis --------------—
P i t t s b u r g h ----------------------P o r tla n d , . O r e g o n --------

A -3 7 0 A
A -3 7 0 A
A -3 7 0 A
A -3 7 0 A
~ ( 9 /)

S
1. 85
( 3 /)
2 .”05
—

C lev e la n d ----------------------H o u s t o n --------------------------Scranton ------------------------S e a t t l e --------------------------- -W ash in gton , D . C . --------

A -3 7 0 A
A -3 7 0 A
A -3 7 0 A
A -3 7 0 A
A -3 7 0 A

1 .8 5
( 3 /)
1 ."66
1 .8 4

A -3 7 0 A
A -3 7 0 A
A -3 7 0 A
A -3 7 0 A
A -3 7 0 A

June
8 /T 7 5 9
1 .9 8
1 .5 9
1. 72
8 /2 .2 5

C h i c a g o ----- ------------------- -D e tr o it ----------------------- —
L o s A n g e l e s -------------------

A t la n t a -----------------------------B a ltim o r e - - - - - - - - - - C incinnati - - - - - - - - - - St. L o u is ---------------------San F r a n c is c o - - - - - - -

an
an

--...
—
—
—

an

(in
—
—
—
—

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1 .8 2
( 3 /)
2 .1 6
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( 3 /)
1.1.7
1 .8 5
1 .9 1

1. 99
1. 68
1. 67
1. 85
1 .9 1

1 .9 1
1. 68
1. 67
1. 83
1 .9 1

1. 73
1. 61
1. 67
1. 83
1 .7 1

...
—
—
—
—

...
—
—
—
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2 .2 5
1. 82
( 3 /)
2 .2 6
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...
—
—
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2 . 18
1. 85
1 .8 3
(3 /y
1. 84

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—
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—
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2 . 14
1 .8 5
( 3 /)

1. 78
1 .9 5
1. 74
( 3 /)
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—
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1. 78
1 .9 5
1 .5 9
1. 72
1 .8 1

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1 .9 6
1. 74
2 . 04
1. 79

1. 75
1. 96
1. 74
2 .0 4
1. 79

1. 75
1 .9 6
1. 74
2 . 04
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SPORT
S H IR T ,
long
s le e v e s , cotton b r o a d clo th ,
pop lin , o r tw ill ( A -3 7 0 B ) ,
o r prin ted fla nn el ( A - 371 A )
C h i c a g o -------------- -----------D e tr o it --------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ------------------N ew Y o r k ----------------------P h il a d e lp h ia -------------- - -

D ec.
A -3 7 1 A
1. 78
A - 3 7 0 B 27/ 1. 63
A -3 7 1 A ‘
1 .5 9
A -3 7 0 B
2 . 01
A -3 7 1 A
8 / 1 . 77

1. 78
2 7 / 1 .6 3
1 .4 2
2 . 01
1 .6 9

1 .7 8
1 .9 6
( 3 /)
2.D 1
( 3 /)

1 .7 8
1 .9 6
( 3 /)
07)

B o s t o n -----------------------------K a n sa s C i t y ------------------M in n ea p o lis ------------------P i t t s b u r g h ----------------------P o r tla n d , O r e g o n ----- --

A -3 7 1 A
A -3 7 1 A
A -3 7 0 B
A -3 7 0 B
A -3 7 0 B

O ct.
1 .9 8
1. 64
2 . 33
2 . 57
27/ 1 .9 6

1 .9 8
1. 61
2 . 33
2 . 37
2 7 / 1 .9 6

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

2 .1 1

C lev e la n d ----------------------H o u s t o n --------------------------S c r a n t o n ----------— ---------S e a t t l e ----------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . --------

A -3 7 0 B
A -3 7 1 A
A -3 7 1 A
A -3 7 0 B
A -3 7 0 B

N ov.
2 .4 2
1 .5 1
1. 63
2 . 18
2 .2 7

—
—
—
...

2 .4 2
1 .5 0
1. 63
2 .0 8
2 .2 7

—
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—
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an
an
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A -3 7 0 B
A -3 7 0 B
A -3 7 0 B
A -3 7 0 B
A -3 7 1 A

D ec.
8 /T 7 9 S
2 . 12
8 /2 .2 3
5 /1 .8 8
1. 66

—
—
—

—
—
—

—
—
—

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1 .9 6
2Ey 1. 74
2 . 04
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1 .9 8
2 .2 3
1 .9 2
1 .6 9

2 . 03
2 9 / 1. 74
2 . 33
2 . 32
1 .9 8

...

2 .4 2
1 .6 9
5 / 1 .5 8
27/ 1. 71
2 . 32

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1. 94
1 .9 8
2 .2 3
1 .9 2
1. 74

Table
2 - APPAREL:
Average retail prices of selected commodities and services
in 20 cities, last quarter of 1954 to December 1955, monthly and quarterly - Continued
C.

S p e c.
no.

Ite m and city

B R IE F S , cotton
co m b e d yarn

rib

BOYS'

APPAREL -

Continued

1955
1954
Jan.

Feb.

M a r ch

A p r il

$ 0 .6 1
. 50
. 63
. 54
.6 0

$0.
.
.
.
.

M ay

June

$ 0 . 60
.5 0
. 63
. 54
. 60

$ 0 .6 0
.5 0
. 63
.5 4
.6 0

—
—
—
...

___
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—
...

July

Aug.

Sept.

O c t.

N ov.

D ec.

$0

$0

knit,

C h i c a g o ---------------------------D e tr o it --------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ------------------N ew Y o r k ----------------------P h il a d e lp h ia -------------------

A
A
A
A
A

- 380
- 380
- 380
- 380
- 380

B o s t o n -----------------------------K a n sa s C i t y ------------------M in n ea p o lis ------------------P i t t s b u r g h ----- ----------------P o rtla n d , O r e g o n --------

A - 380
A - 380
A -3 8 0
A - 380
A -3 8 0

C lev ela n d ----------------------H o u s t o n --------------------------Scranton ------------------------S e a t t l e -----------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . --------

A -3 8 0
A -3 8 0
A -3 8 0
A -3 8 0
A -3 8 0

D ec.
$0 . 63
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. 63
. 55
. 60

$0

. 63
. 52
. 63
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. 60

$0

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. 63
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63
54
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. 63
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. 63
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. 67

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68
71
65
67

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. 70
. 65
. 67

.6 1
. 68
. 70
.6 4
.6 4

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. 61
. 67
.7 0
. 64
.6 4

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—

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—
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. 63
. 64
.6 0

. 67
.5 6
. 63
.6 4
.5 3

—
—
—

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.5 6
. 63
.5 8
. 57

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.5 5
. 61
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.5 9

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.6 1
.5 8
.5 9

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—
—
—

D e c.
A t la n t a -----------------------------B a l t i m o r e ----------------------C i n c i n n a t i ----------------------S t. L o u is ----------------------San F r a n c i s c o --------------

A -3 8 0
A -3 8 0
A -3 8 0
A -3 8 0
A -3 8 0

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. 58
. 61
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.5 1
. 61
. 54

—
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—
—
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—
—
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.5 1
.5 6
.5 4
.5 8

—
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—

—
—
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. 60
.5 1
.5 6
.5 4
.5 8

.6 0
.5 1
.5 6

—
—
—

—
—
—

—

.,54
.5 8

W O M E N 'S O U T E R W E A R

SPORT COAT, wool, full
length, fair workmanship,
with interlining (A -410),
without interlining (A -411)
C h ic a g o ---------- ------------Detroit ---------------------- Los A n g e le s ---------------New Y o r k -------------------P h ilad elp h ia-------------

A -4 10
A -4 1 0
A -411
A -4 10
A -4 10

Dec.
30. 12
8 /2 7 . 76
27. 66
28. 58
2 8 .4 3

B o s to n -------------------------Kansas C i t y ---------------Minneapolis -------------P ittsb u rgh ---------------- -Portland, O r e g o n -------

A -4 10
A -4 1 0
A -4 10
A -4 1 0
A -4 10

Oct.
337?2
2 7 .4 7
32.91
28. 44
32. 10

Cleveland
H o u sto n -----------------------Scranton ------------------ Seattle -------------------------Washington, D. C . -------

A -4 1 0
A -411
A -4 10
A -4 10
A -4 10

Nov.
28. 78
31. 35
32. 77
34.50
37.47

A tla n ta -------------------------B a lt im o r e -------------------C in cin n ati-------------------St. Louis -------------------San F r a n c is c o ------------

A -4 10
A -4 10
A -4 10
A -4 10
A -411

Dec.
28. 71
29. 76
(3 /)
28. 61
30. 50

A -4 15
A -4 15
A -415
A -415
A -4 15

Dec.
50785
8 /4 6 . 22
44. 53
8 /5 4 . 19
" (1 /)

B o s to n -------------------------Kansas C i t y ---------------Minneapolis ------------ -P ittsburgh -------------------Portland, O r e g o n -------

A -4 15
A -415
A -415
A -4 15
A -4 15

Oct.
57 .48
4 9 .9 2
52.41
58. 71
55. 52

Cleveland ---------- --------H ou ston -----------------------S c r a n to n --------------------Seattle ---------- -------------Washington, D. C . -------

A -415
A -415
A -415
A -415
A -415

(3 /)
0 /)

(1/)
07)
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an
an
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an
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an
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—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

26. 31
(3 /)

an
an

an
an
an
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29.91
24. 95
31. 62
2 7 .4 4
29. 14

—
—
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—

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2 8 .0 4
2 7 .8 0
29. 62
31. 02

32. 65
28. 04
2 7 .8 0
29. 62
31.02
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65
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31 .94
34 .23
37 .48
31.72
30.51

—
—
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---

4 7 .2 2
4 0 .7 2
45. 11
50 .9 7
50 .27

4 7 .2 2
38.98
45. 11
5 0 .97
50 .27

—
—
—
...

3 3 .48
28. 64
5 /2 8 .4 1
3 0 .3 4
32 .2 8

—
—
—
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3 2 .43
33. 70
31. 34
32.51
3 7 .4 6

—
—
—
---

32. 66
28. 64
28 .41
30 .20
32.28

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
3 1 .93
34 .2 3
37 .48
3 0 /3 0 .4 8
30.28

SPORT COAT, wool, full
length, clean workmanship
C h ic a g o -----------------------Detroit -----------------------Los A n g e le s ---------------New York -------------------P hiladelp hia----------------

43. 38
(3 /)
42. 58
(3 /)
( I /)
45. 35
4 3 .9 9
(3 /)

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55.97

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48. 77
52.41
5 1 .9 6
57.91

4 6 .8 3
38 .9 8
43. 12
5 0 .9 7
50. 18

4 6 .4 4
3 8 .98
45. 11
49. 16
4 8 .2 7

—
—
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WT

4 8 .9 4
52 .41
58. 12
57 .4 9

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—
—
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5 1 .23
4 7 .8 8
5 2 .4 6
5 1 .7 3
4 9 .9 3

—
—
—

(3 /)
4 9 .3 4
4 7 .0 8
55 .9 1
6 1 .2 3

—
_—
___
—

D ec.
A tla n ta -------------------------B a lt im o r e -------------------C incinn ati-------;------------St. Louis -------------------San Francisco ------------

A -415
A -415
A -4 15
A -4 15
A -4 15

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53. 60
52. 74
46. 92

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Table 2 - APPAREL:
Average retail prices of selected commodities and services
in 20 cities, last quarter of 1954 to December 1955, monthly and quarterly - Contineed
D.

Ite m and city

W O M E N 'S O U T E R W E A R -

Continued

1955

S p e c.
no.

1954
Jan.

Feb.

M arch

$ 4 1 .2 2
3 8. 97
3 9 .8 9
3 8 .5 7
3 9 .9 5

$ 4 1 .2 2
3 8. 97
3 7 .5 1
3 9 .9 6
3 9 .9 5

A p r il

M ay

June

July

Aug.

Sept.

O ct.

N ov.

D ec.

SU IT , 2 - p i e c e , w o o l, fa ir
w o rk m a n sh ip , h ard fin ish ed
fa b ric
( A - 4 3 0 . 1 ),
so ft
fin ish e d fa b r ic ( A - 4 3 1 . 1 ) ,
o r c le a n w o rk m a n sh ip , hard
fin ish ed fa b ric ( A - 4 3 5 . 1)
C h icago - - - - - - - - - - - - D e tr o it --------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ------------------New Y o r k ----------------------P h ila d elp h ia -----------------B o sto n ----------------------------K a n sa s C i t y ------------------M in n ea p o lis ------------------P i t t s b u r g h ----------------------P o r tla n d , O r e g o n --------

A -4 3 1 . 1 $
A -4 3 0 .1
A -4 3 0 . 1
A -4 3 1 . 1 8 /
A -4 3 0 . 1

D ec.
4177*9 $ 3 8 .9 9
3 8. 97
( 3 /)
5 7 . 39
( 3 /)
3 8 .5 7
3 B .5 7
3 9 .9 5
3 9 .9 5
O ct.
T T 7?4

A -4 3 0 .1
A -4 3 5 .1
A -4 3 0 .1
A -4 3 1 . 1
A -4 3 5 . 1

&'>
4 2 .4 5
( 1 5 /)
N ov.
4 0 .4 4
( 3 /)
(J 5 /)
(T? / )
3^7 9 6

C lev e la n d ------------------H o u s t o n ------------ --------------Scranton ------------------------S e a t t l e -----------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . --------

A -4 3 1 . 1
A -4 3 0 .1
A -4 3 5 .1
A -4 3 5 .1
A -4 3 0 .1

A t la n t a -----------------------------B a ltim o r e ----------------------C in c in n a t i----------------------St. L o u is -------------------- -San F r a n c i s c o --------------

D e c.
A - 4 3 1 . 1 3 2 /4 1 7 2 2
A - 4 3 0 . 1 8 7 4 3 .7 1
4 0 .9 7
A -4 3 1 . 1
3 9 .9 6
A -4 3 0 .1
A - 4 3 5 . 1 3 ^ 3 4 .2 1

$

0 /)

3 7 .7 4
3 8 .9 7
3 7 .5 1
3 6 .5 6
3 9 .9 5

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3 7 .2 1
4 7 .9 6
( 3 /)
3 B .71
5 6 .2 1

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

3 7 .4 4
5 0 . 97
( 3 /)
4 2 .4 5
5 6 .2 1

—
—
—
—

—
—
—

3 9 .9 5
( 3 /)
5 1 .6 3
5 6 .2 1
3 9 .9 6

—
—
—

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

3 7 .4 4
4 1 .2 1
4 1 .2 2
3 9. 60
5 7 . 17

3 .9 9
3 .9 8
4 . 59
3 .9 8
3 .9 6

3 .9 9
3 .9 8
4 . 30
3 .9 8
3 .9 8

3 .9 9
3. 78
4 . 30
3 .9 8
3. 98

5 .5 8
3 .9 8
5 . 15
4 .2 5
5 . 22

—
—
—

—

---

—

—
—
—

___
—
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---

3 .9 9
6 .4 8
3 .9 6
6 .2 2
3 .9 9

—
—
—

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—
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—
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4 . 67
3. 98
3. 74
3. 98
5 .4 8

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3 .9 9
3 .5 8
4 . 59
3. 98
3 .9 6

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$ 3 9 .9 6
3 9 .4 6
3 7 .9 0
3 9 .9 6
3 9 .9 5

$

3 9 .9 6
3 9 .4 6
37. 91
3 9 .9 6
3 9 .9 5

—
—
...
—

3 7 .2 2
3 1 /5 4 .9 8
4 2 .4 2
35. 72
5 4 .9 6

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3 .9 9
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47 38
3. 98
3. 98

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$ 3 9 .9 6
5 /3 9 .3 0
3 7 .9 1
3 9 .9 6
3 9 .9 5

( 3 /)
3 9 . 30
3 5 .9 1
3 9 .9 6
3 9 .9 5

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
...

3 7 .4 4
( 3 /)
4 7 . 33
5 9 .9 5
3 6 . 60

—
—
—

—
—
—
—

3 8 .2 2
3 8 .2 2
( 3 /)
3 9 .9 2
5 5 . 36

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

3 .9 9
3. 79
5. 12
3. 98
3. 98

3 .9 9
3. 58
( 3 /)
4 . 48
3. 98

3 .9 9
3. 58
( 3 /)
4 . 47
3. 98

3 .9 9
3. 58
( 3 /)
4 .4 7
3. 98

4 .4 7
3. 98

—
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___
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—
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...

—
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___
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___

( i /)

an
(T /)
(T /)

--3 8 .2 2
( 3 /)

an
3 8 . 53
5 5 .5 5

S K IR T ,
rayon
and / or
a c e ta te , str a ig h t o r g o r e d ,
c le a n w ork m an sh ip ( A -4 5 5 )
o r fa ir w o r k m a n s h ip (A -4 5 6 )
C h i c a g o --------------------------D e tr o it --------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ------------------New Y o r k ...........................
P h il a d e lp h ia -------------------

D e c.
3799
3 .5 8
4 .5 9
3 .9 8
3 .9 6

A -4 5 6
A -4 5 6
A -4 5 5
A -4 5 6
A -4 5 6

5/

3 .9 9
3. 78
4 . 38
3. 98
3 .9 8

3 .9 9
( 3 /)
4 . 38
3. 98
3. 98

3 .9 9
3 .5 8

an

O ct.
B o sto n - - - - - - - - - - - - - K a n sa s C i t y -----------------M in n ea p o lis ------------------P i t t s b u r g h ----------------------P o r tla n d , O r e g o n --------

A -4 5 5
A -4 5 6
A -4 5 5
A -4 5 6
A -4 5 5

3 .9 8
5. 15
4 . 15
4 . 90

C lev e la n d -------------- -------H o u s t o n --------------------------S cranton ------------------------S e a t t l e -----------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . --------

A -4 5 6
A -4 5 5
A -4 5 6
A -4 5 5
A -4 5 6

N ov.
4 .1 9
5 .9 8
3 .9 6
6. 22
3 .9 9

A tlan ta --------------------------- -B a ltim o r e ----------------------C in c in n a t i-------------------- -S t. L o u is ----------------------San F r a n c i s c o --------------

A -4 5 5
A -4 5 6
A -4 5 6
A -4 5 6
A -4 5 5

3.
3 fy 5.
3.
4.

C h i c a g o -------D e tr o it ---------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ------------------New Y o r k ...........................
P h il a d e lp h ia -------------------

A -4 6 1
A -4 6 1
A -4 6 1
A -4 6 1
A -4 6 1

8/
8/
8/
“

B o s t o n -----------------------------K a n sa s C i t y ----- -----------M in n ea p o lis ------------------P i t t s b u r g h ----------------------P o r tla n d , O r e g o n --------

5 . 78
3. 74
35/ 5 . 89
4 .4 0
5 . 10

—

—
—
...

___
___
...

3 4 / 3. 78
3 7 3 .9 9
5 .9 7
4 .4 0
( 3 /)

34/3 .5 8
3. 99
(3 /)
47 48
(3 /)

---

___
___
___
...

3. 99
5. 98
3 .9 6
( 3 /)
3799

___
___
___
...

___
___
___
...

5 . 17
3 .9 8
3 .7 4
(3 /)
57 72

___
___
—
...

___
___
—
...

( 3 /)
37 82
3. 98
3. 98
( 3 /)

___
___
___
...

___
___
—

2 .9 8
( 3 /)
3 .2 4
3. 32
3. 78

2 .9 8
( 3 /)
3. 24
3. 32
3. 78

3. 18 37/2. 98
( 3 /)
' ” 3 .5 8
37 24
2 . 96
3. 32
3. 32
3. 78
3. 98

37/2. 98
3. 58
2. 98
3. 27
3 .8 1

37/2.98
3. 58
2 . 98
3 .4 1
3. 81

3 .2 4
3 .4 8
3. 74
3. 58
3. 14

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

3 .2 4
3 .4 8
3. 74
( 3 /)
3. 14

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
---

3. 38
3. 19
3. 62
3. 11
2 .9 8

___
___
___
...

___
___
___
...

3.
3.
3.
3.
2.

—
—
—

—
—
—

3.
3.
3.
3.
3.

___
___
___

...
___
___

3 .9 9 '
6 .4 8
3 .9 6
6 .4 6
3 .7 4

___
___
___
...

___
—
—
...

2 .9 8
3. 74
3. 24
3. 32
3. 78

___
—
___
---

3. 99
5. 98
3. 97
( 3 /)
3 .9 9

___
___
___
...

D e c.

J7Z7
98
74
98
81

---

34/3.
3.
3.
3.

98
98
98
98

an

BLOUSE,
rayon and / or
ace ta te
crepe,
o r nylon
tr ic o t
D ec.
3. 31
3 .7 4
3 .2 4
3 .4 8
4 .2 3

3. 18
3. 74
3 .2 4
3. 48
4 .2 3

3. 18
3. 74
3. 24
3 .4 8
4 .2 3

2.
3.
3.
3.
3.

A -4 6 1
A -4 6 1
A -4 6 1
A -4 6 1
A -4 6 1

O ct.
3724
3. 73
3. 74
3 .5 8
3. 31

3 .2 4
3 .4 8
3. 74
3. 58
3. 31

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

C lev e la n d ------------------ -H o u s t o n --------------------------S cranton - - - - - - - - - - - S e a t t l e ----------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . - - - -

A -4 6 1
A -4 6 1
A -4 6 1
A -4 6 1
A -4 6 1

N ov.
3 73E
3. 19
3. 62
3. 23
3 .2 4

—
—
—

3. 38
( 3 /)
T. 62
3 .4 8
2 .9 8

—
—
—

A t la n t a ----------------------- - - B a l t i m o r e ----------------------C in c in n a t i----------------------S t. L o u is ----------------------San F r a n c i s c o --------------

A -4 6 1
A -4 6 1
A -4 6 1
A -4 6 1
A -4 6 1

D ec.
2798
8/ 3 .8 2
'
0 /)
3. 15
8/ 3 .3 8

—
—
—

2 . 98
3. 82
3 .9 8
3. 15
3. 38

See footnotes on page 46,




---

—
—
—

98
74
24
32
78

18
82
98
15
58

'

37/2.98
3. 58
2 .9 6
5 /3 .2 7
5 /3 .8 1

—
—
___
—
38
19
62
11
98

___
___
___
___
3 .4 8
3. 82
3. 98
3. 15
3. 58

37/2.
3.
2.
3.
3.

98
58
98
41
81

2 . 98
3 .4 8
3. 74
3. 78
3. 08

___
—
___
—

___
—
___
—

___
___
___

3.
3.
3.
3.
3.

___
___
___
---

---

___
___
___

38
19
64
11
24

___
—
___
...

3 .2 3
3. 82
3 .9 8
3. 32
3. 58

Table L - APPAREL:
Average retail prices of selected commodities and services
in 20 cities, last quarter of 1954 to December 1955, monthly and quarterly - Continued
D.

Ite m and city

W O M E N 'S O U T E R W E A R -

Continued

1955

S p e c.
no.

Jan.

Feb.

M a r ch

$

$

M ay

A p r il

July

June

Aug.

Sept.

$

$

N ov.

O c t.

D ec.

STREET
D R E SS,
rayon
a n d /o r a c e ta te , fa ir w o r k ­
m ansh ip (See appendix C)
C h i c a g o --------------------------D e tr o it --------_ _ _ _ _ _ -----L o s A n g e l e s ------------------New Y o r k ----------------------P h il a d e lp h ia -------------------

A -4 8 0
A -4 8 0
A -4 8 0
A -4 8 0
A -4 8 0

D ec.
$ T 7?9
6 . 01
6 .4 8
6. 04
8 . 60

Bo 8 t o n -----------------------------K a n sa s C i t y ------------------M in n e a p o lis ------------------P i t t s b u r g h ----------------------P o rtla n d , O r e g o n --------

A -4 8 0
A -4 8 0
A -4 8 0
A -4 8 0
A -4 8 0

O ct.
~&705
5. 36
6. 57
5 .9 3
5. 58

C lev e la n d ----------------------H o u s t o n --------------------------S cranton ------------------------S e a t t l e -----------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . --------

A -4 8 0
A -4 8 0
A -4 8 0
A -4 8 0
A -4 8 0

N ov.
6 . 04
5 .4 9
6 . 81
6 .4 3
6 . 12

A t la n t a -----------------------------B a l t i m o r e ----------------------C i n c in n a t i----------------------St. L o u is -------------- -------San F r a n c i s c o --------------

A -4 8 0
A -4 8 0
A -4 8 0
A -4 8 0
A -4 8 0

D ec.
T7T8
6. 14
8 . 15
6 .0 6
6 . 18

—
—
—
...

C h i c a g o --------------------------D e tro it --------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ------------------New Y o r k ----------------------P h il a d e lp h ia ......................

A -4 8 1
A -4 8 1
A -4 8 1
A -4 8 1
A -4 8 1

D ec.
T 0 ~4 6
9 .9 3
1 0 .7 9
10. 38
10. 14

10.
9.
10.
10.
10.

13
73
71
38
62

B o s t o n -----------------------------K a n sa s C i t y -----------------M in n ea p o lis ------------------P i t t s b u r g h ---------------- -P o r tla n d , O r e g o n --------

A -4 8 1
A -4 8 1
A -4 8 1
A -4 8 1
A -4 8 1

O ct.
9 . 82
10. 33
11. 10
10. 96
9 . 58

9.
9.
10.
10.
9.

85
63
53
58
83

C lev e la n d ----------------------H o u s t o n ---------------------------Scranton ------------------------S e a t t l e -------------- --------------W ash in gton , D . C . --------

A -4 8 1
A -4 8 1
A -4 8 1
A -4 8 1
A -4 8 1

N ov.
10759
9 . 72
10. 75
9 .8 9
9 .7 6

—
—
—
—

A t l a n t a -----------------------------B a l t i m o r e ----------------------C in c in n a t i----------------------St. L o u is ----------------------San F r a n c i s c o --------------

A -4 8 1
A -4 8 1
A -4 8 1
A -4 8 1
A -4 8 1

D ec.
9 .8 9
10. 12
10. 55
10. 08
10. 66

C h i c a g o --------------------------D e tro it ---------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ------------------New Y o rk ----------------------P h il a d e lp h ia ------------------

A -4 9 0
A -4 9 0
A -4 9 1
A -4 9 0
A -4 9 0

D e c.
15. 94
8 /1 6 .9 6
1 4 .2 8
8 / 1 7 . 10
"
( 3 /)

B o s t o n ----------------------- -K a n sa s C i t y ------------------M inn eap olis ------------------P ittsb u rg h ----------------------P o r tla n d , O r e g o n --------

A -4 9 0
A -4 9 0
A -4 9 0
A -4 9 0
A -4 9 0

O ct.
T 77?6
18. 66
1 7 .9 2
2 0 .4 5
17. 10

A -4 9 0
A -4 9 0
A -4 9 0
A -4 9 0
A -4 9 0

N ov.
237Z2
( 3 /)
16792
16. 88
2 1 .9 8

A -4 9 0
A -4 9 0
A -4 9 0
A -4 9 0
A -4 9 0

D ec.
3/ 17. 64
3 /1 9 .4 6
' 1 7 .7 7
3 /1 9 . 73
15. 72

$

6.
5.
6.
6.
8.

67
70
11
04
60

6. 06
5 .4 6
6 .4 4
6 .4 1
5 . 76

$

6 .2 3
5 . 77
5 . 80
5 . 98
8 . 60

—
—
—
5 .9 8
5 .4 3
6 .6 1
6 . 35
5 .9 8

—
—
—

—
—
—
...

6.
5.
5.
6.
7.

37
76
30
00
18

6 .4 5
5 .8 6
5 .3 7
5 .9 8
7. 68
5 .9 9
5 .7 2
6 .5 8
7 . 14
6 .6 4

—
—
—
—

___
—
—
—

$

6 .3 5
5 .8 7
5 .7 6
5 .9 8
7 . 65

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
...

6 .2 9
5 .9 1
5 .8 2
5 . 94
7 . 69

an

6715
6 .0 6

$

6 .4 7
5 .8 8
5 . 70
5 .9 8
7 .4 8
5 .8 6
5 .4 6
6 . 54
5 .9 8
6. 80

—
—
—

5 .9 8
6. 17

—
—
—
___

5 . 89
5 .9 8
7 .2 1
6 .2 6
6 .0 6

$

6.
5.
7.
5.
6.

—
—
—
5 .9 8
6 . 35
6 .9 4
6. 52
5 .9 9

—
—
—
—

—
—
___

—
. . ----—
...

6 .5 6
5 .9 1
6 .2 7
5 .9 8
7 .9 4

31
98
53
98
33

—
—
—
...

6 .7 0
5 .9 8
6 .4 1
5 .9 8
8 .7 0

$

6 .6 4
5 .9 0
6 .5 1
5 .9 8
8 .3 9
6 . 07
6 .0 9
6 .5 6
5 .9 8
6 .4 8

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
6 . 68
5 .9 8
7 .5 4
6 .2 7
6 .7 2

—
—
—
...

$

6 .8 8
5 .9 2
6. 24
5 .9 8
8 .3 2

—
-—
—
—
5 .9 8
5 .9 7
6 .7 4
6 .3 0
6 .5 2

—
—

—
—
—
...

$

6 . 10
5 .9 2
6 .2 4
5 .9 8
8 .6 3

—
—
—

—
—
—
6 . 86
6 .0 3
7 . 17
6 . 31
6 .5 7

—
—
—
...

STR E ET
D R E SS,
rayon
a n d /o r a c e ta te , fa ir w o rk ­
m ansh ip (S e e appendix C)

—
—
—

1 0 .2 1
9. 75
10. 13
1 0 .4 0
10. 60

9.
9.
10.
10.
9.

70
89
30
13
78

9 .5 4
9 . 81
9 . 81
9 .9 0
1 0 .2 8

9 .8 6
9 .9 8
9 .4 9
9 .8 9
1 0 .0 9

—

—
—
—
—

10. 04
10. 06
10. 67
9 .8 5
9 .6 3

—
___
—
—

1 0 .2 5
9 .9 6
1 1 .0 4
1 0 .2 4
9 . 83

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

1 0 .2 0
8 .9 7
( 3 /)
9 . 54
9 .5 5

—
—
—

9 . 69
9 .9 7
10. 78
10. 09
1 0 .4 9

—
—
—

—
—
___

—
—
—

9 .7 9
10. 00
9 .5 6
9 . 62
9 . 30

9 .9 3
10. 10
1 0 .4 3
9 . 68
1 0 .2 3

an
an

9 . 80
1 0 .0 4
11. 19
1 0 .0 9
1 0. 19

9 .8 0
9 .7 3
10. 70
10. 00
9 .9 7

1 0 .2 4
9 . 74
1 0 .5 6
10. 00
9 .8 3

1 0 .2 9
1 0 .0 2
1 0 .4 5
1 0. 13
9 .8 3

—
—
—
—

9 . 74
10. 34
9 . 10

—
—
—
—

1 0 .2 6
1 0 .4 3
1 0 .4 4
1 0 .2 9
10. 19

—
—
—

—

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

1 1 .5 1
10. 09
9 .9 6
9 .5 9
10. 11

9 .9 8
1 0 .2 2
1 0 .8 5
1 0 .5 2
10. 77

—
—
—
...

.. .

10. 14
9 .9 8
1 0. 61
1 0. 19
1 0. 37

1 5 .9 4
1 7 .9 6
1 4 .2 8
1 8 .2 7
2 0 .9 7

1 6 .2 7
1 7 .9 6
1 4 .2 8
1 8 .2 7
2 2 .7 3

1 6 .2 7
1 7 .9 6
1 4 .2 8
1 8 .2 7
2 2 .7 3

1 6 .2 7
1 7 .9 6
1 4 .2 8
1 8 .2 7
2 2 .7 3

—
—
—
—

9 .2 3
9 .8 1
10. 16
9 . 70
9 .3 6

—
—

—
—

—

—

—

—

1 0 .4 5
9 .4 6
9 . 07
10. 01
10. 13

9. 76
9 . 80
10. 19
9 . 11
9 .6 3

—
—
—
___

—
—
—
___

—

___
___

—
—

___
___
—
—

S T R E E T D RE SS, w ool, 1
p ie c e , c lea n w ork m an sh ip
( A - 4 9 0 ) , o r fa ir w o rk m an ­
ship ( A -4 9 1 )

C lev e la n d ----------------------H o u s t o n ---------------- ---------Scranton ------------------------S e a t t l e -----------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . -------A t l a n t a -----------------------------B a ltim o r e ----------------------C i n c i n n a t i ----------------------St. L o u is ----------------------San F r a n c i s c o --------------

( 3 /)

an

14728
( 3 /)
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( 3 /)
( 3 /)
(3 />

an
( 3 /)

—
—
—
___

( 1 /)

an
an
an
an
—
—

( 1 /)
a /)
( I /)

an
an

—
—

—

—

___

---

( i/)
a /)

an
an
an

( 1 /)

an
an
an
an
an
an
an
an
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—
—
—

—
—
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___

___

an
an
an
an
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—
—

—
—

—

—

—

---

—
—
—
—

an
an
an
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( 1 /)

( 1 /)

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—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

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an
an
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—
—
—
—

—

—

i

See footnotes on page 46.

—

1 9 .2 1
1 8 .7 2
18. 12
2 1 .4 8
2 3 .2 7

—

—
—
—

___

—
—

—

07)

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an
a/)
an
an

( i/)

—
—
—
—

0 /)

an
an
an
an

___

17. 64
2 0 .4 6
1 7 .7 7
2 1 . 12
1 6 .5 2

—

—
—

—

—

— -

2 3 .4 8
19. 12
1 8. 12
17. 32
1 7 .9 7

____
—
—

-—

1 7 .6 4
2 0 .4 6
1 7 .7 7
2 1 . 12
17. 12

—
—

—

—

Table 2 - APPAREL:
Average retail prices of selected commodities and services
in 20 cities, last quarter of 1954 to December 1955, monthly and quarterly - Continued
D.

Item and city

STREET DRESS,
1 piece

W O M E N 'S

OUTERW EAR -

Continued

1955

Spec.
no.

Jan.

Feb.

March

April

May

June

July

Aug.

Sept.

Oct.

Nov.

Dec.

cotton,

C h ic a g o -----------------------Detroit -----------------------Los A n g e le s---------------New Y o r k ------------------P hiladelp hia----------------

A - 49 5
A -4 95
A -4 95
A -4 95
A -4 95

June
$ 8. 10
8/10. 55
8 /9 .1 2
8. 38
8 .7 2

Boston -------------------------Kansas C i t y ---------------Minneapolis ---------------P ittsburgh -------------------Portland, O r e g o n -------

A -4 95
A -4 95
A -4 95
A -4 95
A -4 95

July
8772
8. 76
9. 14
8. 96
9. 16

Cleveland -------------------H ou ston ----------------------Scranton -<-------------------S e a t tle -------------------------Washington, D. C . -------

A -4 95
A -4 95
A -4 95
A -4 95
A -4 95

May
■§763
8 .9 5
8. 53
8 .9 4
10.47

Atlanta -------------------------B a ltim o r e -------------------C incinn ati-------------------St. Louis - - - -----San Francisco — --------

A -495
A -4 95
A -4 95
A -4 95
A -4 95

(1 /)
a /)
( i/)
07)

an

(1 /)
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a/)

an
an
an
an

$ 9. 36
(3/)
9 .6 2
9. 24
3 ^ 9 .4 3

$ 9 .0 4
(3 /)
9. 62
9 .2 4
9 .4 3

$ 9. 07
9. 10
10. 08
8 .9 5
9. 10

—
—
—
...

—
—
—
...

8. 72
9. 16
39/10. 10
9 .5 6
9 .5 6

—
—
—

(1 /)

...
—
—
—
...

an
an
an

—
—
—

0 /)
07)

8 .9 6
9 .9 5
9 .9 3
9 .4 4
10.48

$

9 .3 6
9. 10
10. 08
8.9 5
9. 10

$ 8. 79
9. 10
9 .9 5
8.9 5
9. 10

(1 /)

an
an

—
—
—
...

an
an
an
an
an

---

—
—
—
---

an
an
an
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—
—
—
—

—
—
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—
—
—
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an
an
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—

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—
—
—

—
—
—
...

—
—
—
---

an
an
an
an
an

an
an
an
an
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(1/)

8. 72
9. 16
9. 39
9. 56
9 .9 6

—
—
—

(1 /)

an
an
an
an

an
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9. 16
8. 77
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9. 16
8. 53
9. 30
9.4 5

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3/8. 77
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8 .2 9

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H O U S E D R E S S , printed
percale, 1 piece
C h ic a g o ----------------------Detroit ----------------------Los A n g e le s ---------------New Y o r k .........................
Philadelphia ----------------

A -4 98
A -4 98
A -4 98
A -4 98
A -4 9 8

Dec.
X2?
3. 10
3. 06
3 .5 0
3.4 2

3.2 5
3. 10
3. 01
3 .5 0
3.4 2

3.2 5
3. 10
3.01
3.5 0
3.42

3.2 5
3. 11
3. 01
3.5 0
3 .4 2

3. 25
3. 11
3.0 2
3 .5 0
3.4 2

3. 25
3. 11
3. 02
3. 50
3.4 2

3.2 5
3. 11
3. 02
3 .5 0
3.42

3.2 5
3. 15
3. 16
3 .5 0
3.4 2

3.2 5
3. 15
3. 16
3.5 0
3.4 2

3.25
3. 15
3. 16
3. 50
3.4 5

3. 25
3. 15
3. 16
3. 50
3.45

3. 25
3. 15
3. 18
3. 50
3.45

3.2 5
3. 15
3. 16
3. 50
3.45

B o s to n -------------------------Kansas C i t y ---------------Minneapolis ---------------P ittsburgh -------------------Portland, O r e g o n -------

A -4 98
A -4 98
A -4 98
A -4 98
A -4 98

Oct.
T7Z3
3.0 8
2 .8 9
3.4 9
3. 31

3.2 8
3.0 8
2 .8 9
3. 46
2.9 1

—
—
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3 .2 8
3. 08
2. 89
3 .4 6
3. 31

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3. 28
3. 08
2. 89
3.4 7
3. 11

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—
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3.2 8
3. 08
2. 89
3.4 7
3. 15

—
—
—
—

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—
—
—

Cleveland -------------------H ou ston -----------------------S c r a n to n -------------- S e a t tle -------------------------Washington, D. C. ------

A -4 98
A -4 98
A -4 98
A -4 98
A -4 98

Nov.
2793
2 .9 2
3.2 5
3. 10
3. 02

...
—
—
—
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2 .9 0
2 .9 2
3.25
3. 10
2 .9 9

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2 .9 3
2 .9 2
3.25
3. 10
2 .9 9

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2 .9 3
2 .9 2
3.2 5
3. 10
3. 06

—
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2 .9 3
2 .9 2
2 .9 2
3. 10
3. 06

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—
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---

A tlan ta-------------------------B a lt im o r e ------ - - --------Cincinnati -------------------St. Louis -------------------San F r a n c is c o -----------

A -4 98
A -4 98
A -4 98
A -4 98
A -4 98

Dec.
XTT
3.4 5
3. 31
2. 89
3. 35

—
—
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—
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3. 34
3.4 5
3. 31
.2. 89
3. 30

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3. 34
3.4 5
3. 14
2. 89
3. 17

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3. 34
3.45
5 / 3.1 4
2. 89
5 / 3.1 7

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—
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3. 34
3.4 5
3. 14
2. 89
3. 17

E . WOMEN'S UNDERWEAR AND ACCESSORIES

N I G H T G O W N , rayon or
rayon / a c e ta te
c rep e
( A -5 2 0 ) o r a ce ta te tr ic o t
( A - 522)
C h i c a g o ----- --------------------D e tr o it ------------ --------------L o s A n g e le s -------------N ew Y o rk ---------------- -P h il a d e lp h ia ------------ -B o s t o n --------------------K a n sa s C i t y ---------- -------M in n ea p o lis ---------------- -P ittsb u rg h ---------------------P o r tla n d , O r e g o n -------C lev ela n d --------- -----------H o u s t o n ------------------------S c r a n t o n ---------S e a ttle — ---------------- -------W a sh in g to n , D . C . -------A t l a n t a -----------------------------B a ltim o r e - - - - - - - - - - C in cin n ati -------------S t. L o u is - - - - - - - - - - San F r a n c i s c o --------------

A -5 2 0
A -5 2 2
A -5 2 2
A -5 2 2
A -5 2 2

8/

D e c.
37¥S
3 . 37
3. 31
2 .8 4
3 . 37

A -5 2 2
A -5 2 0
A -5 2 2
A -5 2 0
A -5 2 2

O ct.
2 .7 8
3 . 15
3 . 16
3 .7 7
2 . 77

A -5 2 0
A -5 2 2
A -5 2 0
A -5 2 2
A -5 2 2

N ov.
335
3 .4 8
3. 64
3 . 18
2 .9 7

A -5 2 2
A -5 2 2
A -5 2 2
A -5 2 2
A -5 2 2

D e c.
TTT5
4 0 /3 .6 5
2 .9 8
3. 15
3 .5 6

See footnotes on page 46*




3 .4 8
3 .3 7
3. 31
2 .8 4
3 . 37
2 . 78
3. 15
3. 16
3 .7 7
2 . 77

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• -------

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—

3 .4 8
3. 37
3. 31
2 .8 4
3. 37

3 .4 8
3 .5 7
3. 31
2 .8 4
5 /2 .9 7

—

—

—

—

—

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---

3 .5 6
3 .4 8
3 .6 4
3. 18

2.98
—
— —
—

3 .4 8
3 .5 7
3. 31
2 . 84
2 .9 7
2 . 78
3. 15
3. 16
3. 77
2 .7 8

—
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—

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—
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3 . 18
2 .9 8
2 .9 8
3. 15
3 .5 6

—
—
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3 .4 8
3 .5 7
3. 31
2 .8 4
2 .9 7

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3 .4 8
3. 64
3. 18
2 .9 8

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3 .4 8
3 .5 7
3. 31
2 . 84
2 .9 7

3 .4 8
3 .5 7
3. 31
2 .8 4
2 .9 7

3 .4 8
3 .5 7
2 .9 8
2 . 84
2 .9 7

2 . 78
3. 15
3. 16
3 .7 7
2 .5 8

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3 .5 6
3 .4 8
3. 64
3. 18
2 .9 8

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—
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3. 18
2 .9 8
2 .9 8
3. 15
3 .5 7

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3 .4 8
3 .5 7

2. 98

2 .9 8
2 .9 7

2 .9 8
2 .9 7

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3 .4 8
3. 38

2.98

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2 . 78
3. 15
3. 16
3. 77
2 .7 8

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3. 18
2 .9 8
2 .9 8
3. 15
3 .5 7

—
—
—
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3 .4 8
3. 38
2 . 98
2 .9 8
2 .9 7

3 .4 8
3. 38
2 .9 8

2.98
2 .9 7

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3. 56
3 .4 8
3 .6 4
3. 38
2 .9 8

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2 .9 7
2 .9 8
3. 15
3 .5 7

38

Table 2 - A P P A R E L :
A v e r a g e r e ta il p r ic e s of s e le c te d c o m m o d itie s and
se rv ic es
in 20 c it ie s , la s t qu arter of 1954 to D e cem b e r 1955, m onthly and q u a r te rly - Continued
E.

Ite m and city

S p e c.
n o.

W OM EN'S

U N D ER W EAR AND ACCESSORIES -

Continued

1955
1954
Jan.

Feb.

M arch

A p r il

$ 3. 30
3. 65
3. 32
2 .5 8
2 . 86

$

M ay

June

July

Aug.

Sept.

O ct.

$

$ 3.
3.
3.
2.
2.

$ 3. 32
3. 65
3. 32
2 . 58
2 .8 6

N ov.

D ec.

S L IP , rayon a n d /o r a ce tate
or
acetate / nylon c r e p e ,
ta ilo r e d
( A - 5 3 0 . 1) or
tr im m e d (A -5 3 1 )

D e tro it ---------------------------L o s A n g e le s -----------------New Y o r k ----------------------P h il a d e lp h ia ----- -------------

$
A -5 3 1
A -5 3 1
8/
A -5 3 1
A -5 3 0 .1
A -5 3 0 . 1

D e c.
3. 32
3. 65
3. 32
2 . 58
2 . 86

B o s t o n -----------------------------K an sas C i t y ------------------M in n ea p o lis ------------------P i t t s b u r g h ----------------------P o r tla n d , O r e g o n --------

A -5 3 0 . 1
A -5 3 0 . 1
A -5 3 1
A -5 3 0 . 1
y_/
A -5 3 1

O ct.
2 752
2 . 98
3 .4 9
( 3 /)
5723

C lev ela n d ------------ ---------H o u s t o n --------------------------Scranton ------------------------S e a t t l e -------------- --------------W ash in g to n , D . C . -------

A -5 3 0 .1
A -5 3 1
A -5 3 1
A -5 3 1
A -5 3 1

N ov.
275?
3 .4 8
3. 63
3. 57
3. 74

A t l a n t a -----------------------------B a ltim o r e ---------------------C in c in n a t i----------------------S t. L o u is ----------------------San F r a n c is c o --------------

D ec.
A -5 3 1
w r
A - 5 3 0 . 1 . 2 . 74
A - 5 3 0 . 1 8 / 2 .9 8
3. 65
A -5 3 1
3. 32
A -5 3 1

$ 3.
3.
3.
2.
2.

30
65
32
58
86

$

3 .3 0
3. 65
3. 32
2 .5 8
2 . 86

3. 31
3. 65
3 .3 2
2 . 58
2 . 86

$ 3. 32
3. 65
3. 32
2 .5 8
2 . 86
—
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
—

2 . 62
2 . 98
3 .4 9

2 . 69
3 .4 8
3. 63
3 .4 8
5 / 3. 99

—
—
—

2 . 62
2 .9 8
3. 49
( 3 /)
3. 78

—
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
—

2 . 62
2 .9 8
3 .4 9
( 3 /)
3. 78

—
—
—
—

2 . 69
3 .4 8
3. 63
3 .4 8
3. 74

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

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---

—
—
—
—

3 .4 8
3 .0 0
2 . 98
3. 65
3 .4 8

—
—
—
—

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—

$

3.
3.
3.
2.
2.

32
65
32
58
86

5/

3 .3 2
3. 65
3. 32
2 .5 8
2 . 86

32
65
32
58
86

$ 3. 32
3 . 65
3. 32
2 . 58
2 .8 6

$

3 .3 2
3 . 65
3. 32
2 .5 8
2 . 86

(3 />
3. 78

—
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
—

2 . 62
2 .9 8
3 .4 9
2 .7 4
3 .5 8

—
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
...

2 . 69
3 .4 8
3. 63
3 .4 8
3 .9 9

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

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---

. . .

2 . 69
3 .4 8
3. 63
3. 37
3 .9 9

3 .4 8
3. 00
2 .7 9
3. 65
3 .5 8

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

3 .4 8
3. 00
42?2. 67
“ 3 .6 5
3. 58

—
—
—

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—
—
—

4 ^ 3 .9 7
3 .9 6
3 .9 7
3 .9 6
4 .2 9

4 3 /3 .9 7
3. 76
3 .9 7
3 .9 6
4 .2 9

4 ^ 3 .9 7
3 .7 6
3 .9 7
3 .9 6
4 . 29

—
...

—
—
—
—

$ 3. 32
3. 65
3. 32
2 .5 8
2 . 86

3 .4 8
3 .0 0
2 . 67
3 . 65
3. 58

S L IP , nylon tr ic o t, ta ilore d
C h i c a g o --------------------------D e tr o it --------------------------L o s A n g e le s -----------------N ew Y o r k ----------------------P h il a d e lp h ia ------------------

A
A
A
A
A

- 5 32
- 5 32
- 5 32
- 5 32
- 5 32

D ec.
4715
4 . 37
8 / 4 .5 7
4 . 11
4 . 79

B o s t o n -------------- ------ ------ -K a n sa s C i t y ------------------M in n ea p o lis ---------------- -P i t t s b u r g h ----------------------P o r tla n d , O r e g o n --------

A
A
A
A
A

- 5 32
- 5 32
- 5 32
- 5 32
- 5 32

O ct.
4755
4 .4 6
4 . 63
4 . 46
4 . 63

C lev e la n d ----------------------H o u s t o n --------------------------S cranton ------------------------S e a t t l e ----------------------- -W ash in gton , D . C . --------

A -5 3 2
A - 5 32
A -5 3 2
A -5 3 2
A - 5 32

N ov.
47715
4 .4 6
4 .2 5
4 . 76
5 .2 0

A t la n t a -----------------------------B a ltim o r e - - - - - - - - - - C i n c i n n a t i ----------------------St. L o u is ----------------------San F r a n c i s c o --------------

A - 5 32
A -5 3 2
A -5 3 2
A -5 32
A - 5 32

P A N T IE S ,

a ce ta te

8/
1/

D ec.
4 .7 1
4 .7 1
4 .4 6
4 .4 6
4 . 29

4.
4.
4.
4.
4.

16
37
57
11
79

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4.
4.
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4.

16
37
57
11
79

3 .9 6
4 .5 6
4 . 37
4 . 18
4 .4 6

3 .9 6
4 . 56
4 . 37
4 . 18
4 .2 9

3 .9 6
4 .5 6
4 . 37
4 . 18
4 .2 9

3 .9 6
4 . 56
4 . 17
4 . 04
4 .2 9

3 .9 6
4 . 16
3. 97
4 .0 4
4 .2 9

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—
—
—
—

4 . 16
4 . 34
4 . 30
4 .4 6
4 . 63

___
—
—
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—

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—
—
—
...

3 .9 6
3 .9 7
3 .9 7
3 .9 6
4 . 13

—
—
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—
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—

—

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—

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—
—
—
...

3. 96
4 . 30
3 .9 7
4 . 16
4 .2 0

—
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4 .2 1
4 .2 9
4 .2 1
4 .4 6
4 . 16

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. 73
. 81
. 73
. 71
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4 . 57
4 . 11
4 . 79

4 .5 6
4 . 46
4 . 63
4 . 46
4 . 63

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4 . 76
4 .4 6
4 .2 5
4 . 76
4 . 95

---

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4 . 56
4 .4 6
4 .2 5
4 . 37
4 . 70

—
—
—
—

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—
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4 .7 1
4 . 71
4 .7 0
4 .4 6
4 .2 9

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3. 96
4 . 13
3 .9 7
4 . 16
4 .2 0

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3 .9 6
4 .2 1
3 .9 6
3 .9 6

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tr ico t

C h i c a g o ---------------------------D e tr o it --------------------------L o s A n g e l e s -------------- -New Y o rk ...........................
P h ila d elp h ia - - - ----------

A -5 3 6
A -5 3 6
A - 5 36
A - 5 36
A -5 3 6

D e c.
.7 3
. 79
. 75
.7 1
. 81

. 73
.7 9
. 73
. 71
.8 1

B o s t o n -----------------------------K a n sa s C ity — -------------M in n ea p o lis ------------------P i t t s b u r g h ----------------------P o r tla n d , O r e g o n --------

A - 5 36
A -5 3 6
A -5 3 6
A -5 3 6
A -5 3 6

O ct.
~754
. 75
. 75
. 80
. 81

.
.
.
.
.

C l e v e l a n d ----- ----------------H o u s t o n -------------- -----------Scranton ------------------------S e a t t l e -----------------------------W a sh in gton , D . C . -------

A -5 3 6
A - 5 36
A - 5 36
A -5 3 6
A -5 36

N ov.
"7 8 1
. 80
. 78
. 75
. 81

A t la n t a -----------------------------B a l t i m o r e ----------------------C in c in n a t i----------------------St. L o u is ---------------------San F r a n c i s c o --------------

A -5 3 6
A -5 3 6
A -5 3 6
A -5 3 6
A - 5 36

D ec.
. 79
. 75
. 81
. 79
.8 1

64
75
73
80
81

.7 3
. 83
. 73
.7 1
.8 1

.7 3
. 83
. 73
. 71
.8 1

—
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. 83
. 73
. 71
. 81

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81
79
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75
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80
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.7 3
. 83
. 73
. 71
. 81

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. 79
. 81

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73
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73
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. 79
.7 9
. 75
. 81

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.7 3
. 81
. 73
.7 1
. 81

. 73
.8 1
. 73
. 71
. 81

—
—
—
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. 64
. 75
. 73
.,83
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.7 9
. 75
.7 9
.7 9
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73
81
73
71
81

—

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. 81
. 79
. 79
. 75
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. 75
. 73
. 83
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81
73
71
81

1

See footnotes on page 46.




3 .9 6
3 .9 7
3 .9 7
3 .9 6
3 .9 6

3 .9 6
3 .9 6
4 . 21
4 . 30
4 . 16

—

4 3 /3 .9 7
3 .7 6
3 .9 7
3 .9 6
4 .2 9

—
—

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—
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...

.7 9
. 73
.7 9
.7 9
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--—
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—

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. 73
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. 73
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. 81

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.7 9
.7 9
. 75
. 81

—
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—
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—

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—
5/

.7 6
. 75
.7 9
. 79
.8 1

T able 2 - A P P A R E L :
A v e r a g e r e ta il p r ic e s o f s e le c te d c o m m o d itie s and s e r v ic e s
in 20 c it ie s , la s t qu arter o f 1954 to D e cem b e r 1 955, m onthly and q u a r te rly - Continued
E.

Ite m and city

W O M E N ' S UN D ER WEA R AND ACCESSORIES -

39

Continued

1955

S p e c.
no.

1954
Jan.

Feb.

M a r ch

A p r il

M ay

June

July

A u g.

Sept.

O ct.

$

1. 35
1. 30
1 .5 1
—

$ 1. 35
1. 30
1 .5 8
—

1 .5 9
1 .3 9

1 .5 9
1. 34

1. 59
1. 30

1 .5 9
1. 30

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

---

1 .2 .
1 .2 8
1 .4 2
1 .2 7
1 .2 6

---

—

—
—
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
—
—

1.
1.
1.
1.
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1.

—
—
—
—
—
—

—
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—
—

1. 39
1. 35
1. 38
1 .2 6
1. 35

1 .0 8
1. 14
1 .0 1
—
.9 8
1 .2 8

1 .0 2
1. 14
1 .0 7
—
.9 8
1. 28

—
—
—
—
—
...

—
—
—
—
—

N ov.

D e c.

H O S E , nylon, m a n u fa c turer* s brand, n ationally
a d v e rtis e d , 5 1 -g a u g e , 15denier ( A - 5 60) o r 60-gauge,
15 d enier ( A -5 6 2 )

P h ila d elp h ia ------------------

A - 5 60
A - 5 60
A -5 6 2
A - 5 60
A -5 6 2
A - 5 60

D ec.
$ 1. 35
1. 30
44/1. 16
1 .3 8
—
1 .4 2

B o s t o n -------------- --------------K a n sa s C i t y ------------------M inn eap olis -------------P ittsb u rg h - - - - -------------P o rtla n d , O r e g o n --------

A - 5 60
A -5 6 0
A - 5 60
A -5 6 0
A -5 6 0

O ct.
i :n
1 .2 8
1 .4 2
1. 31
1 .4 0

C lev e la n d ------- ---------- -Houston - - - - - - - - - - - - Scranton - - - - - - - - - - - S eattle - - - - - - - - - - - - - W ash in gton , D . C . --------

A -5 6 0
A -5 6 0
A -5 6 0
A -5 6 2
A -5 6 0
A -5 6 2

N ov.
T 7 I5
1. 34
1. 37
1. 76
1. 38
—

A tlan ta - - - - - - - - - - - - - B a ltim o r e - - - - - - - - - - C in c in n a t i----------------------St. L o u is - - - - - - - - - - San F r a n c i s c o --------------

A -5 6 0
A -5 6 0
A -5 6 0
A -5 6 0
A -5 6 0

D ec.
5 /T T 5?
1. 39
1. 38
1 .4 1
1 .4 1

A -5 6 3
A -5 6 3
A -5 6 3
A -5 6 1
A -5 6 3
A -5 6 3

D e c.
xrn
1. 16
1. 16
.9 3
—
1 .2 1

1. 13
1. 16
1. 12
.9 9
—
1. 17

A-!>61
A -5 6 1
A -5 6 3
A -5 6 3
A -5 6 3
A -5 6 3

O ct.
"7 S T
. 88
—
1. 02
1. 15
1. 13

.7 9
.8 8
—
1 .0 2
1 .2 2
1. 08
—
—
----—
—
—
—
—
—
—

C h i c a g o --------------------------D e tro it --------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ------------------New Y o r k -----------------------

$

1 .3 5
1. 30
1. 54
1. 38
—
1. 39

$

1 .3 5
1. 30
1. 54
1. 38
—

1.
1.
1.
1.
—

35
30
54
38

$

1 .3 5
1. 30
1 .5 4
1. 38
—

$ 1. 35
1. 30
1 .5 8
1. 38
—

$

$ 1. 35
1. 30
1 .4 6
—

1 .3 5
1. 30
1. 58
—

$ 1.
1.
1.
—
1.
1.

35
30
58

$

1.
1.
1.
—
1.
1.

35
30
58

1 .3 9

1 .3 9

1. 39

1. 39

1. 31
1 .2 8
1 .4 2
1. 31
1 .3 1

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

---

—

1. 31
1 .2 8
1 .4 2
1 .2 9
1 .2 9

—
—
—
—
...

—
—
—
—
...

1 .2 4
1 .2 8
1 .4 2
1 .2 7
1 .2 9

—

—
—
—
—
—
—

1. 35
1. 34
1. 37
1 .7 2
1 .3 8
—

—
—
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
—
—

1. 35
1. 34
1 .3 7
1 .7 2
1. 38
—

—
—
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
—
—

1.
1.
1.
1.
1.
1.

—
—
—
—

—
—

1. 39
1 .3 9
1. 38
1 .4 1
1 .4 1

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

1. 39
1. 39
1. 38
1 .4 1
1 .3 9

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

1. 39
1. 39
1. 38
1 .4 1
1. 35

—
—
—
—

1. 13
1. 16
1. 12
.8 9
----- -1. 17

1. 13
1. 16
1. 12
.8 9
—
1 .2 0

1 .0 8
1. 16
1. 07
.8 3
—
1 .2 0

1 .0 8
1. 16
1 .0 7
.8 3
—
1. 12

1 .0 8
1. 16
1. 02
.8 2
—
1 .2 0

1 .0 8
1. 12
1 .0 7
. 82
.9 8
1 .2 0

1 .0 8
1. 16
1. 07
--.9 8
1. 19

1 .0 8
1. 16
1 .0 7
—
.9 8
1. 19

1 .0 8
1. 14
1 .0 2
—
.9 8
5/ 1 .2 7

—
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
—

—
--—
—
—

—
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
—

---

—

---

.8 1
—
1. 01
.9 6
1. 14
1. 04

—
—
—
—
—

---

. 81
.8 8
1. 01
.9 6
1 .2 2
1 .0 4

---

—

. 79
—
1 .0 2
.9 6
1. 06
1 .0 4

1 .2 6
.9 5
.8 8
1. 14
.8 4
1 .0 3

—
—
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
—
—

1 .2 6
.8 9
. 88
1. 10
—
1 .0 3

—
—
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
—
—

1 .2 6
.8 9
. 88
1. 10
—
1. 03

—
—
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
—
—

1 .2 6
.8 7
.8 8
1. 11
—
1. 03

—
—
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

.8 1
.9 1
.7 9
1. 13
1. 15

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

.8 1
.9 1
.8 2
1. 13
1. 12

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

.
.
.
1.
1.

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

.8 3
.8 9
. 79
1. 10
1. 12

5/

35
30
58
38
62
39

$

1.
1.
1.
1.
1.
1.

—

$

35
34
37
72
35
61

56
35

56
35

--—
—
—

35
30
31
72
54

HO SE , nylon, not nation ally
a d v e rtis e d , 5 1 -g a u g e ,
15d enier ( A -5 6 1 ) o r 6 0 -g a u g e ,
1 5-d e n ie r ( A -5 6 3 )
C h icago -------------------------D e tro it --------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ------------------N ew Y o r k ...........................
P h il a d e lp h ia ------------------B o s t o n -------------- --------------K a n sa s C i t y ------------------M in n ea p o lis -----------------P i t t s b u r g h ----------------------P o rtla n d , O r e g o n --------

5/

—

N ov.
C lev e la n d ----------------------H o u s t o n --------------------------Scranton ------------------------S e a t t l e --------------------------- -W ash in g to n , D . C . --------

A t la n t a -----------------------------B a l t i m o r e ----------------------C in c in n a t i----------------------St. L o u is ----------------------San F r a n c i s c o --------------

A -5 6 1
A -5 6 1
A -5 6 1
A -5 6 3
A -5 6 3

1.26

A -5 6 3
A -5 6 3
A -5 6 1
A -5 6 3
A -5 6 1
A -5 6 3

.9 5
.8 8
1. 16
.9 8
—

,

D ec.
8/

.91
.7 9
1 .1 9
1. 18

l

See footnotes on page 46




81
91
79
13
12

Table 2 - A P P A R E L :
A v e r a g e r e ta il p r ic e s o f s e le c te d c o m m o d itie s and s e r v ic e s
in 20 c it ie s , la s t q u arter of 1954 to D e ce m b e r 1 955, m onthly and q u a r te rly - Continued

40

F.

I t e m and city

Spec.

GIRLS*

APPAREL

1955
1954
Feb.

Jan.

March

April

Ma y

June

July

$ 3.9 7
—
4 . 48
3. 05
—

$ 3 .9 7
—
4.48
3. 05
—
4 . 58
4.98

$ 3 .9 7
—
4.48
3. 05
—
4 . 38
4.98

$ 3 .9 7
2. 98
4. 73
3. 05
—
4 . 38
4 . 98

Aug.

$ 2.99
4.48
3. 05
—
4 . 58
4 . 98

Sept.

$ 2.99
4 .48
3. 05
—
4.58
4 .98

$

O ct .

Nov.

Dec.

D R E S S , cotton, c ar d ed
yar n, c l ea n w o r k ma n sh i p
( A - 6 10), fair w o rk ma n sh i p
( A - 6 1 1 ) , or c om b e d y ar n
and/ or g l az ed f inis h, c le an
w o rk ma n sh i p ( A - 612)
A - 610
A-611
A - 612
A-611
A - 610
A - 612
A - 612

Dec.
$ 4.22
—
4.47
3. 11
—
5. 11
5. 18

$ 3. 97
—
4.47
3. 11
—
5. 11
5. 18

A - 612
A - 610
A - 612
A - 6 12
A-612
A - 6 10

Oct.
5. 18
4.48
—
5. 37
4 . 97
4 . 18

5. 18
4. 23
—
5. 38
4.81
4 . 18

A-612
A-612
A-612
A - 610
A-612
A-612

N ov .
4746
4 . 98
5. 16
4 . 54
—
4.24

A-612
A - 610
A-612
A-612
A-611
A - 610

D ec .
3. 98
—
4 . 98
3. 98
2.98
4 . 18

Ne w Y o r k ...........................
P h i l a d e l p h i a -------------------

A-620
A - 621
A - 621
A-620
A - 621
A - 621

B o s t o n -----------------------------Ka n sa s C i t y ----- -----------Mi nn ea po li s ---------------P i t t s b u r g h ----------------------P or tl a nd , O r e g o n --------

C h i c a g o --------------------------De tr oi t -------------- ------ -----L o s A n g e l e s ------------------N ew Y o r k ...........................
P h i l a d e l p h i a ------------------Bo s t o n ----- -----------------------K an s as C i t y ------------------Mi nn ea po li s ------------------P i t t s b u r g h ----------------------P o rt la n d, O r e g o n -------C l ev el and ----------------------H o u s t o n --------------------------Scr ant on ------------------------S e a t t l e ----- -----------------------Wa shington,

D. C . --------

A t l a n t a ------------------------------

—
—
—
—
---

—
—

$

3.9 7
—
4.48
3. 11
—
5. 11
5. 18

—
—
—
—
—
4 .2 1
4 . 72
5. 17
4.23
—
4.48

—

—
—
—
—

---

---

Dec.
5. 17
5. 57
6. 37
—
5. 74
5. 18

5. 17
(3 /)
6737
—
5. 74
(3 /)

(1 /)
07)
c i/)
07)
( T /)

A-620
A-620
A-620
A-620
A-620

Oct.
573 T
4 . 98
5 . 17
5. 12
5. 72

(3 /)
47 98
5. 18
(3 /)
(3 /)

C l ev el and ----------------------H o u s t o n --------------------------Scr ant on ------- ----------------Seattle ----------------------------Wash in gto n, D. C . --------

A-620
A-620
A-620
A-620
A-620

No v.
5 .4 7
( 3 /)
4 . 97
(3 /)
57 59

—
—
—

A t l a n t a ------- --------------------B a l t i m o r e ----------------------C i n c i n n a t i --------------------St. L ou is ----------------------San F r a n c i s c o --------------

A-620
A - 621
A - 621
A - 621
A-620

Dec.
5 7T 3
5 . 78
5. 73
5. 58
(3 /)

A - 6 32
A-632
A - 6 32
A-632
A-632

Dec.
T37 T
577 7
5. 36
5. 74
5. 98

B a l t i m o r e ----------------------C i n c i n n a t i ----------------------St. L ou is ----------------------San F r a n c i s c o --------------

4.91
4 . 98

—
—
—
—
—

5. 18
(3 /)

an
5. 08
4 . 80
4 . 38

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

---

---

3 .9 8
—
4.98
3 .9 8
(3 /)
47 38

—
—
—
—
4 . 21
4 . 98
5. 17
—
5.48
4 . 74

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

---

---

—
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

4. 98
—
5.23
5. 38
4.80
4. 18

---

3.96
4 . 98
5. 17
—
6. 18
4 . 74

—
—
—
—
---

3.98
—
4. 78
3. 98
3. 14
4. 38

—
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
---

2.99
4.48
3. 05
—
4 . 90
5 . 18

—
—
—
—
—

___
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
—

3.
4.
3.
3.
4.

5/4.98
5. 18

98
98
98
31
06

$ 2.99
4.48
3 .0 5
3.99
4 . 90
5. 18
5. 38
—
5.23
5. 38
5. 30

$

2.99
4.48
—
3.99
4 . 90
5 . 18

$ 2 .99
4 .48
3.99
4 . 90
5. 18

—
—
___
—
—

___
___
___
—
—

___
—
—
—
---

3.96
4 . 98
5. 37
—
5.72
4 .49

___
___
___
___
—

—
—
—
—
...

—
—
—
—
---

3. 98
5. 38
3. 98
3. 31
4 .23

4 . 98
5. 58
—
5. 30
5. 32
5. 58

5 . 14
5. 58
—
5. 30
5. 32
5.58

5. 14
5.58
—
5. 30
5 . 32
5.58

an

S K I R T, al l wool ( A - 6 2 0 ) or
o r l o n / w o o l pl aid, p e r m a ­
nent
a l l - around
pl eat s
( A - 621 )
C h i c a g o --------------------------De t ro it --------------------------L o s A n g e l e s -------------------

a /)

(1 /)
(I/)
07)
ci/ )
(T/ )
(T/ )

an
a/)
an
a/)
a /)

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

an
a/)
an
an
an

(i/)
a /)
07)

(1 /)

a
a
a
a
a
a

n
n
n
n
n
n

(1 /)

0 /)

(1 /)

a
a
a
a
a

a
a
a
a
a

a
a
a
a

n
n
n
n
n

n
n
n
n
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—

—
—
—
—

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an
an

—
—
—

W i
an

0 /)

an

—
—
—

—
—
—

an
an
an

—
—
—

---

a /)

---

---

a /)

---

—
—
—

—
—
—

—
—
—

---

---

0 /)
a /)
a /)
d /)
(T/ )

(3/)
5777
5. 36
5. 58
5.98

(i/)
Ci/)
07)
Cl /)

0 /)

(i/)

(i/)

an

a
a
a
a

n
n
n
n

a
a
a
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a
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n
n
n

—
—
—

---

0 /)
ci/ )

an
an
an

n
n
n
n

—
—
—
—

(i/)

___
—
___
---

a
a
a
a

—
—
—
—

n
n
n
n

—
—
—
---

an
an
57 32
5. 58

—
—
—
—

5/5.58
5.23
5. 38
5. 16
5. 73

—
—
—
—

—

5.47
___
—
___
--5 .2 3
5 /5.48
6. 24
5. 58
5.58

___
___
___
---

an

5. 14

an
57 59

—
—
—
---

— .

4.97
5. 18
4. 76
5. 08
5. 18

4 . 97
5. 18
4 . 75
5.08
5. 18

___
---

___
___
___
--5 / 5 . 38
5.48
6.24
5 . 58
5.58

S W E A T E R , c ar di ga n, 1 0 0 p e rc e n t o rlon
C h i c a g o --------------------------De t ro it -------------- ------------L o s A n g e l e s -----------------Ne w Y o r k ...........................
P h i l a d e l p h i a -------------------

(in

CI/)

an
an

n
n
n
n

a
a
a
a
a

n
n
n
n
n

a
a
a
a
a

n
n
n
n
n

a
a
a
a
a

n
n
n
n
n

(i/)

a
a
a
a

n
n
n
n

4 . 97
5. 58

an
5. 08
45/5. 18

4 .97
5. 18
4 . 75
5. 08
5. 18

Oct.
Bo s t o n ----------------------------Ka n sa s Cit y -----------------Mi nn ea po li s ------------------P i t t s b u r g h ----------------------Po r tl a nd , O r e g o n --------

A-632
A-632
A-632
A-632
A-632

C l e v e l a n d ----------------------H o u s t o n --------------------------Scr ant on ------------------------S e a t t l e -----------------------------Wash in gto n, D. C . --------

A-632
A-632
A-632
A-632
A-632

W T
5.
5.
5.
5.

53
77
76
73

Nov.
5.97
5. 64
5.96
5. 17
5. 99

5. 18
5.53
5. 77
5. 76
5. 73

—
—
—
—

—
—
—

—

---

—

(i/)
Cl /)
a /)
07)
£ />

—
—
—

—
—
—

---

---

—
—
—

---

—

—

—
—

—
—

—

—

—

---

(i/)

a
a
a
a

n
n
n
n

—
—
—

—
—

—

—
...

--0 /)

—
—
—

---

—
—

---

a
a
a
a

n
n
n
n

4 . 97
4.83
5. 37
5 .2 1
5.48

—
—
—

—
—
—

---

---

—
—

—

—
—

—
---

5. 23
5 . 38
5. 16
4.96
5.49

—

___
. . .

Dec.
At lanta ---------------- ------------B a l t i m o r e ----- ----------------C i n c i n n a t i --------------------St. L o ui s ----------------------San F r a n c i s c o --------------

A-632
A-632
A-632
A-632
A-632

See footnotes on page 46.




W T
5 74 3
5 . 98
5. 38
5.48

0 /)

(i/)

—
—
—

an

—
—
—

—

a /)

—

an
a /)

—
—
—
. . .

a
a
a
a

n
n
n
n

—
—

—

—
—
—

i

4.48
5 . 18
4 f / 4 . 72
4 . 38
5 . 14

—
—

—
—
—

---

4.48
(3 /)
4.72
4 . 37
4 .97

T able 2 - A P P A R E L ,:
A v e r a g e r e ta il p r ic e s o f se le c te d c o m m o d itie s and s e r v ic e s
in 20 c it ie s , la s t qu arter o f 1954 to D e ce m b e r 1955, m onthly and q u a r te rly - Continued
F.

S p ec.
no.

Ite m and city

P A N T IE S ,
u n trim m ed

cotton

GIRLS’

APPAREL -

Continued

1955
1954
Jan.

Feb.

M a r ch

A p r il

$0 .
.
.
.
.

$ 0 .5 2
. 61
. 53
. 56
. 65

M ay

July

Aug.

$ 0 .5 2
. 61
. 53
. 56
. 65

$ 0 .5 2
. 61
. 53
. 56
. 65

$0 .
.
.
.
.

___
___
___

.
.
.
.
.

June

Sept.

O ct.

N ov.

$ 0 . 52
. 61
. 56
.5 9
. 66

$ 0 .5 2
. 61
. 56
. 62
. 67

D ec.

knit,

C h i c a g o --------------------------D e tro it ----- --------------------L o s A n g e l e s ----- ------ -----New Y o rk ----------------------P h il a d e lp h ia -------------------

A - 6 60
A - 6 60
A - 660
A - 660
A -6 6 0

D e c.
8 /$ 0 7 5 2
. 61
. 53
8/
.5 8
. 65

B o s t o n -------------- --------------K an sas C i t y ------------------M inn eap olis ------------------P it t s b u r g h ----------------------P o rtla n d , O r e g o n --------

A - 660
A -6 6 0
A -6 6 0
A -6 6 0
A -6 6 0

O ct.
. 59
. 58
. 55
. 56
. 56

C lev ela n d ----------------------H ouston --------- -------- -------S cranton ---------------- -------S e a t t l e ----------------------------W ash in gton , D C . -------

A -6 6 0
A -6 6 0
A -6 6 0
A -6 6 0
A -6 6 0

N ov.
~ T6o
. 55
.5 9
. 62
. 60

A t la n t a -----------------------------B a ltim o r e ---------------------C in c in n a t i----------------------S t. L o u i s ------------------------San F r a n c i s c o --------------

A -6 6 0
A -6 6 0
A -6 6 0
A -6 6 0
A -6 6 0

D e c.
. 57
. 55
. 50
. 57
.5 6

—
—
___

—
—
___

---

C h i c a g o --------------------------D e tr o it -------------------- -L o s A n g e l e s ------------------New Y o r k ----------------------P h ilad elp h ia --------- --------

A -6 7 0
A - 670
A -6 7 0
A -6 7 0
A -6 7 0

D e c.
— 3S
. 37
. 34
. 36
. 39

.
.
.
.
.

B o s t o n -----------------------------K a n sa s C i t y ------------------M inn eap olis ------------------P i t t s b u r g h ----------------------P o r tla n d , O regon - - - -

A -6 7 0
A -6 7 0
A -6 7 0
A -6 7 0
A -6 7 0

.
.
.
.
.

$0 .
.
.
.
.

52
61
53
58
65

.5 9
. 58
. 55
. 57
. 56

$0 .
.
.
.
.

52
61
53
58
65

___

.
.
.
.
.

62
57
59
62
60

—
—
—
---

$0 .
.
.
.
.

. 59
. 58
. 55
. 57
.5 9

___
___
—
---

—
---

—
—
—
...

52
61
53
58
65

___
___
___
---

52
61
53
56
65

___
___
___
--. 62
.5 9
. 59
. 60
. 60

5/

___
___
___

59
58
55
57
59

—
—
___
...

.
.
.
.
.

57
55
50
56
54

34
37
33
35
37

.
.
.
.
.

.
.
.
.
.

34
37
33
35
37

.
.
.
.
.

34
37
33
35
37

.
.
.
.
.

.
.
.
.
.

34
37
33
35
37

37
36
35
37
36

—
—
___
---

—
—
—
---

.
.
.
.
.

37
36
35
37
36

—
—
___
—

—
—
___
...

.
.
.
.
.

___
___
___
---

.
.
.
.
.

___
___
___

34
37
33
35
37

.
.
.
.
.

37
36
37
37
37

—
—
___
...

—
—
___
---

.
.
.
.
.

.
.
.
.
.

___
___
___

36
37
34
36
37

.
.
.
.
.

37
36
37
37
37

—
—
—

—
—
—
---

.
.
.
.
.

___
—
—

___
—
—

---

---

___
—
—

63
56
58
60
60

—
—
___

.
.
.
.
.

.
.
.
.
.

.
.
.
.
.

—
—
___
...

.
.
.
.
.

.
.
.
.
.

—
—
—
---

---

35
37
34
36
37

36
37
34
36
39

___
—
—
---

—
■ ----—

—
—
—

52
61
56
62
67

57
55
50
56
54

—
—
___

---

63
59
58
60
56

. 59
. 58
.5 5
. 57
. 59

—
—
—
---

$0.
.
.
.
.

.
.
.
.
.

___
—
___
...

___
—
___

.
.
.
.
.

$0 .5 2
. 61
. 56
.5 9
. 66

---

57
55
50
56
54

57
55
50
57
54

___
___
___
---

___
___
___
...

.
.
.
.
.

.
.
.
.
.

52
61
53
56
65

---

A N K L E T S , cotton co m bed
ya rn
36
37
34
36
39

35
37
34
36
37

34
37
33
35
37

34
37
33
35
37

O ct.
.
.
.
.

36
37
36
37

---

N ov.
C lev e la n d ----------------------H o u s t o n --------------------------S cranton ------------------------S e a t t l e ----------------------------W ash in g to n , D . C . -------

A -6 7 0
A -6 7 0
A -6 7 0
A -6 7 0
A -6 7 0

A t la n t a -----------------------------B a ltim o r e -----------------C in c in n a t i----------------------St. L o u is ---------------------San F r a n c is c o --------------

A -6 7 0
A -6 7 0
A -6 7 0
A -6 7 0
A -6 7 0

.
.
.
.

. 38
. 36
. 35
. 36
.3 9

___
—
—

36
35
36
39

---

38
36
35
36
39

___
___
___
---

---

38
35
34
35
39

___
___
___
---

38
35
34
35
39

D e c.
.
.
.
.

___
—
___
—

38
37
34
37

.
.
.
.
.

___
—
___
—

G.

35
38
37
34
37

INFANTS'

___
—
___
—

WEAR

___
—
___
—

.
.
.
.
.

5/

35
38
36
33
37

_
—
___
—

.
.
.
.
.

___
—
___
—

35
38
36
33
37

___
—
___

___
—
___
—

.
.
.
.
.

35
38
36
33
37

AN D Y A R D GO OD S

D I A P E R S , cotton gaufce,
p e r doze n
C h i c a g o ---------------- -D e tr o it --------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ------------------New Y o r k ...........................
P h i l a d e l p h i a ------------------

A-840
A - 840
A-840
A-840
A-840

Dec.
3.49
3. 75
3. 39
3 .4 9
3. 64

B o s t o n -----------------------------K an s as C i t y ------------------Mi nn ea po li s ------------------Pi t ts b ur g h -------------------- -Po r tl a nd , O r e g o n --------

A-840
A-840
A-840
A-840
A-840

Oct.
1775
3 .4 2
3 .5 1
3. 65
3. 62

C l e v e l a n d ------------------------H o u s t o n --------------------------Scrant on ------------------------Seattle ----------- ------------ -Wa shing to n, D. C . -------

A-840
A-840
A-840
A-840
A-840

N ov .
375 4
3. 62
3. 64
3. 60
3. 75

A-840
A-840
A-840
A-840
A-840

Dec.
3 75 8
3. 75
3. 58
3.49
8 / 3.3 1

At lanta ----------------------------B a l t i m o r e ----------------------C i n c i n n a t i ----------------------St. Lo ui s -------------------- -San F r a n c i s c o --------------

See footnotes on page

46.




3 .4 9
3. 75
3. 39
3 .4 9
3. 64

3. 49
3.-75
3. 37
3. 49
3. 64

3 .4 9
3. 75
3. 28
3. 48
3. 64

3 .4 9
3. 75
3. 28
3. 48
3. 64

3.4 9
3. 75
3. 27
3 .4 8
3. 62

3 .4 9
3. 75
3. 37
3 .4 8
3. 62

3 .4 9
3. 75
3. 37
3. 48
3. 62

3 .4 9
3. 75
3. 37
3. 48
3. 62

3. 49
3. 75
3. 37
3.4 8
3. 62

3.
3.
3.
3.
3.

3. 75
3.42
3. 51
3. 65
3. 62

—
—
—
.--

—
—
—
—

3.
3.
3.
3.
3.

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

3. 75
3.4 2
3. 49
3. 65
3. 62

___
—
—
—

___
—
___
—

3.
3.
3.
3.
3.

___
—
___
—

___
—
___
—

—
—
—
---

.

3 .4 9
3. 75
3. 39
3 .4 9
3. 64

3.
3.
3.
3.
3.

—
—
—
---

___
___
___

3.
3.
3.
3.
3.

___
___
___
---

___
___
___
---

3.
3.
3.
3.
3.

___
___
___

—
—
—
___

—
—
—
___

3.
3.
3.
3.
3.

___
___
___

___
___
___

62
62
57
60
75

.

3. 68
3. 75
3. 38
3 .4 9
3. 31

75
42
51
65
62

—
—
___

—
—
—
___

3.
3.
3.
3.
3.

62
62
57
60
75

—
—
—
___

—
___
___
-_3.
3.
3.
3.
3.

68
75
62
49
31

___
___
___
■

_

62
62
53
60
75

_
___
___

_

68
75
62
50
35

75
42
49
65
62

_

49
75
37
48
62

62
62
53
60
75

_

3. 49
3. 75
3. 37
3 .4 8
3. 62

--3.
3.
3.
3.
3.

68
75
62
50
35

Table 2 - A P P A R E L :
A v e r a g e r e ta il p r ic e s o f s e le c te d c o m m o d itie s and s e r v ic e s
in 20 c it ie s , last qu arter of 1954 to D e cem b e r 1955, m onthly and q u a r te rly - Continued
G.

Spec.
no.

Ite m and city

ACETATE TAFFETA,
w id e, per yard

INF AN TS'

WEAR

AN D Y A R D G OO D S -

Continued

1955
1954
Jan.

Feb.

M a rch

A p r il

$ 0 .
.
.
.
.

$ C . 66
.6 7
. 61
.6 9
. 65

M ay

June

July

Aug.

Sept.

$ 0 .6 6
.6 7
. 61
.6 6
. 65

$ 0

O ct.

N ov.

D ec.

$ 0 . 66
. 67
.6 1
.7 0
. 65

$ 0 .6 6
. 6*
. 61
. 70
. 65

39"

C h i c a g o --------------------------D e tro it ---------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ------------------New Y o rk ----------------------P h il a d e lp h ia -------------------

A -8 0 0
A -8 0 0
A -8 0 0
A -8 0 0
A -8 0 0

D ec,
$ 0 .6 6
. 67
.6 1
. 68
. 67

$ 0 .6 6
. 65
.6 1
. 68
. 67

B o s t o n -----------------------------K a n sa s C i t y ------------------M inn eap olis ------------------P i t t s b u r g h ----------------------P o r tla n d , O r e g o n --------

A -8 0 0
A -8 0 0
A -8 0 0
A -8 0 0
A -8 00

O ct.
~7T 3
. 62
. 83
.7 0
. 67

. 63
. 62
.8 3
. 73
.6 7

$ 0

.6 6
. 67
. 61
. 68
. 67

—
—
—
—

66
67
61
68
67

. 63
. 62
.8 3
.7 3
. 67

—
—
—

$ 0 . 66
'. 67
. 61
.6 9
. 65

$ 0 . 66
. 67
. 56
.6 9
.6 5

—
—
—
—

$ 0 . 66
. 67
.6 1
.6 9
. 65

—
—
—
—

. 63
. 62
.8 3
.7 3
. 67

—
—

.6 6 $ 0
. &7
. 61
.6 6 5 /
. 65

.6 6
. 67
.5 7
.7 0
. 65
.6 3
.6 2
.8 3
.6 5
.6 7

—
—
—
—

—

—
—

— —

—

N ov.
C lev ela n d ----------------------H o u s t o n ---------------------------Scranton ------------------------S e a t t l e ----------------------------- W ash in gton , D . C . -------

A -8 0 0
A -8 0 0
A -8 0 0
A -8 0 0
A -8 0 0

A t la n t a ---------------- ------------B a l t i m o r e ----------------------C i n c i n n a t i ----------------------St. L ou is ----------------------San F r a n c i s c o --------------

A -8 0 0
A -8 0 0
A -8 0 0
A -8 0 0
A -8 0 0

PERCALE,
yard

3 6 " w ide,

.6 6
.6 5
. 67
. 65
8/
8/

D ec.
rs9
. 67
. 67
. 80
.7 6

. 76
. 66
. 65
. 67
.6 5

—
—
—
---

—
—
—
...

—
—
—
--.6 9
.6 9
. 67
.8 0
. 76

—
—
—

.7 6
. 62
. 65
. 67
. 65

—
—
—
—

—
—
—

—
—
—

. 76
. 62
.6 3
.6 7
. 65

___
—
—

.6 9
.6 9
.6 6
.8 0
.7 9

—
—
—
5/

—
—
—

—
— -

.7 6
. 62
.6 3
.6 7
.6 5

—
—
—
---

.6 9
.6 9
. 66
.8 0
.7 9

—
—

—

—
—
- —

—
—
--.6 9
.6 9
.6 6
. 76

...
—
—

.7 9

per
D ec.

C h i c a g o ................................
D e tro it --------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ------------------New Y o r k ...........................
P h il a d e lp h ia ................

A - 8 10
A -8 1 0
A - 81 0
A -8 1 0
A -8 1 0

B o s t o n -----------------------------K a n sa s C i t y ------------------M in n ea p o lis ------- -P ittsb u rg h -------------P o r tla n d , O r e g o n --------

A -8 1 0
A -8 1 0
A -8 1 0
A -8 1 0
A -8 1 0

.5 0
.5 1
.4 8
.5 1
. 52

. 50
.4 9
.4 8
.5 1
. 52

. 51
. 48
.5 1
. 52

. 50
.5 1
.4 8
.5 1
. 50

.5 0
.5 1
.4 8
.5 1
.5 2

. 50
.5 1
.4 8
.5 1
.5 2

. 50
.5 1
.4 8
. 50
. 52

. 50
.5 1
.4 8
.5 1
.5 2

. 50
.5 1
.4 8
.5 1
.5 2

.5 0
.5 1
.4 8
.5 1
.5 2

. 50
.5 1
.4 8
.5 1
.5 2

.5 0
.5 1
.4 7
.5 1
.5 2

.5 0
.5 1
.4 8
.5 1
.5 2

O ct.
. 50
.4 4
. 50
.5 4
.4 7

. 44
. 50
. 54
.4 7

—
—
—

.5 0
.4 4
.5 0
.5 4
.4 7

—
—
—
---

—
—
—
—

.5 0
.4 4
.5 0
.5 4
.4 7

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

.5 0
.4 4
.5 0
.5 4
.4 7

—
-—
—
---

—
—
-—

—
—
—

—

—

N ov.
C l e v e l a n d ----------------------H o u s t o n ----- -----------S cranton ------------------------S eattle ---------------- ------------W a sh in g to n , D . C . -------A t la n t a ----------------------- -----B a ltim o r e - - - - - - - - - - C i n c i n n a t i ----------------------St. L ou is - - - - - - - - - - San F r a n c i s c o --------------

A -8 1 0
A -8 1 0
A -8 1 0
A -8 1 0
A -8 1 0

.4 5
. 47
.5 1
. 56

A -8 1 0
A -8 1 0
A -8 1 0
A -8 1 0
A -8 1 0

D e c.
~T49
B/
.5 4
.4 3
.4 9
. 53

.5 3
.4 5
. 47
.5 1
.5 7

—

—
—

—
—
—
—

—

—
—

—

.5 3
.4 5
.4 7
.4 9
.5 7

—

—
—

—

-—
—
—
5/

. 49
.5 4
. 43
.4 9
.5 3

—
—
—

—

—
—

—

H.

—

—

.4 7
. 54
.4 3
.4 9
.5 3

—
—
—

. 53
.4 5
.4 7
.5 1
.5 7

— .
—
—
—

--—
—
—
. 47
.5 4
.4 3
.4 9
.5 3

—

_

—

_

—
—

—

—

.5 3
.4 5
.4 7
.5 1
.5 7

—
—
—
—

__

—

.4 6
.5 4
.4 3
.4 9
.5 3

_

—

—
—
—
—

—
—

—

—

FOOTWEAR

OXFORDS,
m e n ' s , calf
upper, Go od ye a r welt
C h i c a g o ----------- ---------------De tr oi t --------------------------L o s A n g el e s ------- ---------N ew Y o r k ----------------------Phil ade lph ia ------------------

A - 7 00
A - 7 00
A-700
A-700
A-700

Dec.
17794
16. 70
1 2. 12
1 3. 77
1 3.5 5

1 3.9 4
16. 70
12. 12
13.7 7
13.55

B o s t o n -----------------------------Ka ns a s Cit y - - - - - - - - Mi nn ea po li s - - - - - - - - Pi ttsbur gh - - - - - - - - - - Po rt la nd, O r e g o n ----- --

A-700
A-700
A-700
A-700
A-700

Oct.
1 3. 75
12. 74
1 3. 34
13. 33
13. 74

13.5 5
12.7 4
13. 34
13. 75
13. 74

Cl ev e la nd ------------------ -Hous ton ----- -Scrant on - - - - - - - - - - - S e a t t l e -----------------------------Wa sh in gt on , D. C . --------

A-700
A - 7 00
A-700
A-700
A-700

Nov.
1 5.7 0
14. 15
1 1.4 3
13. 34
12. 75

A t l a n t a ----------------------------B al t i m o r e - - - - - - - - - - Cincinnati - - ----- -------- -St. L ou is ----------------------San F r a n c i s c o ----- --------

A-700
A-700
A-700
A-700
A-700

Dec.
1 2.9 5
1 3.9 5
1 2 .2 0
12. 34
14. 54

—
—
— -

—
—

---

13.9 4
16. 70
12. 12
1 3.7 7
1 3.5 5

14.
16.
12.
1 3.
13.

—

—

—
—

—
—

—

08
70
12
77
55

---

15. 70
14. 35
11.4 3
1 3. 14
12. 75

—
—
—

—
—
— --12.95
13.95
12.2 0
12. 34
1 4.5 4

14.0 8
1 6.7 0
12. 12
13. 77
1 3.5 5
13.75
1 2.7 4
13. 34
1 3.7 5
1 2 .9 4

—
—
---

1 4. 08
1 6 .7 0
1 2. 12
1 3 .7 7
13.5 5

14. 08
1 6.7 0
12. 12
1 3 .7 7
13.5 5

14.0 8
1 6 .7 0
12.1 2
1 3 .7 7
1 3.5 5

—

—

—

—

—

—

13,7 5
1 2.7 4
13. 34
13.7 5
1 2 .9 4

—
—
—
—

1 4. 08
1 6 .7 0
1 1.9 5
13. 77
1 3 .5 5

—
—
—
—

1 5 . 45
1 4.35
1 1.4 3
1 3. 14
12. 75

—
—

—

—

—

—

12.9 5
1 3.9 5
5/ 12.9 5
1 2. 34
14. 54

— —
—
—

1 5.4 5
1 3.5 9
1 1 .4 3
13.94
1 2.7 5

—

—
—

—
—

-—

1

See footnotes on page




4 6.

14. 08
1 6 .7 0
12. 12
1 3.7 7
1 3 .5 5

—
—
—
—

—
—
--—
1 2.9 5
1 3 .9 5
1 3.7 1
1 2. 34
1 4. 54

1 4.0 8
16. 70
1 2. 12
1 3 .7 7
13.5 5
1 3.9 5
12. 94
1 3 .3 4
1 3.7 5
1 2.9 4

—
—
—
---

—

—

1 4 .2 3
16.70
1 2.2 8
1 3 .9 4
13.5 5

—
—
—
—
1 5. 95
1 4 .5 5
1 1 .7 8
14.54
1 2.7 5

—
—
—

1 4.3 7
1 6.9 5
1 2 .2 8
13.94
1 3.5 5

—
—
—
—

—
___
—
—
12.9 5
1 4 .2 0
13.71
1 2.7 4
15.14

T ab le 2 - A P P A R E L :
A v e r a g e r e ta il p r ic e s o f
se le c te d c o m m o d itie s and s e r v i c e s
in 20 c it ie s , la s t qu arter o f 1954 to D e ce m b e r 1 95 5 , m onthly and q u a r te rly - Continued
H.

S p ec.
no.

Ite m and city

FOOTW EAR -

Continued

1955
1954
Feb.

Jan.

M arch

A p r il

M ay

June

July

A u g.

Sept.

O ct.

N ov.

D e c.

OXFO RD S, m en* a. G o od year
w e lt, kip upper ( A - 702) or
sid e upper ( A - 703)
C h ica g o ----------------------------D e tr o it - - - - - - - - - - - - - L o s A n g e le s - — - - - - - - N ew Y o r k .............................
P h ila d elp h ia - - - - - - - - - -

A -7 0 3
A -7 0 3
A - 7 02
A - 7 02
A -7 0 3

D ec.
$ ~S 7?4
7 .9 5
9 .5 5
9 .0 8
7 .9 6

B oston - - - - - - - - - - - - - - K a n sa s C ity - - - - - - - — M in n ea p o lis - - - - - - - - - P i t t s b u r g h ----- -P o rtla n d , O reg o n - - - - -

A - 7 02
A - 7 02
A -7 0 3
A - 7 02
A - 7 02

O ct.
“ 9T&7
9 .9 6
8 . 34
9 .7 7
1 0 .2 0

C lev e la n d - - - - - - - - - - - H ouston - - - - - — - - - - — Scranton - - - - - - - - - - - - S eattle -----------------W ash in g to n , D . C . - - - —

A - 7 02
A - 7 02
A - 7 02
A -7 0 3
A - 7 02

N ov.
“ 5 77 9
1 0 .9 6
8 .5 5
9 . 10
9 .4 4

A t la n t a -------------- ----------------B a ltim o r e - - - - - - - - - - - C in cin n ati - - - - - - - - - - - St. L o u is --------- -San F r a n c is c o - - - - - - - -

A - 7 02
A - 7 02
A - 7 02
A - 7 02
A -7 0 3

$

8 .4 4
7 .9 5
9 .5 5
9 . 12
7 .9 6
9 .6 7
9 .9 6
8 . 14
9 .9 5
1 0 .2 0
—
—
—
—
—

$

8 .4 4
7 .9 5
9 .5 5
9 . 12
7 .9 6

$

$ 8 .6 1
7 .9 5
9 .5 5
9 .2 8
7 .9 6

9 .6 7
9 .9 6
8 .1 4
9 .9 5
9 .9 5

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

9 .7 9
1 0 .9 6
8 .5 5
9 . 10
9 .4 4

8 .6 1
7 .9 5
9 .5 5
9 . 12
7 .9 6

— _
—
-—
—

—
----- --—

8 .4 4
7 .9 5
9 .5 5
9 . 12
7 .9 6

-—
—
—
—

7 . 17
8 .1 6
8 . 56
9 .3 6
7 .9 6

—
—
—

$

$

8 .6 1
7 .9 5
9 .5 5
9 .2 8
7 . 96

—
—
—
—

9 .9 6
1 1 .1 6
8 .7 5
9:10
9 .6 9

—
—
—
—

$ 8 .6 1
7 .9 5
9 .5 5
9 .2 8
7 .9 6

3
>

9 . 81
10. 16
8 . 14
1 0 .2 8
9 .9 5

8.6,1
7 .9 5
9 .5 5
9 .2 8
8 .1 6

$

8 .7 8 $
7 .9 5
9 .7 5
9 .2 8
8 . 16

8 .7 8
7 .9 5
9 .7 5
9 .2 8
8 . 16

$

8 .7 8 $
8 . 15
9 .7 5
9 .2 8
8 . 16

8 .7 8
8 . 35
9 .7 5
9 .2 8
8 . 16

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

—
—

9 .9 6
10. 16
8 . 14
1 0 .2 8
9 .9 6

—
—
—
—

—
- —
—
—

7 . 77
8 . 36
8 .9 6
9 . 56
7 .6 2

—
—
—

—
—
—

7 .9 7
8 . 36
9 . 16
9 .7 6
7 . 62

7 . 62
7 . 60
7 .8 0
7 . 38
7 .8 2

7 . 62
7 .6 0
7 .8 0
7. 38
7 .8 2

7 . 62
7 . 60
7 .8 0
7. 38
7 .8 2

7 . 62
7 . 60
7 .8 0
7 . 66
7 . 82

7 . 62
7 . 60
7 .8 0
7 .9 5
7 .8 2

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

6 .9 6
7 . 38
7 . 43
7 . 96
9 . 15

—
—
—
—

___
—
—
—

—
—
—

—
—
—
—

—

9 .7 9
10. 60
8 .7 5
9 . 10
9 . 69

—
—
—
—

9 .7 9
1 1 .1 6
8 .7 5
9 . 10
1 0 .2 0

—
—
—
—

D ec.

~ rm
8 .2 1
8 .5 6
9 .3 6
7 .9 6

—

—
—
---

5/

7 .5 7
8 . 36
8 .8 6
9 .5 6
7 .9 6

—
—
—

—

—
—
—

—

5/

W O R K SH O E S, m e n 's ,h i g h ,
e lk u pper, G ood year w elt
C h icago ---------------- -D e tr o it - - - - - - - - - - - - - L o s A n g e le s - - - — - - - - N ew Y o r k ------------------------P h ila d e lp h ia - - - - - - - - - -

A -7 1 0
A - 710
A -7 1 0
A -7 1 0
A -7 1 0

D ec.
8 /"7 7 1 2
7 .6 0
7 .8 0
7 ^38
7 .9 7

7 .3 2
7 . 60
7 .8 0
7 . 38
7 .9 7

7 . 32
7 . 60
7 .8 0
7 .2 2
7 .9 7

B o sto n ------- -----------------------K a n sa s C ity - - - - - - - - - M in n e a p o lis - - - - - - - - - P ittsb u rg h - - - - - - - - - - - P o r tla n d , O regon - - - - -

A -7 1 0
A -7 1 0
A -7 1 0
A -7 1 0
A -7 1 0

O ct.
~5780
7 . 38
7 .4 4
8 .2 9
9 . 14

6 .8 0
7 .3 8
7 .4 3
8 .2 1
8 .9 4

—
--—

C lev ela n d ------------------ -H ouston - - - - - - - — - - - - S cranton --------- -S eattle ------------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . ----------

A -7 1 0
A -7 1 0
A -7 1 0
A -7 1 0
A -7 1 0

N ov.
“7 7 5 0
7 .7 0
7 . 13
7 .5 5
6 .9 6

—
—
—
—
—

7 .8 0
7 .7 0
7 . 13
7 .5 5
6 .9 6

_—
—
—

—
— ---

D ec.
1 0. 94
8 /1 2 .5 5
1 1. 14
8 /1 0 .4 5
1 1 .2 0

10. 94
1 2 .5 5
1 1. 14
1 0. 45
1 1 .2 0

1 0 .9 4
1 2 .5 5
1 1. 14
1 0 . 45
1 1 .2 0

O ct.
TT755
1 0 .7 4
9 .9 4
1 2 .4 5
1 1. 04

1 1 .9 5
1 0 . 74
9 .9 4
1 2 .4 5
1 1 .0 4

7 . 32
7 .6 0
7 .8 0
7 .2 2
5 / 7 .8 2

7 .3 2
7 .6 0
7 .8 0
7 . 38
7 .8 2

7 . 32
7 .6 0
7 .8 0
7 . 38
7 .8 2

7 . 32
7 . 60
7 .8 0
7. 38
7 .8 2

—
—
—
—

6 .9 6
7 .3 8
7 .4 3
8 . 12
9 .1 4

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

6 .9 6
7. 38
7 .4 3
7 .9 6
9 . 14

—
—
—
—

7 .8 0
7 . 70
7 .1 3
7 .5 5
6 .7 7

—
—
—

—
—
—

---

—

7 .8 0
7 . 32
7 . 13
7 .5 5
5 / 6 .5 7

—
—
---

—
—
—

7 . 07
7 .2 2
7 .5 8
7 .9 4
7. 45

—
—
—

—
—
—

—
-—
—
—

5 / 7 .5 3
7 .6 0
7 .8 0
7 . 38
7 .8 2

—

—
—
—
—

7 .8 0
4 7 / 7 .2 0
7 . 13
7 .5 5
6 .7 6

—
—
—

—
—
—

—
—

___
---

D e c.
A tla n ta ---------------- --------------B a l t i m o r e ------------ ------------C in cin n ati - - - - - - - - - - - S t. L o u is - - - - - - - - - - - San F r a n c is c o - - - - - - - -

A -7 1 0
A -7 1 0
A -7 1 0
A -7 1 0
A -7 1 0

~1TZ7
7 . 32
7 .2 0
7 .9 4
7 .4 5

7 . 07
7 .2 2
7 .2 0
7 .9 4
7 .4 5

5/

7 . 07
7 .2 2
7 .7 0
7 . 86
7 .4 5

7 .0 7
7 . 30
7 .9 5
8 . 03
7 . 62

O X F O R D S , w o m e n 's , c a lf o r
kid up p er, G o od year w elt
C h ica g o -------D e tr o it — -------------L o s A n g e le s - - - - - - - - - N ew Y o r k ------------------------P h ila d elp h ia - - - - - - - - -

A -7 3 0
A -7 3 0
A -7 3 0
A -7 3 0
A -7 3 0
A -7 3 0

B oston ------------------------K a n sa s C ity ------- -M in n ea p o lis ------- ------------P ittsb u rg h --------- -P o rtla n d , O reg o n - - - - -

A -7 3 0
A -7 3 0
A -7 3 0
A -7 3 0
A -7 3 0

C lev e la n d - - - - - - - - - - H ouston - - - - - - - - - - - - S cranton - - - - - - - - - - - S eattle -------------------- -W ash in gton , D . C . - - - -

A -7 3 0
A -7 3 0
A -7 3 0
A -7 3 0
A -7 3 0

—
—
—

1 0 .9 4
1 2 .5 5
11. 14
1 0 .4 5
1 1 .2 0

1 0 .9 4
1 2 .5 5
1 1. 14
1 0 .4 5
1 1 .2 0

—

1 1 .9 5
1 0. 74
9 .9 4
4 8 /1 1 .9 5
1 1 .0 4

—
—

—
—

—

—
—

—
—

1 0 .9 4
1 2 .5 5
1 1 .1 4
1 0. 45
1 1 .2 0

1 0. 94
1*2. 55
1 1. 14
10. 45
1 1 .2 0

—
—

—
—

—
—

—
—

1 0 .9 4
12. 55
1 1. 14
10. 45
1 1 .2 0

1 0. 94
12. 55
1 1 .1 4
1 0. 45
1 1 .2 0

1 1 .9 5
1 0. 74
9 .9 4
1 1 .7 5
11. 04

10. 94
1 2. 55
1 1 .1 4
1 0 .4 5
1 1 .2 0

—
—

—
—

—
—

—
—

10. 94
5 /1 2 .4 5
11. 34
10. 45
1 1 .4 6
1 1 .9 5
10. 94
9 .9 4
1 1 .9 5
1 1 .0 4

1 1 .3 4
12. 95
1 1 .3 4
10. 45
1 1 .7 1

11. 34
1 2 .9 5
1 1. 34
1 0 .7 8
1 1 .7 1

—
—

—
—

—
—

—
—

N ov.
-

A tlan ta - - - - - - - - - - - - - - B a ltim o r e - - - - - - - - - - - C in cin n ati - - - - - - - - - - - S t. L o u is -------------San F r a n c i s c o ----- ----------

A -7 3 0
A -7 3 0
A -7 3 0
A -7 3 0
A -7 3 0

TTTZz
1 0 .6 9
1 0 .2 6
1 0 .9 4
1 2. 15
D ec.
1 1 .2 0
1 0. 35
1 1 .4 5
1 0: 78
9 .5 5

—
—
—
—
—

—
—

—

1 1 .6 2
10. 69
5 / 1 0. 17
1 0 .9 4
1 2. 15
—
—
—
—

( 3 /)
ID. 35
1 1 .4 5
1 0 .7 8
9 .5 5

1 1 .6 2
1 0. 69
10. 17
1 0 .9 4
1 2. 15

—
—

—

—

—

—
—
—
—

—
—

( 3 /)
fO. 35
5 /1 1 .2 8
1 0 .7 8
9 .5 5

1 1 .6 2
1 0. 69
10. 17
1 0. 94
1 2 . 15

—
—

—
—
—

--—
---

1

See footnotes on page 46.




—

—

—

_

—

_

—

—

( 3 /)
1 0. 35
1 1 .2 8
1 0 .7 8
5 / 1 0 .5 5

1 1. 62
1 1 .1 9
1 0. 32
1 0 .9 4
12. 55

_

_
_

—

—

___

_
_
—

( 3 /)
1 0 .7 5
1 1 .6 2
1 0. 78
1 0. 55

Table 2 - A P P A R E L :
A v e r a g e r e ta il p r ic e s o f s e le c te d co m m o d itie s and s e r v ic e s
in 20 c it ie s , la s t qu arter of 1954 to D e cem b e r 1 95 5 , m onthly and q u a r te rly - Continued
H.

Ite m and city

S p e c.
no.

FOOTW EAR -

Continued

1955
1954
Feb,

Jan.

M a rch

A p r il

$ 9 . 14
7. 76
9 .9 4
7. 36
9 .4 5

$ 9 . 14
7. 76
9 .9 4
7 . 36
9 .4 5

M ay

June

July

Aug.

Sept.

O ct.

N ov.

D ec.

P U M P S , w o m e n 's , c a lf
u p p er, c e m e n t p r o c e s s ,
lea th e r ou tso le
C h i c a g o ---------------------------D e tr o it ---------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ---------------- -N ew Y o rk ...........................
P h ila d elp h ia - - - - - - - - -

A - 7 34
A - 7 34
A - 7 34
A - 7 34
A -7 3 4

D e c.
8 / $ 9 . 14
g / 7 .7 6
9 .9 4
7 . 36
8 .9 6

B o s t o n -----------------------------K an sas C ity - - - - - - - —
M in n ea p o lis -----------------P i t t s b u r g h --------------------P o rtla n d , O r e g o n ----- --

A -7 3 4
A -7 3 4
A -7 3 4
A -7 3 4
A -7 3 4

O ct.
8. 2 d
9 .9 4
8 .5 4
9 .7 5
8 .7 4

C lev ela n d ----------------------H o u s t o n ---------------------------Scranton ------------------------S e a t t l e -------------- -------- -------W ash in gton , D . C . --------

A -7 3 4
A -7 3 4
A -7 3 4
A -7 3 4
A -7 3 4

N ov.
1'075?
9 .7 4
8 .3 5
9 . 34
1 0 .9 5

A t la n t a -----------------------------B a ltim o r e ----------------------C i n c i n n a t i ------- --------------St. L ou is --------------------San F r a n c i s c o --------------

A -7 3 4
A -7 3 4
A -7 3 4
A -7 34
A -7 3 4

D ec.
■8717
8 .9 5
9 .4 5
10. 11
9 . 54

C h i c a g o ---------------------------D e tr o it ----- ---------------------L o s A n g e le s - - - - - - - - New Y o rk ...........................
P h il a d e lp h ia --------

A -7 4 0
A - 7 40
A -7 4 0
A -7 4 0
A -7 4 0

D e c.
1758
4 .4 8
8 / 4 .1 5
4 . 13
5 . 63

B oston --------------------------K an sas C i t y ------------------M in n ea p o lis - - - - - - - - P i t t s b u r g h --------------------- -P o rtla n d , O r e g o n --------

A -7 4 0
A -7 4 0
A -7 4 0
A -7 4 0
A -7 4 0

C l e v e l a n d ----------------------H o u s t o n ------------------------- S cranton ------------------------S e a t t l e -----------------------------W a sh in g to n , D . C . --------

$

9 .1 4
7 .7 6
9 .9 4
7 . 36
9 .2 8

$

8 .2 0
9 .9 4
8 .5 4
9 .3 5
8 . 74
—
—
—
—

9 . 14
7 . 76
9 .9 4
7 . 36
9 .2 8

—
—
—
—

5/

---

10. 55
9 .7 4
8 .4 5
9 . 34
10. 95

—
—

8 .2 0
9 .9 4
8 .5 4
9 .3 5
8 .9 4

—
—
—
...

—
—
...

—

8 . 17
8 .9 5
9 .4 5
1 0 . 11
9 . 74

—
—
—
...

—
—
...

4 .5 8
4 . 31
4 . 15
4 . 13
5 . 46

4 .5 8
4 . 31
3 .9 9
4 . 13
5 .4 6

4 .5 8
4 . 31
3 .9 9
4 . 13
5 .4 6

—

—

—

—
—

—
—
—

$ 9 .3 4
7. 76
9 .9 4
5 / 7 . 62
9 .4 5

$ 9 .3 4
7. 76
9 .9 4
7 . 62
9 .4 5

—
—
—
—
1 0. 15
9 . 74
8 . 79
9 .5 4
1 0. 95

—
—
-—
—

—
—

$ 9 .3 4
7. 76
9 .9 4
7 . 62
9 .4 5
8 .2 0
9 .9 4
8 .5 4
9 .3 5
8 .9 4

—
—
—

—
—

—

—

8 . 17
8 .9 5
9 .4 5
1 0. 11
9 .9 4

$

9 .3 4
7 . 76
9 .9 4
7 .6 2
9 . 62

$

9 .3 4
7 .7 6
9 .9 4
7 .6 3
9 .6 2

$

9 .3 4
7 .7 7
9 .9 4
7 .6 3
9 . 62

___
—
—
—

___
—
-—
—

8 .4 7
1 0 . 14
8 . 54
9 .3 5
8 .9 4

1 0 . 15
9 .7 4
8 . 79
9 . 34
1 0 .9 5

___
___
___
—

___
___

—
—
___
—

—
—
—

4 .5 8
4 . 64
4 . 15
4 . 13
5 .4 6

4 .5 8
4 . 64
4 . 32
4 . 13
5 . 47

8 . 37
8 .9 6
9 .4 5
1 0 . 11
9 .9 4

---

$ 9 .5 4
7 .7 7
9 .9 4
7 . 63
9 . 62

9 .5 4
7 .7 7
9 .9 4
7 . 63
9 . 62

___
___
—

___
___
—

1 0 . 15
9 . 74
9 .1 2
9 .3 4
1 1 .4 5

___
___
— -

___
___
—

8 . 72
8 .9 6
9 .4 5
1 0 .2 8
9 .9 4

___
___
—

$

P L A Y SHO ES, w o m e n 's ,
elk or suede s p lit upper,
c o m p o sitio n ou tsole
4 .5 8
4 . 47
3 .9 9
4 . 13
5 .4 6

4 .5 8
4 . 64
3 .9 9
4 . 13
5 .4 6

4 . 65
4 . 65
4 .5 7
5 .3 8
5 .5 7

—

—

—

—

---

—

—

—

—
—
—

5 . 30
5 .3 7
3 .9 8
( 3 /)
477 7

—
— ...
—

4 .5 8
4 . 64
3 .9 9
4 . 13
5 .4 6

4 .9 8
4 . 64
4 .4 9
4 .2 7
5 / 5 .7 7

4 .9 8
5 / 4 .7 7
4 .4 9
4 .4 2
5 . 77

4 . 98
4 .7 7
4 .4 9
4 .4 2
5 .7 7

4 . 98
4 .7 7
4 .4 9
4 .4 7
5 .7 7

_
_

_

O ct.

TT&
4 . 65
4 . 96
5 .5 8
5 . 56

4 . 65
4 . 65
4 .9 6
5 . 38
5 .5 6

A -7 4 0
A -7 4 0
A -7 4 0
A -7 4 0
A -7 4 0

N ov.
5 73 0
5 . 18
3 .9 8
( 3 /)
4 777

...
—
—
—
...

A -7 4 0
A -7 4 0
A -7 4 0
A -7 4 0
A -7 4 0

D ec.
1799
4 . 81
3 .9 9
4 . 77
8 / 4 .2 4

A -7 6 0
A -7 6 0
A -7 6 0
A -7 6 1
A -7 6 1

—
—
5 . 30
5 . 37
3 .9 8
( 3 /)
47 77

—

—
—
—

_

_

—
—

—
—

. . .

. . .

4 .9 9
4 . 81
3 .9 9
4 . 77
4 .4 8

D ec.
8 /4 7 M
4 . 97
5 . 17
4 . 75
5 . 18

4 . 88
4 .9 7
5. 17
4 . 75
5 . 18

4 . 88
4 . 97
5 . 17
4 .7 5
4 .9 4

4 . 88
4 .9 7
5 . 17
4 .7 5
4 . 84

A -7 6 0
A -7 6 0
A -7 6 0
A -7 6 1
A -7 6 0

O ct.
3 .7 7
4 .4 8
4 .8 8
5 . 19
5 .2 9

3. 77
4 .4 8
4 . 88
4 . 86
5 . 37

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

C l e v e l a n d ----------------------H o u s t o n --------------------------Scranton ------------------ -S e a t t l e -----------------------------W ash in g to n , D . C . --------

A -7 6 0
A -7 6 0
A -7 6 1
A -7 6 0
A -7 6 1

N ov.
5 . 03
5 .4 8
5 .7 4
5 .3 3
5 . 36

A t la n t a ---------- ------ -------- -B a ltim o r e - - - - - - - - - - C in cin n ati - - - - - - - - - - St. L ou is ----------------------San F r a n c is c o - - - - - - -

A -7 6 0
A -7 6 1
A -7 6 1
A -7 6 0
A -7 6 0

D ec.
178T
5 .5 4
5 . 14
4 . 97
4 .6 9

A t la n t a -----------B a l t i m o r e ----------------------C i n c i n n a t i ----------------------S t. L o u is ----------------------San F r a n c i s c o --------------

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—

—
—

—

—
—

4 .9 9
4 .8 1
3 .9 9
4 .7 7
4 . 48

4 .8 8
4 .9 7
5 .1 7
4 .7 5
4 . 94

4 . 88
4 .9 7
5 . 17
4 .7 5
4 . 94

4 .8 8
4 .9 7
5 .1 7
4 .7 5
4 .9 4

3 .7 1
4 .4 8
4 .8 8
4 .8 6
5 .4 3

_
. —
—
—

4 . 65
4 . 65
4 .5 7
4 . 96
6 . 17

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—

—

—
—

—

—
—
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5 . 30
5. 37
3. 98
5 . 38
4 .7 7

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___

--—

—
—

4 .4 9
4 .8 1
4 . 78
5 . 38
6 . 17

—
—

___
— -

5 .4 6
5 .5 7
3 .9 8
5 . 38
4 .7 8

___

___

___

—

_
_

_

_
_

_
_

—

4 .9 9
4 . 98
3 .9 9
4 .9 7
4 . 98

—

—

4 .9 9
4 .9 8
3 .9 9
4 .9 8
4 .9 8

4 .8 8
4 .9 7
5 . 17
4 . 78
4 .9 8

4 .8 8
4 .9 7
5 .2 7
4 .7 8
4 .9 8

4 .8 9
4 .9 7
5 .2 7
4 .7 8
4 . 98

4 .8 9
4 .9 7
5 .2 7
4 . 78
4 . 98

4 .9 4
4 .9 7
5 .3 3
4 .7 8
4 . 98

5 .0 2
5 .0 5
5 .3 3
4 .7 8
4 . 98

3 .7 7
4 .4 8
4 .8 8
4 .9 7
5 .4 3

_

— -

3 .7 7
4 . 48
4 .9 0
5 .0 7
5 .4 3

_
_
_

_
_
_

—

—

_

5 . 19
5 .7 0
5 .8 4
5 .4 3
5 .4 7

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_

_

O X F O R D S, c h i l d r e n 's , elk
o r sid e lea th e r
u pper,
syn th etic o u ts o le , 3 -s o le
s t i t c h d o w n ( A -7 6 0 ) or
G o od year w elt ( A -7 6 1 )
C h ica g o --------------------------D e tr o it - - - - - - - - - - - - L o s A n g e le s -----------------New Y o r k ------------ -—
P h il a d e lp h ia ------------------B o s t o n ---------- --------------K a n sa s C i t y ------------------M inn eap olis ------------------P ittsb u rg h ----------------------P o rtla n d , O r e g o n --------

See footnotes on page 46.




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5/

5. 03
5 .4 8
5 .7 4
5 . 33
5 .3 6
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—
—

—

—

—

4 . 63
5 .5 4
5 .2 4
4 . 97
4 . 69

—

—

—
—
—

5 . 03
5 .4 8
5 .6 8
5 .3 7
5 .4 4

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—
—

—
—

—
—

—
- - -

—

—

4 . 63
5 .5 4
5 .2 4
4 .9 7
4 . 69

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—
—
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—
—

5 . 03
5 .4 8
5 .7 1
5 .3 7
5 .4 7

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4 . 63
5 .5 7
5 .2 8
4 .8 8
4 .7 9

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4 . 77
5 .6 5
5 .4 8
4 .9 5
4 .8 3

T able 2 - A P P A R E L :
A v e r a g e r e ta il p r ic e s o f s e le c te d co m m o d itie s and s e r v ic e s
in 20 c it ie s , la s t qu arter o f 1954 to D e cem b e r 195 5 , m onthly and q u a r te rly - Continued
H.

Ite m and city

S p ec.
no.

FOOTW EAR -

Continued

1955
1954
Jan.

Feb.

M a rch

$ 3 .5 2
3 . 18
3 .3 9
2 .4 9
2 .5 4

> /$ 3 .4 6
3 . 18
3 .3 9
2 . 49
2 .5 4

—
—

—
—
—

---

—

A p r il

M ay

June

July

$ 3 .4 6
3. 18
3 .4 1
2 .4 9
2 .5 4

$ 3 .4 6
3 . 18
3 .4 1
2 . 49
2 .5 4

Aug.

Sept.

O ct.

N ov.

D e c.

$ 3 .4 9
3. 14
3 .4 1
2 .5 3
2 .5 4

$ 3 .4 9
3 .2 0
3 .4 1
2 . 53
2 . 54

$ 3 .4 9
5 / 3. 15
3 . 41
2 .5 5
2 . 54

SHOE R E P A IR S , h a lf s o le s
and h ee ls for m e n 's s tr e e t
s h o e s , fine g rad e ( A - 790)
o r p r im e g rad e ( A - 7 9 1 ) 4 9 /
C h icago - - - - - - - - - - - - D e tr o it ----- -— —
L o s A n g e le s — -------------N ew Y o r k -------------------- -P h ilad elp h ia - - - - - - - - -

A -7 9 0
A - 791
A -7 9 1
A -7 9 0
A -7 9 0

D e c.
$3751
3 . 18
3 .3 9
2 .4 9
2 .5 4

$ 3 .5 2
3. 18
3 .3 9
2 .4 9
2 .5 4

B o s t o n ----- ------------ ---------K an sas C i t y -------M inn eap olis ---------------P ittsb u rg h ---------------------P o rtla n d , O r e g o n --------

A -7 9 0
A -7 9 1
A -7 9 1
A -7 9 1
A -7 9 1

O ct.
2781
2 .9 6
3. 64
3 . 00
3. 58

2 . 81
2 .9 9
3 . 61
3. 00
3. 58

A -7 9 0
A -7 9 0
A -7 9 0
A -7 9 1
A -7 9 0

N ov.
3 .4 5
3 .2 4
2 .8 8
3 .7 0
3 .0 5

A -7 9 0
A -7 9 0
A -7 9 1
A -7 9 0
A -7 9 1

D ec.
2 78 T
2 .5 4
8 /3 . 38
3 .2 3
3 .5 1

C l e v e l a n d ------------ -H ouston --------- ------ ---------Scranton ------------------------S e a t t l e -------------- -W ash in gton , D . C . -------A t la n t a ----------------------------B a l t i m o r e -------------------- -C in cin n ati - - - - - - - - - - St. L o u is - - - - - - - - - - San F r a n c is c o --------------

—
—
— -

—
—
—

3 .4 8
3 .3 0
2 .8 1
3 .7 6
3. 08

—
—
— 2 .8 1
2 .5 4
3 . 38
3 .3 9
3 .5 1

—
—
—
—

$ 3 .4 6
3 . 18
3 .4 1
2 .4 9
2 .5 4

$ 3 .4 6
3. 18
3 .4 1
2 .4 9
2 .5 4

2 . 81
3 . 08
3 .6 1
3 . 00
3. 65

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
— -

3 . 48
3. 30
2 . 81
3 .7 9
3 .0 9

—
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—
—
—

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
2 . 81
2 . 56
3 .4 1
3 .4 5
3 .5 1

$ 3 .4 6
3 .2 0
3 .4 1
2 .4 9
2 .5 4

2 .8 1
3 .2 4
3 .6 6
3 . 02
3. 65

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—
—

3. 48
3. 30
2 .8 4
3 .8 1
3. 09

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—
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—
—
—

$ 3 .4 9
3 .2 0
3. 41
2 .5 1
2 .5 4

—
—
—
—

2 .8 5
3 .2 5
3 .6 6
3. 06
3. 65

—
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—

—
—
—

—

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2 . 84
2 .5 6
3. 46
3 .4 5
3. 64

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—
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3. 67
3. 39
2 . 84
3 .9 6
3 .0 9

—
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—
—

—
—
—
—

2 .8 4
2 . 56
3 .4 6
3 .4 5
3 . 64

SHOE R E P A IR S , h ee l lifts
fo r w o m e n 's d r e s s s h o e s 4 9 /
D e c.
C h ica g o ------- ------------------D e tr o it
-------------- -L o s A n g e le s -----------------N ew Y o rk - - - - - - - - - —
P h ila d elp h ia - - - - - - - - -

A - 79 6
A -7 9 6
A -7 9 6
A -7 9 6
A -7 9 6

B o s t o n ----- - - — - - - - - - K a n sa s C ity - - - - - - - M in n ea p o lis - - — - — - P ittsb u rg h ---------------P o rtla n d , O r e g o n --------

-7 5 G
.4 2
.4 9
.4 0
.4 6

.5 0
.4 2
.4 9
.4 0
.4 6

A -7 9 6
A -7 9 6
A -7 9 6
A -7 9 6
A -7 9 6

O ct.
"7 3 ¥
.4 1
.5 1
.4 2
.4 8

.3 8
.4 1
.5 1
.4 2
.4 8

C l e v e l a n d ----------------------H ouston — ------- -S cranton - - - - - - - - - - S e a t t l e -----------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . --------

A -7 9 6
A -7 9 6
A -7 9 6
A -7 9 6
A -7 9 6

N ov.
~ 74?
.4 2
.4 8
.5 5
.4 4

A t la n t a ----- ----------------- -B a ltim o r e - - - - - - - - - - C in cin n ati ---------------- -S t. L o u is -------------------- -San F r a n c i s c o --------------

A -7 9 6
A -7 9 6
A -7 9 6
A -7 9 6
A -7 9 6

.5 1
.4 2
.4 9
. 40
.4 6

5/

.5 2
.4 2
.4 9
.4 0
.4 6

—

—
—

—

. 38
.4 1
.5 1
.4 2
.4 8

—

—
—

.5 2
.4 2
.4 9
.4 0
.4 6

—

.4 4
.4 2
.4 8
.5 5
.4 4

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— -

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.5 2
.4 2
.4 9
.4 0
.4 6

.5 2
.4 2
.4 9
.4 0
.4 6

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—

.3 8
.4 1
. 51
.4 2
.4 8

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—
—

—

.5 2
.4 2
.4 9
.4 0
.4 6

—

.4 4
.4 2
.4 8
. 56
.4 4

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—

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—
—
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. 50
.4 2
.4 9
. 40
.4 6

.5 0
.4 2
.4 9
.4 0
.4 6

. 50
.4 2
.4 9
.4 0
.4 6

—

. 38
.4 3
.5 1
.4 2
.4 8

—

— _
— —

—
—

.4 4
.4 2
.4 8
. 56
.4 4

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—

. 50
.4 4
.4 9
.4 0
.4 6

—
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—
—

—
—

—

.4 4
.4 2
. 48
. 56
.4 4

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.5 0
5/ .4 4
.4 9
. 40
.4 6

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D ec.

See footnotes on page

46




~73E
.4 2
.5 1
.5 0
.4 9

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- --

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5/

.3 6
.4 2
.5 3
. 50
.5 2

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—

. 36
.4 2
. 54
.5 2
.5 2

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—

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. 36
.4 2
.5 7
.5 2
.5 2

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—

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—

. 36
.4 2
.5 7
.5 2
.5 2

Footn otes for Table 2 - - A P P A R E L
l / Seasonal item not p r ice d this m on th .
2/ Change in outlet s a m p le .
A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w e re $ 4 7 .2 2 in M a r c h and $ 4 9 .7 2 in S e p te m b e r .
3 / N u m b er of quotations for ite m s con form in g to sp e cifica tio n in su fficien t for pu blication o f a v e ra g e p r ic e .
4 / Change in outlet s a m p le .
A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w e re $ 4 6 .2 4 in D e c e m b e r 1 954 and $ 4 5 .6 1 in
O c to b er 1 9 5 5 .
5 / Change in outlet s a m p le .
Quotations fr o m outlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s show ed no p r ic e change fr o m the p rece d in g p e r io d .
T / P r ic e for A - 1 0 1 .
j
7 / P r ic e for A - 1 0 2 .
C o m p a ra b le a v e ra g e for S ep tem b er w as $ 6 8 .6 2 .
8/ D iffe r en ce fr o m p r ice pu blish ed in B L S B u ll. 1182 due to change in outlet s a m p le .
P r ic e is com p a ra b le with p r ic e fo r su ccee d in g p e r io d .
? / N ot p r ic e d in this c it y .
1 0 / Change in outlet sarrple.
A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w e re $ 5 1 .6 7 in A p r il and $ 5 0 ,0 0 in J u ly.
1 1 / P r ic e fo r A - 1 3 0 .
T2./ P r ic e s are fo r r a y o n /a c e ta te sla ck s containing up to 2 5 -p e r c e n t d a c r o n ,
13/ Change in outlet s a m p le .
A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w e re $ 6 .7 3 in A u g u st and $ 6 .9 3 in S e p te m b e r .
1 4 / Change in outlet s a m p le .
A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w e re $ 5 .6 4 in D e c e m b e r 1 954 and $ 5 .4 8 in M a r c h 1 9 5 5 .
1 5 / N ot p r ic e d p r io r to January 1 9 5 5 .
T 5 / P r ic e for A - 2 3 4 .
1 7 / P r ic e for A - 2 3 6 .
T f f / P r ic e for A - 2 4 2 B .
T 9 / P r ic e for A - 2 4 0 .
JU/ P r ic e for A - 2 4 2 A .
2 l / P r ic e for A - 314.
l January and $ 2 6 .6 4 in O c to b e r .
A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w ere $ 2 8 .3 1
2 2 / Change in outlet s a m p le .
l M a r c h and $ 3 2 .4 8 in S e p te m b er.
A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w ere
2 3 / Change in outlet s a m p le .
July and $ 4 . 8 8 in O c to b e r .
A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w ere
2 4 / Change in outlet s a m p le .
D u ngarees have swing pock ets and double k n e e s.
2 5 / C ity -w id e deviation p rice d .
~ZE/ Change in outlet s a m p le .
A v e r a g e s for outlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w ere
2 7 / P r ic e for A -3 7 1 A .
January and $ 1 .8 2 in S e p te m b e r .
A v e r a g e s for outlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w ere
2 8 / Change in outlet sa m p le .
" 2 ? / Change in outlet s a m p le .
A v e r a g e s for outlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w e re
A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w e re
T 5 / Change in outlet s a m p le .
3 l / Change in outlet s a m p le .
A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w e re
32/ P r ic e for A - 4 3 0 .1 .
3 3 / P r ic e for A - 4 3 1 .1 .
3 4 / P r ic e for A - 4 5 6 .
3 5 / Change in outlet s a m p le .
A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w ere
T5/ P r ic e for A - 4 5 5 .
sp e cifica tio n .
B louse is o f d a c r o n .
A v e r a g e s for outlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w e re
3 8 / Change in outlet s a m p le .
7 7 / Change in outlet s a m p le .
, July 1 954 and $ 1 0 .5 6 in A p r il 1 9 5 5 .
A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w e re
4 0 / P r ic e for A - 5 2 0 .
4 1 / P r ic e for A - 5 3 0 .1 .
. June and $ 2 .7 3 in S e p te m b e r .
A v e r a g e s for outlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w ere
4 2 / Change in outlet s a m p le .
sp e cifica tio n .
Slip is tr im m e d
4 4 / P r ic e for A - 5 6 0 .
4 5 / Change in outlet sa m p le .
A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w ere
A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w e re
1 5 / Change in outlet s a m p le .
Se p te mb e r 1 9 5 5 .
4 7 / Change in outlet sa m p le .
A v e r a g e s for ou tlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w e re
4 8 / Change in outlet s a m p le .
A v e r a g e s for outlets com m on to both old and new sa m p le s w ere
4 7 / R etail s a le s taxe s on m a te r ia ls are included in the p r ic e s in c itie s in which s a le s ta x e s are e ffe c t iv e .
(See appendix D .)




T ab le

Item and city

S p ec.
no.

3 -

T R A N S P O R T A T IO N :
A v e r a g e r e ta il p r ic e s o f se le c te d co m m o d itie s and s e r v ic e :
in 2 0 c it ie s , la st quarter o f 1954 to D e cem b e r 195 5 , m onthly and q u a r te rly

1955
1954
Jan.

F eb .

M a rch

$ 2 0 .4 8
24. 35
22. 36
19. 81
2 4 .6 3

$ 2 0. 84
24. 09
22. 86
2 0. 03
2 3 .9 4

A p ril

May

June

July

Aug.

Sept.

$ 2 1 .3 4
2 3 .4 1
2 5. 08
21'. 12
2 3. 12

$ 2 2 .7 5 $ 2 2 .7 5
23. 62
23. 72
2 5 .2 4
25. 77
2 1 .6 0
2 1 .6 0
2 2 .9 3
2 2 .9 3

O ct.

N ov.

D e c.

AU TO M O B ILE TIR E, low
p r e s s u r e , 6 .7 0 x 15 1/
C h ica g o - - ------------------D e tro it -----------------------L os A n g eles -------- ------New Y o r k - - -----P h ilad elp h ia - - - - - - - - -

T -3 0 0
T -3 0 0
T -3 0 0
T -3 0 0
T -3 0 0

D ec.
$T9T70
2 2 .9 2
2 1 .7 7
2 0. 06
2 3. 14

$ 1 9 .9 6
2 3 .2 1
2 1 .5 4
20. 06
2 3. 14

B oston -------- ---------------K ansas C i t y -----------M inneapolis ------------ - P ittsb u rg h -------------------P ortla n d , O regon ------

T -3 0 0
T -3 0 0
T -3 0 0
T -3 0 0
T -3 0 0

O ct.
ToTTi
1 7 .5 6
18.91
19.61
2 0 .4 0

22. 01
1 9.25
20. 30
2 1 .4 8
2 2. 15

—
—
—
...

—
—
—
...

2 2 .2 6
2 1 .4 7
20. 11
2 2 .7 7
2 2 .6 2

—
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—
—

—
—
—
—

24. 14
2 2 .8 6
2 0 .9 3
2 2 .1 3
2 1 .7 5

...
—
-—
...

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—
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2 3 .3 1
2 2 .0 4
2 0 .8 0
2 1 .2 8
2 2 .4 1

$ 2 0 .9 3
2 4 .2 2
24. 59
2 0 .2 0
2 4 .0 7

$ 2 0 .9 3
2 4 .2 2
2 4 .2 6
20. 81
24. 07

$ 2 0 .9 3
2 4 .2 2
2 4 .2 6
2 0.8 1
24. 07

$ 2 1 .0 3
24. 66
2 4 .2 6
2 0 .6 0
24. 07

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—
—
—

23. 17
2 1 .3 1
2 0 .4 9
2 2 .7 7
2 2 .2 7

—
—

—
—

—
23. 06
24. 39
2 2 .1 0
23. 15
23. 14

$ 2 2 .8 6
23. 80
25. 77
2 1 .7 4
2 2 .9 6

> -

—

2 3 .9 5
2 1 .8 8
2 1 .8 6
2 3. 05
2 2 . 38

—

2 3 .4 6
2 3 . 13
1 9 .6 6
2 2 .3 6
2 2 .7 7

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—
—

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—

2 3. 32
2 3 .6 0
1 9.82
2 4 .5 3
2 3 .2 4

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$ 2 2 .9 6
2 3 .9 2
2 6. 06
22. 18
2 2 .9 6

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N ov.

zTTZo

C levela nd -------------------H o u s t o n ---------- ------- ----S cranton ---------------------Seattle --------------------- —
W ashington, D. C. - - - -

T -3 0 0
T -3 0 0
T -3 0 0
T -3 0 0
T -3 0 0

2 2 .2 7
19.7 2
2 1. 17
2 0 .3 8

A tlanta - - - - - - - - - - - - - B a l t i m o r e -----------C in c i n n a t i------------------ St. L ou is - - - - - - - - - - San F r a n c i s c o ------------

T -3 0 0
T -3 0 0
T -3 0 0
T -3 0 0
T -3 0 0

D e c.
2 1 .6 2
2 2 .2 8
2 3 .2 5
24. 03
2 2 .9 9

GASOLINE,
g a llon 1 /

2 3 .4 4
2 /2 3 . 32
2 4 .4 9
23. 15
2 3 .9 3

—
—

—

—
--___

—
—
—

23. 65
2 4 .4 7
3/ 2 1 .9 9
2 3. 38
2 5. 13

2 3 .9 5
2 4 .8 8
2 2 .2 8
2 2 .9 1
2 5 .6 9

re g u la r , p e r
D ec.

C h ica g o - - -------------------D etroit ----------------------L os A n g eles — -----------New Y o r k .........................
P hilad elp h ia - - -------- —

T -4 0 0
T -4 0 0
T -4 0 0
T -4 0 0
T -4 0 0

B o s t o n ----------- - — ----K ansas C ity - - - - - - - - M in n ea polis - - - - - - - - P ittsb u rg h -------------------P ortla n d , O r e g o n ------

T -4 0 0
T -4 0 0
T -4 0 0
T -4 0 0
T -4 0 0

I 27
.2 9
.2 8
. 30

C levela n d -------------- H ouston - - - - - - - - - - - —
Scran ton - - - - - - - - - - - Seattle - - - - - - - - - - - - - W ashington, D. C. ------

T -4 0 0
T -4 0 0
T -4 0 0
T -4 0 0
T -4 0 0

N ov.
.2 7
.2 6
.2 8
.2 8
. 30

—

A tlanta - - - - — - - - - - - - B a ltim ore -------------------C incinnati - - - - - - - - - —
St. L ou is - - - - - - - - - - San F r a n c is c o - - - - - - -

T -4 0 0
T -4 0 0
T -4 0 0
T -4 0 0
T -4 0 0

D e c.
30
.3 0
.2 7
.2 0
.3 0

—
—

.2 9
. 30
.2 7
.2 9
.2 7

.3 0
.2 7
.2 9
.2 9

.3 0
. 30
.2 7
.2 9
.2 7

. 30
. 30
.2 7
.2 9
.2 7

.2 9
.3 0
.2 7
.2 9
.2 7

.3 0
. 30
.2 7
.2 9
.2 7

. 30
. 32
.2 7
.2 9
.2 7

. 30
. 32
.2 8
.2 9
.2 7

. 30
. 32
.2 8
.2 9
.2 7

. 30
. 32
.2 8
.2 9
.2 7

. 30
. 32
.2 8
.2 9
.2 7

. 30
. 32
.2 8
.2 9
.2 7

. 30
. 32
.2 8
.2 9
.2 8

O ct.
.2 5
.2 7
.2 8
.2 8
.2 8

—
—
—
—

.2 6
.2 8
.2 8
.2 8
. 30

—
—
—
.2 7
.2 6
.2 8
. 30
. 30

—-

—
—
—
—
.2 7
.2 6
.2 8
. 31
. 30

——
—
---

—
.3 0
. 30
.2 7
.2 7
.3 0

—
—

—
___
—
--4/

—
—
—

.2 4
.2 8
.2 9
.2 8
. 31

-—
—
—
—

4/

—
___
___
--.31
.2 9
.2 8
.2 8
.2 9

___
___
___

___
—

.2 6
.2 8
.22
.2 9
. 31

—
—
--—
.2 8
.2 6
.2 5
.3 1
. 30

—
___
___
---

.3 1
. 30
.2 8
.2 7
.2 9

___
--—

—
—
—
—

—
__w
—
—
.2 8
.2 7
.2 4
. 31
. 30

—
___
___
—

___
___

—
—
—
—

___
___
--.3 1
.3 0
.2 8
.2 8
.2 9

___
___
___

G ASOLIN E, p r e m iu m , p e r
g a llon 1/
D ec.
C h i c a g o ----------------------D e tro it - - - - - - - - - - - - L os A n g eles - - - - - - - - N ew Y o r k -------------------P h ilad elp h ia - - - - - - - - -

T -4 01
T -401
T -401
T -4 01
T -401

B oston -------------------------K ansas City - - - - - - - - M in n ea polis - - - - - - - - P it t s b u r g h -------------------P ortla n d , O reg on - - - -

T -4 01
T -4 01
T -4 01
T -401
T -4 01

C levela n d - - - - - - - - - - H ouston - - - - - - - - - - - S cranton - - - - - - - - - - - Seattle - - - - - - - - - - — W ashington, D. C. - - —

T -401
T -4 01
T -401
T -4 01
T -4 01

! 28
.3 1
.3 2
. 33

A tlanta —
—
———
B a ltim o re - - - - - - - - C incinnati - - - - - - - - - St. L ou is - - - - - - - - - San F r a n c is c o - - - - - -

T -4 01
T -4 01
T -401
T -4 01
T -4 01

D e c.
.3 2
. 32
.3 0
.2 3
.3 3

I 32
.3 0
.3 1
.3 1

. 31
. 32
.3 0
.31
.3 0

.3 1
.3 2
.3 0
.3 1
. 30

. 32
.3 2
.3 0
.3 1
.3 0

.3 2
. 32
.3 0
.31
.3 0

.3 2
.3 3
.3 0
. 31
.3 0

.
.
.
.
.

32
34
30
32
30

. 33
.3 4
.3 1
. 32
. 30

. 32
. 34
.3 1
.3 2
. 30

.3 3
.3 5
.3 1
.3 2
. 30

. 33
.3 5
.3 1
.3 2
. 30

.3 3
.3 5
. 31
. 32
. 30

.3 3
.3 5
.3 1
.3 2
.3 1

O cL
! 29
.31
.3 2
.3 3

.2 8
.2 9
.3 1
. 32
,3 2

—
—
—
...

.2 9
.3 0
.3 1
.3 2
.3 4

-—
...
—

.2 8
.3 1
.3 1
. 31
.3 4

—

—
—
—
—

—
---

—
—
—
—

.2 9
. 30
.2 5
. 32
.3 4

—
—
—

—
—
-—

—
—

—

N ov,

_
—
-----

____
—
...

.3 0
.2 8
.3 1
.3 4
.3 3

...
—
—

. 30
- 29
.3 1
.3 4
.3 3

____
—
—
---

—
—
—
.3 3
.3 2
.3 0
.2 9
.3 3

—
—

—
—

_
—
_—
--.3 3
. 32
. 31
. 30
. 33

. 30
.2 9
.2 9
.3 4
.3 3

___
—
—
—

_

____
—
—

—
—




_
—
___
---

. 34
. 32
. 31
.3 1

—
—

.3 3

1

See footnotes on page 49

_
—
--—

.3 1
.3 0
.2 7
.3 4
.3 4

____________ ,

____
___
___
—
.3 4
.3 3
.3 1
.3 1
.3 3

Table 3 - T R A N S P O R T A T IO N :
A v e r a g e r e ta il p r ic e s o f s e le c te d c o m m o d itie s and s e r v i c e s
in ZO c it ie s , la s t qu arter o f 1954 to D e cem b e r 195 5 , m onthly and q u a r te rly - Continued

S p e c.
no.

Ite m and city

1955
1954
Jan.

F eb.

M a rch

A p r il

$ 0 .4 5
. 38
. 46
.4 1
. 35

$ 0 .4 5
. 38
.4 6
.4 1
.3 5

M ay

June

July

Aug.

Sept.

O c t.

N ov.

D ec.

M OTOR
O IL ,
r eg u la r
( T - 4 1 0 ) o r p r e m iu m (T -4 1 1 ),
per quart 1 /
C h icago ------------------------D e tro it ---------------------------L o s A n g e le s ---------------- -N ew Y o r k ----------------------P h ilad elp h ia ----------------

T -4 1 1
T -4 1 0
T -4 1 1
T -4 1 1
T -4 1 0

D e c.
f0 T 4 5
. 38
.4 6
.4 1
. 32

$ 0 .4 5
. 38
.4 6
.4 1
. 34

B oston ---------------- _ _ _ _ _ _
K an sas C ity
M in n ea p o lis - - - - - - - - P ittsb u rg h - - - - - - - - - - P o rtla n d , O r e g o n --------

T -4 1 0
T -4 1 1
T -4 1 0
T -4 1 1
T -4 1 0
T -4 1 1

O ct.
729
. 46
. 36
—
. 34
.4 6

.2 9
.4 6
. 36
.4 5
. 34
. 46

C lev e la n d - - - - - - - - - - H ouston ------------------ -------S cranton ------------------------S e a t t l e -----------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . - - - -

T -4 1 0
T -4 1 0
T -4 1 0
T -4 1 1
T -4 1 0

* 0 .4 5
. 38
.4 6
.4 1
. 35

—
—
—
—
—

—
—
— —
—

.2 9
.4 6
-—
.4 5
. 34
.4 6

$0 .4 5
.3 8
.4 6
.4 1
. 35

$ 0 .4 5
. 38
.4 6
.4 1
.3 5

---

—
—

—
—
—

-—
—

$ 0 .4 5
. 38
.4 6
.4 1
. 35
.2 9
.4 6
—
.4 5
. 34
.4 6

$0

.4 5
.3 8
.4 6
.4 1
.3 5

—
—
—
—
—

$0

.4 5
.3 8
.4 6
.4 1
.3 4

$0

.4 5
.4 0
.4 6
.4 1
.3 4
.2 9
.4 6
—
.4 5
.3 2
.4 6

—
—
—
—
—

$ 0 .4 5
.4 0
.4 6
.4 1
. 34
...
—
—
—
—
—

$0

.4 5
.4 0
.4 6
.4 1
.3 4
...
—
—
—
—

N ov.
. 35
. 38
.4 7
. 34

—
—
—
—

. 36
. 35
.3 8
.4 7
. 34

- —
—

—
—

—

-—
—

. 36
. 35
.3 8
.4 8
. 34

—
-—
-—
—

-—
—
—
—

. 36
. 35
.3 8
.4 8
. 34

—

...

—
—

. 36
.3 5
.3 8
.4 8
.3 3

—
—

—
...
--—

D ec.
A t la n t a ----- -----------_ _ _ _ _ _
B a l t i m o r e ----------------------C incinnati - - - - - - - - - - S t. L ou is - - - - - - - - - - San F r a n c is c o - - - - - - -

T -4 1 0
T -4 1 0
T -4 1 1
T -4 1 1
T -4 1 1

.3 7
.4 7
.4 3
.4 7

C h i c a g o -------------- ------------D e tr o it --------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ---------N ew Y o r k ----------------------P h il a d e lp h ia ----------

T -5 0 0
T -5 0 0
T -5 0 0
T -5 0 0
T -5 0 0

D e c.
257?0
2 5 .9 8
2 3 .4 5
2 9 . 08
2 4 . 39

2 5 .2 9
2 5 .7 7
2 3 .4 5
2 9 .0 8
2 4 . 39

B os t o n ----- ---------- ------ -----K a n sa s C ity - - - - - - - - M in n ea p o lis - - - - - - - - P ittsb u rg h - - - - - - - - - - P o rtla n d , O r e g o n --------

T -5 0 0
T -5 0 0
T -5 0 0
T -5 0 0
T^-500

O ct.
2 4 . 66
2 6 .5 8
2 5 . 38
2 4 .7 9
2 3 . 18

2 4 .5 2
2 6 .8 2
2 5 . 18
2 5 . 18
2 3 .4 6

T -5 0 0
T -5 0 0
T -5 0 0
T -5 0 0
T -5 0 0

N ov.
T 5704
2 4 .2 7
2 2 .4 7
2 5 .4 9
2 4 . 62

—
—
—

T -5 0 0
T -5 0 0
T -5 00
T -5 0 0
T -5 0 0

D ec.
2 2 .2 6
2 3 . 38
2 4 . 15
2 7 .9 9
2 5 .8 4

—
—
—

—
—
—

T -5 1 0
T -5 1 0
T -5 1 0
T -5 1 0
T -5 1 0

D ec.
1 .5 6
1. 19
1 .3 1
1. 38
1 .2 5

1. 56
1 .1 9
1 .3 1
1 .3 8
1 .2 5

1 .5 6
1. 19
1 .3 1
1. 38
1 .2 5

B o s t o n -----------------------------K an sas C i t y ------------------M inn eap olis - - - - - - - - P i t t s b u r g h -------------- -------P o rtla n d , O regon - - - -

T -5 1 0
T -5 1 0
T -5 1 0
T -5 1 0
T -5 1 0

O ct.
1 .3 1
1 .4 4
1 .5 0
1. 38
1 .4 6

1. 31
1 .4 4
1 .5 0
1 .3 8
1 .4 6

—
—

C lev ela n d - - - - - - - - - - H o u s t o n ----- -------- -Scranton -------------------- - S e a t t l e ----------------------------W a sh in gton , D. C . --------

T -5 1 0
T -5 1 0
T -5 1 0
T -5 1 0
T -5 1 0

N ov.
1 .3 6
1 .3 8
1 .0 6
1 .8 1
1 .3 1

BRAKE

RE L IN IN G

—
—
—

—

.3 1
.3 7
.4 7
.4 3
.4 7

4/
—
—
-—

—
—
—

.3 2
. 37
.4 7
.4 3
.4 7

— —
—

.3 2
. 37
.4 7
.4 3
.4 7

—
—
—

—
—
-—

. 32
.3 7
.4 7
.4 3
.4 7

-—
—
—

J_/ 5/

C lev e la n d - - - - - - - - - - H o u s t o n --------------------------Scranton -----------S e a t t l e -----------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . -------A t la n t a -----------------------------B a l t i m o r e ----------------------C incinnati ------------------ - St. L ou is --------------------San F r a n c i s c o ----- --------

—

2 5 .2 9
2 5 . 86
2 3 .4 5
2 9 . 08
2 4 . 39

—
—
—
—
2 4 .9 6
2 4 .2 7
2 2 . 30
2 5 . 18
2 5 .9 2

2 5 .2 9
2 5 .8 6
2 3 .4 5
2 9 . 08
2 4 . 39

—
—
—
—

—
—
—

2 5 .2 9
2 5 .8 6
2 3 .4 5
2 9 . 08
2 4 . 39
2 1 .4 8
2 7 . 16
2 5 . 18
2 5 . 18
2 4 . 17

—
—
—

—
2 1 .9 7
2 4 . 06
2 3 .9 5
2 8 . 12
2 5 . 69

2 5 .2 9
2 5 .8 6
2 3 .4 5
2 9 .0 8
2 4 . 39

2 5 .4 9
2 6 .5 8
2 3 .4 5
2 9 .0 8
2 4 . 39

—
—
—
—

—
- —
—
2 5 .1 6
2 4 . 18
2 2 . 30
2 5 .2 6
2 4 .9 6

—
—
—

—
—
—

1 .5 6
1. 19
1 .3 1
1 .3 8
1 .2 5

1 .5 6
1. 19
1 .3 1
1. 38
1 .2 5

1 .5 6
1 .1 9
1 .3 8
1 .3 8
1 .2 5

—
—
-—
—

1 .3 1
1 .4 4
1 .5 0
1. 38
1 .4 6

—
—

,

—
—
--2 1 .9 7
2 4 . 32
2 3 . 79
2 7 .9 1
2 5 .9 6

2 5 .5 4
2 6 .9 4
2 3 .4 5
2 9 . 08
2 4 . 39

2 6 .4 6
2 6 .9 4
2 3 .4 5
3 0 . 18
2 4 . 39

2 6 .4 6
2 7 .2 8
2 4 .0 0
3 0 . 69
2 4 .2 2

2 6 .4 6
2 7 .2 8
2 4 .2 3
3 0 . 69
2 3 .9 5

2 6 . 46
2 7 .2 8
2 4 .2 3
3 0 .6 9
2 3 .9 5

2 6 .8 4
2 7 .5 0
2 4 .2 3
3 0 .6 9
2 3 .9 5

2 4 . 66
2 7 . 34
2 6 .4 5
2 5 . 16
2 4 . 17

-—
—
—
—

-—
—
--—

2 5 .4 6
2 7 .3 4
2 6 .4 5
2 4 .8 6
2 4 . 65

—
-—
—
—

--—
—

2 5 . 16
2 4 . 18
2 2 . 30
2 4 .7 4
2 4 .9 8

- —
---—
—

—
—
___

2 2 .3 0
2 4 .3 2
2 4 .0 0
2 8 .5 2
2 7 .0 5

—
—

2 5 .1 6
2 3 .8 8
2 2 .1 6
2 4 . 74
2 5 .0 4

—
—
—

—
___
—
—

1 .5 6
1 .2 5
1 .3 8
1 .3 8
1 .2 5

—
—

—
—
—

—
—
—

1 .5 6
1. 19
1. 38
1 .3 8
1 .2 5

1 .5 6
1 .2 5
1 .3 8
1 .3 8
1 .2 5

1 .5 6
1 .2 5
1 .3 8
1 .3 8
1 .2 5

1 .5 6
1 .2 5
1 .3 8
1 .3 8
1 .2 5

1 .5 6
1 .2 5
1 .3 8
1 .3 8
1 .2 5

—
—
—
—

1 .3 1
1 .4 4
1 .5 0
1 .3 8
1 .4 6

—
—
—
—

.
.
.
.

1 .4 4
1 .5 0

...
...

1 .3 8
1 .4 6

.I?-*1

—

1 .3 8
1 .4 4
1 .0 6
1 .8 1
1 .2 5

—
—
-—
—

—
—
—
—

1 .4 4
1 .1 2
1 .8 1
1 .3 1

—
--—
---

—
--—
---

1 .1 9
1 .1 9 1 .3 8
1 .4 4
1 .5 6

—
—
—
---

.
.
.

—

...
...
--—
2 2 . 69
2 4 . 48
2 4 .1 1
2 8 .0 8
2 7 .6 6

CHASSIS
L U B R IC A T IO N ,
au tom obile
C h icago --------------- - - -----D e tr o it --------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ---------New Y o r k ----------------------P h ilad elp h ia ------- -------- --

—

-—

1 .3 6
1 .4 4
1. 06
1 .8 1
1. 31

—
—
—

___
—
—
—

—
—
—

—
—
—

—
—
—

---

---

1 .1 9
1 .1 9
1. 38
1 .4 4
1 .5 6

—
—

—
4 / 1 .3 8
“ 1 .4 4
1 .0 6
1 .8 1
1. 31

—
—
—

—
—
---

1 .3 1
.
.
.
.

.
.
.
.

1 .4 4

1 .5 6
1 .2 5
1 .3 8
1 .3 8

1.25
.
.
.
.
.

.
.
.
.
.

.
.
. .
.
.

...
...
...
...

D e c.
A tlan ta - - ------------------------B a ltim o r e - - - - - - - - - - C i n c i n n a t i ----------------------St. L o u is - - - - - - - - - - San F r a n c is c o - - - - - - -

T -5 1 0
T -5 1 0
T -5 1 0
T -5 1 0
T -5 1 0

See footnotes on page 49




1. 13
6 /1 .3 8
1 .4 4
1 .5 6

—

—
—
—
—

1 .1 9
1 .1 9
1 .3 8
L 44
L. 56

.
.
.

.
.
.

1 .19
1 .19
1.38
1 .4 4
1.56

49
Tabl< 3 - TRANSPORTATION: Average retail p rice s o f selected com m odities and services
in 20 cities, last quarter o f 1954 to Decem ber 1955, monthly and quarterly - Continued

Item and city

1955

S p ec.
no.

Jan.

Feb.

$ 0 .2 0
.2 0
. 15
. 15
. 14
. 18

$ 0 .2 0
.2 0
. 15
. 15
. 14
. 18

June

July

A ug.

Sept.

$a
.2 0
. 17
. 15
. 14
. 18

$ 0 .2 0
.2 0
. 17
. 15
. 14
. 18

$0.20
.2 0
. 17
. 15
. 14
. 18

$ 0 .2 0
.2 0
. 17
. 15
. 14
. 18

$ 0 .2 0
.2 0
. 17
. 15
. 14
. 18

$ 0 .2 0
.2 0
. 17
. 15
. 14
. 18

$a20
.2 0
. 17
. 15
. 14
. 18

$ 0 .2 0
.2 0
. 17
. 15
. 14
. 18

A p ril

M ay

$ 0 .2 0
.2 0
. 17
. 15
. 14
. 18

$ 0 .2 0
.2 0
. 17
. 15
. 14
. 18

M a rch

O ct.

N ov.

D e c.

S T R E E T C A R F A R E (T -8 0 0 ),
BUS F A R E (T -8 2 0 ), ca sh ,
p e r rid e 7 /
T -8 0 0
T -8 0 0
T -8 0 0
T -8 0 0
T -8 2 0
T -8 0 0

C h i c a g o -------------------------D e t r o i t --------------- -------L os A n g eles -------- ------ -New Y o r k ------------ ------- -P h ilad elp h ia ------------------

D e c.
$ o72 7T
.2 0
. 15
. 15
. 14
. 18

20

8 / T -8 0 0
^ /T -8 0 0
T -8 2 0
T -8 0 0
K ansas C ity ---------------- T -8 2 0
M innea polis -----------------T -8 0 0
P ittsb u rg h - - - - - - - - - - - T -8 2 0
T -8 0 0
P ortla n d , O reg on — -----

. 13
.2 0
. 13
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 5
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. 13
.2 0
. 13
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 5
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. 13
.2 0
. 13
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 5
.2 0

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.2 0
. 13
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
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.2 0

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.2 0
. 13
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 5
.2 0

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.2 0
. 13
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 5
.2 0

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.2 0
. 13
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 5
.2 0

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.2 0
. 13
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 5
.2 0

. 13
.2 0
. 13
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 5
.2 0

. 13
.2 0
. 13
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 5
.2 0

. 15
.2 0
. 15
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 5
.2 0

. 15
.2 0
. 15
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 5
.2 0

. 15
.2 0
. 15
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 5
.2 0

C levela n d - - - - - - - - - - - H ouston - - - - - - - - - - - - - Scran ton ---------- Seattle - - - - - - - - - - - - - - W ashington, D, C - - — -

T -8 0 0
T -8 2 0
T -8 2 0
T -8 0 0
T -8 0 0

. 15
.2 0
. 18
.2 0
.2 0

. 15
.2 0
. 18
.2 0
.2 0

. 15
.2 0
. 18
.2 0
.2 0

. 15
.2 0
. 18
.2 0
.2 0

. 15
.2 0
. 18
.2 0
.2 0

. 15
.2 0
. 18
.2 0
.2 0

. 15
.2 0
. 18
.2 0
.2 0

. 15
.2 0
. 18
.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0
. 18
.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0
. 18
.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0
. 18
.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0
. 18
.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0
. 18
.2 0
.2 0

A tlanta ------------------------B a ltim ore - - - - - - - - - - - C incinnati - - - - — ---------St. L ou is - - - - - - - - - - San F r a n c is c o --------------

T -8 0 0
T -8 0 0
T -8 0 0
T -8 0 0
T -8 0 0

. 15
. 18
.2 0
.2 0
. 15

. 15
. 18
.2 0
.2 0
. 15

. 15
. 18
.2 0
.2 0
. 15

. 15
. 18
.2 0
.2 0
. 15

. 15
. 18
.2 0
.2 0
. 15

. 15
. 18
.2 0
.2 0
. 15

. 15
. 18
.2 0
.2 0
. 15

. 15
. 18
.2 0
.2 0
. 15

. 15
. 18
.2 0
.2 0
. 15

. 15
. 18
.2 0
.2 0
. 15

. 15
. 18
.2 0
.2 0
. 15

.1 5
. 18
.2 0
.2 0
. 15

. 15
. 18
.2 0
.2 0
.1 5

C h ica g o - - - - - - - - - - - - - D e tro it ---------------------- L o s A n g eles - - - - - - - - - New Y ork _1_0/-------------P h ilad elp h ia - - - - - - - - -

T -8 0 1
T -8 0 1
T -8 01
T -8 01
T -8 01

D e c.
.2 0 0
. 175
. 143
. 150
. 175

.2 0 0
. 175
. 143
. 150
. 175

.2 0 0
. 175
. 143
. 150
. 175

.2 0 0
. 175
. 143
. 150
. 175

.2 0 0
. 175
. 143
. 150
. 175

.2 0 0
. 175
. 143
. 150
. 175

.2 0 0
.1 7 5
. 143
. 150
. 175

.2 0 0
. 175
. 143
. 150
. 175

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. 175
. 143
. 150
. 175

.2 0 0
. 175
. 143
. 150
. 175

.2 0 0
. 175
. 143
. 150
. 175

.2 0 0
. 175
. 143
. 150
. 175

.2 0 0
. 175
. 143
. 150
. 175

B oston 10/ - - - - - - - - - - K a n s a s “City 1 1 / - - - - - - M innea polis - - - - - - - - - P ittsb u rg h 1 1 / - - - --------P ortla n d , C reg on 1 1 / - -

9 /T -8 0 1
_ T -8 01
T -8 2 1
T -8 2 1
T -8 01

. 180
. 188
. 180
.2 3 0
. 150

. 180
. 188
. 180
.2 3 0
. 150

. 180
. 188
. 180
.2 3 0
. 167

. 180
. 188
. 180
.2 3 0
. 167

. 180
. 188
. 180
.2 3 0
. 167

. 180
. 188
. 180
.2 3 0
. 167

. 180
. 188
. 180
.2 3 0
. 167

.1 8 0
. 188
. 180
.2 3 0
. 167

. 180
(1 2 /)
.1 8 0
.2 3 0
. 167

. 180
.1 8 0
.2 3 0
. i67

.2 0 0
—
. 180
.2 3 0
. 167

.2 0 0
—
. 180
.2 3 0
. 167

.2 0 0
—
. 180
.2 3 0
. 167

C levela n d 11/ - - - - - - - - H ouston ----------------------—
S cranton -----------------------Seattle — - - - - - - - - - - - - W ashington, D. C. 1 1 /--

T -8 0 1
T -8 2 1
T -8 2 1
T -8 01
T -8 01

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A tlanta ------ -------------- ----B a ltim ore ---------------------C incinnati 11/ ---------- St. L ou is IT / - -------------San F r a n c i s c o ------------

T -8 01
T -8 0 1
T -8 0 1
T -8 01
(1 3 /)

. 125
. *75
. 188
. 188
...

B o s t o n ------------------ ---------

S T R E E T C A R F A R E (T -8 0 1 ),
BUS F A R E (T -8 2 1 ), token o r
tick et, p e r rid e 7 /

150
167
175
167
160

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167
175
167
160

. 125
. 175
. 188'
. 188
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167
175
167
160

. 125
. 175
. 188
. 188
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167
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. 125
. 175
. 188
. 188
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167
175
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. 125
. 175
. 188
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150
167
175
167
160

. 125
. 175
. 188
.2 0 0
...

150
167
175
167
160

. 138
. 175
. 188
.2 0 0

150
167
175
167
160

. 138
.1 8 0
. 188
.2 0 0
---

160
167
175
167
160

. 138
. 180
. 188
.2 0 0
---

160
167
175
167
190

. 138
.1 8 0
.1 8 8
.2 0 0

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167
175
167
190

.1 3 8
. 180
. 188
.2 0 0

160
167
175
188
190

. 138
. 180
. 188
.2 0 0
’ ’ ’

l / P r ic e s in clu de a ll a p p lica b le F e d e r a l, State, and lo c a l t a x e s .
2 / Change in outlet s a m p le . A v e r a g e s fo r outlets com m on to both the o ld and new sa m p les w e re $ 2 3 .5 6 fo r D e ce m b e r 1954
and $ 2 3 .2 7 fo r M a rch 1955.
3 / Change in outlet s a m p le .
A v e ra g e s fo r outlets co m m o n to both the o ld and new sa m p les w e re $21 .37 fo r June and $21.99
fo r S ep tem b er.
4 / Change in outlet s a m p le .
Q uotations fr o m ou tlets co m m o n to both o ld and new sa m p les show ed no p r ic e change fr o m the p reced in g
p e r io d .
5 / A v e ra g e s a re not s t r ic t ly com p a r a b le with those p u b lish ed in BLS B u ll. 1182.
The m eth od o f com b in in g in dividual quotations fo r 1955
g iv e s som ew hat s m a lle r im p orta n ce to independent re p a ir g a r a g e s .
6 / D iffe re n c e fr o m p r ic e p u blish ed in BLS B u ll. 1182 due to c o r r e c t io n a ffectin g D e ce m b e r 1954 o n ly .
T / T -8 0 0 and T-801 in clu de fa r e s fo r su r fa ce t r o lle y , t r o lle y c o a c h , subw ay, and e lev a ted t r a in s .
P r i c e s fo r T -8 2 0 and T -821 (bus fa r e s )
a re shown s e p a ra tely Only when fa r e s fo r the tw o m o d e s o f tra n sp orta tion d iffe r o r when s t r e e t c a r s , e t c . , a re not o p e r a te d .
8 / Surface lin e s .
" 9 / R apid tra n sit lin es and su b w ay s.
115/ No p r ic e s fo r T -8 2 1 .
T T / A w eek ly p a ss o r p e r m it is a ls o a va ila ble and m a y be u sed on s t r e e t c a r s and b u ses in a ll c it ie s e x ce p t P ittsb u rg h , w h ere it is lim ite d
to s t r e e t c a r s .
1 2 / T oken s d iscon tin u ed .
T T / T okens a re not u se d .




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175
188
190

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. 180
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50

lable 4 - MEDICAL CARE: Average retail p rices of selected com m odities and services
in 20 cities, last quarter of 1954 to December 1955, monthly and quarterly
A.

S p ec.
no.

Item and city

PRESCRIPTIONS AND DRUGS

1955

1954
Jan.

F eb.

M a rch

A p ril

May

June

$ 0 .9 6
1. 06
1 .3 3
1. 13
.9 0

$ 0 .9 6
1 .0 6
1. 33
1. 13
•90

$ 1 .0 1
1 .0 6
1 .3 3
1. 13
.9 0

...
—
...
...
...

...
...

July

A ug.

Sept.

O ct.

N ov.

D e c.

P R E SC R IP T IO N , NON­
N A R C O T IC , d isp en sed
(M - 1 0 0 )o r com p ou n ded
(M - 110), p e r doz en ca p ­
su les
C h ica g o -------------------D e tro it 1 / ....................
L o s AngeleB 1 / -----New Y o r k - - - T .............
P h ilad elp h ia -------------

M -1 0 0
M -10 0
M - 110
M - 110
M -10 0

D ec.
$ 6 . 96
1 .0 6
2 / 1 .33
. 1. 10
_3/‘ .9 4

$ 0 .9 6
1 .0 6
1. 33
1. 10
.9 4

B oston ---------------------K ansas C ity -----------M in n e a p o lis -------------P i t t s b u r g h ---------------P ortla n d , O reg on - -

M - 110
M -10 0
M -10 0
M -10 0
M -10 0

O ct.
~ 794
1 .2 0
. 73
1 .0 8
. 83

.9 4
1 .2 0
. 73
1. 08
. 85

C levela n d ---------------H ouston -------------------S c r a n t o n -------------------Seattle ------------------ - W ashington, D. C. - -

M -10 0
M - 100
M - 110
M -10 0
M -1 0 0

.9 0
. 87
. 82
. 72

M -1 0 0
M - 110
M - 110
M -10 0
M -1 0 0

D ec.
1 .09
. 85
. 84
. 80
.9 2

C h i c a g o ------------------D etroit 1/ ---------------L o s A n g eles 1 /--------New Y o r k --------------P h il a d e lp h ia -------------

M - 120
M - 120
M - 120
M - 120
M - 120

D ec.
“ 0 4
1 .2 0
2 / 1.25
~
1.09
3 / 1.11

1. 34
1 .20
1. 12
1.09
1. 11

1. 34
1 .2 0
1. 12
1. 09
1. 11

B oston
------------------K ansas C i t y ------------M in n ea polis ------------P ittsb u rg h - - - - - - - - P ortla n d , O reg on - -

M - 120
M - 120
M - 120
M - 120
M - 120

O ct.
“ 177)3
1 .3 9
.9 6
1. 10
1.25

1 .03
1. 39
.9 6
1 .04
1.25

—
—
—
—

C le v e la n d -------H ouston -------------------S c r a n t o n -------------------Seattle ---------------------W ashington, D. C. - -

MMMMM-

120
120
120
120
120

N ov.
~ T T l6
1. 12
1. 15
1 .27
1 .02

—
—
—
—

1.20
1. 12
1. 15
1.27
1.02

A tlanta ---------- ---------B a ltim o re - - - - - - - - Cincinnati ---------------St. L ou is - - - - - - - - - San F r a n c is c o - - - - -

MMMMM-

120
120
120
120
120

D ec.
m ?
. 98
1.25
1. 11
1.22

C h ic a g o --------------------D e tro it 1/ - - - - - - - - L os A n g eles - - - - - - New Y ork ....................
P h il a d e lp h ia -------------

M -1 3 0
M -13 0
M -1 3 0
M -13 0
M -1 3 0

D ec.
“ 3719
2. 90
2. 84
2. 67
V 2. 58

3 .2 9
2. 90
2 .8 4
2. 67
2. 58

B o s t o n ------------ ------ K ansas C i t y -----------M innea polis - - -------P ittsb u rg h - - - - - - - - P ortla n d , O reg on - -

M -1 3 0
M -1 3 0
M -1 3 0
M -13 0
M -1 3 0

O ct.
“ 1709
3. 07
3. 01
2. 38
2. 69

2. 96
3 .0 7
3. 01
2. 38
2. 69

—

---

---

M -1 3 0
M -13 0
M -1 3 0
M -1 3 0
M -1 3 0

N ov.
2. 49
2. 50
2 .5 1
2. 80
1 .9 6

M -13 0
M -1 3 0
M -1 3 0
M -13 0
M -1 3 0

D ec.
“ 1762
2 .4 3
2 .8 4
2 .9 9
2. 72

$ 0 . 96
1. 06
1. 33
1. 10
.9 5

$ 0 .9 6
1 .0 6
1. 33
1. 10
.9 0

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...
—
—
—
—

.9 4
1 .2 0
. 73
1 .0 8
. 84

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.9 4
1 .2 0
. 73
1 .0 8
.8 6

...
—
—
—
...

A t l a n t a -------------------- B a ltim o re - - - - - - - - Cincinnati ---------------St. L ou is - - - - - - - - - San F r a n c is c o - - - - -

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—
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1 .09
.9 0
. 86
.8 0
.9 2

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1 .3 4
1 .2 0
1. 12
1 .0 9
1 .0 4

1. 34
1 .2 4
1. 12
1 .0 9
1. 04

1. 34
1 .2 4
1. 12
1 .0 9
1 .0 4

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—
—
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1 .0 3
1. 39
.9 6
1 .0 4
1.25

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1. 30
1. 12
1. 15
1 .2 7
1. 01

$ 1 .0 1
1. 06
1. 33
1. 18
.9 2

$ 1 .0 1
1 .0 6
1 .3 3
1. 18
.9 2

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N ov.
.9 2
.9 0
. 87
.8 2
. 72

$ 1 .0 1
1 .0 6
1. 33
1. 13
.9 0

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.9 0
. 84
. 80
.9 1

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.9 0
. 87
.8 2
.7 2

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$ 1 .0 1
1 .0 6
1 .3 3
1. 18
.9 2
.9 4
1 .2 0
.7 3
1. 08
.8 6

$ 1 .0 1
1 .0 6
1 .3 3
1. 18
.9 2

$ 1 .0 1
1 .0 6
1 .3 3
1 .1 8
.9 2

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.9 8
.8 6
.8 0
.9 6

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1. 15
.9 8
.8 6
.8 0
.9 6

1 .3 4
1 .2 4
1. 12
1 .0 9
1 .0 4

1. 34
1 .2 4
1. 12
1 .09
1 .0 4

1. 34
1 .2 4
1. 12
1. 12
1 .0 4

1 .3 4
1 .2 4
1. 12
1. 12
1 .0 4

1 .3 4
1 .2 4
1. 12
1. 16
1 .0 4

1 .3 4
1 .2 4
1. 12
1. 16
1 .0 4

1 .3 4
1 .2 4
1 .3 7
1. 16
1 .0 4

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1. 03
1 .39
.9 6
1. 04
1. 15

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1 .0 3
1 .3 9
.9 4
1 .0 4
1. 16

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1. 30
1. 12
1. 17
1 .2 7
1. 01

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1. 30
1 .2 5
1. 17
1. 37
1.01

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.8 2
. 71

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.9 6
.8 7
.8 2
. 72

P R E SC R IP T IO N , N A R ­
CO T IC , liq uid , p er 3
ou n ces

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1.25
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1.01
1. 30
1. 11
1.21

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1 .30
1. 11
1.21

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1 .1 9
1 .0 9
1 .3 4
1. 11
1 .4 0

3 .2 9
2 .9 0
2. 84
2. 67
2. 58

3 .2 9
2. 90
2. 84
2. 67
2. 58

3 .2 9
2 .9 5
2. 84
2. 74
2. 58

3 ,2 5
2 .9 5
2. 84
2. 74
2. 58

3 .2 5
2 .9 5
2 .8 4
2. 74
2. 58

3 .2 5
2. 95
2 .8 4
2. 87
2. 58

3 .2 5
2 .9 5
2. 84
2. 87
2. 53

3 .2 5
2 .9 5
2 .8 4
2 .8 7
2 .5 3

3 .2 5
2 .9 5
2 .8 4
2. 87
2 .5 3

3 .2 5
2 .9 5
2 .8 4
2 .8 7
2 .5 3

3 .2 5
2 .9 5
2 .5 8
2 .8 7
2 .5 3

—

...
—

3 .4 0
3. 07
3 .01
2. 38
2 67

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3. 01
3. 07
3. 01
2. 38
2 .5 9

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3 .0 7
3 .01
2. 38
2. 67

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2 .4 9
2 .5 0
2 .4 9
2. 80
1 .9 0

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2 .6 9
2 .4 9
2 .9 6
1 .9 0

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P R E SC R IP T IO N , P E N ­
ICILLIN , p e r 24 tab­
lets

C levela n d -------------- -H o u s t o n ------------ ---------S cranton - - ----- ------------S e a t t l e ------------------------W ashington, D. C. —
A t la n t a ------------------------B a ltim o re --------- -C incinnati - - - - - - - - S t. L ou is - - - - - - - - San F r a n c i s c o ----------

See footnote a on page 55 .




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2. 50
2. 51
2. 80
1 .9 6

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2. 71
2 .4 3
2. 84
2 .9 9
2. 72

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2 .4 9
2. 50
2 .4 9
2 .8 0
1 .9 0

_
—
—
...

...

...
—
—
—
...

2. 38
2 .4 3
2. 84
2 .8 1
2 .9 1

4 /2 .4 4
“ 2 .4 3
2. 84
2 .8 1
2. 88

...

...

...
...
---

...
...
...

...
...

.
.
.
.

.
.
.
.

2 .4 4
2 .4 3
2 .8 4
2 .8 1
2 .6 9

T ab le 4 - M E D IC A L C A R E : Average re ta il p ric e s of selected com m odities and s e rv ic e s
in 20 c it ie s , la s t quarter of 1954 to Decem ber 1955, monthly and q u a rte rly - Continued
A.

51

P R E S C R IP T IO N S AND DRUG S - Continued

1955

Spec.
no.

1954

C h ic a g o --------------D e t r o it --------------Lo s A n g e le s--------New Y o rk ....................
P h ila d e lp h ia ..................

M - 150
M- 150
M- 150
M- 150
M - 150

D e c.
$ 7 7 ??
4 .0 6
3. 08
3 .50
3. 11

Boston -------- -------K an sas C ity --------M inneapolis . . . . . . .
P it t s b u r g h - .- - - - - - P o rtlan d , Oregon --

M - 150
M- 150
M - 150
M - 150
M - 150

C le v e la n d -----------Houston - - - - - — ----Scranton -------------S e a ttle --------------- Washington, D . C .--

M - 150
M - 150
M- 150
M - 150
M- 150

Nov.
77 5?
3. 12
3.07
3. 11
3. 30

—
...
...

M- 150
M - 150
M - 150
M - 150
M - 150

D ec.
77TT
3.10
3.07
3.53
4 .6 2

...
...
...
...
—

Item and city

Ja n .

Feb.

M arch

A p ril

May

June

Ju ly

$ 3 .5 2
4 .0 6
3. 08
3. 50
3. 11

$3 . 52
4 .0 6
3.08
3.50
3. 11

$ 3 . 52
4 .0 6
3.08
3. 50
3. 11

$ 3 . 52
4 .0 6
3.08
3. 50
3. 11

$ 3 . 52
4 .0 6
3.08
3.50
3. 11

$ 3 .5 2
4 .0 6
3.08
3 .50
3. 11

$3. 52
4 .0 6
3.08
3 .50
3. 11

...
...
...
...

4. 31
6. 53
3.07
3. 11
3.08

...

—
--...
...

—
—
—
...

...
—
—
—
...

3.69
3. 12
3.07
3. 11
3 .3 0

...
...
...
--...

...
—
--...

3.69
3.09
3.07
3. 11
3. 30

___
—
—
...
...

***
—-

3. 11
3. 10
3.07
3.53
4 . 62

...

_

...
...

—
—

...

...

3. 11
3.10
3.07
3 .5 $
4 .6 2

Sept.

O ct.

Nov.

$ 3 . 52
4 .0 6
3.08
3. 50
3. 11

$3. 52
4 .0 6
3.08
3. 50
3. 11

$ 3 . 52
4 .0 6
3.08
3. 50
3. 11

$ 3 . 52
4. 06
3.08
3. 50
3. 11

$3. 52
4. 06
3.08
3. 50
3. 11

4.31
6 .53
3.07
3. 11
3 .08

...
—
—
—
—

...
—
—
—
...

4. 31
6. 53
3.07
3. 11
3.08

—
—
—
...

...
—
—
—

...
—
—
—
...

3. 69
3.09
3. 07
3. 11
3. 30

...
—
—
—
...

...
...
...
...
...

3.69
3. 09
3.07
3. 11
3. 30

—
—
...
...

...
...
...
...
...

...
—
—
—
—

3.
3.
3.
3.
4.

...
—
—
—
—

...
—
—
—
—

3. 14
3. 10
3.07
3.53
4. 62

.5 9
. 62
. 62
...
—-

.5 9
. 62
. 62
...
...

.5 9
. 62
. 62
...
...

.5 9
. 62
. 62
...
...

...
—
—
—
—

. 62
. 64
. 59
. 60
—

—

—
—

—

...

—

—

—
—
—
...

—
—
—
---

. 62
—
.5 9
. 62
. 62

—
—
—
—

Aug.

D ec.

M U L T IP L E V ITA M IN
C O N C E N T R A T E S , per
100 capsules

O ct.

A tla n t a - - - - - - -------B a ltim o re - - - - - - - - C in cin n ati - - - - - - - - St, L o u is - - - - - - - - San F r a n c is c o -----

t t y

6. 53
3.07
3.07
3 .08

4.
6.
3.
3.
3.

31
53
07
11
08

...
...

11
10
07
53
62

A S P IR IN , 5 g r a in ,
natio nally ad vertised
brand s, p er 100 tab­
lets
Chicago - - - - - — - —
D e tro it - - - - - - - - - - L o s A n g slss - - - - - New Y o r k ........................
Philad elp hia - - - - - - Boston - - - - - - - - - - K ansas C it y - - — —
M inneapolis - - - - - —
P it t s b u r g h ----------P o rtlan d , O rego n--

M - 161
M-161
M-161
(5 /)
(f / J
M-161
M-161
M-161
M-161
(5/)

D e c.
“ 75 ?
.6 2
.6 2
—
O ct.
” 75?
(5 /)
.5 9
.6 0
—

.5 9
.6 2
.6 2
...

...

.5 9
.6 2
. 62

.5 9
. 62
. 62

...
...
---

...

...

...

...

...

...

—-

. 59
. 62
.62
...
...

...

___

...
...

—
—

--—

...

—

. 62
. 64
.5 9
. 60
—

...
—
—
—
—

...

_

Cleveland - - - - - - - - Houston--------------Scranton - - - - - - - - - S e a ttle ------------—
Washington, D. C.--

(5 /)
tf-161
M-161
M-161
M-161

A t la n t a ----------- - —
B altim o re -------- Cincin nati ----- St. L o u is - - - - - - - - San F r a n c is c o - - - - -

M-161
(5/)
id - 161
M-161
M-161

___
. 59
.62
.62

C h icag o -------- ------D e t r o it -------- ------L o s Angeles - - - - - New Y o rk .....................
P h ila d e lp h ia ..................

M - 170
M - 170
M- 170
M- 170
M- 170

D ec.
“ 733
.4 2
.4 3
.4 3
.4 3

#43
.4 2
.4 3
.4 3
.4 3

Bos ton - -- -- -- -- -- K an sas C it y --------M inneapolis - - - - - - P ittsb urg h - - - - - - - P o rtlan d , O regon--

M- 170
M - 170
M- 170
M- 170
M - 170

O ct.
“ 73?
.4 7
.4 2
.4 3
.4 3

.4 2
.47
.4 2
.4 3
.4 3

C leveland - - - - - - - - H o u s to n - - - - - - - - - - Scranton - - - - - - - - - Seattle ----------- ----W ashington, D. C .--

M - 170
M - 170
M - 170
M - 170
M-170

Nov.
“ 737
.4 3
.4 3
.41
.4 3

M - 170
M-170
M-170
M-170
M-170

D ec.
"73?
.4 3
.4 3
.4 4
.4 3

--—
...
...

...

....

—
—

—

D ec.
—
—

—
—

—

...
...

...

—

. 62
.6 4 .
.5 9
. 60
—

...

___

—

—
—
—
—

—
—

.5 9
.59
.6 0
. 62
...
...
—
—

—

.5 9
.62
.6 2

...

...

.6 2
.6 4
.5 9
. 60
—

Nov.
.5 9
.59
. 60
. 62

.5 9
.6 2
.6 2
--...

...
...
...

. 62
...

.5 9
.62
. 62

. 61
.59
• 60
.6 2

___

_

—
—
—
...

—
—
—

.5 9
.62
.62

...
...

. 62
—
. 59
.62
. 62

.5 9
. 62
.6 2

—

. 61
.5 9
. 60
. 62

—
...

...

—

—

—

—

—

—
—

...
...

. 61
.5 9
. 60
. 62

—
—
—
—

—
...
...
...

. 63
—
.5 9
. 63
. 62

M IL K O F M A G N ES IA ,
natio nally ad vertised
brands, p er 12-ounce
bottle

A tla n ta ------------- B a ltim o re - - - - - - C in c in n a t i- - - - - - - - St. L o u i s ----San F r a n c i s c o -----

...
...
...

---

—
—
...

.4 3
.4 2
.4 3
.43
.4 3
...
...
---*—
.4 3
.4 3
.4 3
.41
.4 3
...
—
...
...

.4 3
.4 2
.4 3
.4 3
.4 3
...
...
—
—
—
...
—
—
—
...

.4 2
.4 3
.43
.4 4
.4 3

.4 3
.4 2
.4 3
.4 3
.4 3
.4 2
.47
.42
.4 3
.4 3

___
—
—
...
...

___
—
—
—

.4 3
.4 2
.4 3
.4 3
.4 3

.4 3
.4 2
.4 3
.4 3
.4 3

_

...

—
—
...
—

—
—
...
—

.4 3
.4 3
.4 3
.41
.4 3

___
—
...
—

...
—
—
—
...

.42
.4 3
.4 3
.45
.4 3

. 43
.4 2
.4 3
.4 3
. 43

. 43
.4 2
. 43
. 43
.4 3
...
—
—
—
—

.4 2
.47
.42
.4 3
. 43

.4 3
. 43
.4 3
. 41
.4 3

—
—
...
...

...
—
—
—

—
—
...

1
See footnotes on page

55 .




. 43
.42
. 43
. 43
. 43
—
—
—
—

.4 6
.4 2
.47
. 45
.4 4
.4 3
.4 9
.42
.4 4
. 45

—
—

—
—

...
...

...
...

. 43
.4 3
.4 3
.45
. 43

—
—

. 46
. 43
.47
. 47
.4 6

—
—
—
—
. 47
.4 3
. 47
.42
.4 6

—
—
___

. 47
.4 3
. 47
.47
.4 <

—
—
—
—

_

___
...

.4 7
. 47
. 47
.4 6
.4 4

Table 4 - M E D IC A L C A R E :
A v e ra g e r e ta il p r ic e s o f se le c te d co m m o d itie s and s e r v ic e s
in 20 c it ie s , la s t qu arter of 1954 to D e cem b e r 1955, m onthly and q u a r te rly - Continued
B.

MEN' S
per day

PAY

1955

Spec.
no.

Ite m and city

H O S P IT A L SER V IC E S

1954

M -2 0 0
M -2 0 0
M -2 0 0
( 6 /)

D ec.
$ 1 2 .8 0
14. 19
1 6 .9 0
13. 60
1 1 .2 0

Jan.

F eb.

$ 1 3 .0 0
14. 34
16. 90
1 4 .2 0
1 1 .2 0

$ 13. 00
14. 59
1 6 .9 0
1 4 .2 0
1 1 .2 0

$ 1 3 .2 0
14. 59
17. 00
1 4 .2 0
1 1 .2 0

___
—
—
—

___
—
—
—
...

M a r ch

A p r il

M ay

June

July

Aug.

Sept.

$ 1 4 .2 0
14. 59
1 8 .2 0
14. 60
1 1 .2 0

$ 1 4 .2 0
14. 59
1 8 .2 0
14. 60
1 1 .2 0

$ 1 4 .2 0
14. 59
1 8 .2 0
14. 60
1 1 .4 5

16. 50
9 .2 5
1 6 .2 5
10. 70
1 5 .4 4

...
—
—
—

...
—
—
—
—

16. 50
9 . 25
16. 45

___
—
—
—

7 /2 0 .4 5
8 . 62
8 . 00
1 6 .0 0
1 2. 75

___
—
—
—
...

___
—
—

___

___

—

—
—

9 . 50
1 0 .2 5
10. 12
9 . 62
19. 19

O ct.

N ov.

D ec.

WARD,

L o s A n g e l e s -------------New Y o r k ------------------P h il a d e lp h ia --------------

(lD
M -2 0 0
M -2 0 0
M -2 0 0
M -2 0 0
M -2 0 0

O ct.
15725
9 . 00
13. 85
10. 10
14. 19

C le v e la n d --------------------H o u s t o n ----------------------Scranton --------------------S e a t t l e -------------- ---------W ash in gton , D . C . - -

( 6 /)
M -2 0 0
M -2 0 0
M -2 0 0
M -2 0 0

N ov.
7 /T 9T 4 0
8. 62
7 . 67
1 5 .6 2
12. 12

A t la n t a ------------------------B a l t i m o r e ------------------C i n c i n n a t i ------------------St. L o u i s ----------------- - San F r a n c i s c o ----------

M -2 0 0
M -2 0 0
M -2 0 0
M -2 0 0
M -2 0 0

D ec.
TToo
9 . 88
10. 12
9 . 12
19. 19

New Y o r k ......................
P h il a d e lp h ia --------------

M -2 0 1
M -2 0 1
M -2 0 1
M -2 0 1
M -2 0 1

D e c.
1 5 .2 0
1 5 .4 4
18. 70
16. 60
8/ 12. 88

1 5 .4 0
15. 71
18. 70
16. 60
13. 00

B o s t o n ------------------------K an sas C i t y -------------M in n ea p o lis -------------P i t t s b u r g h ------------------P o rtla n d , O reg o n - -

M -2 0 1
M -2 0 1
M -2 0 1
M -2 0 1
M -2 0 1

O ct.
T7TT52
11. 50
14. 90
1 2. 70
1 5 .8 8

1 8 .8 8
1 1 .5 0
1 5 .9 0
12. 70
15. 88

C le v e la n d --------------------Houston ----------------------Scranton --------- -S e a ttle --------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . - -

( 6 /)
M -2 0 1
M -2 0 1
M -2 0 1
M -2 0 1

N ov.
7 /2 1 7 5 5
~ 1 0 .2 5
9 . 67
17. 12
14. 02

A t la n t a ------------------------B a ltim o r e -----------------C in c in n a t i------------ —
St. L o u is ------------------San F r a n c i s c o ----------

M -2 0 1
M -2 0 1
M -2 0 1
M -2 0 1
M -2 0 1

D e c.
10719
1 1 .2 5
1 3 .8 8
10. 90
2 1 .6 9

C h i c a g o ----------------------D e t r o i t ------------------------L o s A n g e l e s -------------New Y o r k ------------------P h il a d e lp h ia ----- --------

M -2 0 2
M -2 0 2
M -2 0 2
M -2 0 2
M -2 0 2

D ec.
17. 50
18. 19
2 2 . 00
2 3 .4 0
8/ 1 5 .3 8

17. 70
18. 59
2 2 .0 0
2 3 .4 0
1 5 .3 8

B o s t o n ------------------------K a n sa s C i t y -------------M in n ea p o lis ---------------P ittsb u rg h -----------------P o rtla n d , O reg o n - -

M -2 0 2
M -2 0 2
M -2 0 2
M -2 0 2
M -2 0 2

O ct.
2 2 . 38
13. 75
1 6. 70
15. 10
1 7 .3 1

2 2 . 62
1 3 .7 5
1 7 .9 0
15. 10
1 7 .3 1

C le v e la n d --------------------H o u s t o n ----------------------S c r a n t o n ----- -------- -S e a t t l e ------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . - -

(6 / )
M -2 0 2
M -2 0 2
M -2 0 2
M -2 0 2

N ov.
7 /2 5 .3 0
“ 1 3 .2 5
11. 33
19. 62
16. 52

M -2 0 2
M -2 0 2
M -2 0 2
M -2 0 2
M -2 0 2

D e c.
12. 38
1 2. 62
1 6 .2 5
1 3 .8 0
2 5 . 19

B o s t o n ------------------------K a n sa s C i t y -------------M in n e a p o lis ---------------P i t t s b u r g h ------------------P o r tla n d , O regon - -

16.
9.
14.
10.
14.

50
00
90
10
19

—
—
—
---

—

7/ 1 9 .4 0
8 . 62
8. 00
16. 00
12. 12

—

—

—

—

—

...
—
—
—
...
9 .2 5
10. 12
10. 12
9 .2 5
19. 19

$ 1 3 .2 0
14. 59
17. 00
14, 60
1 1 .2 0
16. 50
9 .0 0
1 4 .9 0
10. 10
14. 19
...
—
—
—
...
___
—
—

—

$ 1 3 .2 0
14. 59
17. 20
14. 60
1 1 .2 0

$ 1 4 .2 0
14. 59
1 7 .4 0
14. 60
1 1 .2 0

...
—
—
—

...

7 /2 0 . 20
8 . 62
8. 00
1 6 .0 0
12. 75

_
—

—
—

—
—

___
—
—
—
...
9. 25
1 0 .2 5
10. 12
9 . 62
19. 19

—

—
—

—

$ 1 4 .2 0
14. 59
1 8 .2 0
14. 60
1 1 .4 5

10.90
1 5 .4 4

$ 1 4 .4 0
14. 59
18. 20
14. 60
1 1 .4 5

$ 1 4 .4 0
14. 59
1 8 .2 0
14. 60
1 1 .4 5

...
—
—
—
—

...
—
—
—
—

7 /2 0 . 45
“ 8 .6 2
8 . 00
18. 50
12. 75

___

...

—

—

—
—

—
—

...
—
—
—
...
9 .5 0
1 0 .2 5
10. 12
9 . 62
19. 19

S E M I -P R I V A T E R O O M ,
p er day

P R IV A T E R O O M ,
day

—
—
—

---

—
—
—

1 5 .4 0
15. 96
18. 70
16. 60
1 3 .0 0

—
—
—
--7 /2 1 . 65
1 0 .2 5
9 .6 7
17. 62
14. 02
. . .
—
—
—

1 5 .6 0
15.9-6
1 8 .9 0
16. 60
13. 00
...
—
—
—
...
...
—
—
—
. . .

1 0 .4 4
11. 50
13. 88
1 1 .0 0
2 1 .6 9

15. 60
1 5 .9 6
1 8 .9 0
16. 60
1 3 .0 0
1 8 .8 8
1 1. 75
1 5 .9 0
12. 70
1 6. 12

_
—
—
—

15. 60
15. 96

1 9 .1 0
1 6 .9 0
1 3. 00
___
—
—
—

7 /2 2 . 75
“ 1 0 .2 5
9 .6 7
17. 62
14. 52

_

_

—
—
—

—
—
—

1 6 .2 0
1 5 .9 6
19. 30
16. 90
1 3 .0 0
___

—
—

r

16> 20
1 5 .9 6
2 0 . 30
16. 90
1 3 .0 0

1 6 .2 0
1 5 .9 6
2 0 . 30
16. 90
1 3 .0 0

1 6 .2 0
15. 96
2 0 . 30
16. 90
13. 50

1 6 .2 0
1 5 .9 6
2 0 . 30
1 6 .9 0
13. 50

1 8 .8 8
12. 00
17. 55
1 2 .9 0
17. 38

...
—
—
—

...
—
—
—
...

1 8 .8 8
12. 00
1 7. 75
13. 10
17. 38

_
—
—
—

—

_
---

7/23.
10.
9.
17.
14.

—

—

--1 0 .4 4
11. 62
13. 88
1 1 .4 0
2 1 . 69

_

_

—
—
—

—
—
—

—
—
—
—

1 6 .4 0
1 5 .9 6
2 0 . 30
1 6 .9 0
13. 50

—
—
—
• ...

_

...

—
—
—
. . .

—
—
—
. . .

7 /2 3 . 00
1 0 .2 5
9 .6 7
2 0 . 00
14. 38

1 0 .6 9
11. 62
1 3 .8 8
1 1 .4 0
2 1 . 69

. . .
. . .
—
—

. . .
—
—
—

10. 69
11. 62
1 3 .8 8
1 1 .4 0
2 1 .6 9

1 8 .4 0
2 0 .2 1
2 3 . 10
2 3 .4 0
15. 88

18. 60
2 0 .2 1
2 3 . 10
2 3 .4 0
1 5 .8 8

1 8. 60
2 0 .2 1
2 3 . 10
2 3 .4 0
1 5 .8 8

...
. . .
—
—
. . .

per

A t la n t a ------------------------B a l t i m o r e ---------C in c in n a t i------------------St. L o u is -■---------------San F r a n c i s c o ----------

—
—
—

---

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18. 84
2 2 . 00
2 3 .4 0
15. 38
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—
—
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. . .

7/ 2 5 . 30
1 3 .2 5
11. 50
2 0 . 12
16. 52

_
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—
—

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—
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17. 80
1 8 .8 4
2 2 .0 0
2 3 .4 0
15. 38
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—
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1 8 .8 4
2 2 .0 0
2 3 .4 0
15. 38
2 2 . 62
1 4 .2 5
17. 90
1 5 .5 0
17. 81

_

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—
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—
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2 5 . 19

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18. 40
2 0 . 21
2 3 . 10
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2 2 . 62
14. 50
1 9 .9 5
15. 70
19. 12

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1 3 .2 5
11. 50
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16. 52

_

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1 3 .2 5
16. 25
14. 10
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00
25
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62
38

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1 5 .9 6
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13. 25
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20.
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19.

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50
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12

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2 5 . 19

T ab le 4 - M E D IC A L C A R E :
A v e r a g e r e ta il p r ic e s o f se le c te d co m m o d itie s and s e r v ic e s
in 20 c it ie s , la s t qu arter o f 1954 to D e c e m b e r 195 5 , m onthly and q u a r te rly . Continued

C-

Ite m and city

P R O F E S S IO N A L SE R V IC E S

1955

S p e c.
n o.

1954
Jan.

Feh-

$ 3 .2 0
—
4 . 50
—
...

$ 3. 67
—
3. 83
...

M arch

A p r il

M ay

June

July

Aug.

Sept.

O c t.

N ov.

D ec.

O F F IC E VISIT, to gen ­
e ra l p ra c titio n er
C h i c a g o --------------------D e t r o i t ----- ----------------L o s A n g e le s - - - - - New Y o r k ---------------P h il a d e lp h ia ------------

M -3 0 0
M - 300
M - 300
M - 300
M - 300

D e c.
?/ $"77H0
t
3 .6 7
$! 4 .3 3
9/
3 .8 3
5(9/ 2 .9 2
O ct.
2 .8 3
3. 00
2 . 83
3. 50
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B o s t o n ----------------------K a n sa s C i t y -----------M in n e a p o lis -------------P i t t s b u r g h ---------------P o rtla n d , O regon -

MMMMM-

300
300
300
300
300

C le v e la n d ------------------H o u s t o n --------------------S c r a n to n --------------------S e a ttle ------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . -

MMMMM-

300
300
300
300
300

A t la n t a ----- ----------------B a l t i m o r e ---------------C incinnati ---------------St. L o u i s ------------------San F r a n c i s c o -------

MMMMM-

300
300
300
300
300

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306
306
306
306
306

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?/ “ 1 7 5 3
?/
5 .5 0
?/
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?/
4 .3 3
V 4 . 10

B o s t o n ----------------------K a n sa s C i t y -----------M in n e a p o lis -------------P i t t s b u r g h ---------------P o rtla n d , O regon -

M - 306
M -3 0 6
M - 306
M -3 0 6
M -3 0 6

O ct.
4 . 00
5. 00
5. 17
4 . 67
6 .4 2

C le v e la n d ------------------H o u s t o n --------------------Scranton ------------------S e a t t l e ----------------------W ash in gton , D . C . -

M -3 0 6
M -3 0 6
M -3 0 6
M -3 0 6
M -3 0 6

A t la n t a ----------------------B a l t i m o r e ---------------C incinnati ---------------St. L o u i s - - - - - - - - San F r a n c i s c o -------

M -3 0 6
M -3 0 6
M -3 0 6
M -3 0 6
M -3 0 6

D e c.
~5TT7
4 . 50
4 . 33
3/ 4 . 86
7. 25

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M -3 1 0
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$ 3. 67
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3. 83
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2 . 92
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—
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3. 33
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3. 83
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4 . 67

3. 67
2 .9 2
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4 . 67

—
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—
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4 . 80
—
6 .4 2
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—
4 . 50

3. 67.
2 .9 2
2 .9 2
3. 14
4 . 83

—
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2.
3.
3.
3.
3.

83
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3/

$ 3. 33
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4 . 67
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4 . 17
—
3. 83
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3 .8 3
3. 33
3. 00
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3. 67
2 .9 2
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5. 67
—
7. 00
—
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5. 83
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4 . 67
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4 . 17

4 .0 0
5. 00
5. 17
5. 50
6. 83

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—
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—

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—

HO U SE V IS IT , by gen ­
e r a l p r a c titio n er
Chicago-----------------------D e t r o i t ----------------------L o s A n g e l e s -----------N ew Y o r k ---------------P h il a d e lp h ia ------------

00
00
17
67
58

_
—
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N ov.
—
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...

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5.
4.
5.
4.

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-5 7 5 7
5.
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5.
4.

33
67
58
80

3/

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4 . 17

67
33
67
58
80

4.
5.
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6. 17
4 . 67
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6. 17
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6. 17
4 . 67
4 . 50
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7 .2 5

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17
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4 . 67
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4 . 86
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67
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6 .7 5
4 . 67
4 . 83
4 . 86
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O B S T E T R IC A L C A S E ,
including W a s s e r m a n
te s t ( M -3 1 0 ) or e x ­
cluding
W asserm an
te s t ( M -3 1 1 )
C h i c a g o --------------------D e t r o i t ----------------------L o s A n g e l e s -----------N ew Y o r k ...................
P h il a d e lp h ia -----------B o s t o n ----------------------K a n sa s C ity - - - - - M in n e a p o lis -------------P i t t s b u r g h ----- ---------P o rtla n d , O reg o n -

M -3 1 0
M -3 1 0
M -3 1 0
M -3 1 1
M -3 1 0

00
50
67
60
50

1 23. 17
9 5 . 83
9 4 . 17
1 3 0 .0 0
1 2 5 .0 0

1 0 0 .0 0
—
1 6 1 .6 7
—
...
123. 17
9 5 . 83
9 4 . 17
1 3 0 .0 0
126. 67

_

C le v e la n d -----------------H o u s t o n --------------------S c r a n to n --------------------S e a t t l e ----------------------W ash in gton , D . C . -

M -3 1 0
M -3 1 0
M -3 1 1
M -3 1 0
M -3 1 0

1 20. 50
1 1 8 .7 5
7 2. 67
1 36. 58
1 30. 83

—
—
—

A t l a n t a ----------------------B a l t i m o r e ---------------C in c in n a t i---------------St. L o u i s -----------------San F r a n c i s c o -------

M -3 1 0
M -3 1 1
M -3 1 0
M -3 1 0
M -3 1 1

1 4 5 .8 3
1 3 9 .1 7
9 0 . 50
1 0 5 .0 0
1 4 9 .2 9

1 0 4 .1 7
1 11. 17
—
1 4 2 .6 0
...
___
—
—
—
---

. . .

1 2 0 .5 0
1 1 8 .7 5
7 2. 67
1 3 6 .5 8
1 3 0 .8 3

_

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1 2 5 .0 0
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1 6 1 .6 7
—
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123. 17
9 8 . 33
9 8 . 33
1 3 0 .0 0
1 2 6 .6 7

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1 4 5 .8 3
1 3 9 .1 7
90. 50
1 1 0 .0 0
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123. 00
128. 00
7 2. 67
1 3 6 .5 8
1 3 0 .8 3

1 4 5 .8 3
1 3 9 .1 7
9 0. 50
1 1 0 .0 0
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55,




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—
—
125. 00

1 4 5 .8 3
1 3 9 .1 7
9 0 . 50
4/ 1 12. 50
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1 2 8 .0 0
7 2 . 67
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—

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—
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. . .

4/

1 4 5 .8 3
1 39 . 17
8 9 .6 7
1 1 2 .5 0
1 5 5 .7 1

Table 4 - M E D IC A L C A R E :
A v e r a g e r e ta il p r ic e s o f se le c te d c o m m o d itie s and services
in 20 c it ie s , la s t qu arter o f 1954 to D e c e m b e r 1 955, m onthly and q u a r te rly - Continued

54

C.

Ite m and city

P R O F E S S IO N A L SE R V IC E S -

Continued

1955

S p e c.
no.

1954
Jan.

Feb.

M arch

A p r il

M ay

July

June

Aug.

Sept.

O c t.

N ov.

D ec.

A P P E N D E C T O M Y , su r­
g e o n 1 s u su a l fee ex c lu d ­
ing a n esth etic
9 /$ l 54 . 17 $ 1 5 4 .1 7
___
9/ 154. 17
9/ 1 9 1 .6 7
1 9 L 67
___
9/ 183. 33
...
9/ 1 4 0 .0 0

L o s A n g e l e s ----------------New Y o r k --------------------P h i l a d e lp h i a --------- - - -

MMMMM-

320
320
320
320
320

B o s t o n ---------------------------K a n sa s C i t y ----------------M in n e a p o lis ------------------P i t t s b u r g h --------------------P o rtla n d , O r e g o n ------

MMMMM-

320
320
320
320
320

O ct.
f5TT50
1 2 9 .5 0
1 5 3 .5 7
1 2 0 .8 3
1 4 5 .8 3

C lev e la n d --------------------H o u s t o n -------------------------

MMMMM-

320
320
320
320
320

N ov.
177750
1 6 2 .5 0
1 6 6 .6 7
1 7 3 .3 3
1 1 7 .8 6

MMMMM-

320
320
320
320
320

D e c.
175783
1 2 5 .0 0
1 3 3 .3 3
1 6 0 .0 0
1 8 7 .5 0

C h ica g o ---------------------------D e t r o i t ---------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ---------------New Y o r k --------------------P h il a d e lp h ia ----------------

MMMMM-

324
324
324
324
324

B o s t o n ---------------------------K a n sa s C i t y ---------------M in n ea p o lis ----------------P i t t s b u r g h --------------------P o rtla n d , O r e g o n ------

MMMMM-

324
324
324
324
324

O ct.
“5 1 7 6 7
5 4. 17
4 6 . 67
5 1 .6 7
6 7 . 50

C h icago --------------------------

S e a t t l e ---------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . - A t la n t a -------------- ------------B a l t i m o r e ---------------------

San F r a n c i s c o ------------

...
___
—
$ 1 54. 17
—
—
—
183. 33
$ 1 4 0 .0 0
---

$ 1 5 4 .1 7
—
191. 67
—
...

...
...
—
$ 1 5 4 . 17
—
—
—
1 8 3 .3 3
...
$ 1 4 0 .0 0

___
___

—
___
___
...

—
—
—
...

___
—
—
—
...

1 6 2 .5 0
1 30. 17
1 5 3 .5 7
1 20. 83
145. 83

___
—
—
—

1 3 7 .5 0
1 6 2 .5 0
1 6 6 .6 7
1 7 3 .3 3
1 1 7 .8 6

___
—
—
—
...

___
—
—
—
—

—
___
___
...

1 6 2 .5 0
1 2 9 .5 0
1 5 3 .5 7
1 2 0 .8 3
1 4 5 .8 3

1 4 5 .8 3
1 2 5 .0 0
133. 33
1 60. 00
1 8 7 .5 0

___
—
—
—

$ 1 5 4 .1 7
—
$ 1 5 8 .3 3
—
2 0 0 .0 0
—
183. 33
...
...

...
...
$ 1 54 . 17
—
—
$ 1 5 8 .3 3
—
—
2 0 0 .0 0
—
...
1 83 . 33
...
...
$ 1 4 0 .0 0

--—
—
—
$ 1 4 0 .0 0

___
—
—
—
—

1 6 6 .6 7
1 3 0 .3 3
1 5 3 .5 7
1 2 5 .0 0
145. 83

___
—
—
—
...

___
—
—
—
...

1 6 2 .5 0
1 3 0 .0 8
1 53. 57
1 2 5 .0 0
1 4 5 .8 3

___
—
—
—
...

___
—
—
—

1 3 7 .5 0
1 6 6 .6 7
1 6 6 .6 7
1 7 7 .5 0
121. 43

___
—
—
—
—

___
—
—
—
—

1 3 7 .5 0
1 7 0 .8 3
1 66. 67
1 7 7 .5 0
1 2 5 .0 0

___

___
—
—
—
—

1 3 7 .5 0
1 7 0 .8 3
166. 67
1 7 7 .5 0
1 2 5 .0 0

___
—
—
—
—

___
—

1 4 5 .8 3
129. 17
1 33. 33
1 6 4 .1 7
1 8 7 .5 0

___
—
—
—

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—
—
—

1 5 0 .0 0
129. 17
1 3 3 .3 3
1 64. 17
1 8 7 .5 0

___
—
—
—

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—
—
—

1 5 0 .0 0
1 2 9 .1 7
4 /1 4 5 .8 3
“ 1 6 4 .1 7
1 8 7 .5 0

...
—
—
—
5 1 .0 0

7 5 . 00
—
1 0 0 .0 0
—
...

___
6 7. 50
—
8 7 . 50
...

___
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—
5 1. 00

7 5 . 00
—
1 0 0 .0 0
—
...

___
6 8 . 33
—
8 7 . 50
---

___
—
—
—
5 2. 00

—

—
—

—
—
—
—

—

T O N S IL L E C T O M Y ,
s p e c ia lis t 1 s
usual
fee
exclu din g an esthetic
9/
9/
9/
9/
9/

7 0 .8 3
67. 50
9 5 .8 3
8 7 .5 0
5 3 .3 3

C le v e la n d ----------------------H o u s t o n ------------------------S c r a n t o n --------------------S e a t t l e ---------------------------W ash in g to n , D . C . - -

MMMMM-

324
324
324
324
324

N ov.
T sT o o
6 7. 86
5 0 . 00
6 9 . 00
6 8. 33

A t la n t a ---------------------------B a l t i m o r e --------------------C in c in n a t i--------------------St. L o u i s -------------- -------San F r a n c i s c o ------------

MMMMM-

324
324
324
3 24
324

350
350
350
350
350

9/
4 . 33
9/
4 . 67
9/
6 .5 8
3/9/ 5 .1 7
9T
4 .8 3

M - 350
M -3 5 0
M -3 5 0
M -3 5 0
M -3 5 0

O ct.
” 7757
4 . 25
3 .9 2
4 . 50
4 . 67

C lev e la n d --------------------H o u s t o n ------------------------S c r a n t o n ----------------------S e a t t l e --------------------------W ash in g to n , D . C . - -

M -3 5 0
M -3 5 0
M -3 5 0
M -3 5 0
M -3 5 0

N ov.
“ 475 7
4 . 67
3. 33
5. 67
5 00

A t la n t a --------------------------B a l t i m o r e --------------------C in c in n a t i--------------------St. L o u is --------------------San F r a n c i s c o ------------

M -3 5 0
M -3 5 0
M -3 5 0
M -3 5 0
M -3 5 0

D ec.
4 71 7
3. 83
3 .5 0
4 . 33
6 .2 9

65.
5 4.
46.
53.
6 7.

83
17
67
33
50

D e c.
6 5. 00
4 8 . 33
6 1. 67
70. 83
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g a m , one su rfa c e
C h i c a g o ------------------------D e t r o i t ---------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ----------------New Y o r k --------------------P h ila d e lp h ia ----------------B o s t o n ---------------------------K a n sa s C ity ---------------M in n ea p o lis -------------- -P ittsb u rg h -------------------P o r tla n d , O r e g o n ------

See footnotes on page 55.




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T able 4 - M EDICAL.. C A R E : A v e r a g e r e t a il p r ic e s o f s e le c te d c o m m o d itie s and s e r v ic e s
in 20 c it ie s , la s t qu arter o f 1954 to D e c e m b e r 1 955, m onthly and q u a r te rly - Continued
C.

Continued

1955

S p e c.
n o.

Ite m and city

P R O F E S S IO N A L S E R V IC E S -

55

1954
Feb.

Jan.

M arch

A p r il

--—
—
—
$ 6 . 17

$ 5 .0 0
—
6 .6 7
—
—

M ay

June

July

Aug.

--$ 5 .5 0
—
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— -

...
—
—
—
$ 6. 17

$ 5 .0 0
—
6. 67
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4.
5.
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7.

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Sept.

O c t.

N ov.

D ec.

TO O TH
E X T R A C T IO N ,
without c o m p lic a tio n , in eluding X -r a y
$ 5 .0 0
—
7 .3 3
—

L o s A n g e le s ---------------New Y o r k ----- -P h ila d e lp h ia -------------------

M - 352
M -3 5 2
M -3 5 2
M -3 5 2
M -3 5 2

9/ $ 4 . 6 7
9/
5 .5 0
?/
7. 33
3/9/ 5 .3 3
6 - 17

—

B o s t o n ------------------ ----------K a n sa s C i t y ----- -------- -M in n e a p o lis --------------------P i t t s b u r g h ----------------------P o r tla n d , O r e g o n --------

M -3 5 2
M -3 5 2
M -3 5 2
M -3 5 2
M -3 5 2

4 . 67
4 .9 2
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6 .8 0

4 . 67
4 .9 2
5 .0 0
5 .2 5
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S e a t t l e -----------------------------W ash in gton , D . C . -----

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M -3 5 2
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5 .2 9
6. 33
4 . 67
6. 33
5. 67

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—
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---

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M -3 5 2
M -3 5 2
M -3 5 2
M -3 5 2
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EYEGLASSES,
am in a tio n

with

Y

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C h i c a g o ------------ --------------D e tr o it _ 1 / ----------------------L o s A n g e l e s ------------------New Y o r k ...........................
P h il a d e lp h ia -------------------

M - 360
M - 360
M -3 6 0
M - 360
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M -3 6 0
M -3 6 0
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M -3 6 0
M -3 6 0
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M - 360
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M -3 6 0
M -3 6 0
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22.
21.
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20.
19.
28.
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1/

n

p e rio d .

U

R e ta il s a le s taxes on m a te r ia ls a r e included in p r ic e s .
(See appendix D. )
D iffe r e n c e f r o m p r ic e pu blish ed in B L S B u ll. 1182 due to c o r r e c tio n in application o f tax
D iffe r e n c e fr o m p r ic e pu blish ed in B L S B u ll. 1182 due to change in ou tlet sa m p le . P r ic e fo:r D e c e m b e r is co m p a ra b le with p r ic e for su cceedin g

4/

Change in ou tlet s a m p le .
Quotations fr o m ou tlets co m m o n to both old and new sa m p le s showed no p r ic e change fr o m the p rece d in g p eriod
N o n -n a tio n a lly a d v e rtise d brands w e re p r ic e d . P r ic e range fr o m 19 cen ts to 50 cents per 100 tab lets was too wide to com pute r e lia b le a v e r a g e .
w
J . ? U,°,t! tl|
0n8 fr o m h o sp ita ls ch arging by the day and those using the in clu siv e rate plan.
(See appendix C:
M -2 0 0 and M -2 2 0 ;
M -2 0 1
and M -Z 2 1 ;
M -ZOZ and M - 2 2 2 . )

?/

V
V

R ate in clu d es e le c tr o e n c e p h a lo g r a m ,

b a sa l m e ta b o lism

exam in ation , tran sfu sion s e r v ic e and other sp e cifie d te s ts .
P r ic e shown for D e cem b e r a lso e ffe ctiv e in Septem b er 1954
C h ica g o , O ctob er;
D e tr o it, N o v e m b er ; L o s A n g e le s , O ctob er; New,’ Y o r k , N ove m b er’

* / D iffe r e n c e fr o m p r ic e pu blish ed in B LS B u ll. 1182 due to c o r r e c t io n .

H

P r ic e d qu a rte rly on ly.
P h iladelphi a , D e c e m b e r .

10/

P r ic e s a r e for follow ing m onths:

Change in ou tlet s a m p le .




A v e r a g e s fo r ou tlets com m on to both the old and new sa m p le s w ere

$ 5 .2 0

in M arch and $ 5

in June.

56
ta b le

5 - PERSONAL CARE:
A v e r a g e r e ta il p r ic e s o f se le c te d c o m m o d itie s and s e r v i c e s
in 20 c it ie s , la s t qu arter o f 1954 to D e c e m b e r 1 95 5 , m onthly and q u a r te rly
A

Item and city

S p ec.
no.

T O IL ET RIES AND SUNDRIES
1955

1954
Jan.

Feb.

M a rch

A p ril

M ay

June

$ 0 .0 9
. 10
.0 8
.0 9
.0 9

$ 0 .0 9
. 10
. 08
.0 9
.0 9

$ 0 . 09
. 10
.0 8
.0 9
.0 9

$0. 09
.0 9
. 08
.0 9
.0 9

$ 0 .0 9
. 10
.0 8
.0 9
.0 9

July

Sept.

A ug.

O ct.

N ov .

D e c.

$ 0 .0 9
. 10
.0 9
.0 9
.0 9

$ 0 .0 9
. 10
.0 9
.0 9
.0 9

$ 0 .0 9
. 10
.0 9
.0 9
.0 9

T O IL E T SO AP, w hite o r
c o lo r e d ,
re g u la r s iz e ,
p er cake
C h i c a g o -----------------------D e tro it -----------------------L o s A n g e l e s ---------------New Y ork -------------------P h il a d e lp h ia ----------------

P -1 0 0
P -1 0 0
P -1 0 0
P -1 0 0
P -1 0 0

D e c.
$ 0 . 08
.0 9
. 08
.0 9
. 08

$ 0 .0 9
.0 9
.0 8
.0 9
. 08

$ 0 . 09
.0 9
.0 8
.0 9
.0 9

B o s t o n -------------------------K ansas C i t y ---------------M in n e a p o lis -----------------P it t s b u r g h -------------------P o rtla n d , O r e g o n -------

P -1 0 0
P -1 0 0
P -1 0 0
P -1 0 0
P -1 0 0

O ct.
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.0 9
.0 9
.0 9
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.0 9
.0 9
.0 9
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.0 9
.0 9
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.0 9
.0 8
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C le v e la n d -----H o u s t o n -----------------------S c r a n to n -----------------------S e a t t l e -------------------------W ashington, D. C . -------

P -1 0 0
P -1 0 0
P -1 0 0
P -1 0 0
P -1 0 0

—
—
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.0 9
.0 9
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.0 9
.0 9
.0 9
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A t la n t a -------------------------B a l t i m o r e -------------------C i n c i n n a t i-------------------St. L ou is ------------- San F r a n c i s c o ------------

P -1 0 0
P -1 0 0
P -1 0 0
P -1 0 0
P -1 0 0

D e c.
.0 9
.0 9
.0 9
.0 9
.0 9

—
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.0 9
.0 9
.0 9
.0 9

L os A n g e l e s ---------------New Y o r k -------------------P h il a d e lp h ia ----------------

P -1 1 0
P -1 1 0
P -1 1 0
P -1 1 0
P -1 1 0

D e c.
.2 5
.2 5
.2 5
2 / • 10
" .2 5

.2 5
.2 5
.2 5
2 / .1 0
“ .2 5

.2 5
.2 5
.2 5
2 /- 1 0
“ .2 5

B o s t o n -------------------------K ansas C i t y ---------------M in n e a p o lis -----------------P it t s b u r g h ---------_ _ ____
P ortla n d , O r e g o n -------

P -1 1 0
P -1 1 0
P -1 1 0
P -1 1 0
P -1 1 0

O ct.
"7 Z 5
.2 5
.2 5
.2 5
.2 5

C levela n d - - - - - - - - - - - H o u s t o n -------------- --------S cr a n to n ------------------ S e a t t l e ---------- -------------W ashington, D. C . -------

P -1 1 0
P -1 1 0
P -1 1 0
P -1 1 0
P -1 1 0

N ov.
TZ?
.2 4
.2 5
.2 5
.2 5

A t la n t a -------------------------B a l t i m o r e ---------------- C i n c i n n a t i-------------------St. L o u i s ---------------------San F r a n c i s c o ------------

P -1 1 0
P -1 1 0
P -1 1 0
P -1 1 0
P -1 1 0

D e c.
“7I S
2 / • 10
” .2 5
. 25
. 25

C h i c a g o -----------------------D e t r o i t -------------------------L os A n g e l e s ---------------New Y ork -------------------P h il a d e lp h ia ----------------

P -1 1 4
P -1 1 4
P -1 1 4
P -1 1 4
P -1 1 4

Bos t o n -------------------------K ansas C i t y ---------------M in n e a p o lis -----------------P it t s b u r g h -------------------P ortla n d , O r e g o n -------

P -1 1 4
P -1 1 4
P -1 1 4
P -1 1 4
P -1 1 4

C levela nd -------------------Hous t o n -------- ------ -------S cranton ---------------------S e a t t l e ------------------ -----W ashington, D. C . -------

P -1 1 4
P -1 1 4
P -1 1 4
P -1 1 4
P -1 1 4

$ 0 .0 9
. 10
.0 8
.0 9
.0 9

$ 0 .0 9
. 10
.0 8
.0 9
.0 9

N ov.

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.0 9
.0 9
.0 9
.0 9

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.0 9
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R A Z O R BL A D E S, double
ed g e, thin, f i r s t quality,
p er pa ck age o f 5 b la des 1/

2/
“

.2 5
.2 5
.2 5
.1 0
.2 5

.2 5
.2 5
.2 5
2 / -1 0
_
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.2 5
.2 5
2 / • 10
“
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.2 5
.25
.2 5
.2 5
.2 5

—
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—
—
—

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
___

.2 5
.2 4
.2 5
.2 5
.2 5

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

D ec.
. 11
. 11
. 12
. 11
. 11

.
.
.
.
.

.
.
.
.
.

O ct.
. 10
. 11
. 11
. 11
. 11

. 10
. 11
.1 1
. 11
• 11

.2 5
.2 5
.2 5
2 / • 10
"
.2 5

.2 5
.2 5
.2 5
2 / -1 0
”
.2 5
—
—

—

.2 5
.2 5
.2 5
.2 5
.2 5

—
—
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—

—
—
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.2 5
.2 5
.2 5
2 / .1 0
~ .2 5

.2 5
.2 5
.2 5
2 / -1 0
~ .2 5

.2 5
.2 5
.2 5
2 / -1 0
- .2 5

.2 5
.2 5
.2 5
.2 5
.2 5

—

—
—
—
—

.2 5
.2 5
.2 5
.2 5
.2 5

—
—
—
—
—

—
—
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—

.2 5
.2 5
.2 5
.2 5
. 25

—
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
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.2 5
.2 4
.2 5
.2 5
.2 5

—
—
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—-

—
—-

. 25
.2 4
.2 5
.2 5
.2 5

—
—

—
—
—
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...

. 25
.2 4
.2 5
.2 5
.2 5

—
—
—

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

. 11
.11
. 12
. 12
. 11

. 12
.1 1
. 13
. 12
.1 1

.
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.
.
.

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—
—
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—

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.
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—
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—
—
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—
—
—
—

—
—

11
11
12
11
11

.
.
.
.
.

11
11
12
11
11

.
.
.
.
.

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—
—
—
—

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—
—
—
—

.
.
.
.
.

10
11
11
11
11

—
—
—
—
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.
.
.
.
.

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—
—
—
---

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

.
.
.
.
.

. 25
2 / • 10
“
.2 5
.2 5
.2 5

.2 5
.2 5
.2 5
2 / -1 0
“ .2 5

—

—

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

11
11
12
12
11

.
.
.
.
.

11
11
12
12
11

.
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—
—
—
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.
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.
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—
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.1 1
. 11
. 12
. 12
. 11

—
—
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—
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.
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.

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—

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—
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. 25
2/ . 10
" .2 5
.2 5
.2 5

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. 25
2 / . 10
.2 5
.2 5
.2 5

. 25
2 /. 10
“ .2 5
.2 5
.2 5

S H A V IN G
CREAM,
la th er, p er ounce 1/
11
11
12
11
11

11
11
12
11
11

.
.
.
.
.

11
11
12
11
11

.
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11
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12
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11
12
11
11
12

12
11
13
12
11

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.
.
.
.
.

12
11
13
12
11

N ov.

A t la n t a -------------------------B a l t i m o r e -------------------C in c i n n a t i-------------------St. L ou is ------------------ -San F r a n c i s c o ------------

P -1 1 4
P -1 1 4
P -1 1 4
P -1 1 4
P -1 1 4

—n
. n
. ii
. ii
. ii
D e c.
. 11
. 11
. 11
. 11
. 11

11
11
11
11
11

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57

Table 5 - P E R S O N A L C A R E :
A v e r a g e r e ta il p r ic e s of s e le c te d co m m o d itie s and s e r v i c e s
in 20 c it ie s , last- qu arter of 1954 to D e c e m b e r 1 95 5 , m onthly and q u a r te rly - Continued

A.

Item and city

S p ec.
no.

T O IL E T R IE S AND SUNDRIES - Continued
1955

1954
Jan.

F eb.

M a rch

A p ril

May

June

July

Sept.

A ug.

O ct.

$0.
.
.
.
.

$ 0 . 18
.1 7
. 18
. 17
. 17

N ov.

D e c.

F A C E C R E A M , clea n sin g ,
a ll p u rp ose o r c o ld , p er
ounce 1 / 3 /
C h ica g o -----------------------D e t r o i t -------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ---------------New Y o r k .........................
P h il a d e lp h ia ----------------

P -1 2 0
P -1 2 0
P -1 2 0
P -1 2 0
P -1 2 0

D e c.
$ 0 . 18
. 17
. 17
. 17
. 17

B o s t o n -------------------------K ansas City ---------------M in n e a p o lis-----------------P it t s b u r g h -------------------P ortla n d , O r e g o n -------

P -1 2 0
P -1 2 0
P -1 2 0
P -1 2 0
P -1 2 0

O ct.
. 18
. 17
. 17
. 17
.1 8

. 18
. 18
. 18
. 17
.1 8

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

. 18
. 17
. 18
. 17
.1 8

—
—
—
—

—
—
...

. 18
. 18
. 18
. 17
.1 8

C levela n d - - - - - - - - - - H ouston 3 / — -------------Scranton -------------- -----S e a t t l e ---------------- -------W ashington, D . C . -----

P -1 2 0
P -1 2 0
P -1 2 0
P -1 2 0
P -1 2 0

N ov.
. 17
. 18
. 17
. 17
. 18

—
—
—
—

.
.
.
.
.

—
——
—

—
—
—
---

.
.
.
.
.

—
—
—
—

Atlanta -------------------------B a l t i m o r e ------------------ C in c i n n a t i------------------St. L o u is ------------ -------San F r a n c i s c o -------------

P -1 2 0
P -1 2 0
P -1 2 0
P -1 2 0
P -1 2 0

D e c.
. 17
. 17
. 18
. 17
. 17

—

—
—
—

.
.
.
.
.

—
—
—

—
—
—

.
.
.
.
.

C h i c a g o -----------------------D e t r o i t -------------------------L os A n g e l e s ---------------New Y ork .........................
P h il a d e lp h ia ----------------

P -1 2 4
P -1 2 4
P -1 2 4
P -1 2 4
P -1 2 4

D e c.
T5o
. 60
. 53
.6 4
. 60

.
,
.
.
.

. 60
.6 0
. 53
. 64
. 60

. 60
. 60
. 53
.6 4
. 60

.6 0
. 60
.4 6
. 64
. 60

. 60
. 60
.4 6
. 64
. 60

B o s t o n -------------------------K ansas C i t y ---------------M in n e a p o lis-----------------P it t s b u r g h -------------------P ortla n d , O r e g o n -------

P -1 2 4
P -1 2 4
P -1 2 4
P -1 2 4
P -1 2 4

.4 3
.5 7
. 53
. 55

. 60
.4 3
.57
. 53
.5 5

—
—
—
---

—
—
—
—

.5 3
.4 3
. 57
. 53
. 55

C levela n d - - - - - - - - - - Houston 3 / -------------- S cr a n to n -----------------------Seattle ---------- --------------W ashington, D. C . -----

P -1 2 4
P -1 2 4
P - 124
P -1 2 4
P -1 2 4

N ov.
“ 50
.6 1
. 60
. 55
. 55

—
—
—
—

.6 0
. 61
. 60
.4 9
. 55

—
—
—
—

A t la n t a -------------------------B a l t i m o r e -------------------C i n c i n n a t i-------------------St. L o u i s ---------------------San F r a n c i s c o ------------

P -1 2 4
P -1 2 4
P -1 2 4
P -1 2 4
P -1 2 4

D e c.
. 60
. 60
. 60
. 58
.4 9

—
—
—

—
—
—

. 55
. 60
. 60
.5 8
.4 2

C h i c a g o -----------------------D e tro it -----------------------L o s A n g e l e s ---------------New Y o r k -------------------P hilad elp h ia - - - - - - - - -

P -1 3 0
P -1 3 0
P -1 3 0
P -1 3 0
P -1 3 0

D ec.
~m r
. 14
. 15
. 17
. 16

.
.
.
.
.

16
14
15
17
16

.
.
.
.
.

.
.
.
.
.

B o s t o n -------------------------K ansas C i t y ---------------M innea polis - - - - - - - - - P it t s b u r g h ------------------P ortla n d , O r e g o n -------

P -1 3 0
P -1 3 0
P -1 3 0
P -1 3 0
P -1 3 0

O ct.
. 17
. 16
. 17
. 17
. 16

.
.
.
.
.

17
16
17
17
16

—
—
—
—

C levela n d ---------------------H o u s t o n -----------------------Scranton ---------------------Seattle -------------------------W ashington, D. C . -------

P -1 3 0
P -1 3 0
P -1 3 0
P -1 3 0
P -1 3 0

Nov.
Tnr
. 17
. 16
. 16
. 14

—
—
—
—

.
.
.
.
.

A t la n t a -------------------------B a l t i m o r e -------------------C i n c i n n a t i-------------------St. L o u i s --------------------San F r a n c i s c o ------------

P -1 3 0
P -1 3 0
P -1 3 0
P -1 3 0
P -1 3 0

D ec.
. 17
. 16
. 15
.
. 16

—
—
—

—
—
—

$0.
.
.
.
.

18
17
17
17
17

—

$0.
.
.
.
.

18
17
18
17
17

17
18
17
17
18

$0.
.
.
.
.

18
17
17
17
17

17
17
18
17
17

$0.
.
.
.
.

18
17
17
17
17

$0.
.
.
.
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18
17
17
17
17

$0.
.
.
.
.

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17
17
17
17

$0.
.
.
.
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18
17
17
17
17

$0.
.
.
.
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17
17
17
17

18
17
18
17
17

—
—

—
—
—
—

. 18
. 18
. 18
. 17
.1 8

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—
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—
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—
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. 60
. 60
.4 6
. 64
. 53

. 60
. 60
.4 6
.6 4
. 53

. 60
. 60
.4 6
.6 4
. 53

--—
.----—

—
—
—
---

. 53
.3 9
. 57
. 53
. 55

—

. 60
. 61
. 60
.4 9
. 55

—
—
—
—

—
—
—

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—

.
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.

16
14
15
17
16

.
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17
16
17
17
15

—
—
—
—

17
18
17
17
18

—

—

17
18
17
17
18

18
17
18
18
17

—
—

$0.
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19
17
18
18
18

—

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—
—
—

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.
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18
18
18
18

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—
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—

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. 60
. 60
.4 6
. 64
. 53

.6 0
. 60
.4 6
.6 4
. 53

.6 0
. 60
.4 6
.6 4
. 53

. 60
. 60
.4 6
. 64
. 53

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
---

. 53
.3 9
. 57
. 53
. 55

—
—
—
---

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

. 60
. 61
. 60
.4 9
. 55

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
---

. 60
. 61
. 60
.4 9
•55

—
—
—
—

. 58
. 60
. 60
. 58
. 42

—
—
—

—
—
—

. 58
. 60
. 60
. 58
.4 2

—

—
—
—

. 58
.6 0
.6 0
. 58
.4 2

.
.
.
.
.

.
.
.
.
.

16
14
15
17
16

.
.
.
.
.

.
.
.
.
.

.
.
.
.
.

16
14
15
17
16

.
.
.
.
.

.
.
.
.
.

.
.
.
.
.

17
16
17
17
15

.
.
.
.
.

17

—
—

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

.
.
.
.
.

—
—
—
—

—
—
—

—
—
—

.
.
.
.
.

17
17
18
17
17

17
17
18
17
17

$0.
.
.
.
.

17
17
19
18
17

F A C E P O W D E R, fine tex­
ture, p e r ounce 1/ 3 /
60
60
53
64
60

O ct.

—

—

TOOTH P A S T E , standard,
p e r ounce 1/

See footnotes on page 60*




16

16
14
15
17
16

16
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16

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16
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16
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16

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—

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.

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17
16
16
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—
—
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16
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16
16

16
14
15
17
16

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17
16
16
14

16
14
15
17
16

17
16
14
16
16

16
14
14
17
16

16
14
14
17
16

—
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58

T ab le 5 - P E R SO N AL, C A R E :
A v e r a g e r eta il p r ic e s o f s e le c te d c o m m o d itie s and s e r v ic e s
in 20 c it ie s , la s t qu arter of 1954 to D e cem b e r 1 95 5 , m onthly and q u a r te rly - Continued

A,

Item and city

SH AM POO,
qunce 1/

S p ec.
no.

T O IL ET RIES AND SUNDRIES - Continued
1955

1954
Jan.

Feb.

M a rch

A p ril

M ay

June

$0.
.
.
.
.

$0.
.
.
.
.

14
14
14
13
14

$0.
.
.
.
.

$0.
.
.
.

.
.
.
.
.

12
15
14
14
13

July

A ug.

Sept.

$0.
.
.
.
.

$0.
.
,
.
.

O ct.

N ov.

D ec.

$0.
.
.
.
.

$0.
.
.
.
.

liq u id , p e r

C h i c a g o -------------------------D etroit
------------ ---------L o s A n g eles - -------------New Y o r k ---------------------P h il a d e lp h ia ------------------

P -1 4 0
P - 140
P -1 4 0
P -1 4 0
P -1 4 0

D ec.
$ 0 . 14
. 14
. 14
. 13
. 14

$0.
.
.
.
.

14
14
14
13
14

B o s t o n ---------------------------K ansas C i t y -----------------M in n ea polis -----------------P it t s b u r g h -------------- ------P ortla n d , O r e g o n ---------

P -1 4 0
P -1 4 0
P -1 4 0
P -14C
P -1 4 0

O ct.
. 12
. 15
. 14
. 14
. 13

.
.
.
.
.

12
15
14
14
13

P -1 4 0
P -1 4 0
P -1 4 0
P -1 4 0
P -1 4 0

N ov.
. 15
. 14
. 13
. 13
. 13

P -1 4 0
P - 140
P -1 4 0
P -1 4 0
P -1 4 0

D ec.
. 13
. 14
. 14
. 14
. 14

C h i c a g o --------------------------D e t r o i t ----------------------------L os A n g e l e s ------------------New Y ork ----------------------P h il a d e lp h ia -------------------

P -1 5 0
P -1 5 0
P -1 5 0
P -1 5 0
P -1 5 0

D e c.
7766
l . 68
1 .6 9
1 .6 6
1 .6 4

B o s t o n ----------------------------K ansas C i t y ------------------M in n e a p o lis --------------------P it t s b u r g h ----------------------P ortla n d , O r e g o n ---------

P -1 5 0
P -1 5 0
P -1 5 0
P -1 5 0
P -1 5 0

O ct.
7764
1 .6 3
1 .60
1 .63
1. 63

C l e v e l a n d ------- - - - --------H o u s t o n --------------------------Scran ton ------------------------S e a t t l e ------------- ---------------W ashington, D, C . -------

P - 150
P -1 5 0
P -1 5 0
P -1 5 0
P -1 5 0

N ov.
1 .6 8
1. 65
1. 64
1 .68
1 .6 8

A tla n t a ------- ----------------------

P -1 5 0
P -1 5 0
P -1 5 0
P -1 5 0
P -1 5 0

D ec.
7768
1 .63
1 . 66
1 .6 6
1 .69

P -1 6 0
P -1 6 0
P -1 6 0
P -1 6 0
P -1 6 0

D ec.
. 38
. 39
. 38
. 38
.3 9

B o s t o n ----------------------------K ansas C i t y --------- --------M in n ea polis - ----------------P it t s b u r g h --------------- -------P ortla n d , O r e g o n ---------

P -1 6 0
P -1 6 0
P -1 6 0
P -1 6 0
P -1 6 0

O ct.
. 39
. 38
. 38
. 39
. 38

C levela n d ----------------------H o u s t o n --------------------------S cranton ------------------------S e a t t l e --------- -----------------W ashington, D. C . -------

P - 160
P -1 6 0
P -1 6 0
P -1 6 0
P -1 6 0

Nov.
. 39
. 38
. 38
. 38
. 39

P -1 6 0
P -1 6 0
P -1 6 0
P -1 6 0
P -1 6 0

D e c.
. 39
. 39
. 39
. 38
. 38

C levela n d ----------------------H o u s t o n ------- -------------------S cranton ------------------------S e a t t l e ----------------------------W ashington, D. C . ------Atlanta --------------------------B a l t i m o r e ----------------------C i n c i n n a t i ----------- - - -------St. L ou is ----------------------San F r a n c i s c o ---------------

_____
_____
_____
---

$C.
.
.
.
.

14
14
14
13
14

—

---- —
—
.
.
.
.
.

15
14
13
12
13

14
14
14
13
14

—
—

-—
—

—
—
—
. . .

.
.
.
.
.

—
—
—
---

13
14
14
14
14

14
14
14
13
14

. . .
—

—
—

—
—
—

—
—
.
.
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.
.

15
14
13
12
13

14
14
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T ab le 5 - P E R S O N A L C A R E :
A v e r a g e r e ta il p r ic e s o f se le c te d co m m o d itie s and s e r v ic e s
in 20 c it ie s , la s t qu arter o f 1954 to D e c e m b e r 1955, m onthly and q u a r te rly - Continued

A.

T O IL E T R IE S AND SUNDRIES - Continued
1955

Spe c .
no.

1954

C h i c a g o ------------------ -------D e t r o i t -----------------------------L o s A n g e l e s ------------------Ne w Y o r k ----------------------P h i l a d e l p h i a -------------------

P-164
P-164
P-164
P-164
P-164

$ 0.24
5/ . 2 6
5/ . 2 6
■?/ . 2 5
.23

$0.25
.2 7
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.26
.23

B o s t o n ------- --------------------K a n s as C i t y ------------------M i n n e a p o l i s -------------- - Pi t ts b ur g h - - - - - - - - - - P or tl an d, O r e g o n --------

P-164
P-164
P-164
P-164
P-164

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.2 5
.2 5
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.24

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.24
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.24
.23

Cl ev el and ----------------------H o u s t o n --------------------------Scr ant on ------------------------S e a t t l e -----------------------------Wa shing to n, D . C . --------

P-164
P-164
P-164
P-164
P-164

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.24
.24
.2 5
. 24

A t l a n t a -----------------------------B a l t i m o r e ----------------------C i n c i n n a t i ----------------------St. L o u i s ----------------------San F r a n c i s c o --------------

P-164
P-164
P-164
P-164
P-164

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.2 5
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.24
.28

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Feb.

April

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1. 60
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P -3 1 0
P -3 1 0
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1. 30
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1 .6 9
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1. 75
1. 38
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Table 5 - P E R S O N A L C A R E :
A v e r a g e reta il p r ic e s o f se le c te d c o m m o d itie s and s e r v ic e s
in 20 c it ie s , la st quarter o f 19^4 to D e cem b e r 1955, m onthly and q u a r te rly - Continued
B.

I t e m and city

Spe c.
no.

S ER V I C E S -

Continued

1955
1954
Jan.

Feb.

March

$ 12. 10
10. 60
1 1.85
10. 29
10. 38

$ 12. 10
10. 60
£/ 1 1 . 1 5
10. 29
10. 38

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—

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—
—

[ - pril

Ma y

June

July

$ 11.29
10. 80
1 1.4 0
10. 29
10. 38

$ 12. 10
10. 80
1 1.4 0
10. 19
10. 38

$ 12. 10
10. 50
11.4 0
10. 19
10. 38

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—
—

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—

Aug.

Sept.

Oct.

N o v.

$ 12. 10
10. 50
1 1.4 0
10. 19
10. 38

$ 12.1 0
10. 50
1 1.4 0
10. 19
10. 38

$ 12. 10
10. 50
1 1.40
10. 19
10. 38

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10. 62
15. 00
9. 69
11.25
11. 38

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Dec.

PERM ANENT WAVE,
short hair including t r i m ,
s ha mpo o and
wave
set
(by p r of e s s i o n a l o pe ra to r)
C h i c a g o --------------------------D e t r o i t -----------------------------Los A n g e l e s ------------------New Y o r k ----------------------P h i l a d e l p h i a -------------------

P-316
P-316
P-316
P-316
P-316

Dec.
$ 12. 10
10. 50
11.85
10. 29
7/10. 38

$ 12. 10
10. 45
11.8 5
10. 29
10. 38

B o s t o n -----------------------------Ka n sa s C i t y ------------------Mi nn ea po li s ------------------P i t t s b u r g h ----------------------Po rtl an d, O r e g o n --------

P-316
P-316
P-316
P-316
P-316

Oct.
T o7(d2
15. 00
9. 31
11. 12
11. 38

10. 62
15.0 0
9 .3 1
11.12
11. 38

Cl ev el and ----------------------H o u s t o n ---------------------------Scr ant on ------------------------S e a t t l e -----------------------------Was hington, D. C . -------

P-316
P-316
P-316
P-316
P-316

Nov.
12. 38
14. 80
8. 05
15. 00
12. 88

A t l a n t a -----------------------------B a l t i m o r e ----------------------C i n c i n n a t i ----------------------St. L ou is ----------------------San F r a n c i s c o --------------

P-316
P-316
P-316
P-316
P-316

Dec.
n . 62
7/12. 10
8. 38
10. 75
5/13. 20

—
—
—
—

—
—
—

$ 12. 10
10. 60
11.40
10. 29
10. 38
10.
15.
9.
11.
11.

...
12. 38
14. 80
7. 70
14.25
12. 88

—
—
—

62
00
31
12
38

—
___
___

—
—
—

—
___
—

11. 62
12. 10
8. 38
6 / 11.88
13. 25

12. 38
14. 80
7 .7 0
1 5.9 4
12. 88

—
—
—

—
___
___
—
11. 62
12. 10
8. 38
11. 88
13.25

k!

10. 62
15. 00
9.69
11. 12
11. 38

___
___
___
—

___
___

_

12. 38
14. 80
7. 70
1 6.0 0
12. 88

___
—
—

11. 62
1 1.9 0
8. 38
11.8 8
13.2 5

_ l / M a n u fa ctu re r's b ra n d s, nation a lly a d v e r tis e d .
l j P ackage o f 4 b lades o f lig h ter w eight and lo w e r quality steel than s p e c ifie d .
A n o t io n
r iCr
in clu d? F e d e r a l e1
xcJi8J ta x - In H ouston, p r ic e s a ls o in clu de State lu xu ry ta x .
e
(See appendix D .)
A notation that the F e d era l e x c is e tax was in clu ded in p r ic e s fo r 1953 and 1954 w as in ad verten tly om itted fr o m BLS B u ll. 1182
•T/ ^ r r CeS ln clu de a11 a pp lica b le F e d e r a l, State, and lo c a l t a x e s .
(See footnote 3 and appen dix D .)
p r ic e T o r ^ s iic c e e d fn g 'p e r io d !" 6 PUbUshed in BLS BulU
p r e ce a ^ p e rlo d ^

° Utlet S a m p le*

1182 due t0 c

i

n

outlet s a m p le .

P r ic e fo r D e ce m b e r is c o m p a r a b le with

Q uotations fr o m outlets com m on to both old and new sa m p les show ed no p r ic e change fr o m the

Tn
f r ° m P^ Ce Publi/ . hed. in ,BLf B u ll‘ 1182 due to c o r r e c t e d in form a tion on c o s t o f trim (as re q u ire d by s p e c ific a t io n ).
In P h ilad elp h ia , the c o r r e c t io n is e ffe c tiv e back through June 1953 and in B a ltim ore b ack through M a rch 1954.
7 P




$ 12. 10
10. 50
11.4 0
10. 19
10. 38

$ 12.1 0
10. 50
1 1.4 0
10. 19
10. 38

___
___

_

_
_
_

—

—
38
80
70
00
88

___

_
___
—
1 1.6 2
11.9 0

8. 38
1 1 .8 8
1 3.2 5

T able

S p ec.

Item and city

6

-

R E A D IN G A N D R E C R E A T IO N :
A v e r a g e r e ta il p r ic e s of s e le c te d c o m m o d itie s
in 20 c it ie s , la s t qu arter o f 1954 to D e c e m b e r 1 95 5 , m onthly and q u a r te rly

and

s e r v ic e :

1955

1954
Jan.

F eb.

M a rch

A p ril

$ 2 0 9 .9 5
196.32
2 0 7 .1 7
2 1 8 .4 0
___

$202. 1
195. 3
207. 1
2 1 8 .4
___

$202.17
197 .81
206. 34
2 2 1 -9 0
197 .82
(2 /)

$ 19 9 .9 - i
197.81
2 0 4 .6 7
___
1 97.82
1 95.95

—
—
—
---

193.21
2 0 8 .9 4
1 98.04
211. 31
2 4 2 .3 9

May

June

July

A ug.

Sept.

O ct.

N ov.

D e c.

TELEVISION SE T , table
m o d e l, VH F, v e n e e re d or
ha rd w ood , (R -1 0 2 ), m etal,
p la s tic o r fa b ric a te d w ood
VHF - UHF
(R - 103. 1),
( R - 1 0 4 .1 ) 1 /
C h i c a g o ------------------------ R - 103.
D etroit ------------------------ R - 103.
L oa A n g e l e s ---------------- R - 103.
New Y o r k ......................... R -1 0 2
R - 103.
P h il a d e lp h ia ---------------- R - 103.
B o s t o n -------------------------K ansas C i t y ---------------M inneapolis ---------------P ittsb u rg h ------------ ------P ortla n d , O r e g o n ------

RRRRR-

D e c.
1 $20 37 3
193 .4
1
2 1 0 .2
1
2 1 8 .4
___
1
1
( £ /)

103. 1
103. 1
103. 1
104. 1
104.1

O ct.
(5 / )

C levela n d ------ ----- ------- R H ouston ------------------------ R Scranton ---------------------- R S e a t t l e -------------- ----------- R W ashington, D. C. ------ R -

9'
( 5 /)
( 5 /)
(I /)
N ov.
1 20 74
103. 1
103. 1 J 2 4 7 .2
104.1
( 5 /)
103. 1
( ? /)
103. 1
153 .9-

A t la n t a -------------------------B a l t i m o r e -------------------C i n c i n n a t i-------------------St. L o u is -------------------San F r a n c i s c o ------------

103.
103.
103.
104.
103.

RRRRR-

1
1
1
1
1

2$b.

(5 /)
193.21
2 0 8 .9 4
198 .04
211. 31
237. 39

( 2 /)

—
—
—
—

___
—

___

D e c.
T£Tr7<
205. 6(
( 5 /)
2 3 3 .2
208. 5!

2 1 8 .0 9
2 4 5 .2 .
2 3 7 .4(
203. 5E
1 9 0 .9 -

___
___
—

—
—
—
--195.95
194. 23
195 .66
231. 88
217. 64

$ 1 9 9 .9 ! 5. $ 1 9 9 .8 9
$ 1 9 9 .8 '9 $ 1 9 8 .7 0 2/$ 195. 5:1 $196. 62
1 97 .8:l
2 2 07 .28 !
197.81
2 0 1 .8 1 3/ 206. 02: - z o 6 . ;
2 0 3 .8 '1 2 0 3 .0 0 4 / 2 0 1 . 3 ' i ~ 204. 51
204. 5 1 2 07 .01
—
—
—
—
—
—
193. 821
187.581
190. 6.4 1 8 9 .2 4
187.5! i
193.67
195. r 5
181.6;2 179.95
195 .95
1 9 5 .9 ‘5 4 /1 9 1 . 65.

0

___
—
—
—
---

...
—
—
—
—-

-----

7 /2 0 0 . 3()
2 2 7 .2 :i
241. 3«1
202.01
189.95
___
—
—
—

—
—
—

...
—
—
—
—-

___
—
—
—
...

1 93 .2:L
2 0 4 .9 '1
1 9 8 .0 '1
6 /2 0 8 .4 1 s
237. 3<?

195.95
1 97 .23
195 .66
2 2 4 .0 2
2 04 .61

193. 76
217. 01
2 2 8 .0 8
2 0 0 .9 0 1
193. 901
...
—
—
—

—
—
—

$ 1 9 6 . 621 $ 1 9 6 .6 2
204. It > 2 0 0 .6 6
2 0 6 .9 2
208. 68)
—
—
187.91
190.57 1 7 9 .9 - > 184.95

1 94.88
203. 94
196. 38
2 0 7 .4 6
V 2 2 7 .4 1

—

___
—
—
—
—

1 9 8 .08
2 2 2 .1 2
223. 84
2 0 3 .8 0
193. 90

—
----___

_

194. 9'

191.
193.
219.
200.

3’7
6!
5'
7(

—
—
—

---

___
—
—
—
...
___
—
—
—

196. 62
193.51
184 .66
8 /2 1 9 .2 8
” 200. 14

TELEVISION SET
RE­
P A IR ,
re p la ce m e n t o f
t r a n s fo r m e r ,
1 7" tube
(R -2 0 1 ), 2 1 " tube (R -2 0 2 ),
re p la ce m e n t
of
tubes
(R -2 0 3 ) 9 /
C h i c a g o -----------------------D e tro it

----------------- -

L o s A n g e l e s ---------------New Y o r k .........................
P h il a d e lp h ia ----------------

B oston -------------- ----------K ansas C i t y ---------- M inneapolis ---------------P it t s b u r g h -------------------P ortla n d ,

O reg on - - - -

C levela n d

--------------------

H ouston -----------------------S c r a n t o n --------------------S e a t t l e ------ - ----- _ _ ____
W ashington, D. C . -------

D ec.
23705
—
25. 18
—
22. 30
—
26. 46
—
26. 03
—

R -2 0 1
R -2 0 2
R -2 0 2
R -2 0 3
R -2 0 1
R -2 0 2
R -2 0 1
R -2 0 2
R -20 1
R -2 0 2

O ct.
19.71
—

R -2 0 1
R -2 0 3
R -2 0 2
R -20 1
R -2 0 2
R -2 0 1
R -2 0 2
R -Z 0 3

—
22. 64
—
(*/>
N ov.
2 6 .5 1
—
2 5 .5 0
2 0 .8 9
—
2 6 .4 1
1 8.47
—

R -2 0 1
R -2 0 2
R -2 0 2
R -2 0 1
R -2 0 2
R -2 0 2
R -2 0 1
R -2 0 3

23. 05
—
2 7.4 1
—
22. 30
—
2 6 .4 6
—
2 6 .0 3
—

23. 05
—
2 7 .8 8
—
2 1 .5 9
—
2 6 .4 6
—
2 5 .2 0
—

23. 18
25. 38
28. 14
—
2 1 .5 9
2 2 .2 2
2 6 .4 6
27. 16
2 5 .2 0
—

19.
—
22.
25.
—
22.
—
13.

—
—
—
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
—
—
—

71
69
68
64
66

—
—
—
—
—
—
—

26. 51
—
25. 19
21. 14
—
2 6 .4 1
1 8.4 7
—

—
—
—

—
—
—

25. 38
28. 14
—
—
2 2 .2 2
—
27. 16
2 5 .2 0
—
19. 71
12.4 7
22. 69
2 5 .4 9
23. 02
—
2 3 .2 6

13. 42

—
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
—

4 / 2 3 .7 0
28. 14
—
—
2 2 .2 2
—
27. 16
2 5 .2 0
—

23. 70
28. 14
—
—
22. 39
—
28. 34
2 5 .2 0
28. 04

23.
28.
___
—
22.
___
28.
—
28.

—
—
—
—
—
___
—

—
—
—
—
—
___
—

12. 50
22. 69
—
23. 02
—
2 3 .2 6

—
—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—
—

—

—

—

—

—

—

—

—

2 5 .9 0
2 5 .0 6
—
2 2 .0 1
2 7 .8 4
18.8 6
—

13. 59
12.7 2
23. 16
2 5. 39
2 6 .7 8

—
—
—

—
—
—

70
14

39
34
04

12. 89

23. 70
28. 14
—
—
22. 39
___
2 8 .4 0
—
28. 04

23. 70
28. 14
—
—
22. 39
—
2 8 .4 0
—
2 7 .9 0

—
—
—
—
—
___
—

—
—
—
___
—

2 5 .9 0
2 5 .0 6
—
2 2 .0 1
28. 61
—
12. 68

—
—
—
—
—
—
—

—

23. 32
—
12. 88
—
2 2 .4 4
—
2 8 .4 0
—
2 7 .9 0

23. 32
—1 2 .8 6
—
2 2 .4 4
—
29. 38
—
2 7 .9 0

—
—
—
___
___
—

—
—
—
—
—
___
—

—
—
—
—
—
—
—

2 5 .2 6
25. 62
—
20. 89
2 7 .9 7
—
12. 56

—
___
—
___
—
—
—

—
___

—
___

—

—

23. 32
28. 14
1 2.8 2
—
22. 39
—
2 8 .4 0
—
2 7 .9 0

12. 54
l(/22 .47
—
23. 02
—
2 3 .2 8
12. 98

D e c.
A tlanta ------------------------B a ltim o re - - - - - - - - - - C incinnati -------------------St. L ou is ------------ r ----San F r a n c is c o - - - - - —

R -2 0 3
R -2 0 3
R -2 0 2
R -2 0 2
R -2 0 2

~T¥)

5 /)

(5 /)

25744
( 5 /)

'

See footnote i on page 63.




1 2 .4 0
1 1 .4 6
23. 14
25. 39
2 7 .2 2

—
—
—

—

11.92
11.55
2 3 .2 1
2 5 .8 9
2 7 .2 2

12. 08
1 1.7 8
2 4 .2 1
2 6 .4 5
2 7 .4 0

62
Table

Item and c ity

Spec.
no.

6 - READING AND RECREATION:
Average retail prices of selected commodities and services
in 20 cities, last quarter of 1954 to December 1955, monthly and quarterly - Continued

1955
1954
Ja n .

Feb.

M arch

A p ril

May

June

Ju ly

Aug.

Sept.

O ct.

Nov.

D e c.

R A D IO ,
table m odel,
d ark
p la s tic
ca b in e t,
( R -300 ),
C lo ck -rad io
( R - 320 ) V
Chicago ----- ------------D e tro it --------------- L o s A n g e le s -------- New Y o rk .............................
P h ila d e lp h ia ------------

R-300
R-300
R-300
R -300
R-300

B o s t o n -------- ----------K ansas C ity -----------M inneapolis ------------P it ts b u r g h ---------------P o rtlan d , O re g o n -----

R -300
R -300
R-300
R-300
R-300

Cleveland - - - - - - - - - - Houston -------- - — - - - Scranton - --------------Seattle - - - - - - - - - - - - - - W ashington, D . C . -----

R-300
R-320
R-30O
R -300
R-300

A tlanta -------- ----------B a ltim o re - - - - - - - - - - C in cin n ati --------------St. L o u is --------- ----San F r a n c i s c o ----- -

R -300
R-300
R -300
R-300
R-300

D ec.
1VZ37T2
21 .5 5
21 .2 8
11/21. 61
21. 58

$24. 12
21 .4 6
21 .2 8
21. 39
21. 58

$ 24 .1 2
2 1 .4 6
21 .2 8
21 .2 9
21 .5 8

$2 3.45
2 1 .4 6
21 .2 8
2 1 .0 4
20 .8 2

...
—

...
.—
—
—

$2 3 .4 5
20. 79
21 .2 8
2 1 .0 4
20.82

$ 23 .4 5
20 .5 7
20. 39
2 1 .2 8
2 1 .3 9

$ 2 3 .4 5
20. 64
20. 39
2 1 .2 8
21. 58

—
——
—

—

$ 23.45 $ 23.45
20 .6 4
20. 64
20. 17
20. 17
21 .2 8
21 .2 8
21 .5 8
21. 58

$ 23.45 $ 23 .6 2
2 1 .0 0
21 .0 2
20. 17
20.51
2 1 .0 3
21 .0 3
21. 32
21. 32

$ 23. 62 $ 23 .6 2
21 .0 0
21 .0 0
20.51
20.51
20 .4 2
20. 17
21. 32
2 1 .3 2

Oct.
JJ7 5 9

21. 38
2 1 .9 5

Nov.
IO 0
h )

Z IT70
22. 66
21.81
D ec.
7Z795
22 .9 5
21. 85
IV 22.95
[1/23.39

23 .3 9
21. 38
21 .9 5
19.51
24 .5 8

—
—___

—
—

23. 30
40 . 32
2 1 .7 0
r22. 66
21 .5 2

...
...

...
.—
___
22. 66
22 .9 5
2 1 .8 5
22.95
23 .5 1

2 3 .8 4
21. 38
21.22
19. 51
2 4 .5 8

2 3 .3 8
39.98
21 .6 2
22 .6 6
2 1 .6 6

—
—
—

-—
—
—

--...

—
—

—
—
—
22. 78
2 2 .6 2
2 1 .8 5
4 /2 4 .2 3
“ 23. 17

23. 32
21. 38
21. 15
19.51
24 .0 8

——

—
...
—
2 3 .2 4
40.01
21 .2 9
4/22.95
“ 22. 38

—
...
—

...
...
...

—
—
—
—

—
—

23 .3 2
20. 66
21. 15
19.51
23 .2 1

...
...
___

22 .3 9
22. 62
21 .8 5
2 2 .8 4
12^22.23

...
...
—.

—
—
—
2 2 .8 .
40.01
2 1 .7 9
23. 39
2 1 .9 5

—
...

...
—
—
—
...

—
...
—
21 .5 2
21. 15
2 1 .8 5
2 2 .3 2
21 .9 5

M O T IO N
P IC T U R E
ad m issio n , adult 13/
D ec.
C h ic a g o -----------------D e tro it ----L o s A n g e le s -----------New Y o r k .............................
P h ila d e lp h ia ------------

R -600
R -600
R-600
R-600
R-600

.7 8
. 62
.8 9
.8 5

.91
. 78
.6 2
.8 9
.8 5

B o s t o n ----- -------------K an sas C ity ----------- M inneapolis ------------P ittsb u rg h ----------- P o rtla n d , O re g o n -----

R -600
R -600
R -600
R-600
R -600

O ct.
~ 756
. 75
,.6 6
. 68
. 74

.71
.7 4
. 64
. 70
. 73

Cleveland --------------H o u sto n -----------------S c r a n t o n ------------- Seattle — ----------- Washington, D . C . -----

R-600
R -600
R -600
R -600
R-600

A t la n t a -------------------B a ltim o re - - - - - - - - - - C in c in n a t i----St. L o u is -------- ----- San F ra n c is c o - - - - - - -

R-600
R-600
R-600
R-600
R -600

.91
.7 8
.6 8
.8 9
.85

.—
——
—

.91
.7 8
. 66
.9 0
.8 5

—
—
—

.91
.81
.6 6
.9 0
.8 5

.91
.7 8
.6 6
.9 0
.8 8

.7 2
.7 4
.6 9
.7 0
. 73

—
—

.9 1
.8 1
.7 2
.9 0
.8 8

—
—
-—
—

.9 1
.81
.6 6
.9 0
.9 0

.91
.8 2
.6 6
.9 0
.9 0

.7 4
. 78
.69
.7 0
.81

...
...
...
—

.9 1
.8 2
.6 3
.9 3
.9 0

.9 1
.8 2
.6 3
.9 0
.9 0
.71
.7 6
.6 9
.7 0
.81

...
...
...
...

.91
.8 1
. 63
.9 0
.9 0

.9 1
.8 1
.6 3
.9 0
.9 0
...

...
—
...
—

...
...
...

Nov.
.6 4
.5 0
.81
. 63

—

—
—

.71
.6 4
. 52
.7 8
. 64 ;

D e c.
. 55
. 56
.5 5
.7 9

...
—
—

—
—
—

—
—
——
. 56
.5 9
.6 2
.5 5
.8 2

—
—
—
—

—
—
...

4/

.6 8
.61
.5 4
.8 2
.6 6
—
—
—

—
—
—
.5 6
. 58
.6 1
.5 5
.8 1

. 72
.61
.5 6
.8 2
.6 8

—
—
—
...

...
—
—
—
...

—
...
...
...

...
—
...
—
.5 9
.6 2
.5 9
.5 5
.8 1

...
—
...
—
.
.
.
.

..
..
..
..

.6 9
.61
.5 6
.8 3
.6 4

...
...
...
—

...
...
...
... ■
...

• 59
.6 0
.5 9
.5 5
.7 8

.2 6
.2 5
.1 9
.3 5
.2 7

.2 6
.2 5
.1 9
.3 5
.2 7

M O T IO N
P IC T U R E
ad m issio n , ch ild 13/
D ec.
Chicago - - - - - - - - - - - - D e tro it - - - - - - - - - - - - L o s Angeles - - - - - - - - New Y o r k ---------------P h ilad elp h ia - - - - - - - - -

R -604
R -604
R -604
R -604
R -604

Boston - - - - - - - - - - - - - K an sas C i t y -----------M inneapolis - - - - - - - P it ts b u r g h --------------P o rtla n d , O re g o n -----

R -604
R -604
R -604
R -604
R -604

Cleveland --------- Houston --------------- Scranton - - - - - - - - - - - Seattle - - - - - - - - - - - - - Washington, D . C . -----

R -604
R -604
R -604
R -604
R -604

Atlanta -------------------B a ltim o re -------- C in cin n ati - - - - - - - - - - St. L o u is - - - - - - - - - - San F ra n c is c o - - - - - - -

R -604
R -604
R -604
R -604
R -604

.2 5
. 19
. 32
.2 7

.2 6
.25
. 19
.3 2
.2 7

.2 6
.25
. 19
.3 2
.2 7

.2 6
.2 5
.1 9
.3 3
.2 7

.2 6
.2 5
.2 0
. 34
.27

.2 6
.2 5
.2 0
.3 4
.2 7

.2 6
.2 5
.21
.3 8
.2 7

.2 6
.2 5
. 19
.3 4
.2 7

.2 9
.2 5
.1 9
.3 8
.2 7

.2 6
.2 5
.1 9
.3 4
.2 7

.2 6
.2 5
.1 9
.3 4
.2 7

O ct.
.21
.21
.2 6
.2 2

.2 6
.21
.21
.2 6
.21

...
—

—

—
—

—
—

...

.2 6
.21
.21
.2 6
.21

—

——

—
—

—
—

---

.2 7
.2 5
.2 1
.2 6
.2 2

...
...

...
...

—
—

... '
—

.2 6
.2 4
.2 1
.2 6
.2 2

...
...

...
...

...
—

...
—

Nov.
716

.21
. 17
.2 2
.2 6

...
...

—
...

.2 4
.2 0
. 17
.21
.2 6

—
...

...
—

—
—

—
—-

.2 2
.2 0
. 17
.2 3
.2 6

—
—

...
...

.2 4
.2 0
. 17
.21
.2 6

...
...

...

...

...

...
...
...

...
...
—

.2 2
.2 0
. 17
.2 4
.2 6

...

...
...

Dec^.
.2 0
.2 3
. 19
.2 2

—
...

—
...
—

. 19
.2 0
.2 6
. 19
.21

—
—

—
-—
—

.2 0
.2 0
.2 6
.1 9
.21

...
...
...

—
—
—

1
See footnotes on page 63.




.2 1
.21
.2 6
.1 9
.2 1

...
...
...

...
...
...

.2 1
.2 2
.2 6
.1 9

.21

63

Table

6

■ READING AND RECREATION:
Average retail prices of selected commodities and services
in 20 cities, last quarter of 1954 to December 1955, monthly and quarterly - Continued

1955

Spec.
no.

1954

R -700
R-700
R-700
R -700
R -700

$ “TU5

Feb.

Ja n .

M arch

A p ril

$

$

M ay

June

Ju ly

Aug.

Sept.

$

$

$

O ct.

Nov.

D ec.

N E W S P A P E R S , d aily
edition, on the s tre e t, per
copy
D ec.
.0 7
. 10
.05
.0 5

$

.05
.0 7
. 10
.0 5
.0 5

$

. 05
. 07
. 10
.05
.0 5

. 05
.0 7
. 10
.0 5
.05

.05
.07
. 10
.05
.0 5

$

. 05
.07
. 10
.05
.05

$

. 05
.0 7
. 10
.05
. 05

. 05
.0 7
. 10
.05
.0 5

. 05
.0 7
. 10
.0 5
.0 5

.05
. 07
. 10
.0 5
. 05

$

. 05
. 07
. 10
.05
.0 5

$

. 05
. 07
. 10
. 05
.05

$

. 05
. 07
. 10
. 05
.0 5

Oct.
Dnston

P o rtlan d , O re g o n -----

Houston - - - - - - - - - - - - Scranton - - - - - - - - - - - Seattle - - - - - - - - - - - - - W ashington, D . C . -----

R -700
R-700
R -700
R-700
R -700

.0 5
.0 5
.05
.0 5

R -700
R -700
R -700
R -700
R -700

Nov.
T57
.0 5
.05
.05
.0 5

.0 5
.05
.0 5
.05
.0 5

:::

--.07
.0 5
.0 5
.0 5
.0 5

.05
.05
. 05
.05
.0 5

---

:::

III

--. 07
.05
.05
.0 5
.05

. 05
.0 5
.0 5
. 05
.0 5

---

III

III

III

III

.0 7
.0 5
.0 5
.0 5
.0 5

III

.0 5
. 05
.0 5
. 05
.0 5

III

III
. 07
.0 5
.0 5
. 05
.0 5

- II

III

D e c.
Atlanta - - - - — - - - - - - - B a ltim o re - - - - - - - - - - St L o u is
San F ra n c is c o - - - - - - -

R -700
R -700
R-700
R-700
R -700

~ rm

. 05
.0 5
.0 5
.0 5
. 10

—

—

---

—

2 .0 9
2 .6 0
2 .25

2 .3 6
2 .6 0
2 .2 5

g #

.05
.0 5
. 05
. 10

gy,»

n>

2 .1 7
1.73
1.95
2. 17
1.95

—

—

III

Ill

2. 17
1.73
1.95
2 .1 7
1.95

2 .6 9
1.62
1.30
1. 80
1.75

—

—

_

_

---

—

2 .3 6
2 .6 0
2 .2 5

2 .3 6
2 .6 0
2 .2 5

.0 5
.0 5
.0 5
.0 5
. 10

.0 5
.0 5
.0 5
.0 5
. 10

—

—

—

.0 5
.0 5
.0 5
.0 5
. 10

_
---

N E W S P A P E R S , d elive re d
to home, p er month, d a ily
and S u n d a y e d itio n s
(R -7 1 1 ), d a ily only (R -71 0)
Chic&go
D e tro it - - - - - - - - - - - - New Y o rk - - - - - - - - - - P h ila d e lp h ia ___________-

R-711
R -711
R-711

M

D ec.
2 .6 9
2 .6 0
2 .2 5

2. 36
2. 60
2 .2 5

g #

n1

2 .3 6
2. 60
2 .2 5

2 .3 6
2 .6 0
2 .2 5

g #

2 .3 6
2 .6 0
2 .2 5

w

2. 36
2 .6 0
2 .2 5

2. 36
2. 60
2 .2 5

2. 36
2 .6 0
2 .2 5

n s

g #

g #

2. 17
1.73
1.95
2. 17
1.95

—

—

II -

-II

—

m

2. 36
2 .6 0
2 .2 5
(14/)

2 .6 9
1. 62
1 .30
1. 80
1.85

—

—

—

O ct.

Boston - - - - - - - - - - - - K&ofAt C ity
M inneapolis
Pittsb urgh *—
P o rtla n d , Oregon - - —

R-711
R-711
R-711
R-711
R -711

1717
1 .73
1.95
2 .1 7
1.95

—

—

III

2. 17
1.73
1.95
2. 17
1.95

---

---

III

- II

Nov.
Houston1
Scranton - - - - - - - - - - S e a t t le -------------------Washington, D . C .

R-711
R-711
R -710
R-711
R-711

7757

R -711
R-711
R-711
R-711
R -711

T777

1.62
1.30
1.80
1*75

—

2 .6 9
1.62
1. 30
1.80
1.75

—

III

2 .6 9
1.62
1.30
1.80
1.75

III

D e c.

Atlanta - - - - - - - - - - - B a lt im o r e --------------C in cin n ati
St. L ou is — - — ----------San F r a n c is c o - - - - - -

1 .9 5
2 . 17
1.88
2.00

—

1.9 5
1.95
2 . 17
1.88
2.00

___
...

—

1.9 5
1.95
2 . 17
1.88
2 . 00

—

---

III

1.95
1.95
2 . 17
1.88
2.00

Ill

1.9 5
1.95
2 . 17
1.88
2 . 00

1 / T h i» a rtic le i s subject to sp e cia l p ricin g p ro ced u res: (a) Instead of obtaining the p rice for the one brand m eeting the sp e cificatio n that s e lls in
la rg e s t volume in each s to re , the B u re a u 's agent re p o rts p ric e s fo r one m odel of each m anufacturer whose lin e is c a rrie d in each s to re . When a
m anufacture r introduces new m o d els, the agent p ric e s the model m ost n e a rly com parable to that p re v io u sly p ric e d , (b) In the la s t few y e a r s , p rice
reductions in the fo rm of allow ances or discounts had been reported in m any c a s e s , but the reductions to the consum er through ove r-allo w ance s on trad e -in s
had not been reported p rio r to Decem ber 1955. Beginning in D ecem ber 1955, the B u rea u has a lso taken into account such in d ire c t p ric e reductions in so fa r
as p o ssib le .
2/ Change in sam ple of b ra n d s. A verag e s fo r brands common to both the old and new sam ples w e re $1 97.09 in August and $202.81 in Septem ber.
3/ Change in sam ple of b ra n d s. A vera g e s fo r brands common to both the old and new sam ples w e re $1 96.02 in Ju ly and $ 1 98.52 in A ug ust.
4 / Change in sam ple of brands and/or o u tlets. Com parable quotations showed no p rice change from the preceding p erio d .
5 / Number of quotations fo r item s conform ing to spe cificatio n in su ffic ie n t fo r publication of average p r ic e .
6 / Change in sample of b ra n d s. A verag e s fo r brands common to both the old and new sam ples w ere $203.21 in A p r il and $ 2 04.88 in J u ly .
7 / Change in sam ple of b ra n d s. A vera g e s fo r brands common to both the old and new sam ples w e re $2 18.09 in F e b ru a ry and $2 04.91 in M a rc h .
8 / Change in sam ple of b ra n d s .
A vera g e s fo r brands common to both the old and new sam ples w ere $222.47 in September and $ 2 19.28 in D e ce m b e r.
9 / R e ta il sa le s taxes on m a te ria ls a re included in the p ric e s in c itie s where sa le s taxes are e ffe c tiv e . (See appendix D .)
1 0 / Change in
sam ple of b ra n d s . A vera g e s fo r brands common to both the old and new sam ples w ere $2 3 .1 0 in Ju ly and $ 2 3.93 in O ctob er,
oe i o a
Dif£erenCe
from Pr ic e published in B L S B u ll. 1182 due to change in outlet and/or brand sa m p le. P r ic e is com parable w ith p ric e fo r succeeding

f

Change in
sam ple of b ra n d s. A vera g e s fo r brands common to both the old and new sam ples w ere $ 2 2 .5 2 in June and $ 2 2.23 in Septem ber.
P r ic e s include a ll applicable F e d e ra l, State, and lo ca l ta x e s . (See appendix D .)

Home d e liv e ry of newspapers in New Y o rk C ity is of m in o r im p o rta n ce .
D ecem ber 1954 to D ecem ber 1955.




Out-of-town m a il sub scrip tio ns to

nearby a re a s averaged $ 2 .6 9 from

64
T able

Item and city

7

-

S p ec.
no.

O T H E R G O O D S A N D S E R V IC E S :
A v e r a g e r e ta il p r ic e s o f se le c te d c o m m o d itie s and s e r v ic e s
in 20 c it ie s , la s t qu arter o f 1954 to D e ce m b e r 1 95 5 , m onthly and q u a r te rly

1955
1954
Jan.

F eb.

M a rch

A p r il

$ 0 .2 5
.2 2
. 19
.2 4
.2 3

$ 0 .2 5
. 22
. 19
.2 4
.2 3

$ 0 .2 5
.2 2
. 19
. 24
.2 3

May

June

July

Sept.

A ug.

O ct.

N ov.

$ 0 .2 4
.2 2
. 19
.2 4
.2 3

$ 0 .2 4
.2 2
. 19
.2 4
. 24

$ 0 .2 4
.2 2
. 19
.2 4
.2 4

D e c.

C IG A R E T T E S , standard
b r a n d s ,r e g u la r s i z e , p e r
pa ck 1/
C hica g o -------------------- D e tro it -----------------------L os A n g e l e s ---------------New Y o r k ------------------ P h il a d e lp h ia ------------

0 -1 0 0
0 -1 0 0
0 -1 0 0
0 -1 0 0
0 -1 0 0

D ec.
$ 0 .2 5
.2 2
. 19
.2 4
.2 3

$ 0 .2 5
. 22
. 19
.2 4
.2 3

B o s t o n -------------------------K ansas City - - - - - - - - M in n ea polis ---------------P it t s b u r g h -------------------P ortla n d , O r e g o n -------

0 -1 0 0
0 -1 0 0
0 -1 0 0
0 -1 0 0
0 -1 00

O ct.
.25
.2 2
.2 2
.2 4
.2 0

.2 5
.2 2
.2 2
.2 4
.2 0

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—-

.2 5
.2 2
.2 2
.2 4
.2 0

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

.2 5
.2 2
.2 2
.2 4
.2 0

—
—
—
—

___
—
—
—

. 25
.2 2
.2 2
.25
.2 0

___
—
—
—

--—
—
—

C levela n d ------------------ H o u s t o n -----------------------S cranton ---------------------S e a t t l e -------------------------W ashington, D. C . -------

0 -1 0 0
0 -1 00
0 -1 0 0
0 -1 0 0
0 -1 00

N ov.
.2 2
. 24
.2 3
.2 6
. 21

—
—
—
—

. 22
.2 4
.2 3
. 26
.21

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

.2 2
.2 4
.2 3
.2 8
.21.

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

.2 2
.2 4
.2 3
.2 7
.21

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

.2 2
.2 5
.2 4
.2 7
.2 1

—
—
—
—

A t la n t a ------------ ------------B a ltim o re -------------------C incinnati -------------------St. L o u i s ---------------------San F r a n c i s c o -----------

0 - 100
0 -1 0 0
0 -1 00
0 -1 0 0
0 -1 0 0

D ec.
. 23
.2 3
.21
. 22
2 / .2 0

—
—
—

—
—
—

.2 3
.2 3
.2 1
.2 2
. 20

—
—
—

—
—
—

. 23
.2 3
.2 1
.2 2
.2 0

—
—
—

—
—
—

.2 5
.2 3
.21
.2 2
.2 1

—
—
—

—
—
—

.2 5
.2 3
.2 1
.2 2
.21

C h i c a g o -----------------------D etroit -----------------------L o s A n g e l e s ---------------New Y ork -------------------P h il a d e lp h ia ---------------

0 -1 0 4
0 -1 0 4
0 -1 0 4
0 -1 0 4
0 -1 0 4

D e c.
2 .2 0
2. 04
1. 74
2. 12
2. 20

2 .2 0
2. 04
1. 74
2. 12
2 .2 0

2 .2 0
2. 04
1. 74
2. 12
2 .2 0

2 .2 0
2. 04
1. 74
2. 12
2. 20

2 .2 0
2 .0 4
1. 74
4 )2. 13
2 .2 0

2. 20
2 .0 4
1. 74
2. 13
2 .2 0

2 .2 0
2 .0 4
1. 74
2. 14
2 .2 0

2. 20
2. 04
1. 74
2. 14
2 .2 0

2. 18
4 /2 .0 3
1. 74
2. 14
2 .2 0

2. 11
2 .0 3
1. 74
2. 14
2 .2 0

2. 14
2 .0 3
1. 74
2. 14
2 .2 8

2. 11
2. 03
1. 74
2. 14
2 .2 8

2.
2.
1.
2.
2.

B o s t o n -------------------------K ansas C i t y ---------------M in n ea p olis ---------------P it t s b u r g h -------------------P ortla n d , O r e g o n -------

0 -1 0 4
0 -1 0 4
0 -1 0 4
0 -1 0 4
0 - 104

O ct.
7746
1 .9 0
2. 15
2 .2 1
1 .6 9

2 .4 6
1 .9 0
2. 15
2 .2 1
1. 69

2 .4 6
1.90
2. 15
2 .2 1
1.69

2 .4 6
1 .90
2. 15
2. 21
1. 69

2 .4 6
1 .9 0
2. 15
2 .2 1
1 .69

2 .4 6
1 .90
2. 16
2 .2 1
1. 69

2 .4 6
1 .9 0
2. 19
2 .2 1
1. 69

2. 46
1 .9 0
2. 19
2. 21
1. 69

2. 46
1 .9 0
2. 19
2 .2 0
1. 69

2 .4 6
1. 90
2. 19
2. 20
1. 69

2. 46
1.91
2. 19
2. 31
1. 69

2 .4 6
1.91
2. 19
2. 31
1.69

2. 46
1 .9 0
2. 19
2. 31
1. 69

C levela n d ------------------ H o u s t o n -----------------------Scran ton ---------------------S e a t t l e -------------- --------- W ashington, D. C . -------

0 -1 0 4
0 -1 0 4
0 -1 0 4
0 -1 0 4
0 -1 0 4

N ov.
1.95
2. 13
2 .2 4
2. 13
1 .9 6

1 .9 4
2. 13
2. 24
2. 13
1 .9 6

1 .9 4
2. 14
2 .2 4
2. 13
1 .95

1 .94
2. 14
2. 24
2. 13
1.95

1 .9 4
2. 14
2. 24
2. 13
1.95

1 .9 4
2. 14
2. 24
2 .2 3
1 .95

1 .9 4
2. 15
2 .2 4
2 .2 3
1.95

1. 94
2. 14
2 .2 4
2. 23
1 .9 3

1 .9 4
2 .2 4
2. 24
2. 23
1 .9 4

1 .9 4
2 .2 4
2. 27
2. 23
1. 94

1 .9 4
2 ,2 4
2. 35
2 .2 3
1 .94

i . 94
2. 24
2. 35
2. 23
1 .9 4

1 .9 4
2 .2 4
2. 35
2. 23
1 .9 4

Atlanta - - - - - - - - - - - - - B a l t i m o r e -------------------C i n c i n n a t i-------------------St. L ou is ------------------San F r a n c is c o - - ---------

0 -1 0 4
0 -1 0 4
0 -1 0 4
0 -1 0 4
0 - 104

D ec.
2. 17
2. 05
1 .9 6
1 .8 8
1 .8 4

2. 17
2. 05
1 .9 6
1. 88
1 .8 4

2. 17
2 .0 5
1 .9 6
1 .8 8
1 .8 4

2. 17
2. 05
1 .9 6
1 .88
1. 84

2. 17
2. 05
1 .9 6
1. 88
1 .84

2. 17
2. 05
1.98
1 .88
1 .84

2. 17
2. 05
1 .9 8
1 .8 8
1. 84

2. 34
2. 05
1. 98
1 .8 8
1. 84

2. 34
2. 05
1 .9 8
1 .88
1. 84

2. 34
2. 05
1 .9 8
1 .8 8
1. 84

2. 34
2. 05
1. 98
1 .8 8
1 .84

2. 34
2. 05
1. 98
1 .8 8
1 .8 4

2. 34
2. 05
1 .9 8
1 .88
1 .8 4

C h i c a g o -----------------------D etroit ---------- -----------L os A n g e l e s ---------------New Y ork -------------------P h il a d e lp h ia ----------------

0 -2 0 0
0 -2 0 0
0 -2 0 0
0 -2 0 0
0 -2 0 0

D e c.
. 10
. 10
. 10
2 / . 11
. 10

B oston - - - - - - - - - - - - - K ansas C i t y ---------------M in n e a p o lis -----------------P ittsb u rg h -------------------P ortla n d , O reg on ------

0 -2 0 0
0 -2 0 0
0 -2 0 0
0 -2 0 0
0 -2 0 0

O ct.
.0 9
.0 9
. 10
. 09
. 10

.0 9
.0 9
. 10
. 09
. 10

—
—
—
—

—
—
—
—

C le v e la n d ---------------------H o u s t o n -----------------------S cranton ------------ --------S eattle - - - - - - - - - - - - - W ashington, D. C . -------

0 -2 0 0
0 -2 0 0
0 -2 0 0
0 -2 0 0
0 -2 0 0

N ov.
. 10
. 10
. 10
. 10
.0 9

—
—
—
---

.
.
.
.
.

—
—
—
---

A t la n t a -------------------------B a l t i m o r e -------------------C i n c i n n a t i-------------------St. L ou is -------------------San F r a n c i s c o ------------

0 -2 0 0
0 -2 0 0
0 -2 0 0
0 -2 00
0 -2 0 0

D e c.
. 08
. 10
. 10
2 / .0 9
. 10

—
—
—

—
—
—

$ 0 .2 5
.2 2
. 19
.2 4
.2 3

$ 0 .2 5
.2 2
. 19
.2 4
.2 3

$ 0 .2 5
.2 2
. 19
.2 4
.2 3

$ 0 .2 4
.2 2
. 19
.2 4
.2 3

$ 0. 24
.2 2
. 19
.2 4
.2 4

C IG A R E T T E S, standard
b r a n d s ,r e g u la r s i z e ,p e r
ca rto n 3/
11
02
74
14
31

CIG AR, d o m e s t ic , re g u ­
la r s iz e 1/
.
.
.
.
.

10
10
10
11
10

---

.
.
.
.
.

10
10
10
11
10

10
10
10
10
09

.
.
.
.
.

10
10
10
11
10

. 08
. 10
. 10
.0 9
. 10

.
.
.
.
.

10
10
10
11
10

.
.
.
.
.

10
10
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l / P r ic e s in clu de all a p p lica b le F e d e r a l, State, and lo c a l t a x e s . (See appendix D .)
7 / D iffe re n c e fr o m p r ic e p u blish ed in BLS B u ll. 1182 due to change in outlet s a m p le .
P r ic e fo r D e ce m b e r is co m p a r a b le with
p r ic e fo r
su cceed in g p e r io d .
7/ P r i c e s in clu de a ll a p p lica b le F e d e r a l, State, and lo c a l ta x e s , ex cep t re ta il s a le s ta x e s .(S e e appen dix D .)
7 / Change in outlet s a m p le .
Q uotations fr o m outlets com m on to both old and new sa m p les show ed no p r ic e change fr o m the p r e ce d in g p e r io d .




65
Appendix A .

Frequency of P rice Collection for 46 Cities Included in the
Consum er P rice Index

Population size
group (1947)
A -l.

A -2 .

B.

C.

D.

Over 2, 000, 000

Frequency of
price collection _!/

City
♦Chicago, 111.
♦Detroit, Mich.
♦ Los A ngeles, C a lif.
♦New York, N . Y .
♦Philadelphia, P a.

Monthly
Monthly
Monthly
Monthly
Monthly

♦Baltim ore, Md.
♦Boston, M a ss.
♦Cleveland, Ohio
♦Pittsburgh, P a.
♦St. L ouis, Mo.
♦San F ran cisco, C alif.
♦Washington, D. C .

M arch, June, Septem ber, Decem ber
January, A p ril, July, October
February, M ay, August, November
January, A p ril, July, October
M arch, June, Septem ber, Decem ber
M arch, June, Septem ber, Decem ber
February, M ay, August, November

♦Atlanta, Ga.
♦Cincinnati, Ohio
♦ Houston, Tex.
♦Kansas City, Mo.
♦Minneapolis, Minn.
♦Portland, O reg.
♦Scranton, Pa.
♦Seattle, Wash.
Youngstown, Ohio

M arch, June, Septem ber, Decem ber
M arch, June, Septem ber, Decem ber
F ebruary, M ay, August, November
January, A p ril, July, October
January, A p ril, July, October
January, A p ril, July, October
F ebruary, M ay, August, November
February, M ay, August, Novem ber
M arch, June, Septem ber, Decem ber

Canton, Ohio
Charleston, W. Va.
E vansville, Ind.
Huntington, W. V a.
Lynchburg, V a.
M adison, W is.
Middletown, Conn.
Newark, Ohio
San Jose, C alif.

January, A p ril, July, October
January, A p r il, July, October
February, M ay, August, November
February, M ay, August, November
January, A p ril, July, October
M arch, June, Septem ber, Decem ber
February, M ay, August, November
M arch, June, Septem ber, Decem ber
M arch, June, Septem ber, Decem ber

Anna, 111.
Camden, A rk.
G arrett, Ind.
Glendale, A r iz .
Grand F o rk s, N . Dak.
Grand Island, N ebr.
Laconia, N. H.
Lodi, C alif.
M adill, Okla.

M arch, July, Novem ber
February, June, October
February, June, October
M arch, July, November
January, M ay, September
M arch, July, November
M arch, July, November
A p ril, August, Decem ber
January, M ay, September

1 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0 to

2 , 000,000

2 4 0 ,0 0 0 to

1 , 000,000

3 0 ,5 0 0 to
2 4 0 ,0 0 0

2 ,5 0 0 to
3 0 ,5 0 0 2 /

See footn otes on page 66.




66

Appendix A - Continued

Population size
group (1947)
D.

2 ,5 0 0 to
3 0 ,5 0 0 2 /
continued

City
Middle sboro, Ky.
Pulaski, V a.
Ravenna, Ohio
Rawlin s , Wyo •
Sandpoint, Idaho
Shawne e , Okla.
Shenandoah, Iowa

Frequency of
price collection W
A p ril, August, Decem ber
January, M ay, September
January, M ay, September
February, June, October
A pril, August, Decem ber
February, June, October
A p ril, August, Decem ber

^Denotes cities for which average prices are included in this bulletin.
\J In all c itie s, prices are obtained monthly for many com m odities including
foods, fu els, rents, nonfood grocery ite m s, and group hospitalization.
2 / Beginning A pril 1956, all cities in this size group w ill be priced at 3-m onth
intervals instead of the 4-m onth intervals shown in this appendix.




6

APPENDIX B.

-

Relative

Importance

of Items Included in the
Decem ber 1955

Consumer

P rice

Index,

The following table lists all of the goods and services that are priced for the CPI.
Items for which average prices are included in tables 1 to 7 in this report are indicated
by an asterisk (*).
The relative importance of each item in the index as of Decem ber 195 5 is indicated
by the percentage figures.
They were obtained by computing the percentage distribution
of the values used in Decem ber 1955 for the computation of the index
(the values are
equivalent to quantity weights multiplied by Decem ber 1955 p rice s).
These relative importance figures are computed and published by the Bureau once each
year in the Monthly Labor Review.
Changes in pr ces differ from item to item and thus
change the percentage distribution of values over ti le.
The m ost recent publication of these data in thu Monthly Labor Review for May 1956
includes a detailed description of the computation piocedure.
Table B - l . - Consumer Price Indeac List of items priced and their relative importance in the major groups of items and in the all-item s index,
December 1955,1/
December 1955
Item

December 1955

Percent Percent
of all of major
items
group
total
total

Percent Percent
of all of major
items
group
total
total

........................................................................

28.55

100.00

F o o d a t h o m e - - - - - - - ------ ---------C e r e a l s and b a k e r y p ro d u c ts C e r e a ls - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - F l o u r , w h it e - - - - - - - - - - B is c u it m ix - - - - - - - - - - - - C o r n f l a k e s ------------------—
R o lle d o a t s --------------------C o rn m e a l- - - - - - - - - - - - - R i c e ------------------------------B a k e r y p ro d u c ts - - - - - - - - - B r e a d , w h ite - - - - - - - - - - So d a c r a c k e r s ---------------V a n il la c o o k ie s - - - - - - - - M e a t s , p o u lt r y , and f i s h - - - B e e f ..................................................................
R o u n d s t e a k ---------------C h u c k r o a s t -----------------R ib r o a s t - - - ------------------H a m b u rg e r - - - - - - - - - - - - V e a l c u t l e t s ----------------------P o r k ..................................................................
P o r k c h o p s --------------------S m o k e d h a m ------------------B a c o n -----------------------------L a m b , le g - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - O th e r m e a t s ----------------------F r a n k f u r t e r s ------ -----------C a n n e d lu n c h e o n m e a t ---P o u lt r y :
F r y i n g c h ic k e n s F i s h ------- --------------------------F r e s h an d f r o z e n f in f i s h
C a n n e d s a lm o n - - - - - - - - C a n n e d tuna - - - - - - - - - - D a i r y p r o d u c ts ---------------------B u t t e r ------ ------------ - - - - - - C h e e s e , A m e r ic a n p ro c e s s
M il k , f r e s h ( d e l i v e r e d ) -----M il k , f r e s h ( g r o c e r y ) - - - - - M il k , e v a p o r a t e d - - - - - - - - - Ic e c r e a m ------------------- -----F r u i t s and v e g e ta b le s - - — - - F r e s h f r u i t s ---- -— ------------O ra n g e s -----------------------L e m o n s --------------- — — —
G r a p e f r u i t -----------------------A p p l e s ----------------------------B a n a n a s --------------------------P e a c h e s --------- ------ -------- G r a p e s ------------------------ S t r a w b e r r ie s
—
W a te rm e lo n s -------------------F r e s h v e g e t a b l e s - - - - ---------P o ta to e s
------- - — ------S w e e t p o t a t o e s ---- ------------

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F o o d a t h o m e - C o n tin u e d
F r e s h v e g e t a b le s - C o n tin u e d
G r e e n b e a n s - - - - - - - - - - — --------------: . - - - -----------C abbage - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Carrots ---------------------------------------------------------O n i o n s ------------------- - - - ------ ---------- ---------------------------T o m a t o e s - - - - - - — ------------------------------ - - - - - - - - — --—
------------------- -------C e le r y

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— -------C a n n e d f r u i t s - - - - - — --------—
O ra n g e ju ic e - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - — - P e a c h e s ---------- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - P in e a p p le , s l ic e d - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - F r u i t c o c k t a i l ---------- ------ -------- -------------------------------C a n n e d v e g e t a b l e s ------------------------------------ ---------- — C o r n — - - - - - - - - - - - - - — ----------------------------------- —
P e a s - - ------------------------------------------------- --------------------T o m a t o e s ------— ----------------------------------- ---------------------S t r a in e d b a b y f o o d - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - F r o z e n f r u i t s -------------------------------------------------- - - - - - O ra n g e ju ic e c o n c e n tr a te - - - - - — - - - - - — —
S tr a w b e r r ie s - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - F r o z e n v e g e t a b le s - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - P e a s ----------------------------------------------------------------------------G reen beans - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - D r ie d fr u it s an d v e g e t a b le s - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - P r u n e s — - - - - - - - - - — ------------ ------ -----------------------B e a n s ------------------------------ — ------------- — ---------- ---------O th e r fo o d s a t h o m e - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - P a r tia lly p r e p a r e d f o o d s - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - V e g e t a b l e s o u p — ------------------ ---------------------- ------ -B e a n s w it h p o r k - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - C o n d im e n t s a n d s a u c e s ------------------------- ----------------S w e e t p i c k l e s ------------------------------------ ------ -------- -----T o m a t o c a t s u p --------------------------N o n a lc o h o lic b e v e r a g e s - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - C o f f e e ..........................- ................ - ...........................................
T e a .................................................................................................
C o l a d r i n k s ----------------------- -------------------------- ------------F a ts and o ils - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - — - - - - - - - M a r g a r i n e ------------------- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - L a r d - - - - - - - — - - - - - - - - - - - - — -------------—
V e g e t a b l e s h o r t e n i n g - - - - - - — ---------------- -------S a la d d r e s s i n g - - - - - - - - - - - - - — ---------------P e a n u t b u t t e r - - - - — ------------ --------------------- ----------S u g a r a n d s w e e t s ---------------------------------------------—
S u g a r , w h it e - - - - - - - - - - - - - — ------------------------C o r n s y r u p - - — - - - - - - - - - - - - — ----------------------G r a p e j e l l y ------------------------------------ ---------- --------------C h o c o la t e b a r - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E g g s , f r e s h ------— --------------------— -------------------------- -M i s c e l l a n e o u s : F l a v o r e d g e l a t i n d e s s e r t -------F o o d aw ay fr o m h om e:
R e s t a u r a n t m e a l s -------

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. 39
. 30
. 77
. 35
. 67
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. 78
. 61
. 35
. 30
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. 67
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. 38
. 10
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. 30
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. 65
. 32
. 33
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. 55
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. 82
. 35
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. 52
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. 38
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. 37
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68

T a b le B - l . - C o n s u m e r P r i c e Index: L i s t o f i t e m s p r i c e d and their r e l a t i v e i m p o r t a n c e in the m a j o r g r o u p s o f i t e m s a n d i n th e a l l - i t e m s in d e x *
D e c e m b e r 1955 _1/ - Continu ed
D ecem ber
It e m

H O U S I N G .....................................................................................................................
R e s i d e n t i a l r e n t s ---- ----------------------------------------O th e r s h e l t e r -------------------------------------------------------H o u sin g a w a y fr o m h o m e _2/--------- --------- --------H o m e o w n e r e x p e n d i t u r e s --------- -------------- - - - - S a le p r i c e s o f h o m e s --------------------------------R e a l e s ta t e t a x e s -------------------------------------------M o rtg a g e i n t e r e s t r a t e s ------- ------ -----------------P r o p e r t y in s u r a n c e r a t e s ----------- ----------------R e p a i r s and m a in te n a n c e -----------------------------R e p a in tin g g a r a g e -------------------------------------♦ E x te r i o r h o u s e p a in t ----------- ---------------------R e p a in tin g d in in g r o o m --------- -----------------♦ P a in t b r u s h ------------------------------------------------R e s h in g lin g h o u se r o o f ------ ----------------------♦ R e p la c in g h o t w a t e r h e a t e r ----------------------K it c h e n c a b in e t s i n k ----------------------------------♦ S in k f a u c e t ----------- ------------ ---------------- -------R e f in is h in g d in in g ro o m f l o o r ------------------P o r c h f l o o r i n g ---------------------------- -------------G a s and e l e c t r i c i t y --------------------- ------- ---------♦ G a s , r e s i d e n t i a l h e a t i n g ----------- -------- ----♦ G a s , o th e r th an r e s i d e n t i a l h e a t i n g ----------♦E l e c t r i c i t y -------------------------------------------------S o lid f u e ls and fu e l o i l ----•----------------- ---------♦ A n t h r a c i t e -------------------------------------------------♦ B itu m in o u s c o a l ---- t - ---------------------------------B r iq u e t s ----------------------------------------------------Wood and p r e s t o lo g s ----------------------------------♦ F u e l o i l -----------------------------------------------------♦Range o i l ---------------------------------------------------H o u se f u r n is h in g s ----------- -------------- ---------------T e x t ile h o u s e f u r n i s h i n g s --------------------------♦ S h e e t s --------- --------------------------------------♦ B l a n k e t s -------------------------------------------------♦ B e d s p r e a d s , c o t t o n --------------------------------♦ T o w e l s --------------------------- -------------- -------♦D r a p e r y f a b r i c s , c o t t o n -------------------------♦ C u r t a in s , c o tto n and r a y o n ------- - - - - - - - F lo o r c o v e r in g s -----------------------------------------♦ R u g s , w o o l, a x m i n s t e r , and b ro a d lo o m R u g s , c o tto n , s c a t t e r - - - ------------------------♦ R u g s , f e lt b a s e -------------------------------------F u r n i t u r e ---------------------------------------------------♦ L iv in g ro o m s u it e s ------- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ♦D in e tte s e t s , w o o d ---------------------------- ----♦ D in e tte s e t s , c h ro m e --------- ------------ -----♦ B e d r o o m s u i t e s ----------------------- ------------ ♦S o fa b e d s ---- -------------------- --------------------♦M a t t r e s s e s , i n n e r s p r i n g ------------------------M a jo r h o u s e h o ld a p p lia n c e s - - - - - - - - - - - - - ♦ R e f r i g e r a t o r , e le c t r i c -------------- --------- C o o k s t o v e s ----------------------------------------------♦ W a sh in g m a c h in e s , e l e c t r i c ------------------♦ V a c u u m c le a n e r s , e l e c t r i c ------------ -------♦S e w in g m a c h in e s , e le c t r i c ---------------- ----S m a ll h o u s e h o ld a p p lia n c e s :
♦ T o a s t e r s , e le c t r i c --------------------------------H o u s e w a r e s ------------------------------------------♦ D in n e r w a r e , 5 3 - p ie c e s e t ----------------------♦S a u c e p a n s , a lu m in u m ----------------------------M is c e l l a n e o u s ----------------------- -------------- ----♦ N a p k in s , p a p e r - - - ------------- ------------------♦ T o i le t t i s s u e -------------------------------------------♦ E l e c t r i c lig h t b u lb s ------------------------------H o u se h o ld o p e ra tio n ----------------------- --------------♦ L a u n d r y so a p and d e t e rg e n ts ------- - - - - - - - ♦ D ry c le a n in g -------------------------------------- ------♦ L a u n d r y s e r v i c e ------- --------- ----------------A u to m a tic la u n d r y s e r v i c e ------------------- ----D o m e s tic s e r v i c e - ------------ — - - - - - - - - - - - - T e le p h o n e r a t e s ----------------------- ------- --------R e s i d e n t i a l w a t e r r a t e s -----------------------------P o s ta g e ---------------------------------------------------T o o ls 2 / ------------------------------------------------------

See f o o t n o t e s at end o f t ab le .




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5. 89
12 .4 5
.40
9. 00
6. 08
1. 0 8
1. 6 4
. 20
3. 05
. 16
.26
.29
. 30
. 31
. 78
. 13
. 33
. 18
. 31
2. 03
. 36
. 65
1. 02
L 36
.24
. 53
(3 /)
. 02
. 52
. 05
6. 13
. 75
. 19
.09
. 08
. 07
. 17
. 15
. 55
. 36
. 06
. 13
1. 72
. 52
. 14
. 18
.49
. 17

. 22
2. 11
. 76
.48
.49
.21
. 17
. 19
.49
. 19
. 30
. 32
. 04
.21
. 07
5. 32.
. 64
1.26
. 72
.09
. 56
1. 09
. 37
.26
. 33

D ecem ber

1955

Percent Percent
of m a jo r
o f all
group
item s
total
total
10 0 .0 0

It em

A P P A R E L ........... ................................................................

M e n 1 s a n d b o y s 1 a p p a r e l ---------------17. 76
M e n 's a p p a r e l -----------------------------37. 54
♦ T o p c o a t s ------------------------------------1.21
J a c k e t s ------------------------------------27. 13
S w e a t e r s ------------------------------------18. 33
♦ S u its , h e a v y w o o l --------------------3.26
4.93
♦ S u its , lig h t w o o l ----------------------S u it s , r a y o n --------- -------------- ----. 61
♦ S la c k s , w o o l -----------------------------9.20
♦ S la c k s , r a y o n ---------------------------.48
♦ T r o u s e r s , w o r k --------------------.79
♦ D u n g a re e a , b lu e d e n im ------------. 87
.90
♦ S h ir t s , w o r k -----------------------------.94
♦ G lo v e s , w o r k -------------------------- 2. 36
S h i r t s , s p o r t ---------------------------.40
♦ S h ir t s , b u s i n e s s -------------- ---------1. 00
♦ S h o rts , c o t t o n -------------------------- . 54
♦ U n d e r s h ir t s , k n i t --------------------♦ P a ja m a s ---- ----------------------■
------.92
6. 11
♦ S o c k s , c o t t o n ------ ------------------ - B o y s ' A p p a r e l -----------------------------1. 08
♦ S u its , w o o l -------------------------------1.9 5
3. 08
J a c k e t s , r a y o n --------- ---------------4. 10
♦ S l a c k s ---------------------------------------♦ D u n g a re e s , b lu e j e a n s ------------. 73
♦ S h ir t s , s p o r t , w o v e n - - - - - - - - - 1. 5 9
.0 1
♦ U n d e r s h o r t s , k n i t ---------— - - —
. 0 6 1 W om en * s a n d g i r l s ' a p p a r e l ----------1.5 7
W om en * s a p p a r e l --------------- ---------. 14
♦ C o a ts , h e a v y w o o l, p la in - - - - - - 18.46
C o a t s , lig h t w e ig h t w o o l - - - - - - - 2.27
C o a ts, fu r — — - - - - - - - - - - - - - . 58
♦ S u its , w o o l- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - .27
♦ S u its , r a y o n - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - .25
♦ D re sse s, wool - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - .20
♦ D r e s s e s , r a y o n ---------------- - - - - .50
♦ D r e s s e s , c o tto n , s t r e e t - - - - - - - .47
♦ H o u s e d re s s e s - - - - - - - - - - — - - - —
1.64 ,
S k ir t s , ra y o n — — — — — — —
—
1.08
♦ B lo u s e s , r a y o n - - - - - - - - - - - - - . 17
♦ S lip s , n y lo n t r ic o t - - - - - - - - - - - - .39
♦ S lip s , r a y o n - — - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5. 16
♦ P a n t ie s , r a y o n - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1.56 •
G i r d l e - — - - - - - — ------ — - - - - - - - .42
♦ N ig h tg o w n s, r a y o n , c o t to n - - - - - . 54
♦ S to c k in g s , n y lo n -----------------------1 .4 7
G i r l s ' a p p a r e l --------------------- '---------. 50
C o a t a ------ — — ---- --------------------. 67
♦ D r e s s e s , c o tto n - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6. 37
♦ S k ir t s , w o o l ---------------------------- - 2. 30
♦ S w e a te r s , c a r d ig a n , w o o l --------1. 45
♦ P a n tie s ----------------------- - - - - - - - - 1.4 7
♦ A n k le ts - - - - - - - — - - - - - — -------. 63
F o o t w e a r ------ ------------------------- ---------.52
M e n ' s --------- - - - -------- -------------- ----♦ O x f o r d s ----------------------- -------------. 57
♦ W o rk s h o e s ------------------------------1 .4 8
W o m e n 's
----------------. 57
♦ O x fo rd s a n d p u m p s , s t r e e t ------ . 91
♦ P la y s h o e s ---------------------------- ----.9 7
♦ C h il d r e n 's : O x f o r d s ---- -----------------. 12
♦Shoe r e p a i r s , m e n 's a n d w o m en * s
. 62
O th e r A p p a r e l ---- ------ ------- -------------.23
♦ D i a p e r s ----------------------------------------16. 03
Y a r d g o o d s - - ---------------------- ---------1 .9 2
♦ C o t t o n -------------- ------------ - - - - - - 3. 80
♦ R a y o n -------------- -------------- ---------2. 18
M is c e lla n e o u s 2 y ---- .28
1.69
3.27
1. 12
.78
.99

1955

Percent Percent
of m ajor
o f al l
item s
group
total
total
9.32
2.94
2.49
.23
.1J2
. 06
.48
. 07
.09
. 15
.05
.22
. 13
. 08
. 04
. 10
. 19
. 05
. 17
.06
.23
.45
. 13
. 05
. 04
.09
. 10
. 04
4.08
3.40
. 54
. 19
.09
.29
. 11
. 11
.43
.23
. 14
. 10
. 15
. 08
. 14
. 12
. 15
. 13
.40
. 68
. 18
. 14
. 08
. 08
. 12
. 08
1. 50
.47
. 32.
. 15
. 55
. 38
. 17
. 33
. 15
. 80
. 17
. 17
. 13
.04
.46

1 0 0 .0 0
31. 58
26. 74
2.41
1. 33
. 60
5. 05
. 76
1.02
1. 64
. 55
2.23
1. 39
.86
.48
1.07
2. 04
. 53
1.78
. 62
2. 38
4.84
1. 2 5
. 57
.47
.99
1. 09
.47
43. 80
36. 54
5. 74
1.99
1.00
3. 11
1. 13
1. 13
4. 62
2.48
1. 55
1. 08
1. 65
. 81
1. 51
1. 33
1. 66
1.41
4. 34
7.26
2. 04
1. 51
. 83
.81
1. 25
.82
1 6 . 05
5. 09
3.45
1. 64
5. 87
4. 10
1. 77
3.50
1. 59
8. 57
1.86
1. 83
1.43
.40
4.88

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T a b le B - l . - C o n s u m e r P r i c e Index: L i s t o f ite m s p r i c e d and th e ir r e la t iv e im p o r t a n c e in the m a jo r g r o u p s o f ite m s and in the a l l- i t e m s in d e x ,
D e c e m b e r 1955 1_/ - C on tinued
D ecem ber

1955

D e cem ber

P e rc e n t P e rc e n t
o f m a jo r
o f a ll
it e m s
g ro u p
to ta l
to ta l

It e m

T R A N S P O R T A T I O N .................................................................

11. 13

1 0 0 .0 0

P r i v a t e -------------------------------------- -------------N e w c a r s ---- ------------ -------------------------U se d c a r s ------------------------------- -----------♦Auto r e p a i r s --------- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ♦ T i r e s ----------------------------------------------------’• G a s o lin e
------------------- - - - - ♦M otor O i l ----------------------------------------------A u to In s u r a n c e ------------------------------------R e g is t r a t io n an d lic e n s e f e e s ---------------P u b l i c ------------------------------------------------------♦ S tre e tc a r and b u s f a r e s ------------------------R a ilr o a d f a r e s --------------------------------------

9 . 67
2 . 85
1 .4 6
1. 19
. 35
2 .4 0
.2 2
. 90
. 30
1 .4 6
1. 18
.2 8

8 6 . 85
2 5 . 59
13. 12
10. 66
3 . 14
2 1 . 58
1 .9 5
8 . 11
2 . 70
13. 15
10. 63
2 . 52

M E D IC A L

C A R E .............................................................

5 . 19

1 0 0 .0 0

P h y s ic i a n ------------------------------- --------- ------♦ O ffic e v i s i t ------------------------ ----------------♦ H o m e v i s i t -------------- ------------------ ---------♦ O b s t e t r ic a l c a r e -----------------------------------♦ S u rg e o n :
A p p e n d e c t o m y ---- ------- -----------♦ S p e c ia lis t :
T o n s i l l e c t o m y ---- ----------------D e n t i s t -----------------------------------------------------♦ F i l l i n g --------------------------------------------------♦ E x t r a c t io n --------------------------------------------♦ O p to m e tris t: E y e g l a s s e s , c o m p le t e --------H o s p it a l r a t e s -------------------------------------------♦ M e n 1 s p a y w a r d ----------------------------------♦ R o o m ------------------- ------------------------------G r o u p h o s p i t a l i z a t i o n --------------------------- - P r e s c r i p t io n s a n d d r u g s -------------------------♦ P r e s c r i p t i o n s , n a r c o t ic and n o n n a rc o tic
♦ P e n i c i l l i n t a b l e t s --------- -----------------------♦ M u ltip le v it a m in c o n c e n t r a t e s -------------♦ A s p ir in - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ♦ M i l k o f M a g n e s i a ----- — — ---------------------------- --

l . 66
. 73
. 75
. 18
. 17
. 09
. 85
. 68
. 17
. 27
. 22
. 07
. 15
1. 12
.8 1
.2 8
. 08
. 20
. 18
.0 7

It e m

1955

P e rc e n t P e rc e n t
of a ll
o f m a jo r
it e m s
g ro u p
to ta l
to ta l

C A R E ..................... ...................................................... .........

2 .2 1

1 0 0 .0 0

♦ M e n 's h a i r c u t s ---------------- --------------------------------♦ P e r m a n e n t w a v e -------------------------------------------- ♦ Sh am p o o and w a v e s e t ---- ------------------------------ * T o i le t s o a p --------------------------------------------------------♦ C le a n s in g t i s s u e ------------------------------------------------♦ T o o t h p a s t e --------------------------------------------------------♦ S h a m p o o , l i q u i d ----------------------------------- -----------* S h a v in g c r e a m -------------------------------------— ---------♦ H o m e p e rm a n e n t r e f i l l ------------------------------------♦ F a c e p o w d e r -----------------------------------------------------♦ F a c e c r e a m -------------------------------------------------------♦ R a z o r b l a d e s -----------------------------------------------------♦ S a n it a r y n a p k i n s -------------------------- ---------------------

. 70
. 13
. 19
. 22
. 12
.2 0
. 11
. 06
. 05
. 11
. 12
. 14
. 06

31 . 38
5 . 85
8 . 65
9 . 88
5. 26
9 . 28
5. 00
2 . 89
2 . 43
5 .1 3
5 . 34
6 . 24
2 . 67

R E A D IN G A N D R E C R E A T I O N ..................................................
3 1 .9 7
14. 04 ♦R a d io s , ta b le m o d e l ---------------------------------------1 4 .4 0 ♦ T e l e v i s i o n s e ts ------------------------------------------------3. 53 ♦ T e l e v i s i o n r e p a i r s ------------------------------------------3 .2 3
M o tio n p ic t u r e a d m i s s i o n s --------- ------------------ 1. 70
♦ A d u l t -------------------------------------------------------------16. 33
♦ C h i l d .....................................................................................................................
13. 11
T o y s -------------------------------------------------------------------3. 2?
S p o rtin g g o o d s ----------------- --------- ----------------------5 .2 6 ♦ N e w s p a p e r s ---------------------- — ------------- -----------4 . 36
1 .4 0
O T H E R G O O D S A N D S E R V I C E S ........................... ...............
2 .9 6
2 1 . 54 ♦ C i g a r e t t e s ------- --------------------------------------------- 15. 56 ♦ C i g a r s ---------------------------------------------------------------5. 49
B e e r -------------------------------------------------------------------1 .4 9
W h is k e y ------------------------------------------------------------3. 77
M is c e lla n e o u s 2/ 4 / -----------------------------------------3 . 53
1 .2 8

5 .2 3

1 0 0 .0 0

. 35
. 80
. 04
1 .6 1
1 .2 7
. 34
. 28
1. 16
.9 9

6. 63
1 5 .2 7
. 84
30 . 87
2 4 . 36
6. 51
5. 34
2 2 . 08
18. 97

5. 19

1 0 0 .0 0

1 .8 4
. 14
1 .4 5
.9 3
. 83

3 5 .2 8
2 . 70
2 7 . 90
17. 85
1 6 .2 7

PERSO N A L

♦ D e n o te s it e m s f o r w h ic h a v e r a g e p r i c e s a r e p u b lis h e d in t h is b u lle t in .
1/ In a d d itio n to c h a n g e s b ro u g h t a b o u t b y d if f e r e n t r a t e s o f p r i c e c h a n g e , the r e la t iv e im p o r t a n c e f ig u r e s fo r D e c e m b e r
r e f l e c t d e a llo c a t io n o f w e ig h ts fo r the it e m s l is t e d b e lo w fo r w h ic h p r ic in g and s e p a r a t e w e ig h ts w e r e d is c o n tin u e d in 1955.
It e m

W e ig h t a llo c a t io n

d is c o n tin u e d

T a b le c lo t h
B e d s p r in g
B ro o m
Ic e
M e n ' s ra y o n s o c k s
M e n 's f e lt h a ts
W o m e n 's f u r - t r im m e d c o a ts
W om en* s w o o l s h i r t s and c o tto n s h o r t s
W om en* s w o o l s w e a t e r s
W om en* s b r a s s i e r e s
W om en * s g lo v e s and ha n d b a g s
M en* s r u b b e r s
P a r k i n g and ta x ic a b s

A l l t e x t ile h o u se fu r n is h in g s
M a ttre ss
H o u s e w a r e s and m is c e lla n e o u s h o u s e f u r n is h in g s
A l l h o u s e h o ld o p e ra tio n
M e n 's c o tto n s o c k s
A ll

m en * s

apparel

W o m e n 's p la in c o a ts
A l l w o m en* s d r e s s e s , s k i r t s , and b lo u s e s
A l l w o m en* s c o a t s , s u i t s , and ja c k e t s
A l l w o m en* s s l i p s , p a n t ie s , g ir d l e s , and n ig h tg o w n s
A l l w o m en* s a p p a r e l
A ll shoes
A l l t r a n s p o r t a t io n

2 / N o t p r ic e d ; im p u te d to a n o th e r p r ic e d it e m o r g ro u p o f i t e m s .
3 / L e s s th an 0 .0 0 5 p e r c e n t .
4 / M is c e lla n e o u s s e r v i c e s s u c h a s le g a l s e r v i c e s , b a n k in g f e e s , and b u r ia l s e r v i c e s .




1955

70

A P P E N D IX C .

S p e c ific a t io n s

U sed

fo r

the

C o lle c t io n

o f R e ta il

P r ic e s

fo r

I te m s In clu d ed in this

B u lle tin

This appendix contains the specifications developed and used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for its
price collection program insofar as it relates to the price data published in this bulletin.
In addition, ip ecia l
instructions given to the field agents which will help in the interpretation of the price data have been included. The
code numbers identify the articles and services for which prices are published in tables 1 - 7 .
When significant
revisions have been made in the specifications between December 1954 and December 1955, the date and kind of
revision is indicated by special note.
I.
A.

HOUSING

HOME REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE

H -104 Reg. EXTERIOR HOUSE PAINT
Description: Exterior house paint, white
F irst quality.
Exclude "trim " paint
Pricing Unit: 1-gallon lots
Brands*: Nationally advertised (If unable to
price nationally advertised brands, substitute
to local brand representative in the city
being priced. )

H -106 Reg. PAINT BRUSH
Material:
100-percent pure imported hog bristle
Size*: 3 -1 /2 " to 4" wide.
3" to 3 -3 /4 " from fe r­
rule to tip. 7 /8 " thick.
Construction: Vulcanized in rubber
Brands: P r ice 2 volume selling brands (in each
outlet) purchased by homeowners only (exclude
quality of brush purchased in volume by p ro­
fessional craftsm en. )

H-130 Reg. GAS WATER HEATER
Style: Standard type model (exclude table top m odels)
Galvanized steel or glass-lined steel. Fully
automatic.
Finish: Enamel
Construction: Insulation o f 1 -1 /2 to 3 inches spun, or
fibre glass or rock wool. *Magnesium rod or glasslined.
100-percent cu t-off safety pilot.
Capacity: 30 gallons. R ecovery rate of at least 33
gallons per hour for 60° F rise. Input of at least
24, 000 BTU* s per hour.
Guarantee: Straight 5 years, or 5 years with an addi­
tional 5 years on sliding scale (either pro-ra ted or
based on m ileage), or 10 years.
Replacement Conditions: Standard or convenient
arrangement of existing pipes. Pipes do not need
replacing.
Brands: P rice 2 volume selling brands in each outlet.
Special Instructions: Report total price.
the installation charge by footnote.

Indicate

H-131 Alt. to H-130 Reg. ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

H- 107 Alt. PAINT BRUSH
Same as H- 106 except for the following:
Material: 70-percent pure imported hog bristle
and 3o-percent filling material other than
pure bristle.

Style: Standard type model (exclude table top m odels)
Galvanized steel, fully automatic
Finish: Enamel
Construction: Twin unit heating elements; 100-percent
cu t-off valve
Capacity: 30 gallons
Guarantee: Full 10-year guarantee
Replacement Conditions: Standard or convenient
arrangement of existing pipes; pipes do not need
replacing
Brands: P rice 2 volume selling brands in each outlet.

H -108 Alt. PAINT BRUSH
Same as H-106 except for the following:
Material: 100-percent nylon bristle
Size: 3-1/2*’ to 4" wide. 3" to 4" from ferrule
to tip. 7 /8 " thick.

* A g e n t s p e c if i e s c h o i c e to w h ich q u o ta tio n s a p p ly .




H -144. 1 Reg. and H -145.1 Alt. FAUCET, SINK
Style: Combination kitchen faucet. Swinging spout.
(exclude spray attachment )
Type: H -144. 1: Wall mount (exposed through back
assem bly )
H-145. 1: Ledge (horizontal deck) type
Material: Brass, chrom e finish
Replacement Conditions: Standard or convenient ar­
rangement of existing pipes. Pipes do not need r e ­
placement.
Brands: P r ice 2 volume selling brands in each outlet
Special Instructions: Report total price including
installation. Indicate the installation charge by
footnote. Specify whether with or without soap dish
(If with, specify price of soap dish. ) Specify
whether with or without aerator (If with, specify
price of a e r a t o r .)

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A P P E N D IX C .

S p e c ific a t io n s U se d fo r the C o lle c t io n o f R e ta il P r i c e s

I.
B.

-

C on tin u ed

HOUSING - Continued
HOUSEHOLD TEXTILES

H-400 Reg. BATH TOWEL
Style: White or c o lo rs , may have contrasting
color borders (exclude Jacquard designs)
Fabric: T erry, 3 pick
Yarn:
Carded cotton
Construction: Selvage sides
Weight: 6 -1 /2 - 7 -1 /2 lb ./d o z .
Size: 22 x 44 inches
H-410 Reg. and H-411 Alt. SHEET
F abric: Muslin, white
Yarn: Carded cotton
Thread Count (gray): 64 x 64 (type 128)
Finish: Bleached, finish not to contain
over 6% sizing
Construction: Hand torn, plain hems, tape
selvage
Size* (before hemming): H-410: 81" x 99"
H-411: 81" x 108"

H-451 Reg. CURTAINS
Style: Ruffled (P riscilla type) with tiebacks
F abric: Organdy, white
Yarn: Combed cotton
Thread Count (gray): 60 x 52
Finish: Heberlein or comparable "permanent"
finish
Construction: Ruffle: 6-inch cut width, 1-3 /4 fullness,
(i. e . 1 -3 /4 yds. fullness to 1 yd. finished ruffle)
French headed, picot edge; back hems, ruffled
tiebacks.
Size*: Width, each panel: 41-42 inches. Length: A. 90
inches; B. 81 inches; C. 72 inches
Season: March through August
(Note: During 1955, many stores did not stock cotton
and rayon curtains in volume, because of the in­
creasing popularity of curtains of man-made fibers.
As a result, prices for rayon and cotton curtains
are not published for some cities. )
H-460 Reg. CURTAINS

H-420 Reg. BEDSPREAD
Style: Fancy patterns
F abric: Jacquard weave, single color
(One color and white)
Yarn: Carded cotton
Finish: Colorfast to washing
Construction: Woven selvage edges, hemmed ends
Weight: Approx. 3-3-1/2 lbs.
Size: Full bed size, approximately 85"x 105"

Style: Tailored
Fabric: Marquisette, white or eggshell
Yarn: Rayon
Thread Count (gray): 44 x 30
46 x 32 (Seattle only)
Construction: "Hemmed and headed": Bottom hem:
minimum 3 inches. Side hems: 1-1 1/2 inches; may
be double stitched (exclude corded and faced-back
edges); finished rod pockets
Size*: Width: 40-42 inches. Length: A. 90 inches;
B7 81 inches; C. 72 inches; D. 63 inches
Season: September through February

H-430 Reg. BLANKET
(S6e note on H-451 above. )
Style: Single, approx. 5 -1 /2 - 7-inch acetate satin
or taffeta binding
Fabric: Blanket, double or single woven, solid
colors
Yarn: All new wool
Weight: 3 -1 /2 to 3 -3 /4 lbs.
Size: 72 x 90 inches
Seasons: September through January
(Note: During 1955, many stores shifted to (1) large
size 80" x 90", (2) twin size, or (3) blankets of
man-made fibers. As a result, blanket prices are
not published for some cities. )

* Agent specifies choice to which quotations apply.




H-480 Reg.

DRAPERY FABRIC

Fabric:*
a. Pebble cloth (Aug. 1955 H-480)
b. Bark cloth (Aug. 1955 H-482)
Solid colors
Yarn: Carded cotton
Thread count (gray):
a. Pebble cloth, 28 x 28 per inch
b. Bark cloth, 81 x 36 per inch
Weight:
a. Pebble cloth, 1. 18 y d ./lb . based on 52-inch
material
b. Bark cloth, 1.25 y d ./lb . based on 52-inch
m aterial
Finish: Preshrunk, vat dyed
Width: Finished, approximately 48 inches
(See note on H-481)

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A P P E N D IX C .

S p e c ific a t io n s U se d F o r the C o lle c t io n o f R e ta il P r i c e s

- C on tin u ed

I. HOUSING - Continued
B. HOUSEHOLD TEXTILES - Continued
H-481 Alt. to H-480

DRAPERY FABRIC

FABRIC:*
Bark cloth:
A. Roller printed patterns, excluding metallic
overlays
(Aug. 1955 H-481) or
B. Solid colors (Aug. 1955 H-483)
Yarn: Carded cotton, 1-ply
Thread count (gray): 81 x 36 approximately
Weight: 1.31 to 1.35 y d s ./lb . based on 52inch widths in the gray
Finish: Prints: colorfast. Solids: preshrunk,
vat dyed, may be spot resistant
Width: Finished, approximately 48 inches
(NOTE: In August 1955, H-480 a and b and H-481 A
and B were separated into four specifications
which were numbered as indicated in pa­
renthesis in the specifications above. Items
identified in the table of average p rices as
H-480 include both pebble and bark cloth;
those identified as H-482 include only
bark c lo th .)

C.

FLOOR COVERING AND FURNITURE

H -502 Reg. BROADLOOM, RAYON
Style: Tufted, cut pile (plush), plain design; white
and solid colors
Yarn: V iscose carpet rayon; may have maximum
of 10% nylon
Construction: P ile height- 1/2 to 3/4-in ch ; weight
of surface yarn - 44 to 50 oz. / sq. yd; gauge - 6
to 9 needles per inch; stitches- 6 to 8 per inch
Backing: Jute or duck, 10 to 13 oz. , r o lle r coated latex backing
Finish: Yarn or piece dyed; preshrunk; may have
chem ical treatment for soil resistance;washable
Size: Broadloom - 12 foot width
NOTE: If an outlet sells broadloom from samples
only, prices are acceptable
(NOTE: July 1955 - deleted " 1 6 foot width"
under "S ize" and added "N ote" to
perm it pricing from samples)

♦ A g e n t s p e c if i e s




c h o i c e to w h ic h q u o ta tio n s a p p ly .

H-503 Alt. to H-502 BROADLOOM, COTTON
Style: Tufted, cut pile (plush), plain design; white
and solid colors
Yarn: Cotton, size 8/4; ply 8/6
Construction: Pile height- 1/2 to 5/8-inch ; weight
of surface yarn - 32 to 36 oz. / sq. yd; gauge - 6
to 7 needles per inch; stitches 7 to 9 per inch
Backing: Jute or duck, 10 to 13 o z . , r o lle r coated latex backing, (exclude spray
coated backing)
Finish: Piece dyed; preshrunk; may have
chem ical treatment for soil resistance; washable
Size: Broadloom - 12-foot width
NOTE: If an outlet sells broadloom from samples
only, p rices are acceptable
(NOTE: July 1955 - deleted "16 foot width"
under "S ize" and added "Note" to
perm it pricing from samples)

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A P P E N D IX C .

S p e c ific a t io n s U se d fo r the C o lle c t io n o f R e ta il P r i c e s

I.
C.

-

C on tin u ed

HOUSING - Continued

FLOOR COVERING AND FURNITURE - Continued

H-520 Reg. AXMINSTER RUG
Style: Axminster rug. Made at factory. Current
patterns (exclude m ill drops )
Yarn;* All wool, 2 or 3 ply
Construction: 4 -2 /3 rows per inch
Backing: Jute or paper
Size: 9 x 12 feet
Note:* 1 f factory finished rug cannot be priced,
(iT) R o ll price including binding charge (not
serging) for a 9x12 ft. rug is acceptable for
outlets custom arily selling from the roll, or
(b) If an outlet sells rugs from samples only,
prices are acceptable.

H-521 Alt. to H-520 AXMINSTER RUG
Same as H-520 except for the following:
Yarn:* 50-percent wool and 50-percent carpet
rayon, 2 or 3 ply

H-5 30 Reg. BROADLOOM, VELVET
Style: Velvet, broadloom
Yarn:* All wool, 2 to 3 ply, hard twist
Construction: 214 to 216 pitch; 8 to 8 -1 /2 wires
per inch, 2 shot.
Backing: Jute or paper
Width: 9-ft. (12/4)
(NOTE*: If an outlet sells "B roadloom " from
samples only, p rices are acceptable.)
H-531 Alt. to H-5 30 BROADLOOM, VELVET

H-604. 1 Reg. LIVING ROOM SUITE
Style: Modern or Contemporary; box-type
cushions (square); (exclude fringe trim)
Composition of suite*: 2-p iece, sofa and chair;
or 3-piece, sofa and 2 chairs
Construction:
Base and Spring: Base, 1-piece sagless webbing
of duck, burlap or material of sim ilar grade
Spring: No-sag or zigger-type; or coil springs
tied 4 ways (8 knots) with hemp twine
Combination Base-Spring: Springs fastened to
metal strips and/or rods, with coil springs
tied 2 ways (4 knots) with wire; may include
preform ed units
Edge: Hard or spring edge
Platform : Denim or sim ilar covering
Insulation (stuffing): Cotton and fiber, such
as sisal; may have rubberized pad or plat­
form and back
Cushions: R eversible, spring-filled (exclude
foam rubber cushions, and cushions encased
in foam rubber); may have self welt trim
Back: 1-piece or divided; may have vertical
welt treatment
Exposed wood: Gum or sim ilar hardwood; light
or dark finish
Covering * (Inexpensive Grade):
Flat or Pile Fabrics: (May have rubberized
backing); textured weaves (tweedy and nub
effects); boucle; frieze; Jacquard frieze; or
velour
Fiber content: Cotton; rayon; or cotton and rayon
blend. May have simple m etallic decoration
Size*: (2-inch range permitted)
Sofa: Overall length 7 0" to 80"
Platform length 60" to 70"
Chair: Height 30" to 35"

Same as H-530 except for the following:
(NOTE:

Aug. 1955. - added to "Cushions - - springfilled, exclude rubber cushions and cushions
encased in foam rubber")

(NOTE:

For publication of living room suites, all
prices have been converted to the equiva­
lent of a 2 -p iece suite composed of sofa
and chair)

Yarn*: 50-percent wool and 50—
percent carpet
rayon, 2 or 3 ply, hard twist

H-570 Reg. HARD SURFACE RUG
Construction: Felt base.
Heavy weight.
Size: 9 x 12 feet

Printed enamel surface.

* Agent specifies choice to which quotations apply.




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A P P E N D IX C .

S p e c ific a t io n s

U sed fo r the C o lle c t io n o f R e ta il P r i c e s
I.
C-

H - 605

A lt .

HOUSING

FLOOR

C O V E R IN G

to H - 6 0 4 . 1 L IV IN G R O O M

-

S U IT E

F o r p u b lica tio n o f livin g r o o m s u it e s , a ll
p r ic e s have b een c o n v e r te d to the e q u iv a ­
le n t o f a 2 -p i e c e suite c o m p o s e d o f s o f a bed and c h a ir )

H - 6 2 0 . 1 A lt.

*

and H - 6 2 1 .1

R eg.

Continued

:-6 2 2

A lt .

Continued

to H - 6 2 1 .1

D U AL PURPOSE SO FA

S tyle : C o n te m p o r a r y o r L a w so n ; dual p u r p o se s o fa ,
with bed unit; s e l f - w e l t o r c o rd tr im ; (e x c lu d e
frin g e tr im )
C o n stru c tio n :
F ram e:
H ard w ood
Spring c o n s tr u c tio n : P la t fo r m - fo r m e d by bedding
unit c o v e r e d w ith c a n v a s , duck o r p la s tic ;
B a ck - B o n n e ll or M a r s h a ll-t y p e c o il s p r in g s
In su lation (stu ffin g ); F e lte d cotto n and r u b b e r ­
iz e d h a ir ; m a y have f le x o la to r o v e r s p r in g s
C u s h io n s :
Seat: R e v e r s i b le ; b o x -ty p e (s q u a r e ); B o n n e lltype c o il s p r in g s ; fe lte d cotton and r u b b e r ­
iz e d h a ir ; s e lf -w e l t e d tr im
B ack : 1 -p ie c e ; m a y have v e r t ic a l w e lt t r e a t­
m en t
Bedding U nit:
F ram e:
S te e l
S p rin g s: L ink fa b r ic ; fa ste n e d to f r a m e with
h e lic a ls
M a t t r e s s : 2 0 0 to 300 c o il s ; m a y have f le x o la to r o v e r
c o ils ; p r e -b u i lt b o r d e r ; fe lte d cotton padding;
6
to 6 - 1 / 2 o z . / y d . tick in g; g u s s e t s in tick to
p e r m it fold ing
C o v e r in g * :
F la t o r p ile f a b r ic s : (m a y have r u b b e r iz e d
b ack in g ); textu red w e a v e s (tw eed y and nub
e ffe c ts ); b o u c le ; or f r ie z e
F ib e r Content: C o tton o r cotto n and ra y o n blend;
m a y h ave m e t a llic d e c o ra tio n
S iz e * :
O v e r a ll length: 7 0 " to 8 0 "
P la t fo r m length: 6 0 " to 7 0 "

SO FA BED

S tyle :
J a c k k n ife -ty p e ; u p h o lste re d a r m s
(e x c lu d e w ood or p la s tic c o v e r e d a r m s ) ;
bedding b o x in b a s e
C o n stru c tio n :
F r a m e : G um or s im ila r h ardw ood (m a y be m e ta l
r e in fo r c e d ); or s te e l; ligh t or d a rk fin ish
on e x p o se d w ood
B ase:
aT S te e l sp rin g c o n str u c tio n , with 40 c o ils
in s e a t, 30 c o ils in b ack ; or
b . Inner s p r in g -ty p e c o n str u c tio n with m in i­
m u m o f 90 c o ils in s e a t, and 72 c o ils in
back; or
c . P a te n te d s a g le s s sp rin g c o n str u c tio n
In su lation (stu ffin g ): F e lte d cotto n and fib e r s
such a s s is a l; m a y have r u b b e r iz e d s i s a l pad
o v e r sp rin g s
T r im : M a y h ave s e l f -w e l t or c o r d tr im
C o v e r in g * (In e xp e n sive G r a d e ):
F la t o r P ile F a b r ic s : (m a y have ru b b e r iz e d
b ack in g ); textu red w e a v e s (tw eedy and nub
e f fe c t s ) ; b o u c le ; f r ie z e ; Jacq uard f r ie z e ;
or v e lo u r
F ib e r C ontent: C otton; o r ra yon ; or cotto n and
ra y o n b le n d . M a y have s im p le m e t a llic
d e c o ra tio n
B a ck C o v e rin g :
H - 6 2 0 . 1 A lt . - C otton d en im or s im ila r
fa b ric
H - 6 2 1 .1 R e g . - Sam e a s fa c e or fro n t fa b ric
S iz e * :
(2 -in c h ra n ge p e r m itte d )
O v e r a ll length 8 0 " to 9 0 "
P la t fo r m length 7 0 " to 7 5 "
A g e n t s p e c if ie s c h o ic e to w hich q uotation s ap ply




C on tin u ed

A N D F U R N IT U R E -

S tyle : M o d e rn o r C o n te m p o r a r y , ja c k k n ife -ty p e
sc>fa bed; bedding box in b a se
C o m p o s itio n o f S u ite *:
A . 2 -p i e c e (so fa bed
and c h a ir ), W . 3 -p ie c e (so fa bed and 2 c h a ir s )
C o n stru c tio n :
F r a m e : G um or s im ila r h a rd w o o d ; ligh t or
d a rk fin ish on e x p o se d w ood
B a s e : a . S te e l sp rin g c o n str u c tio n ; or
b. Inner s p r in g -ty p e c o n str u c tio n ; or
c . P aten ted s a g le s s sp rin g c o n str u c tio n
In su lation (stu ffin g ): F e lte d cotto n and
f ib e r s such a s s is a l; m a y have r u b b e r iz e d
s i s a l pad o v e r sp rin g s
C o v e r in g * (in e x p en siv e G r a d e ):
F la t o r p ile f a b r ic s : (m a y have r u b b e r iz e d
b ack in g ); textu red w e a v e s (tw eedy and nub
e ffe c ts ); b o u c le ; f r ie z e ; J acq u ard f r ie z e ;
or v e lo u r
F ib e r C ontent: C otton; or ra yon ; or cotton and
ra yon blen d ; m a y have s im p le m e t a llic d e c o r a ­
tion
S iz e * : (2 -in c h ra n g e p e r m itte d )
Sofa: O v e r a ll length 8 0 " to 9 0 "
P la tfo r m length 7 0 " to 7 5 "
C h a ir : H eight 3 0 " to 3 5 "
(N O T E :

-

:- 6 3 5 . 1 R e g .

IN N E R S P R IN G

M ATTRESS

S tyle: P r e b u ilt b o r d e r , with taped e d g e s ;* m a y be
tu ftle s s ; c o r d h a n d le s (exclu d e c lo th h a n d le s );
4 to 8 v e n tila to r s
C o n stru c tio n : Inner s p r i n g ;* 2 0 9 to 252 c o i l s , w ire
tied
Spring Unit: C o v e r e d w ith s i s a l pad (m a y be r u b b e r iz e d ), a n d /o r w ir e o r cotto n e t in s u la to r ; and
fe lte d cotto n
C o v e r in g : D a m a s k ; d r ill; o r A C A w oven tick in g ; or
oth er fa b r ic s o f c o m p a r a b le q uality
W e ig h t: 6 to 6 - 1 / 2 o z . / y d . (exclu d e 8 o z . / y d .
f a b r ic s )
S iz e : D oub le bed
(N O T E :

Jan. 1955 - added the fo llo w in g :
"m a y be tu ftle s s ; c o r d h a n d le s; s i s a l pad (m a y
be r u b b e r iz e d ), a n d /o r w ir e o r cotto n e t
in s u la t o r "
D e le te d
"s a t e e n t ic k in g "
Sub stituted "2 0 9 to 2 5 2 c o ils " fo r "2 0 9 to
2 3 2 c o ils " . )

A P P E N D IX C .

S p e c ific a t io n s U se d in the
I.
C.

H -6 4 1

A lt .

to H - 6 5 2 . 2 R e g .

FLOOR

BEDROOM

C o lle c t io n o f R e ta il P r i c e s
H OUSING C O V E R IN G

S ty le *: 18th C e n tu ry , stra ig h t or bow fron ts
(exclu d e se rp e n tin e fr o n ts ); p a n el, or p o s te r
bed with ta p e re d 3 / 4 p o s ts and b lan ket r a il;
sin g le d r e s s e r ; r e g u la r c h e s t, or c h e s t -o n chest
C o m p o sitio n o f S u ite * :
A . 3 m a jo r p ie c e s : b e d , c h e s t, d r e s s e r with
m ir r o r
B . 3 m a jo r p ie c e s : b e d , c h e s t, v a n ity with
m ir r o r and bench
C . 4 m a jo r p ie c e s : b ed , c h e s t, d r e s s e r with
m i r r o r , v a n ity with m ir r o r and bench
D . A ny oth er c o m b in a tio n : e . g . , in cluding night
ta b le , c h e s t -r o b e , e tc . (exclu d e c o m m o d e type night ta b le )
C o n stru c tio n :
E x te r io r W o o d : T r o p i c a l-A m e r ic a n o r A fr ic a n
m ah og an y v e n e e r , q u a r te r s lic e d ; p la in or
b rok e n s tr ip e s or rope fig u re (exclu d e c r o tc h
or high ly s w ir l fig u r e s ; la m in a te d c o r e w o o d s,
blond fin isji, in la y or m a r q u e tr y )
C a s e s : 5 -p ly tops and f r o n t s ; 3 -p ly end p a n els
Bed:
3 o r 5 -p ly p a n e ls ; sid e r a ils - m ahogany
v e n e e r , m ah og an y fin ish e d h a rd w ood , or
m e ta l
S tru ctu ra l P a r t s : G um o r s im ila r hardw ood
G e n e r a l C o n str u c tio n : A ll p ie c e s fr a m e d and
b ra c e d throughout; m o r t is e d and tenoned or
d ow eled ; a ll jo in ts c a r e fu lly fitte d ; a ll e x p o sed
s u r f a c e s in cluding in te r io r s o f c a s e s and
d r a w e r s m a c h in e d and san ded; sm o o th ed ges
C a s e s : G lu e -b lo c k e d and r e in fo r c e d throughout
D r a w e r s : D o v e ta ile d a ll c o r n e r s ; b otto m fitted
into g r o o v e in b ack p an el; c e n te r g u id e s;
d u stp ro o fe d throughout
F in ish : W a te r stain ; s il e x f ill e r ; toning if
n e c e s s a r y ; p r im e c o a t or " s u r f a c e r " , and
one fin ish in g c o a t o f v a r n ish or 2 o f c le a r
la c q u e r , san ded betw een c o a ts
S iz e * : ( 2 -in c h ra n ge p e r m itte d )
S in gle d r e s s e r : 4 4 " to 4 6 " x 1 8 " to 2 1 " : 3 o r 4
fu ll-le n g th d r a w e r s , one m a y be divided
V an ity: 4 5 " to 4 8 " x 1 8 " to 2 0 "
M ir r o r s :
Shape and s iz e in c o r r e c t p ro p o rtio n to
sty le o f suite
C h e s t: 3 4 " to 3 6 " x 1 8 " to 2 1 " ; 4 or 5 d r a w e r s in
r e g u la r c h e s t, 5 to 6 d r a w e r s in c h e s t -o n -c h e s t
B ed: D ouble

H - 6 4 2 . 1 A lt.

to H - 6 5 2 .2

S am e a s H -6 4 1

A lt .

R eg.

BEDROOM

e x c e p t for

S U IT E

C on tin u ed

75

Continued

AND

S U IT E

-

F U R N IT U R E -

H - 6 4 2 . 1 A lt .

C ontinued

BEDROOM

S U IT E

-

Continued

S iz e * : 2 -in c h ran ge p e r m itte d )
D ouble D r e s s e r :
5 4 " to 5 8 " x
m in im u m of 6 d ra w e r s

H -6 5 2 .2

R eg.

1 9 " to 2 1 " ;

B E D R O O M S U IT E

S ty le * : M o d e rn , s t r a ig h t -lin e , a ls o c a lle d "f u n c t io n a l"
and "p la n k to p "; p an el bed w ith high footb oa rd ; bar
or b o o k c a s e -ty p e h e a d b o a rd , with low footb oa rd ;
r e g u la r c h e s t (exclu d e C o m m e r c ia l m o d e r n w a te r fa ll type)
C o m p o s itio n o f S u ite *:
A . 2 m a jo r p ie c e s : bed and double d r e s s e r with
m ir r o r
B . 3 m a jo r p ie c e s : b e d , c h e s t and double d r e s s e r
with m ir r o r
C . A ny oth er c o m b in a tio n : e . g . , in clud ing night
tab le, c h e s t - r o b e , e tc .
(e x c lu d e c o m m o d e type night ta b le )
C o n stru c tio n :
E x t e r io r W o o d * : V e n e e r - w alnut (s lic e d or
q u a r te r e d ); m ah og an y; k o rin a o r oak
F in is h * : B lond; b le a c h e d ; C o rd o v a n ; lim e d ; g r a y
o r c h o c o la te , e tc .
(E x c lu d e la m in a te d c o r e w o o d s)
C a s e s : 5 -p ly tops and fro n ts
End p a n e ls * : S e t -in s ty le - 3 -p ly
F lu s h s ty le - 3 -p ly o r 5 -p ly
B ed :
3 or 5 -p ly p a n e ls ; sid e r a ils - hard w ood
or m e ta l
S tru ctu r a l P a r t s : G um o r s im ila r hard w ood
G e n e r a l C o n stru c tio n :
S am e as H -6 4 1 A lt.
S iz e * : ( 2 -in c h ra n ge p e r m itte d )
D ouble d r e s s e r : 5 2 " to 5 6 " x 1 9 " to 2 1 " ;
m in im u m o f 6 d r a w e r s (e xclu d e trip le d r e s s e r s
M ir r o r :
Shape and s iz e in c o r r e c t p ro p o rtio n to
sty le of suite
C h e st: 3 5 " to 3 8 " x 1 8 " to 2 0 " ; 4 or 5 d r a w e r s
B e d : D ouble
(N O T E : Jan. 1955 - added the fo llo w in g :
"p a n e l bed with high fo o tb o a rd ;
bar or b o o k c a s e h e ad b o ard with
low f o o tb o a r d ";
d e le te d "4 m a jo r p i e c e s " and added
"2 m a jo r p i e c e s " ; added " s e t - i n
and flu sh s ty le end p a n e l s ";
s iz e o f double d r e s s e r changed
fr o m " 5 2 - 5 6 in c h e s " to " 5 4 - 5 8 i n c h e s ")

the fo llo w in g :

S tyle : D oub le d r e s s e r
C o m p o sitio n o f su ite * :
A . 2 -m a .jo r p ie c e s : bed and double d r e s s e r with
m ir r o r
B . 3 m a jo r p ie c e s : b ed , c h e s t and double d r e s s e r
with m ir r o r
C . A ny oth er c o m b in a tio n : e . g . in cluding night
ta b le , c h e s t -r o b e , e tc .
(exclu d e c o m m o d e type night tab le )
(N O T E :

* A g en t s p e c if i e s c h o i c e




F o r p u b lica tio n o f b e d ro o m s u ite s , a ll p r i c e s have been c o n v e r te d to the
eq u iv a le n t o f a 3 -p ie c e suite c o m p o s e d o f b ed , c h e s t and d r e s s e r . )

to w h ich q u o ta tio n s a p p ly .

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A P P E N D IX C .

S p e c ific a t io n s U sed fo r

the C o lle c t io n o f R e ta il P r i c e s
J.

C.

FLOOR

-

C on tin u ed

A N D F U R N IT U R E -

C ontinued

HOUSING -

C O V E R IN G

H -6 6 1 R e g . D IN E T T E S E T
S ty le :
E a r ly A m e r ic a n
C o m p o s itio n o f se t: 5 -p i e c e , table and 4 sid e
c h a ir s
C o n stru c tio n :
E x t e r io r w o o d * : Solid h ard m a p le (n orth e rn
or r o c k ); or b irc h with m a p le fin ish
(e x c lu d e m a p le fin ish e d gu m and s im ila r
w o o d s; and sou th ern m a p le )
T a b le * : D r o p le a f (e x te n sio n type that op ens to
in clu d e one c e n te r le a f); or r e f e c t o r y type
C h a ir s * : Stool type; or continuou s b ack p o s t
type; rounded o r shaped b ack; sad d le s e a t
G e n e r a l C o n stru c tio n : A ll jo in ts w e ll-m a d e and
c a r e fu lly fitted; sm o o th e d g e s and w e ll sanded
s u r fa c e s
F in ish : Stained, s e a le d , toning if n e c e s s a r y :
p r im e c o a t o r "s u r f a c e r ” and 2 c o a ts o f
la c q u e r , san ded b etw een c o a ts
S iz e * : (2 -in c h ra n ge p e r m itte d )
T a b le : D r o p le a f: 3 6 " to 3 8 " x 2 5 " to 2 7 " , c lo s e d
R e fe c to r y : 3 2 " to 3 4 ” x 4 4 ” to 4 8 " , c lo s e d
(N O T E :

Jan. 1955 - added "e x c lu d e m a p le fin ish e d
g u m , e tc . " ;
"ro u n d e d o r shaped b a c k "; and
"2 -i n c h ra n ge p e r m it t e d ")

D.

H - 700 R e g .

SE W IN G

S ty le *: M o d e rn o r C o n te m p o ra r y
(exclu d e d e s k -ty p e )
Standard H ead - D o m e stic M a n u fa c tu re r
C ab in e t: C o n s o le s t y l e . . * P la in w alnut o r m ahogany
v e n e e r on g u m , or M ahogany o r w alnut fin ish on
hardw ood (e x c lu d e blond o r b le a c h e d fin is h e s ),
S tr e tc h e r s b etw e e n le g s o p tio n a l. M a y have
♦Hand or au tom a tic h e a d -lif t . Sew ing r a c k b uilt on
in sid e o f d o o r , or s e v e r a l s m a ll d r a w e r s to hold
sew ing e q u ip m en t.
E q u ip m en t: Round bob b in, au tom a tic bobbin w in d er,
F u ll r o ta r y . R e v e r s ib le stitch (back w ard and
fo rw a r d se w in g ).
Sew ing lig h t.
F u ll s e t of
stan d ard a tta c h m e n ts
(e xclu d e o s c illa tin g round
bobbin and long b ob b in ).




H - 6 7 0 . 1 R e g . , H - 6 7 1 . 1 A lt . and H - 6 7 2 . 1 A lt.
D IN E T T E S E T
S ty le : M o d e rn
C o m p o s itio n o f s e t:
5 p ie c e s , table and 4 sid e
c h a ir s
E x te r io r m a t e r ia l: C h r o m e -p la te d s te e l tubular
p a r ts
C o n stru c tio n :
T a b le : O va l o r s e m i - o v a l (r e c ta n g u la r with
rounded c o r n e r s ) ; e x te n sio n type
A p r o n * : 2 to 3 - in ch a lu m in u m , c h r o m e or
p ainted s te e l
L egs:
T w in or Y -t y p e (m a y be s tr a ig h t or
c u rv e d at top); (e xclu d e D uncan P h y fe
type)
T op: P a tte r n e d p la s tic (p lain , lin e n , o r tw eed
e f fe c t s , e tc . )
(E x c lu d e ta b le s with p o r c e la in to p s , s ta in ­
le s s s t e e l a p ro n , and d r a w e r )
C h a ir : 4 - leg c o n s tr u c tio n ; c u rv e d b a c k
P ad d in g * :
aT. F e lte d c o tto n , sh re d d e d la te x , c e llu lo s e
a n d /o r g la s s f ib e r s ; o r
b . F e lte d c otto n with fo a m ru b b e r; or
c . F o a m ru b b e r pad
(E x c lu d e h ig h ly d e c o ra te d b a c k s )
C o v e r in g * : V in y l p la s tic in p la in o r te x tu re d
w eaves
S iz e * : ( 2 -in c h ra n ge p e r m itte d )
H - 6 7 0 . 1 R e g . - T a b le top, 3 0 " x 4 8 ” c lo s e d
H - 6 7 1 . 1 A lt . - T a b le top, 3 6 " x 4 8 ” c lo s e d
H - 6 7 2 .1 A lt . - T a b le top, 3 0 ” x 4 2 " c lo s e d

A P P L IA N C E S A N D O T H E R H O U S E W A R E S

M A C H IN E

* A g e n t s p e c if i e s c h o ic e

Continued

to w h ich q u o ta tio n s a p p ly .

H - 710 A lt.

to H -7 1 1

VACUUM

CLEANER

S tyle: Standard m o d e l. F lo o r -t y p e (upright)
W ithout a tta c h m e n ts
C o n stru c tio n : M o t o r -d r iv e n b ru s h o r a g ita to r .
♦Single o r 2 - sp e e d m o to r
(exclu d e m o d e ls with
" d e lu x e " fe a tu r e s , such a s e x tra la r g e h e a d lig h t,
bag m ad e o f fa b r ic s oth er than stan d ard cotton,
tw ill, b ags with s p e c ia l in n er lin in g s , e tc . )
B ran d : E a c h p e r io d p r ic e one m o d e l o f each m an u ­
fa c tu r e r w h ose lin e is c a r r ie d in r e p o rtin g
o u tle ts .

(N O T E :

Aug.

1955 -

S p e c ific a tio n d e le te d )

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S p e c ific a t io n s U se d f o r the C o lle c t io n o f R e ta il P r i c e s
I.
D.

H -7 1 1

A lt .

to H -7 1 2

R eg.

HOUSIN G -

H -7 1 2

Aug.
R eg.

1955 -

VACUUM

CLEANER

changed f r o m " R e g . to A lt . " )

VACUUM CLEAN ER

S ty le : Stan dard m o d e l. C a n is te r (round) ty p e .
F u ll se t o f a tta c h m e n ts (re p o rt n u m b e r o f p ie c e s ) ;
♦ m a y have c a s t e r s , r o lle r s o r w h e e ls
C o n str u c tio n : Suction ty p e . 3 / 4 to 1 fu ll h o r s e p o w e r ;
t o e -t a p o r to g g le sw itc h . S in gle sp e e d m o to r
B ra n d : E a c h p e r io d p r ic e one m o d e l o f ea c h m a n u ­
fa c tu r e r w h o se lin e is c a r r ie d in r e p o rtin g
o u tle ts .
(N O T E :

H -7 2 0

C ontin ued

A P P L IA N C E S AN D O T H E R H O U SEW AR ES -

S ty le : Stan dard m o d e l (exclu d e " c a n i s t e r " typ e)
C y lin d e r (tank) ty p e . W ith se t o f b a s ic a tta c h m e n ts
o f a p p r o x im a te ly 11 p ie c e s
C o n str u c tio n : Su ction ty p e . S in gle sp e e d m o to r
B r a n d : E a c h p e r io d p r ic e one m o d e l o f each m a n u ­
fa c tu r e r w h o se lin e is c a r r ie d in re p o rtin g
o u tle ts .
(N O T E :

H -7 3 0 . 1 R eg.

C ontinued

R E F R IG E R A T O R

S ty le : Stan dard m o d e l (exclu d e r e f r i g e r a t o r s w ith
2 ou tsid e d o o r s )
F in is h :
D ulux e x t e r i o r ; p o r c e la in e n a m e l in te r io r
(exclu d e m o d e ls w ith d elu x e tr im )
F r e e z i n g E q u ip m en t: F u ll-w id t h top f r e e z e r ; f r o z e n
fo o d c a p a c ity - a p p r o x im a te ly 35 to 50 pou nd s;
2 to 4 ic e t r a y s ; d ra w e r o r tr a y under f r e e z e r
unit; m an u a l d e fr o s tin g (m a y have p u sh -b u tto n
c o n tr o l)
(E xclu d e m o d e ls w ith fu lly au to m a tic d e fr o s tin g )
S iz e : 8 . 8 to 9 . 7 cu . ft.
C a b in e t E q u ip m en t: R e m o v a b le o r a d ju s ta b le s h e lv e s
2 c r i s p e r s o r h y d ra to rs (m a y have 1, if fu ll-w id th );
s to r a g e r a c k s a n d /o r b u tte r k e e p e r on d oo r
B r a n d : E a c h p e r io d p r ic e one m o d e l o f each m an u ­
fa c tu r e r w h o se lin e is c a r r ie d in re p o rtin g
o u tle ts .
(N O T E :

A u g . 195 5 - changed f r o m " A l t . to R e g . ".
A d d e d " m a y have c a s t e r s , e t c . " and
" 3 / 4 to 1 fu ll h o r s e p o w e r ")
R eg.

- C on tin u ed

Jan. 1955 - changed f r e e z e r c a p a c ity fr o m
" 2 8 to 52 pounds o f f r o z e n f o o d " to " 3 5 to
50 p o u n d s ."
C h anged s iz e fr o m " 8 . 0 - 9 . 7
c u . f t . " to " 8 . 8 - 9 . 7 cu . f t . "

W A S H IN G M A C H IN E
H -7 5 0

S ty le : Stan dard m o d e l. N o n a u to m a tic (w rin g e r typ e)
A g ita to r ty p e ; sin g le s p e e d . * M a y have fu ll sk ir t
C o n s tr u c tio n : P o r c e la in e n a m e l sh e e t s t e e l tub .
Synthetic e n a m e l s t e e l le g s and fr a m e w o r k . A d ­
ju s ta b le p o s itio n w r in g e r w ith a p p r o x im a te ly 2 "
r o l l s , a d ju sta b le p r e s s u r e c o n tr o l (nonauto­
m a t ic ) , s a fe ty p r e s s u r e r e l e a s e . W ith e le c t r ic
w a te r p u m p . (E xclu d e sp in n e r -ty p e and au to m a tic
w a sh in g m a c h in e s , and w a s h e r s w ith au to m a tic
t i m e r s .)
C a p a c ity * : 8 - 9 pounds
B r a n d : E a c h p e r io d p r ic e one m o d e l o f each m a n u ­
fa c tu r e r w h o se lin e is c a r r ie d in re p o rtin g
o u tle ts .
H - 7 2 2 . 1 A lt . to H -7 2 0 R e g . W A SH IN G M A C H IN E
S ty le : Stan dard m o d e l (not in s ta lle d ). F u lly au to ­
m a tic (w a s h e s , r i n s e s and dam p d r i e s , w ithout
atte n tio n ); a u to m a tic s h u t -o ff
C o n str u c tio n : Sheet s t e e l e x te r io r and fr a m e w o r k ;
fu lly e n a m e le d . (E xclu d e m o d e ls w ith delu x e t r im
and s p e c ia l f e a t u r e s .)
C a p a c ity : 8 to 9 pounds
B r a n d : E a c h p e r io d p r ic e one m o d e l o f ea c h m a n u ­
fa c tu r e r w h o se lin e is c a r r ie d in re p o rtin g
o u tle ts .

♦ A gent s p e c if i e s c h o ic e to w h ic h q u o ta tio n s a p p ly .




R eg.

TOASTER

S ty le : S tr e a m lin e d ; a u to m a tic , " p o p - u p "
C o n s tr u c tio n : C h ro m e p la te d b o d y ; b la c k or b row n
p la s tic t r i m ; m an u a l le v e r fo r d e p r e s s in g t o a s t e r ;
d ia l in d ic a to r ( s e le c t o r ) ; th e r m o s ta tic c o n tr o l or
t i m e r ; c ru m b tr a y ; A C o r A C - D C ; 1 1 0 - 1 2 0 v o lts
A p p r o x im a te O v e r a ll S iz e : 11x6 1 /8 x 7 1 /4 in ch es
B r a n d : E a c h p e r io d p r ic e one m o d e l of each m a n u ­
f a c t u r e r w h o se lin e is c a r r ie d in re p o rtin g
o u tle ts .
H -7 6 0

R eg.

and H -7 6 1

A lt .

SAUCEPAN

D e s c r ip tio n : 2 -q u a r t ; s ta m p e d p r o c e s s ; sh eet
a lu m in u m , 16 to 18 g a u g e ; m e t a l sid e ha n d le;
beaded

r im

H -7 6 0 R e g . - O pen pan w ithout lid
H -7 6 1 A lt . - C o v e r e d pan w ith d om e lid and
b a k e lite k nob.

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I.
Do

H -7 6 4

R eg.

HO U SIN G -

H -7 7 0

D e s c r ip tio n :
M e d iu m q u a lity , w h ite , e m b o s s e d
p a p e r napkins
S iz e : L u n ch eon (a p p ro x im a te ly 1 3 " x 13 1 / 2 " )
Unit: One b o x o r c e llo p h a n e -w r a p p e d p a c k a g e of
80 napkins
(E xclu d e c o lo r e d o r d e c o r a te d n a p k in s; "e x t r a
s o f t ," fin e r q u a lity ; din n er o r giant s i z e s ; tea
n a p k in s.

H -7 6 6

R eg.

E L E C T R IC

C ontin ued

A P P L IA N C E S A N D O T H E R H O U SEW AR ES

P A P E R N A P K IN S

R eg.

-

C ontin ued

D IN N E R W A R E :

D e s c r ip tio n : Stan dard in c a n d e sc e n t b u lb , m e d iu m
s c r e w b a s e , in side, f r o s t e d , w h ite ; d o m e s tic
m a n u fa c tu re
S iz e :
60 w atts
Unit:
E ach
(E x c lu d e : 3 -w a y b u lb s)

and H -7 7 2 A lt .

D IN N E R W A R E

Ind ividual p ie c e s of the s a m e q u a lity a s
s p e c ifie d und er H - 7 7 0 R e g .
H -7 7 1 A lt .
H -7 7 2 A lt .

-

D in n e r p la t e , 8 " tra d e
8 o z . c u p , and s a u c e r

s iz e

N O T E : P r i c e s fo r the 3 p ie c e s have b e e n c o m ­
b in ed fo r p u b lica tio n

H -7 9 9

R eg.

T O IL E T

T ISSU E

D e s c r ip tio n : M e d iu m q u a lity , p e r fo r a te d
to ile t t i s s u e ; 6 5 0 sh e e ts (a p p ro x im a te ly
4 " x 5 " ) , p e r r o ll
Unit: One r o l l , 6 5 0 sh e e ts
"(E xclude r o lls w ith double s h e e ts and
u n u su a lly soft tis s u e known a s f a c ia l type
tis s u e . )

♦ A gent s p e c if i e s c h o i c e to w h ic h q u o ta tio n s a p p ly .




53 p ie c e

set

B o d y:
E a r th e n w a re (a ls o known in the tra d e a s s e m i ­
p o r c e la in o r s e m i - v i t r e o u s d in n e rw a re ); Iv o r y to
w h ite . C le a r g l a z e . F i r s t s e le c tio n
D e c o r a t io n : O v e r g la z e s im p le d e c a lc o m a n ia t r e a t ­
m e n t; o r L iq u id b rig h t go ld sta m p e d c e n te r d e c o ­
ra tio n a n d /o r b o r d e r d e c o r a tio n . W ith o r w ithout
s im p le g ilt o r c o lo r e d edge tr e a tm e n t. U nder
g la z e d e c o r a tio n m a y b e a c c e p te d (p rov id ed p r ic e
is in s a m e ra n ge a s o v e r g la z e d e c o ra tio n f r o m
oth er o u tle ts in c ity )
C o m p o s itio n of s e t: 8 d in n er p la t e s , 8 " tra d e s i z e .
8 b r e a d and b u tte r p la t e s ; 8 soup p la t e s ; 8 fru it
or c e r e a l d is h e s ; 8 ca p s and s a u c e r s ; 1 m e d iu m
p la t t e r , a p p r o x im a te ly 1 0 " to 1 2 " tra d e s iz e ; 1
v e g e ta b le d is h (a ls o te r m e d nappie o r b a k e r ),
a p p r o x im a te ly 8 " tra d e s i z e ; 1 c r e a m e r ; 1 s u g a r
b ow l and c o v e r (2 p ie c e s ) ; (8 s a la d p la te s m a y be
su b stitu te d f o r 8 soup p la t e s ); (V alu e o f an y e x tr a
p ie c e s in clu d ed in the p r ic e r e p o r te d , * such a s
v e g e ta b le d is h , s a lt and p e p p e r s e t s ," c o o k ie j a r s ,
e tc . , a r e show n s e p a r a te ly b y the ag en t)

L IG H T B U L B

H - 771 A lt .

- C on tin u ed

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S p e c ific a t io n s U se d f o r the C o l l e c t i o n o f R e ta il P r i c e s
I.

HOUSING -

C ontinued

E.
H -2 0 0

R eg.

S p ace
a.
b.
O th e r
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.

- C on tin u ed

GAS AN D E L E C T R IC IT Y

G A S F O R R E S ID E N T IA L USE

H -2 5 0 R eg .

E L E C T R IC IT Y

F O R R E S ID E N T IA L

U SE

P r ic in g U nit: N e t m on th ly b ills
a . 4 0 k ilow att h o u rs (K W H )
b . 10 0 k ilow att h o u rs (K W H )
c . 2 0 0 k ilow att h o u rs (K W H )

H ea tin g , p e r m illio n B . t . u .
M a n u fa c tu re d ga s
N a tu ra l ga s
U s e s : N e t m o n th ly b ill
10 t h e r m s , n a tu ra l g a s
10 t h e r m s , m a n u fa c tu red ga s
10 t h e r m s , m ix e d ga s
25 t h e r m s , n a tu ra l ga s
25 t h e r m s , m a n u fa c tu r ed ga s
25 t h e r m s , m ix e d ga s

(N O T E :

O b tain ed m on th ly f o r the B . L . S . b y the
F e d e r a l P o w e r C o m m is s io n )

(N O T E : C o lle c te d m on th ly by m a il sc h e d u le )

F.
H -3 0 0

R eg.

S O L ID FU

D e s c r ip tio n : E a s te r n high v o la tile
P r ic in g Unit: P e r net to n , d e liv e r e d (in 1 -to n
lo ts ) c u r b sid e o r in b in s , if no e x tr a c h a rg e
is m ad e
S iz e : L u m p , e g g , nut, sto k e r
a . Lum p
b . E gg
d . Nut
f . S tok er
H -3 1 5

R eg.

H -3 3 0

R eg.

if

B IT U M IN O U S C O A L

D e s c r ip tio n : L ow and m e d iu m v o la tile
P r ic in g U nit: P e r net to n , d e liv e r e d
(in 1 -to n lo ts ) c u rb sid e o r in b in s , if
no e x tr a c h a r g e is m ad e
S iz e : L u m p , e g g , s to v e , nut, s t o k e r , run o f m in e
a . L um p
b . E gg
c . Stove
d . Nut
f . S tok er
g . Run o f m in e




F U E L O IL
R eg.

A N T H R A C IT E C O A L

D e s c r ip tio n : P e n n s y lv a n ia w hite a s h
P r ic in g U nit: P e r net to n , d e liv e r e d (in 1 -to n
lo ts ) c u rb s id e o r in b in s , i f no e x tra ch a rg e
is m ad e
S iz e : S to v e , c h e stn u t, p e a , buckw heat N o . 1
a . Stove
b . C h estnut
c. P ea
d . B u ckw heat N o . 1
H -3 8 0

B IT U M IN O U S C O A L

D e s c r ip tio n : W e s te r n high v o la tile
P r ic in g U nit: P e r net to n , d e liv e r e d
(in 1 -to n lo ts ) c u rb sid e o r in b in s ,
no e x tr a c h a r g e is m ad e
S iz e : L u m p , e g g , sto k e r
a . Lum p
b . E gg
c . S tok er

AND

H -3 5 0

B IT U M IN O U S C O A L

R eg.

PETROLEUM

-

F U E L O IL

D e s c r ip tio n : Range o il; fu e l o i l, N o . 1; fu e l o i l,
N o . 2 ; fu e l o i l, P a c ific S tan dard 2 0 0 (PS 2 0 0 )
P r ic in g U nit: P e r 100 g a llo n s d e liv e r e d to
p riv a te r e s id e n c e
a . R ange o il
b . F u e l o il N o . 1
c . F u e l o il N o . 2
d . F u e l o il P a c ific S tan d ard 2 0 0 (PS 2 0 0 )

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S p e c ific a t io n s U se d f o r the C o lle c t io n o f R e ta il P r i c e s
I.
G.

H -8 0 0

R eg.

HO U SIN G -

H O U S E H O L D O P E R A T IO N

L A U N D R Y SOAP

C ontin ued

H -8 1 1 R e g .; H -8 1 2 R e g .; H -8 1 4
L A U N D R Y - 2 0 -p o u n d bundle

D e s c r ip tio n : L au n d ry so a p , g r a n u le s
p ow d er fo r g e n e r a l la u n d ry u se
U n it*: 2 0 - to 2 8 -o u n c e p ack ag e

H -8 0 4 . 1 R eg.

- C on tin u ed

R e g .;

H -8 1 5

R eg.

or
D e s c r ip tio n : 2 0 -p o u n d la u n d ry bundle:
H -8 1 1 - T h r ifty - E v e r y th in g w a sh e d ; w e a rin g
a p p a re l re tu rn e d d am p ; fla t w ork
c o m p le te ly iro n e d re a d y fo r u s e .

DETERGENT
H -8 1 2

-

F lu ffe d D r y (No S tarch ) - E v e r y th in g
w a sh e d ; nothing s ta r c h e d ; w e a rin g
a p p a re l re tu rn e d d ry ; fla t w o rk r e ­
turned ir o n e d re a d y fo r u s e .

H -8 1 4

-

E c o n o m y (F a m ily o r P r e s s F in is h e d ) E v e r y th in g w a sh e d ; a r t ic le s re q u irin g
s ta r c h a r e sta r c h e d ; w e a rin g a p p a re l
fin ish e d on hand p r e s s w ith no hand­
w o rk ; fla t w o rk is re tu rn e d iro n e d
re ad y fo r u s e ; no m en d in g .

H -8 1 5

-

F in is h e d F a m ily (C o m p le te F in is h e d ) E v e ry th in g w a sh e d ; a r t ic le s re q u irin g
s ta r c h a r e sta r c h e d ; w e a rin g a p p a re l
fin ish e d w ith h a n d -w o r k ; fla t w ork r e ­
turned ir o n e d re a d y fo r u s e ; m en d in g
don e.

D e s c r ip tio n : A ll -p u r p o s e g ra n u la te d o r
p o w d e re d d e te rg en t (s o a p le s s c le a n e r )
U n it*: L a r g e b o x ( l 9 to 21 o u n ce s)

(N O T E : Jan. 1 9 5 5 - unit changed fr o m
1 pou nd, 3 ou n ce s to 19* to 2 1 - ounce
p ac k a g e )

H -8 3 0

R eg.

D R Y C L E A N IN G A N D P R E S S IN G

D e s c r ip tio n : C lea n in g and p r e s s i n g m a n 's 2 p ie c e w o o l s u it. D e liv e r e d . R e g u la r s e r v i c e .
Include an y s e r v ic e c h a r g e o r in s u r a n c e .

H -8 3 5

R eg.

DRY

C L E A N IN G A N D P R E S S IN G

D e s c r ip tio n : C le a n in g and p r e s s i n g w o m e n 's
p la in 1-p i e c e d r e s s , w ithout p le a t s . C a s h ,
c a r r y and c a l l - f o r . R e g u la r s e r v i c e .
Inclu de an y s e r v ic e c h a r g e o r in s u r a n c e .

♦ A ge n t s p e c ifie s




c h o ice to w hich quotation s a p p ly .

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2.
A.

A - 100 R e g .

and A - 101 A lt.

M E N 'S

OUTERW EAR

TOPCOAT

to A - 100 T O P C O A T

S ty le :
Single b r e a s te d ; s e t -i n or ra g la n s le e v e s
F a b r ic * :
B o d y: S o ft-fin is h e d f a b r ic s such a s tw eeds and
Shetland types
Y arn :

A ll n ew

w o o l w o o le n

W e ig h t: 16 to 18 o z . / y d . b a se d on 5 8 " fa b ric
L in in g : R ayo n a n d /o r a c e ta te fa b r ic y o k e , s le e v e
lin in g , and s e a m b inding, w h ere u sed
In terlin in g :
F ro n ts c a n v a s o f cotto n , ra y o n , and
h air
C o n stru c tio n :
F u ll cut
W o rk m a n sh ip : A p p r o x . N o . 4 g rad e ta ilo r in g : h a n d fe lle d b otto m o f c o ll a r , lining h a n d -fe lle d at
a r m h o le , s h o u ld e r, and b otto m o f s le e v e , hand­
m ad e b utton holes
S iz e ra n g e :
R e g u la r 34 to 44
S e a so n s and a r e a s :
S e p te m b e r through M a r c h , a ll
a r e a s e x c e p t sou th ern c it i e s ; S e p te m b e r through
Jan u a ry, sou th ern c itie s

* A g en t s p e c if i e s c h o i c e to w h ich q u o ta tio n s a p p ly .




C on tin u ed

APPAREL

S tyle:
Sin gle b r e a s te d ; s e t -i n or ra g la n s le e v e s
F a b r ic * :
Body:
A - 100 - H a r d -fin is h e d f a b r ic s such a s ga b a rd in e
or w o r ste d c o v e r t, m a y be w ater r e p e lle n t
Y a rn :
A ll new w ool w o rste d
W e ig h t: 14 to 16 o z . / y d . b a se d on 5 8 " fa b ric
A - 101 - S o ft-fin is h e d fa b r ic s such a s c h e v io t
(plain c o lo r s or h e r r in g b o n e s ), w o o len c o v e r t
Y a rn :
A ll new w ool w oolen
W e igh t: 16 to 18 o z . / y d . b a se d on 58*' fa b ric
L in in g: R ayo n tw ill y o k e , s le e v e lin in g , and
s e a m binding
In terlin in g : F ro n ts c a n v a s o f cotto n , ra y o n , and
h a ir m ix tu re
C o n stru c tio n :
F u ll cut
W o r k m a n sh ip : A p p ro x . N o . 2 g ra d e ta ilo r in g having
follo w in g f e a tu r e s : h a n d -fe lle d c o lla r and b otto m
o f s le e v e lin in g s; top o f s le e v e lin in g s m a y be
h a n d -fe lle d ; r e m a in d e r o f g a r m e n t m a c h in e -m a d e
in cluding m ach in e b u tton h oles and m a c h in e f e lle d sh o u ld e r s e a m o f lin in g . E x c e p tio n : R a g la n
m a y have h a n d -fe lle d sh o u ld e r s e a m
S iz e ra n g e : R e g u la r 34 to 4 4
S e a so n s and a r e a s : S e p te m b e r through M a r c h , a ll
a r e a s e x c e p t sou th e rn c it i e s ; S e p te m b e r through
J an u a ry, sou th ern c itie s

A - 102 A lt .

-

.- 1 1 0 R e g .

SU IT

S tyle: S in gle o r double b r e a s te d 2 - p i e c e (co at and
one p a ir o f t r o u s e r s )
F a b r ic :
B ody: H a r d -fin is h e d f a b r ic s such a s w o r s te d s ,
sh a rk s k in o r ga b a rd in e (exclu d e unfin ish ed
w o r s te d s )
Y a rn : A ll new w ool w o rs te d
W eigh t:
1 2 - 1 / 2 to 13 o z . / y d .
L in in g: C oat h a lf-lin e d and s le e v e s f u ll-lin e d
with a c e ta te or ra y o n fa b ric
In terlin in g : F ro n ts c a n v a s o f cotto n , ra y o n (an d /
o r w ool) and h a ir
C o n stru c tio n :
F u ll cut
W o rk m a n sh ip : A p p ro x . N o . 4 g ra d e ta ilo r in g ;
h a n d -fe lle d b otto m o f c o ll a r , lining h a n d -fe lle d
at a r m h o le , sh o u ld e r and b otto m o f s le e v e ,
hand m ad e b u tton h oles in c o a t
S ize ra n g e :
R e g u la r 34 to 44
(N O T E :

.- 1 1 4

M ay 1955 - fa b r ic w eigh t changed fr o m 13 1 3 - 1 / 2 o z . / y d . to 1 2 - 1 / 2 - 13 o z . / y d . )

R eg.

SU IT

S tyle: S in gle o r double b r e a s te d 2 - p i e c e (co at and
one p a ir o f t r o u s e r s )
F a b r ic :
B ody: H a r d -fin is h e d fa b r ic s such a s w o r s te d ,
s h a rk s k in o r ga b a rd in e (e xclu d e un fin ish ed
w o r s te d s )
Y a rn :
A ll new w o o l w o rs te d
W eigh t: 1 2 - 1 / 2 to 13 o z . / y d .
L in in g: C oat h a lf-lin e d and s le e v e s f u ll-lin e d
with a c e ta te o r ra y o n fa b ric
In terlin in g :
F ro n ts c a n v a s o f cotto n , ra yon
(a n d /o r w ool) and h a ir
C o n stru c tio n :
W o rk m a n sh ip : A p p r o x . N o . 1 / to N o . 2 g ra d e
ta ilo r in g : h a n d -fe lle d b otto m o f c o ll a r , s le e v e
lining m a y be h a n d -fe lle d at top or b otto m or
both top and b o tto m , re m a in d e r o f g a r m e n t
m a c h in e m a d e in clud ing m a c h in e b utton holes
S ize ra n g e :
R e g u la r 34 to 44
(N O T E :
M ay 1955 - fa b r ic w eigh t ch an g ed fr o m
13 - 1 3 - 1 / 2 o z . / y d . to 1 2 - 1 / 2 - 13 o z . / y d )

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the C o lle c t io n o f R e ta il P r i c e s

2.
A.

A - 118 R e g .

APPAREL

M E N 'S

-

C on tin u ed

Continued

OUTERW EAR

SU IT

-

-

Continued

A - 136 R e g .

SLACKS

S ty le :
Sin gle or double b r e a s te d , 2 -p i e c e (co at
S ty le :
P le a t s at w a is t
and one p a ir o f t r o u s e r s )
F a b r ic :
F a b r ic :
Body:
G a b a rd in e
B ody:
T r o p ic a l w o rste d
Y arn :
R a y o n -a c e ta te
Y arn *:
A ll new w o o l, or 5 5% d a c r o n /45 % w ool
W e ig h t:
14 o z . / y d .
Lining: Waistband cotton twill or rayon, pockets
W e ig h t:
Up to 11 o z . / y d .
L in in g :
C o at s le e v e s and yoke o f ra y o n a n d /o r
5 y d . / l b . cotton sheeting or twill
Construction:
a c e ta te fa b ric
In te r lin in g :
F ro n ts c an v as o f cotto n , ra y o n ,
F a ir w o rk m a n sh ip :
P la in s e r g e d s e a m s , zip p e r
and h a ir m ix tu re
fly , about 2 inch o u tle t in b ack s e a m at w a is t
C o n s tr u c tio n :
F u ll cut
S iz e ra n g e :
A p p r o x im a te ly 28 to 44
W o r k m a n s h ip :
A p p r o x im a te ly N o . 4 grad e
ta ilo r in g : h a n d -fe lle d b otto m o f c o lla r ; lining
h a n d -fe lle d at a r m h o le , s h o u ld e r, and b ottom
o f s le e v e ; m a y have book s e a m s in coat; hand­
A - 137 A lt . to A - 136 S L A C K S
m a d e bu tton h oles in co a t
S iz e r a n g e :
R e g u la r
S tyle :
P le a ts at w a is t, m a y have s e l f b e lt
S e a so n and a r e a s :
M a r c h through July, a ll a r e a s e x ­
F a b r ic * :
ce p t W e s t C o a s t c itie s
B ody:
H a r d -fin is h e d f a b r ic s such a s ga b a rd in e or
su itin g s
Y a r n * : R ayo n a n d /o r a c e ta te , m a y c on ta in 15 to
2 5 % nylon
A - 130 R e g . S L A C K S
W e ig h t*
a . Y e a r -r o u n d , 1 2 - 1 / 2 to 15 o z . / y d . ; or
S tyle:
P le a t s at w a ist
b. T r o p ic a l, up to 11 o z . / y d .
F in is h :
C r e a s e r e s i s t a n t , m a y be sta in o r sp ot
F a b r ic * :
B ody:
H a r d -fin is h e d w o r s te d f a b r ic s such as
re sista n t
g a b a rd in e or c o v e r t (exclu d e s e r g e )
L in in g : W a istb a n d c otto n or ra y o n tw ill, m a y be
Y arn :
A ll new w ool w o rste d
r u b b e r iz e d type such a s Snugtex; p o c k e ts cotto n
tw ill
W e ig h t:
1 1 - 1 / 2 to 1 3 - 1 / 2 o z . / y d .
L in in g : W a istb a n d m e r c e r iz e d cotton tw ill or
C o n s tr u e tio n :
F u ll cut
C le a n w o rk m a n s h ip :
S e rg ed s e a m s , m a y h ave
ra yon
P o c k e ts:
m e r c e r iz e d cotton
sad d le stitch in g on sid e s e a m (m a y be w e lt
C o n s tr u c tio n :
F u ll cut
s e a m ); z ip p e r f l y ;* r e g u la r b e lt lo o p s and
C lea n w o rk m a n sh ip (c o m p a ra b le to that in
p o c k e ts or tunnel lo o p s a n d /o r o f f s e t p o c k e ts
t r o u s e r s o f A - 110 su it), zip p e r fly
S ize ra n g e :
R e g u la r (a p p r o x im a te ly 28 to 4 4 )
S ize r a n g e :
28 to 40 inch w a is t
(N O T E :

A - 132 A lt .
S tyle:

A p r il 1955 - fa b ric w eigh t changed fr o m
1 3 -1 4 o z . / y d . to 1 1 - 1 / 2 - 1 3 - 1 / 2 o z . / y d . )

to A - 130 S L A C K S
P le a t s

at w a ist

Body:
H a r d -fin is h e d fa b r ic s such a s ga b a rd in e or
sh a rk sk in
Y a rn :
A ll new w o o l w o r ste d
W e ig h t:
11 to 1 3 - 1 / 2 o z . / y d .
L in in g :
W aistb a n d c otto n tw ill or ra y o n , p o c k e ts
cotton tw ill
C o n s tr u c tio n : F a ir w o rk m a n sh ip (c o m p a r a b le to that
in tr o u s e r s o f A - 1 1 4 ), zip p e r fly
S ize r a n g e :
28 to 40 inch w a ist

* A g e n t s p e c if i e s c h o i c e to w h ic h q u o ta tio n s a p p ly .




A - 170 R e g .

WORK

TROUSERS

S tyle:
W ork
F a b r ic :
B ody:
4 - le a f le ft hand tw ill, khaki o r c o lo r s
Y arn :
C a rd e d c o tto n
W e ig h t (G r a y ): 8 . 2 to 8 . 5 o z . / s q . yd .
F in is h :
V a t dyed ; m e r c e r i z e d , r e s id u a l shrinkage
1% o r l e s s
P o c k e ts:
C otton d r i ll, 2 .8 5 y d . / l b .
C o n s tr u c tio n :
F u ll cu t, 28 to 29 y d . / d o z . b a s e d on
3 7 -in c h fa b r ic and s iz e s c a le 29 to 42 in c h e s ,
c le a n w o rk m a n sh ip
S ize r a n g e :
30- to 4 4 -in c h w a is t

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?.
A.
A - 171 R eg.

M E N 'S OUTERW EAR - Continued

WORK TROUSERS

WORK TROUSERS

S tyle: W ork
F a b r ic :
Body: W hipcord
Y arn : C arded cotton , m ay contain sm a ll
amount o f rayon (ap proxim a tely 10%)
W eight (fin ish ed ): 11 o z . / y d . b a sed on 36inch fa b ric
Finish: R esidu a l shrinkage 1% o r le s s
C on stru ction :
Full cut, 28 to 29 y d ./d o z . based
on 36 -in ch fa b ric and s iz e sca le 29 to 42 in ches;
c le a n w orkm anship
Size ra n ge: 30* to 4 4 -in ch w aist

A - 178 R eg.

DUNGAREES

Style: R egu lation cut, zip per fly
F a b ric:
Body: Standard blue denihi, fine w eave
Yarn: C arded cotton
W eight (finished): 10 o z . / y d . - 36 " fa b ric
F in ish : R esidu a l shrinkage 1% o r le s s
F ron t p o c k e ts : B oa tsa il d r ill
C on stru ction :
Full cut
Clean w orkm anship: U sually a m inim um o f 2 bar
tacks o r riv e ts each on p ock ets, fly , and loop s;
double o r triple stitch ed.
P o ck e ts: 2 fron t swing, 2 back patch, 1 watch,
1 ru le (exclu de ham m er loop)
Size range:
3 2 -to 42—
inch w aist (m inim um size
s ca le )
B ran d*:
A. M a n u fa ctu re r's n ationally ad vertised ; or
B. M a n u fa ctu re r's o r d is t r ib u t o r 's not nationally
a d vertised
(NOTE:

*

Agent s p e c ifie s union o r non-union m ade)

A g e n t s p e c if i e s c h o i c e to w h ich q u o ta tio n s a p p ly .




C on tin u ed

A P P A R E L - Continued

B ody: C overt
Yarn:
C arded cotton
W eight (fin ish ed ): 8 o z . / y d . b a sed on 36inch fa b ric
Finish: R esidu a l shrinkage 1% o r le s s
P ock ets:
Cotton d r ill, 2 .8 5 y d ./ l b .
C on stru ction : Fu ll cut, 28 to 29 y d ./d o z . based on
36 -in ch fa b ric and s ize s ca le 29 to 42 in ches;
clea n w orkm anship
Size ra n ge: 30* to 4 4 -in ch w aist

A - 172 R eg.

-

A - 179 Alt.

to A - 178

DUNGAREES

Style:
Full w estern cut, zip p er or m etal button fly
F a b r ic :
B ody: Blue denim , w h ite-b a ck c o a r s e w eave
Yarn: C arded cotton
W eight* (finished):
1 3 -3 /4 o z . / y d . - 3 6 " fa b ric; 1% or le s s
resid u a l shrinkage o r 1 2 -1 /2 o z . / y d 36 " fa b ric; m ill finish ed
F ront p o c k e ts : B oa tsa il d r ill
C on stru ction : Full cut
Clean w orkm an ship: U sually a m inim um o f 2 bar
tacks or riv ets each on p ock ets, fly, and loops;
double or trip le stitched; m ill finished denim
m ay u se s in g le -n e e d le p r e s s e d -o u t seam s
P o c k e ts : 2 front sw ing, 2 back patch, 1 watch
Size ra n ge: Size 36" w aist in m e n 's regu la r s iz e s
B ra n d s*:
A. M a n u fa ctu re r's brand, n ationally ad vertised ;
or
B. M a n u fa ctu re r's o r distributor* s brand not
nationally a d v ertised
(NOTE:

A - 185 R eg .

Agent s p e c ifie s union or n on-union m ade)

WORK SHIRT

Style: W ork
P o c k e ts * : P la in button-through p r e fe r r e d ; or
m ay be plain with button flap
F a b ric:
Body:
Cham bray
Yarn: C arded cotton
Weight: G ray, 3 .9 0 y d . / l b . ; finish ed, app rox.
3 .6 0 y d ./ l b . b a sed on 3 6 -in ch fa b ric
Finish: R esidu a l shrinkage 1% o r le s s
C on stru ction :
Full cut: 30 to 31 y d ./ d o z . based on
3 6 -inch fa b ric and neckband s iz e s ca le 14 to 17
Clean w orkm an ship: C olla r in terlin ed , continuous
n o n -rip sleev e facin g, double or tr ip le stitched sea m , good quality buttons (exclu de
extra featu res such as double fa b ric elbow and
fo r e a r m and extra depth fron t or b ack yoke
with a ir ven ts)
Size range:
1 4 -to 1 7 -inch neckband

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2.
A.
A - 186 A lt.

to A - 185

A P P A R E L - Continued

MEN* S OUTERW EAR - Continued

WORK SHIRT

A - 188.1 R eg .

S tyle: Work; plain pock ets with button-flap
F a b ric: T w ill, standard quality shirtin gs u sed in
m atched sets with pants A - 170; c o lo r s arm y tan
or gray
Yarn:
C arded cotton; l x l ply
W eight: 5 -3 /4 to 6 o z . / y d .
F in ish : M e rce r iz e d ; vat dyed; resid u a l shrinkage
1% o r le s s
C on stru ction : Full cut: 30 to 31 y d s ./d o z . based on
3 6 -in ch fa b ric and neckband s iz e s ca le 14 to 17
Clean w orkm anship: C olla r in terlin ed, continuous
n o n -rip sleeve facing, double or triple stitched
sea m s, good quality buttons (exclu de extra fe a ­
tures such as double fa b ric elbow and fo re a rm
and extra depth front or back yoke with a ir vents)
Size range:
14- to 1 7-in ch neckband
B.
A - 200 R eg.

BUSINESS SHIRT

BUSINESS SHIRT

Style: B u sin ess, fused c o lla r , attached b a r r e l cu ffs
F a b r ic :
Body: B roa d cloth , white, c o lo r s o r prints
Yarn: Carded cotton
Thread count (gray): 100 x 60 o r 112 x 60
F in ish : C o lo rfa s t to washing
R esidu al shrinkage 1% or le s s
C on stru ction : 29 to 30 y d ./d o z . based on 3 6-in ch
fa b ric and neckband size sca le 14 to 17; fair
w orkm anship
Size ra n ge: 1 4 -to 1 7 -neckband

A -2 20 R eg.

WORK GLOVES

Style: Clute pattern, knit w rists
F a b r ic :
Body: Canton flannel, tw illed canvas ou tside,
napped finish on in sid e, single thickness
Yarn: C arded cotton
W eight: 8 o z . / y d .
W rist: Cotton, double knit
C on stru ction : Single lock stitch seam s
(NOTE: 10 and 12 o z . / y d . w eights a re a lso p r ic e d
in s to re s w hich do not stock the 8 -oz. weight,
but p r ic e s for these weights a re not
included in the a vera ge p r ic e s . )

MEN* S FURNISHINGS AND ACCESSORIES

Style: B u sin ess, fused or sim ila r ly con stru cted
c o lla r , attached b a r r e l cu ffs
F a b ric:
Body:
B roa dcloth , white
Yarn: Com bed cotton
Thread count (g ra y ); 136 x 60 or 128 x 68
F in ish : R esidu a l shrinkage 1% o r le s s
C onstruetion: Full cut, 31 to 32 y d ./ d o z . based on
3 6 -inch fa b ric and neckband s ize sca le 14 to 17;
clean w orkm anship
Brand: M anufacturer* s nationally a d v ertised
Size range: 1 4 -to 17-in ch neckband
A - 202 R eg.

- C on tin u ed

A - 221 A lt.

to A -2 2 0

PAJAM AS

Style: Coat o r m iddy
F a b ric:
Body: B roa dcloth , s o lid c o lo r s o r printed
patterns
Yarn: C arded cotton
Thread count (g ra y ): 100 x 60 o r 112 x 60
F in ish *: R egu lar o r resid u a l shrinkage 1% o r
le s s , c o lo r fa s t to washing
C onstruction: 52 to 53 y d ./d o z . b a sed on 36 -in ch
fa b ric and size s ca le A to D; fa ir w orkm anship;
s e lf or con tra stin g trim
Size R ange: R egu la r, A to D
A - 230 R eg .

UNDERSHIRT

Style: A thletic
F a b r ic :
B ody: R ib knit, 1 x 1; o r 2 x 2 ("S w iss r ib " ); o r
panel
Yarn: C om bed cotton (exclude m e r c e r iz e d
yarn)
W eight: 1 -3 /4 to 2 l b . / d o z .
C on stru ction :
F a ir w orkm an ship:
May have n ylon ized finish; m ay have nylon
seam stitching a n d /o r p a rt nylon yarn in fa b ric
bindings
Size ra n ge: 3 4 -to 4 4 -in ch ch est
P r icin g unit: Single; or m ultiple of 6 o r le s s

PAJAM AS

Style: Coat or m iddy
A - 234 R eg. SHORTS
F a b ric * :
Body: P e r c a le printed patterns; b roa dcloth solid
Style: B oxer; o r yoke front; g rip p er or button
c o lo r s o r printed patterns
clo s u r e ; w oven e la s tic in serts at w aist
Y arn : C arded cotton
F a b r ic :
Body:
B roa d cloth , printed pattern
Thread count (g ra y ):
Yarn: C arded cotton
P e r c a le : 68 x 72
B roadcloth : 80 x 60
Thread Count (g ra y ): 80 x 60
F in ish *: R egu lar; or residu a l shrinkage 1% or
F in ish : R esidu a l shrinkage 1% or le s s ;
le s s ; c o lo r fa s t to washing
c o lo r fa s t to washing
C on stru ction : 50 to 51 y d ./d o z . based on 3 6 -inch
C on stru ction : 12 to 13 y d s . / d o z . b a sed on 3 6 -inch
fa b ric; fair w orkm anship
fa b ric and s iz e s ca le 30 to 44 in ch es; fair
w orkm anship
Size range: R egu la r, A to D
Size range: 30- to 4 4 -in ch w aist
P r icin g unit: Single; o r m ultiple units o f 6 or le s s
* A g en t s p e c if i e s c h o i c e to w h ich q u o ta tio n s a p p ly .




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2.
B.

A -2 3 6 Alt.

to A - 234

-

C on tin u ed

A P P A R E L - Continued

M E N 'S FURNISHINGS AND ACCESSORIES - Continued

SHORTS

A - 240 R eg.

Style: B o x e r, or yoke front; g rip p er or button
c lo s u re , w oven ela stic in serts at w aist
F a b r ic :
B ody: B roadcloth , printed or solid c o lo r s
Yarn: Carded cotton
Thread Count (gray): 100 x 60
F in is h : R esidu a l shrinkage 1% o r le s s ,
c o lo r fast to washing
C on stru ction : Full cut: 1 3 -1 /2 to 1 4 y d ./d o z . based
on 36-in ch fa b ric and size s ca le 30 to 44 in ches;
clea n w orkm anship
Size range: 30*to 44-inch w aist
P r icin g unit: Single; o r m ultiple o f 6 or le s s
A - 242 A lt.

SOCKS

Style: D re s s , s e a m le s s , *h alf h ose o r s la ck length,
solid c o lo r s (exclu de clock in g )
F a b r ic : Cotton, knit
Y arn: C om bed, m e r c e r iz e d , 2 -p ly in body
C on stru ction : 220 to 240 n eed les, h eels and toes
> r e in fo r ce d with cotton a n d /o r nylon
Size range: A p p roxim a tely 10 to 13
P r icin g Unit: Single; or m ultiple o f 6 or le s s

to A - 240 SOCKS

Style: Slack length, e la s ticiz e d tops, usually 5 diam onds
and 3 to 4 c o lo r s
F a b ric: Genuine fra m ed a rgyle knit (H em phill o r c o m ­
parable p r o c e s s )
Yarn: Com bed cotton, u sually 2 -p ly
C onstruetion: A pp roxim a tely 108 n eedles
Weight: Heavy or m edium
S izes: R egu la r, usually 10 to 13
B ra n d s*:
A. M a n u fa ctu re rs ', nationally a d v ertised , or
B. M a n u fa ctu re rs ', not nationally a d vertised

C.

A - 310 R eg.

BOYS' A P P A R E L

SUIT

Style: 2 -p ie c e , coa t and one pair o f trou sers
F a b r ic :
Body*: C a s s im e re , c h e v io t , Shetland ty p e , tw e e d ,
w o o le n fla n n e l, o r c o v e r t
Yarn: A ll new w o o l w o o le n
W e ig h t: 13 to 14 o z . / y d .

Lining: Coat h alf or fu ll-lin e d and s leev es fu lllined with rayon a n d /o r acetate twill
In terlin ing: F ronts canvas o f cotton, rayon, and
hair m ixtu re
C on stru ction : Full cut
Clean w orkm anship: M ach in e-m a d e excep t m ay
have top o f sle eve lining h a n d -felled
Size range: Cadet o r P rep
Season: Septem ber through M arch

*

A g en t s p e c if i e s c h o i c e to w h ich q u o ta tio n s a p p ly .




A -3 14 and A -315 A lts,

to A -3 1 0

SUIT

Style: 2 -p ie c e , coa t and one pa ir o f trou sers
F a b ric:
Body*: Suiting such as gabardine, sharkskin, or
flannel
Yarn: A -3 1 4 - ra y o n /a ce ta te
A -315 - nylon content up to m axim um
25%,balance rayon a n d /o r acetate
Weight: 14 to 16 o z . / y d . based on 58 to 60
inches
F in ish : C rea se resista n t, m ay be n o n -o ily
stain resista n t
L in in g: Coat h alf o r fu ll-lin e d and s leev es fu lllined with rayon a n d /o r acetate twill
Construe tion: Full cut
Clean w orkm an ship: M ach in e-m ad e excep t m ay
have top o f sle e v e lining h a n d -felled
Size ra n g e: Cadet or P rep
Season: Septem ber through M arch

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2. A P P A R E L - Continued
C.
A -3 2 0 R e g .

BOYS* A P P A R E L - Continued

SLACKS

A -36(L 1

Style: Continuous w aistband with e la s tic in s id e s ,
pfeated front, 2 side and 2 back pockets
F a b r ic :
B ody: Gabardine
Yarn: R a y on /a ceta te
W eight: A p p ro x . 14 o z . / y d . b a sed on 6 0 "
fa b ric
F in ish : C rea se resista n t
L in in g: Waistband cotton or rayon tw ill fa b r ic ,
m ay have ru b b erized section (Snugtex ty p e).
P ock ets cotton tw ill fa b ric
C on stru ction :
Clean w orkm anship: Seam s p r e s s e d open and
s e rg e d ; zip p er fly; m ay have saddle stitching
on side seam (m ay be w elt seam ); (exclude
flaps on back pock ets and tunnel loop s)
Size R ange: Junior (a p p rox . 4 to 12)

R eg .

S tyle*: R egulation or* w estern cu t, zip p er fly
F a b r ic :
B ody: Blue den im , standard or w h ite-b a ck
Y arn : C arded cotton
W eight, fin ish ed : 10 o z . / y d . - 3 6 " fa b ric
F in ish : 1% or le s s resid u a l shrinkage
F ron t p o c k e ts : Boat sa il d r ill
C on stru ction : Full cut
Clean w orkm anship: U sually m inim um o f 2 b a r
tacks o r riv ets each on p o c k e ts , fly , and b elt
lo o p s ; double or trip le stitch ed . F ront swing
p o c k e ts , single kn ees; o r if not a v a ila b le, front
pock ets stitch ed dow n, double k n e e s.
2 b ack
patch p ock ets; 1 coin pocket
Size R ange: Junior (m inim um o f 3 s iz e s in range
’

6 - 12)

(NOTE:
A - 3 21

R eg.

DUNGAREES

Jan. 1955 - Size range was changed fro m
"C adet o r P r e p " to "J u n io r " and co n s tru c­
tion was defin ed in g rea ter d eta il.

SLACKS

Style: Continuous w aistband with ela s tic in s id e s ,
pleated fron t, 2 side and 2 back pockets
F a b ric:
Body: G abardine
Y arn *: 15 to 25% n ylon, balance rayon or
r a y o n / acetate
Weight: 13 to 14 l / 2 o z . / y d . b a sed on 58-60
fa b ric
Finish: C rea se re s is ta n t, m ay be n o n -o ily
stain resista n t and washable
L in in g: Waistband cotton or rayon tw ill fa b r ic ,
m ay have ru b b erized section (Snugtex ty p e).
P ock ets cotton tw ill fa b ric
C on stru ction :
Clean w orkm an ship: Seam s p r e s s e d open and
s e rg e d ; zip p er fly ; m ay have saddle stitching
on side seam (m ay be w elt sea m ); (exclu de
flaps on back p ockets and tunnel loop s)
Size Range: Junior (ap p rox . 4 to 12)

A -3 6 2 .1 A lt. to A -3 6 0 .1

In the la tter part o f 1955, A - 360 was
expanded into four s p e cifica tio n s to p rov id e
fo r separate p ricin g o f regu lation and
w estern cut dungarees and o f nationally
a d v ertised and n on -n a tion a lly a d v ertised
b ra n d s.
P r ic e d ifferen tia ls ex is t betw een
the tw o styles and betw een the two types o f
brands fo r each s ty le .
B ecau se city -w id e p ricin g w ould not be
a ch ieved on any one quality, the quality
sellin g in g rea test volum e in each outlet
was p r ic e d .
P r ic e s o f regu la tion cut and
w estern cut dungarees fo r both nationally
a d v ertised and n on -n ation ally a d v ertised
brands have been com bin ed fo r p u b lica tio n .)

DUNGAREES

Style: W estern cu t, zip per or m etal button fly
F a b ric:
B ody: Blue den im , w h ite-ba ck c o a r s e weave
Yarn: C arded cotton
"Weight, fin ish ed *: 13 3 /4 o z . / y d . - 3 6 " fa b r ic ;
17° or le s s resid u a l shrinkage; or
12 l / 2 o z . / y d . - 3 6 " fa b r ic , m ill finish ed
F ront p o c k e ts : B oatsail d r ill
C on stru ction : Full cut
Clean w orkm anship: U sually a m inim um o f 2 b a r tacks o r
riv ets each on p o c k e t s , belt lo o p s , and fly ; double or
trip le stitch ed; m ill finish ed denim m ay have s in g le needle p r e s s e d -o p e n seam s
P ock ets: 2 front swing; 2 b a ck patch; 1 co in ,
Single knee
Size Range: Junior (m inim um o f 3 s iz e s in range 6 to 12)
B ran d*:
A . M a n u fa ctu rer's brand, nationally a d v ertised ; or
B . M a n u fa ctu rer's or d is trib u to r's b ra n d , not nationally
a d vertised
♦ A g e n t s p e c if i e s




c h o ic e

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2 . A P P A R E L - Continued
C.
A -3 7 0 R e g .

B O Y S' A P P A R E L - Continued

SPORT SHIRT

A-371

A lt. to A -3 7 0

SPORT SHIRT

Style:

Sp ort, co n v e rtib le c o lla r
Style: Sport; con vertib le c o lla r , long s le e v e s ,
S leeves: sh ort (A); o r long (B)
l^button cu ff
F a b ric: Plain o r slub b ro a d clo th , pop lin , or tw ill;
F a b ric: P rinted flannel
solid c o lo r s , w hite, or printed patterns
Yarn: C arded cotton
Y arn : C arded cotton
W eight: 3 y d . / l b .
T hread Count (g ra y ):
Finish: R esidu al shrinkage 1% or le s s
B roadcloth : 100 x 60
112 x 60 (slub)
C on stru ction :
P oplin: 100 x 44
P o c k e ts * : 1 or 2 plain (without button o r flap);
W eight: T w ill:
2 .8 5 y d . / l b . b a sed on 3 6 -in ch
o r if not a va ila b le, 2 button-through o r flap
p ock ets; in terlin ed c o lla r ; double yoke; p la stic
fa b ric
buttons
Finish: R esidu al shrinkage 1% or le s s ; c o lo r fa s t
to washing
Size Range: Junior (m inim um o f 3 in s iz e s 6 to 1^
C on stru ction :
Y d s . / d o z . b a sed on 36-in ch fa b ric
Season: S ep tem b er through M a rch , app roxim ately
and size sca le 8 to 20 y e a rs : Short s le e v e s 18
A -3 8 0 R e g .
SHORTS
to 19.
Long s le e v e s : 25 a pp roxim ately; clean
w orkm anship
Style: B r ie f, a ll around e la s tic webbing w aistband
Size and R ange: 14 y e a r s ; Cadet or P re p range
F a b ric: Rib knit
Season:
(A )
, Short s le e v e s : a pp roxim ately M a rch through
Yarn: C om bed cotton (exclu de m e r c e r iz e d finish)
C on stru ction :
A ugust, depending on clim a tic con d ition s.
Clean w orkm an ship: Double cro tch ; knit tape
(B )
, Long s le e v e s : a pp roxim ately Septem ber
through F e b ru a ry , depending on clim a tic
bound or double s e lf -f a b r ic fly fron t; m ay have
con ditions
n ylon ized finish ; m ay have nylon seam stitch ­
ing a n d /o r part nylon yarn in fa b ric bindings
and supporting strap s
W eight: 1 to 1 \ / z lb « /d o z . b a sed on s iz e sca le
8 to 16 y e a rs
Size:
14 y e a rs (ap proxim a tely 2 8 -in ch w aist)
P ricin g Unit: Single; o r m u ltiple o f 6 o r le s s
D.
A -4 1 0 and A -4 1 1 R e g .

WOMEN'S OUTERWEAR

SPORT COAT

Style: Sport o r ca s u a l, without fur tr im , full length
F a b ric:
Body: Soft finish ed fa b r ic s such as tw eed , fleece,
b roa d cloth ty p e, su ed e, ch in ch illa , basket
w eaves, zib elin e ty p e, o r plush (exclu de poodle)
Yarn: A ll new w ool w oolen
W eight: 16 to 18 o z . / y d .
Lining: Rayon a n d /o r acetate taffeta (p re fe ra b ly ),
o r satin o r c re p e
A -4 1 0 : M ust have m etal insulated b a ck when
without interlining
A -4 1 1 : M ay have m etal insulated back
Interlining:
A -4 1 0 : W here u sed - full length, quilted 100%
r e p r o c e s s e d o r reu sed w ool; o r cotton
flannel
A -4 1 1 : None
C on stru ction :
F a ir w orkm anship: A ll m a ch in e-m a d e; m ay have
h an d-fin ish ed bound buttonholes
Size R ange: M is s e s ' regu la r (usually 12 to 20); or
i f m i s s e s ' a re not a va ila b le, ju n ior (usually 7-15)
Season and A re a s :
Septem ber through January
A -4 1 0 : a ll citie s ex cep t those s p e cifie d fo r A -4 1 1
A -4 1 1 :
L os A n geles and San F r a n c is c o
(NOTE:

Sept. 1955 - added "ch in ch illa , basket
w e a v e s, zib elin e ty p e, p lu sh " to fa b ric
ch o ice )

A -4 1 5 R e g .
Style:




Casual or sp ort; s e lf detail; full length

Body*: Cut ch in ch illa , tw eed , duvetyn ty p e, or
suede
Yarn: A ll new w ool w oolen , new w ool blend
with 20% ca s h m e r e , o r new w ool blend with
not o v e r 10% o f p r e cio u s fib e rs such as
b ea v er and guanaco
W eight: 16 to 18 o z . / y d . excep t fo r ch in ch illa ,
app roxim ately 20 /21 o z .
L in in g: A cetate satin (exclu de c r e p e -b a c k satin);
o r if not a v a ila b le, taffeta
Coats without in terlin in g: Lining m ust be
m etal insulated - in all citie s excep t L os
A n geles and San F r a n c is c o , w here it m ay or
m ay not J>e m etal insulated
Interlining (w here u se d )* : A ll new w o o l, full
length
C on stru ction : Full cut
Clean w orkm an ship: H an d-piped buttonholes;
bottom o f sleev e linings hand or m achine f e ll­
ed; lining tacked to body at bottom o f s le e v e s ,
under each a rm h o le , and h em ch a in -ta ck ed at
each side seam ; rem ain d er o f garm ent m achine
m ade; coat hem u su ally ribbon fin ish ed .
Size Range*: M is s e s ' regu la r (usually 12 to 20); or
if m i s s e s ' s iz e s a re not a va ila b le, ju n ior
(usually 7-1 5 )
Season: Septem ber through January
(NOTE:

* A g e n t s p e c if i e s c h o i c e to w h ich q u o ta tio n s a p p ly .

COAT

Sept. 1955 - added "s u e d e " and "new w ool
b le n d s " to fa b ric ch o ice )

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D . WOMEN'S OUTERWEAR - Continued
A -4 2 0 R e g .
SPORT COAT
A -4 2 3 A lt . to A -4 2 0
TO PPER
Style:

A -4 3 5 .1 A lt . to A -4 3 0 .1

Sport o r ca s u a l, without fur trim
A -4 2 0 : Full length
A -4 23 : T op p er, hip length

Length:

F a b ric:
B ody *: S oft-fin ish ed fa b rics such as fle e c e ,
su e d e , Shetland-ty p e , e t c .
Yarn: A ll new w ool w oolen ; m ay contain
app roxim ately 10% ca sh m ere w ool
W eight: 11 to 13 o z . / y d .
Lining: Rayon a n d /o r acetate in c r e p e , satin,
o r taffeta w eave; m ay have m etal insulated
b ack
Interlining: F r o n ts, canvas o f cotton , ra yon , and
h a ir; o r cotton p e r ca lin e ; o r ca m b ric
C on stru ction :
F a ir w orkm anship: A ll m achine m a d e, lining
sea m s tacked to body s e a m s , m ay have bound
buttonhole s
Size R ange: M is s e s ' regu la r (usually 12 to 20)
Season : F eb ru a ry through A p r il

A -4 3 0 .1

R e g . and A -4 3 1 .1 A lt .

SUIT

SUIT

Style: T w o -p ie c e , ta ilo re d o r soft style (not d r e s s ­
m a k er type) Skirt: stra ig h t, m ay have k ick
plea ts; o r fla r e d , m axim u m of 7 2 -in ch sw eep
F a b ric:
B ody *: H a rd -fin ish ed fa b rics such as fla n n els,
c r e p e s , sh a rk sk in s, g a b a rd in es, or fa n cie s
Y arn: A ll new w ool w orsted
W eight: 10 to 12 o z . / y d .
Lining: Coat fu ll-lin e d with ra y o n /a ce ta te c r e p e ,
s o lid c o lo r ; sk irt m ay have seat lin ed with
cre p e o r ta ffeta , but is usu ally unlined
Interlining: F r o n t s , h a ircloth
C on stru ction :
Full cut
Clean w orkm anship: Body o f lining m a ch in e fe lle d to coa t excep t h a n d -felled bottom o f
coa t lining and bottom o f sleev e lin in g s; handpiped buttonholes; hem 2 to 2 l / 2 in ches
including tape; side seam s a p p ro x . 1 " depth
on each side o f seam
S izes: M is s e s ' regu la r (usually 12 to 20) excluding
T a ils
Season: Septem ber through A p ril
A -4 5 5 R e g .

SKIRT

Style: T w o -p ie c e , ta ilo re d or soft style (not
Style: Straight, fla r e d , g o r e d , or with k ick pleats
d r e ss m a k e r type). Skirt: stra ig h t, m ay have
F a b ric:
k ick p lea ts; o r fla r e d , m axim um o f 7 2 -in ch
B ody *: F la n n el, ga b a rdin e, sharkskin , m en sw ea r
sw eep
suiting, or lin en w eave
F a b ric:
Yarn: Rayon a n d /o r a ceta te; linen w eave m ust
B ody *:
be a ll rayon
A - 4 3 0 . 1: H ard -fin ish ed fa b r ic s such as
Finish: U sually c r e a s e resista n t; lin en w eave
gabardine o r fan cy w orsted s
uncon ditionally w ashable
Y arn and w eight: A ll new w ool w o rs te d ,
Weight: A p p roxim a tely 9 l / 2 to 10 l / 2 oz . / y d .
10-12 o z . / y d .
b a sed on 4 4 -to 4 5 -in ch fa b ric
C onstruction:
A -4 3 1 .1 : S oft-fin ish ed fabrics such as flannel,
tweed, suede, or Shetland types
Clean w orkm anship: Hem 1 l / 2 to 2 in ches
including ta p e, fla re sk irt m ay have 1-inch
Yarn and weight: A ll new wool woolen,
10-12 l / 2 o z . / y d .
hem ; sea m s l / 2 to 5 /8 in ch , pinked ed g e s;
Lining: Coat fu ll-lin e d with rayon a n d /o r acetate
con cea led zip p er c lo s u r e .
M ay have r u b b e r iz ­
ed w aistband (Snugtex type); *m ay have s e lf
cre p e or satin , s o lid c o lo r
In terlin ing: F r o n t s , h a ircloth
belt o r genuine lea th er belt a p p ro x . 5 / 8 "
C on stru ction :
width (exclu de n ovelty belt)
F a ir w orkm anship: Body o f lin in g , including
Size Range: M is s e s ' r e g u la r, usu ally 24 to 30
b o tto m , m ach in e fe lle d to coa t; h a n d -felled
(NOTE: Jan. 1955 - added "m ay have s e lf b e lt" )
bottom o f s le e v e lin in g s; sk irt hem 1 l / 2 to
2 " including tape; 0 £ m a c h in e -fe lle d bottom
o f sleev e lin ings p rov id ed sk irt hem %a a p p ro x . A -4 5 6 A lt . to A -4 5 5 SKIRT
2 " and sk irt side sea m s 7 /8 to 1" on each
Style: Straight, with o r without p lea ts; o r g o re d
side o f sea m ; m a y have h an d-pip ed buttonholes
F a b ric:
Size Range: M is s e s ' reg u la r (usually 12 to 20),
B ody*: F la n n el, ga b a rdin e, su itin gs, linen
excluding T a ils
w e a v es, o r fa ille
Season: Septem ber through A p r il
Yarn: R ayon a n d /o r a ceta te; m ay have cotton
content in linen w eaves
(NOTE: Jan. 1955 - deleted "p erca lin e o r cotton
C onstruction:
c a m b r ic " fro m in terlin in g; "fa ir w orkm an ­
F a ir w orkm an ship: Hem: straight cu t, 1 to 2
s h ip " was a m p lified to rea d as shown
in ches including tape; g o re d s ty le s , m inim um
a b o v e •)
to 1 inch including ta p e, w here u sed ; seam s
plain with pinked o r raw e d g e s, side sea m s
not p r e s s e d open
T rim : m ay have sm a ll amount o f t r im , m ay
have s e lf o r n ovelty belt (exclu de genuine
lea th er Jielt)
Size Range: M is s e s ' r e g u la r , u su ally 24 to 30

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D.

A -4 6 1 ,

Alt.

to A -4 60

WOMEN' S OUTERW EAR - Continued

BLOUSE

STR E E T DRESS

Style: C asual, such as "d a ytim e"; or ta ilored , such
as coat o r shirtw aist style; one p ie ce
F a b r ic * : F ilam ent o r spun yarn types such as:
C rep es and other filam en t yarn types: French
c re p e , 100-denier cre p e , ply yarn types such as
a lpacas and rom a in es, s h eers such as "B em berg,"
ta ffe ta s --p la in , printed, or em b ossed
Spun yarn types: G abardine (Whippet quality),
m en sw ea r, flannel, shantung, linen w ea ves, luana
Solid or printed patterns
Yarn: Rayon a n d /o r acetate
C on stru ction :
F a ir w ork m an ship: R eq u ired featu res: m ain side
sk irt seam s 3 /8 to 1/2 inch; w aist seam s not
tape re in fo r ce d ; buttonholes, w here used,
m achine m ade. Usual featu res (at lea st 2 o f 5
req u ired ): main side sk irt seam s not p r e s s e d
open; hem finish, not taped; hem depth, m in i­
mum to 1 inch; s e lf-fa b r ic b elt loop s; shoulder
pads unshaped, m ay have cen ter seam u nder­
side which in dicates som e shaping, m ust not
have tapered fillin g or stiffenin g, may have
s e lf-fa b r ic co v e rin g
T rim : M inim um amount: con trasting fa b ric for
belt a n d /o r buttons; or n ovelty belt or buttons
Size ra n ge*: M is s e s ' regu la r (usually 12 to 2 0 ) or
junior (usually 9 to 15)
(NOTE:

*

The technique o f expanded p ricin g was
adopted for A -4 80 and A -4 8 1 .
The agent is
in stru cted to obtain fro m each outlet for
each s p e cifica tio n , the p r ic e s o f the four
d r e s s e s w hich s e ll in g re a te st volu m e during
the month p r ice d . Although p r ic e s are
obtained for a p a rticu la r quality fro m the
sam e outlets each p e rio d , d iffe re n c e s in
styling and fa b ric p reclu d e the p o s s ib ility o f
p ricin g iden tical d r e s s e s each p ricin g p eriod .
The a ve ra g e s published a re com binations of
p r ic e s re p o rted fro m a ll outlets in a city.

A g en t s p e c if i e s c h o i c e to w h ich q u o ta tio n s a p p ly .




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Style: S e m i-ta ilo re d or d r e s s y ;* s h o r t, th reeq uarter, or long s le e v e s ; m ay be s le e v e le s s
(su m m er only)
F a b r ic :
B ody *: C rep e, such as tissue fa ille (F ancy F ree
quality is typical); or nylon tr ic o t ; solid c o lo r s
Y arn : C repe: Rayon a n d /o r acetate
T rico t: Nylon, 15 to 40 denier
Finish: Hand washable o r d r y -cle a n a b le
C on stru ction : U sually 21 in ch es, not m ore than 22,
fro m cen ter o f back o f n eck to bottom
F air w orkm an ship: Seam s: C rep e, 3 /8 inch,
pinked, or m e rro w finished; tr ico t, m e rro w
finished; shoulder pads: none
T r im : m ay have m od era te amount of trim or
detail; buttons usually g la s s , p la s tic, or
novelty (exclu de genuine p e a rl)
Size ra n ge: M is s e s ' regu lar (usually 32 to 38)

A -480 R eg.

-

A -481 R eg.

STREET DRESS

Style: C asual, such as "d a ytim e"; or ta ilo re d , such
as coa t or sh irtw a ist style; one p ie ce
F a b r ic * : F ilam ent or spun yarn types such as:
C rep es and other filam en t yarn types: 100*denier
c re p e , ply yarn types such as cyn ara, tissu e o r
rib fa ille , or "ply fa ile s , " sh eers such as
"B em b erg , " ta ffe ta s --p la in , printed, or e m b o s s e c
Spun yarn types: G abardine (Superwhippet
quality), m en sw ea r, flannel, shantung, linen
w eaves, nubby w eaves
Solid or printed patterns
Y arn : Rayon a n d /o r acetate
C on stru ction :
F air w orkm an ship: R eq u ired featu res: m ain side
sk irt seam s 1/2 inch; buttonholes, w here used,
m achine m ade; b elt lo o p s , thread. Usual
featu res (at lea st 2 o f 5 req u ired: m ain side
sk irt seam s p r e s s e d open; hem finish , taped;
hem depth, straight sk irts, 1 -1 /2 to 2 in ch es,
fla re or full s k irts, m inim um to 1 inch; w aist
sea m s, soft fa b r ic e (cre p e s and s h e e rs ) tape
re in fo r ce d , fir m fa b rics m ay or m ay not be
taped; shoulder pads shaped
T r im : M oderate amount: n ovelty buttons a n d /o r
belt, or detachable pin, or con trastin g fa b ric
for c o lla r , cu ffs, belt, o r buttons, or c o m ­
bination o f these
Size ra n g e*: M is s e s ' regu la r (usually 12 to 20), o r
ju n ior (usually 9 to 15)
(See note on A -4 8 0 )
A -4 9 0 R eg.

STR E E T DRESS

Style: One p ie c e , ca su a l, with soft lin es, m ay have
m od era te amount o f trim
F a b r ic :
Body*: Soft finish ed fa b ric such as flannel, c r e p e ,
or je r s e y , solid c o lo r s
Yarn: A ll new w ool w oolen , excep t for je r s e y
which is to be all new w ool w orsted
W eight: A pp rox. 6 to 8 o z . / y d .
C on stru ction : Full cut
Clean w orkm anship: H em (tape finished): straight
cut skirt, 1 -1 /2 to 2 " including tape; fla re
styles a pprox. 1" including tape. Seam s: plain
with pinked edges; je r s e y seam s m ay be plain,
bound, or m e r ro w . Shoulder pads (w here
used): shaped, co v e r e d with s e lf o r rayon
fa b ric, handsewn to garm ent
T r im : Buttonholes m ay be h an d-finish ed if
u tilized p r im a r ily as trim ; buttons, if used,
m ay be novelty or s e lf fa b ric c o v e re d
Size ra n ge*: M is s e s ' regu la r (usually 12 to 20), or
junior (usually 9 to 15)
Season: Septem ber through January
(NOTE:

Nov. 1955 - added "w orsted je r s e y " and
"fin is h " to fa b ric d e s crip tio n and "ju n io r "
to size range)

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A P P E N D IX C .

S p e c ific a t io n s U se d F o r the C o lle c t io n o f R e ta il P r i c e s

2.
D.
A -4 9 5 ,

R eg.

W O M EN 'S OUTERW EAR - Continued

STREET DRESS

A - 520 R eg.

A -4 9 8 ,

NIGHTGOWN

to A - 520 NIGHTGOWN

S tyle: M oderately trim m ed b od ice, ta ilored skirt,
s le e v e le s s or cap style sleev es
F a b ric:
B ody: 2 -b a r tr ic o t knit, solid c o lo r
Y arn: A cetate
T rim (one or a com bination o f the follow ing):
N ylon /a ceta te la ce , or e m b roid ered nylon
sheer such as 1 5 -denier tr ico t, or nylon net
or com p a ra b le trim
C onstruction: Full cut
Clean w orkm an ship: Seams o v e rlo c k (m errow )
or lock stitch , all m ach in e-m a de
Size ra n ge: M is s e s ' regu la r (usually 32 to 40)

*

A g e n t s p e c if i e s c h o i c e to w h ich q u o ta tio n s ap p ly.




R eg.

HOUSE DRESS

Style: Shirtw aist or coa t type; one p iece
F a b r ic :
B ody: P e r c a le , printed patterns
Yarn: C arded cotton
Thread count (gray): 80 x 80
Finish*: a. R egu lar; or b. R esidu a l shrinkage
1% or le s s ; c o lo r fa s t to washing
C on stru etion : Full cut
Clean w orkm an ship: Seams g en era lly pinked; m ay
have m e rro w seam s at sides and a rm h oles;
m ay have bound arm h ole sea m s; button o r
zip p er c lo s u r e ; ca refu l attention to other
detail and trim
Size range: M is s e s ' regu la r (usually 12 to 20)

WOMEN' S UNDERWEAR AND ACCESSORIES

Style: T rim m ed b od ice (exclude all la ce b od ice);
ta ilored skirt; s le e v e le s s or cap style s leev es
F a b r ic :
B ody: M ultifilam ent c re p e , solid c o lo r s
Yarn: Rayon o r ra y on /a ceta te
Thread count (gray): 150 x 94
T rim (one or a com bination of the follow ing):
N y lon /a ceta te or a ce ta te /co tto n la ce , or
e m b ro id e re d nylon sheer such as 15 den ier
tr ico t, or nylon net or other com p a ra b le trim
C on stru ction : Straight or bias cut sk irt
F air w orkm an ship: A ll m achine m ade, seam s
pinked
Size range: M is s e s ' regu lar (usually 32 to 40)

A - 522 Alt.

C on tin u ed

A P P A R E L - Continued

Style: Casual; or ta ilored , such as sh irtw aist or
coa t type; one p ie c e
F a b ric:
B ody*: C ham bray, gingham , b roa d cloth , or
glazed p e r ca le
Yarn: Cham bray and b roa dcloth , com bed cotton;
gingham and glazed p e r ca le : ca rd ed cotton
Thread count (g ra y ):
Cham bray:
80 x 76 a pprox.
Gingham:
76 x 68, regu la r weight; or
71 x 5 6, tissue weight
B roadcloth : 136 x 60
G lazed p e r ca le 80 x 80; or
80 x 92
F in ish : M e r c e r iz e d and resid u a l shrinkage o f
1% or le s s ; or ev erg la z e finish; tissue
gingham may be w rinkle resista n t and have
2% residu a l shrinkage
C on stru ction : Full cut
Clean w orkm anship: Hem: A pprox. 2 inches
(1 -7 /8 to 2 - 1 /8 ); fu ller sw eep styles such as
u n pressed p lea t and fla re styles m ay have
m inim um 7 /8 " . Seam s: m ain side sk irt seam
3 /8 to 1/2 inch depth. B elt loops: Thread.
T rim : M oderate amount o f trim or detail
Size range: M is s e s ' regu la r (usually 12 to 20)
S eason : M arch through July
E.

-

A - 5 30.1 R eg.

SLIP

Style: T a ilored , stre e t length
F a b ric: C repe
Y a rn *: a. V is co s e a n d /o r acetate 150 x 94
thread count (gra y), or
b. 10 to 12% nylon, balance a cetate,
quality com p a ra b le to "N y ron "
Construction?
Full cut: B ias, straight cut, or com bination o f
the two; single or double b od ice (exclu de slips
with shadow pan els)
Clean w orkm an ship: Seam s: d o u b le -lo ck or double
stitched (one stitching u ndersid e, one topstitching) with pinked ed g es. T rim : single
b od ice may have sca llop ed (em b roid ered ) o r
b ia s -fa c e d edge (exclude other e m b ro id e ry ,
la c e , or faggoted body searns)
Size ra n ge: M isses* regu la r (usually 32 to 4 0 -4 2 )
A - 5 31 A lt. to A - 530. 1 SLIP
Style: T rim m ed or d r e s s y ; staple num ber fo r each
s tore; s tre e t length
F a b r ic : C repe
Y a rn *: a. V is co s e a n d /o r acetate 150 x 94
thread count (gray), o r
b. 10 to 12% nylon, balance a cetate,
quality com p a ra b le to "N yron "
C on stru ction : Full cut
Clean w orkm an ship: Seam s: d o u b le -lo ck or
double stitched (one stitching u n dersid e, one
topstitching) with pinked e d g es. T rim :
usu ally 2 to 4 in ches depth top and bottom ,
back b od ice usu ally le s s depth (approx. 1"
depth)
Size range: M is s e s ' regu la r (usually 32 to 40 or
42)

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A P P E N D IX C .

S p e c ific a t io n s U sed F o r the C o lle c t io n o f R e ta il P r i c e s

2.
E.
A - 532 R eg.

APPAREL. - Continued

W O M EN 'S UNDERWEAR AND ACCESSORIES - Continued
A - 560 R eg.

SLIP

Style: T a ilored ; u ntrim m ed or top and bottom net
trim m ed; s tre e t length; adjustable straps
F a b ric:
Body: 2 -b a r tr ico t
Y a r n : Nylon, 30 to 40 denier
Straps: N ylon satin ribbon
C on stru ction : Full cut
Clean w orkm anship: Seam s o v e r lo c k (m errow )
and lo ck stitch . U ntrim m ed style: Hem 3 /4 to
l-in ch depth; b o d ice top, fa c e d -b a ck edge,
usually 1 -1 /2 to 2 in ch e s . Net trim m ed style:
Top and bottom trim m ed with edge o f double
nylon net app roxim ately 1 -1 /2 -in c h depth
Size ra n ge: M is s e s ' regu la r (usually 32 to 40 or 42)
A - 536 R eg.

PANTIES

Style: B r ie f
F a b r ic : W arp knit (2 -b a r trico t)
Yarn: A cetate
C on stru ction : Full cut
Clean w orkm an ship: O v erlock sea m s, re in fo r ce d
cro tch , e la s ticiz e d w aist.
Size ra n ge: R egu la r, 5 to 7 (sm a ll, m edium , and
la rg e )
F.
A - 610 R e g.

G IRLS'

COTTON DRESS

Style: 1 -p ie c e , short sle e v e s
F a b ric:
B ody *: P e r c a le , b roa d cloth , gingham , or c o m ­
bination o f fa b rics
Yarn: C arded cotton
Thread count (g ra y ): P e r c a le 80 x 80, b roa d ­
cloth 100 x 60, gingham app rox. 60 to 66
x 48 to 5 6
F in ish * : R egu la r, o r resid u a l shrinkage 1%
o r le s s , c o lo r fa s t to washing
C onstruction:
Full cut: 25 y d ./d o z . based on 36-in ch fa b ric
and s ize sca le 7 to 14
Clean w orkm anship: Hem 3 in ch es, seam s plain
with pinked edges
Size ra n ge: G ir ls ' range (usually 7 to 14)

A g e n t s p e c if i e s c h o i c e to w h ich q u o ta tio n s a p p ly .




and A - 562 A lt.

HOSE

Style: M a n u fa ctu rer's staple style with s e lf or
dark seam , full fash ioned, plain knit
G ra de: F ir s t quality
Yarn: L eg , 15-denier nylon; foot and w elt, nylon
r e in fo r ce d
C on stru ction :
A -5 60 : 51-gauge
A -562: 60-gauge
Size ra n ge: R egu lar
B ra n ds: M a n u fa ctu re r's, n ationally a d vertised

A - 561 R eg.

and A -5 63 Alt.

HOSE

Style: M a n u fa ctu re r's staple style with s e lf or
dark seam , full fashioned, plain knit
G rade: F ir s t quality
Y arn: L eg , 1 5 -d en ier nylon; foot and w elt, nylon
re in fo r ce d
C onstruction:
A - 5 61: 51-gau ge
A -5 63 : 60-gau ge
Size ra n ge: R egu lar
B ra n ds: M a n u fa ctu re r's or d is t r ib u t o r 's , not
nationally ad vertised
APPAREL
A -611 A lt.

to A -6 1 0

COTTON DRESS

Style*: 1 -p ie c e , sh ort s le e v e s , "s c h o o l type"; or
sun d r e s s and b o le ro ; m od era tely styled (exclu de
bias cut swing sk irts)
T r im : M inim um amount o f trim which m ay be
eyelet, b ra id, m achine la ce , m achine
e m b ro id e ry , s e lf or con trasting fa b ric (exclude
hand em b ro id e ry , sm ock in g, h and-m ade la ce ,
and e x c e s s iv e ru fflin g)
F a b ric:
B ody*: P e r c a le 80 x 80, b roa dcloth 100 x 60,
gingham app rox. 60 to 66 x 48 to 5 6, pique
(w ale) 116 x 84, pique (w affle) 108 x 84,
em b ossed cotton 80 x 80; m ay be com b in a ­
tion o f fa b rics
Yarn: C arded cotton
Finish: R egu lar (pique w ill have m ill finish
with resid u a l shrinkage app rox. 2%); or
resid u a l shrinkage 1% or le s s ; m ay be
glazed; c o lo r fa s t to washing
C on stru ction : 23 to 24 y d ./d o z . based on 3 6-in ch
fa b ric and size sca le 7 to 14
F air w orkm anship: Hem 2 in ch es; seam s plain,
m ay have pinked edges
Size ra n g e: G ir ls ' range (usually 7 to 14)
(NOTE:

*

- C on tin u ed

June 1955 - added "e m b ossed co tto n " to
fa b ric ch o ice and "g la z e d " to finish )

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APPENDIX C.

Specifications Used For the Collection of Retail Prices - Continued
2.
F.

A - 612 Alt. to A - 610

APPAREL - Continued

GIRLS' APPAREL - Continued

COTTON DRESS

A - 621 Alt.

to A - 620

SKIRT

Style*: 1-piece; short sleeves, including cap style
Style: Permanent all-around pleats; bias cut/gores;
without trim, pockets, or belt
sleeves, "school type"; or 2-piece, sun dress and
bolero; moderately styled and trimmed
Fabric: Clan type plaids
Yarn: 65% O rion /35% wool; or 55% Orlon/45%
Fabric*: Cotton, may be one or a combination of the
following:
wool (exclude Lorette)
Glazed percale, carded, 80 x 80, 2 /
Weight: Approximately 8 to 8 -1 /2 o z ./y d .
Embossed cotton, carded, 80 x 8l>, 2,/
Finish: Washable
Broadcloth, combed, 136 x 60 \ or carded,
J
Construction: Full cut, approximately 1/2 circle sweep
100 x 60, 2 / glazed
Clean workmanship: Hem 1 to 1*1/2 inches in­
Gingham, carded/combed, 76 x 68, 84 x 76, _1/
cluding tape; seams 3 /8 to 1/2 inch; zipper
or 71 x 56 (tissue) 1/ or 2 /
closure; may have elasticized section in waist­
Chambray, combed, 80 x 76~approx., 1/ or 2 /
band
glazed
Size range: G irls' (usually 7 to 14)
P lisse, carded, 64 x 60, 2 /
Season: September through January
Pique, carded, comparable to above fabrics
Finish:
(1) 1% or less residual shrinkage
A - 632 Reg. SWEATER
(2) 2% or less residual shrinkage
Style: Classic cardigan, crew neck, long sleeves
May have crease resistant finish such as
"Z ese t" and "T eb ilized "
Fabric*:
Construction:
A. Interlock knit body; or
Full cutT 25 to 26 y d ./d o z . based on 35- to 36B. Flat (stockinette) knit body, fine gauge;
Rib knit cuffs, neck, and bottom
inch fabric, size scale 7 to 14
Clean workmanship: Hem 3 inches, seams plain
Yarn: 100% Orion, *may be Mazet
with pinked edges
Construction: Full sized
Size range: Girls* range (usually 7 to 14)
Clean workmanship: Cut-and-sewn construction,
P-loop neck, matching ribbon facings, dyed-to­
rnate h pearl shank buttons
(NOTE: June 1955 - added "crease resistant finishes")
Size range: G irls' (usually 7 to 14)
Season: September through January
A - 620 Reg. SKIRT
Style*: Bias or straight cut, with or without pleats
A - 660, Reg. PANTIES
(exclude all-around pleats)
Fabric*: Soft finished fabrics such as flannel, tweed,
Style: Brief, tailored (untrimmed), rib cuffs;* waist
etc.
style:
Yarn: All new wool woolen, except flannel which
a. all around outside elastic (not encased); or if
may have 15% nylon
not available
b. all around elastic in casing
Weight: 7 to 9 o z ./y d .
Finish:
To be dry-cleaned, except flannel (85%
Fabric:
w o o l/15% nylon) to be washable
Body: Flat (plain) knit or 1 x 1 rib knit
Construction: Full cut
Yarn: Combed cotton
Clean workmanship: Hem up to 2 inches, may have
Construction:
tape; seams plain with pinked or plain edges;
Clean workmanship: Reinforced crotch, overlock
double fabric waistband, may be elasticized;
or merrow seams; may have nylon reinforce­
ment or nyIonized finish
zipper closure; if full circle sweep, must be
Weight*: Year-round, or if not available, winterwithout pockets, belt or trim; if less than full
weight
circle sweep, must have self or plastic belt
and/or other minor trim or detail ( e .g .,
Size and range: Size 10 in g irls' range (usually 7-14)
buttons, small embroidery, or pocket tabs)
Pricing Unit: Single; or multiples of 6 or less
Size range: G irls' range (usually 7 to 14)
Season: September through January
(NOTE* Jan. 1955 - added "winter-weight")
A -67 0, Reg.

ANKLETS

Style: Turned down rib cuff or elasticized top; cuff
may have fancy patterns
Fabric:
Body: Plain or rib knit, solid colors in body and foot
Yarn: Combed cotton, 2-ply, mercerized
Finish: Colorfast to washing
Construction: 160 to 17 6 needles, seam less, handtransferred cuff or top; may have heel and toe re­
inforced with nylon.
Size: 6 to 8 -1 /2
Pricing Unit: Single; or multiples of 6 or less
* Agent specifies choice to which quotations apply.




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APPENDIX C . Specifications Used for the Collection of Retail Prices - Continued
2. APPAREL - Continued
G.

INFANTS* WEAR AND YARD GOODS
A - 800 Reg.

A - 840 Reg. DIAPERS
Fabric; Gauze
Yarn: Carded cotton
Thread count (gray): 48 x 44
Weight (double thickness): 4 .0 0 y d ./lb . based
on 40-inch fabric
Finish: Bleached
Construction: Double thickness fabric, pinked edges
Size: 21 x 40 inches

A -8 1 0 Reg.

ACETATE TAFFETA

Fabric: Taffeta, solid colors
Construction:
Yarn: Acetate
Thread count (gray): 180 x 60 (exclude 300
denier acetate taffeta; this quality has
180 x 56 thread count and is similar in
appearance to the 180 x 6,0 specified; it is
heavier and more expensive than the quality
specified)
Width (finished)*:
a . 39 inches approximately preferred; or
b . 42 inches approximately

PERCALE

Fabric: Percale, printed, 3 or more colors
Construction:
Yarn: Carded cotton
Thread count (gray): 80 x 80
Finish: Regular, colorfast t.o washing
Weight: 4 .0 0 y d ./lb . based on 39-inch fabric
Width: Finished, 36 inches

H . FOOTWEAR
A -70 0 Reg. MEN'S STREET SHOES
Style: Oxford, black or brown, bal or blucher
Material:
Upper: C a lf, medium quality (grade)
(exclude reverse calf and kangaroo)
Outsole: Leather, sem i-fine grade, 8 to 9 irons
Insole.: Grain leather, buffed, 4 to 5 irons;
belly, center of hind shanks, 5 to 6 irons;
gemmtd
Lining:
Quarter: Leather, calf, kip, or split, full-cut
Heel Pad: Leather, chrome sheep, full-cut
Heel: Solid leather base with rubber top lift
Construction: Goodyear welt; steel shank
Size Range: Length 6 to 11, width A to D

A -7 0 2 Reg. MEN'S STREET SHOES
Style: Oxford, black or brown, bal or blucher
Material:
Upper: Kip side, good quality (grade)
Outsole: Leather,
N o. 1 scratch, 8 to 9 irons
Insole: Grain leather, gemmed, 4 to 5 irons
Lining:
Quarter: Leather or plastic, 3 /4 or full cut
Welting: Leather
Heel: Leather board or rubber composition base
with top lift
Construction: Goodyear welt, steel shank
Size Range: 6 to 12, B to D

* Agent specifies choice to which quotations apply,




A -70 3 A lt. to A -7 0 2

MEN'S STREET SHOES

Style: Oxford, black or brown, bal or blucher
Material:
Upper: Side, good quality (grade)
Outsole: Synthetic, 12 to 15 irons
Insole: Flexible split leather, gemmed, 4 to
4 l / 2 irons
Lining:
Quarter: Leather or plastic* 3 /4 or full cut
Heel Pad: Imitation leather with felt back
Heel: Leather board or rubber composition base
with top lift; ox may have solid rubber heel
Construction: Goodyear welt; wood shank
Size Range: 6 to 11, B to D

A - 710 Reg. MEN'S WORK SHOES
Style: 6 " high, black or brown, blucher
Material:
Upper: Elk, good quality (grade)
Gussett: Ooze split
Outsole: Composition, including cork or cord
types, 18 to 22 irons
Insole: Grain leather, gemmed, 4 l / 2 to 5 l / 2
irons
Counter: Leather or fiber with leather cbunter
pocket
Heel: Composition or rubber
Construction: Goodyear welt; steel shank
Size Range: 6 to 11, wide

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APPENDIX C.

Specifications Used For the Collection of Retail Prices - Continued
2.
H.

APPAREL - Continued
FOOTWEAR - Continued
A - 760 Reg.

A - 730 Reg. WOMEN'S STREET SHOES
Style: Oxford, arch type, black or brown, (exclude
growing girls oxford)
Material:
Upper: Calf or kid, medium quality (grade)
Outsole: Leather, 7 to 8 irons
Insole: Grain or flexible split leather, gemmed,
3 -1 /2 to 4 - 1 /2 irons
Lining:
Quarter: Leather, full cut
Sock: Leather or plastic, 3 /4 cut
Heel: All leather; or composition and leather; or
wood covered with leather; leather or rubber top
lift; 10/8 to 16/8 height ( 1 - 1 /2 " to 2 ")
Construction: Goodyear welt; rigid steel shank.
Size range: Length 4 to 9, width AA to C

A - 761 Alt.
A - 7 34 Reg.

WOMEN'S STREET SHOES

CHILDREN'S SHOES

Style: Oxford, brown, mocassin or plain toe
Material:
Upper: Elk or other side leather, good quality
(grade), may have scuff-proof tip
Outsole: Synthetic, 6 to 8 irons
Midsole: Leather or composition, 3 irons
Insole: Flexible split leather, 2 -1 /2 to 3 irons
Lining:
Quarter: Leather or imitation leather
Heel: Leather board base with rubber top lift;
or spring heel
Construction: 3 - sole stitchdown
Size range: 8 -1 /2 to 12
to A -760 CHILDREN'S SHOES

Style: Oxford, brown, moccasin or plain toe
Material:
Upper: Elk or other side leather, good quality
(grade), may have scuff-proof tip
Outsole: Synthetic, 7 to 10 irons
Insole: Flexible split leather, 4 to 5 irons
Lining:
Quarter: Leather
Heel Pad: Leather or imitation leather
Welting: Leather
Heel: Spring heel
Construction: Goodyear welt, steel shank
Size range: 8 -1 /2 to 12

Style: Pump, conservative colors and styling, may
have open toe and heel
Material;
Upper: Calf, smooth or suede, medium quality
(grade)
Outsole: Leather, 6 to T irons
Insole: Composition, 2 - 1 /2 to 3 irons
Lining:
Quarter: Leather
Sock: Leather or imitation leather
Heel: Wood, covered with celluloid, imitation
leather or suede; leather or composition top
lift; 14/8 to 2 0 /8 height ( 1 - 3 /4 " to 2 - 1 /2 " )
Construction: Cement process (exclude Sbicca-Delmac A -790 Reg. SHOE REPAIRS
construction)
Description: Half soles and heels for m en 's street *
6
Size range: 4 to 9, AA to C
shoes
Soles: Sewed; leather, vegetable tanned, "fin e"
grade, approximately 10 to 12 iron; if taps are
A - 740 Reg. WOMEN'S PLAY SHOES
used, the height of one dozen pairs should average
5 -1 /2 inches (exclude cemented soles)
Style: Casual pump or sandal
H eels: Half heels, rubber. If charge is based on
M aterial:
length and width of shoe, report price for the one
Upper: Elk or suede split
length and width, within the minimum size range
Outsole: Composition, 5 to 6 irons
6 to 11, A to D, on which volume of work is done.
Lining:
Upper: If sued« upper, fully lined with
faille or imitation leather; if elk, may
be lined as suede or unlined
A-791 Alt. to A -790 SHOE REPAIRS
Sock: Fabric or imitation leather
Description: Half soles and heels for m en 's
Platform: Rubber and cork
Wrapper (Platform and Heel): Same material
street shoes
as upper
Soles: Sewed, leather, vegetable tanned, "p rim e "
Heel: Wood, wedge heel, 12/8 to 16/8 height
grade, approximately 10 to 12 iron; if taps are
( 1 - 1 /2 " to 2 ")
used, the height of one dozen pairs should average
Construction: Slip-lasted (California process)
5 -1 /2 inches (exclude cemented soles)
Size range: 4 to 9» narrow and medium
Heels: Same as A -790

A - 796 Reg.

SHOE REPAIRS

Description: Heel lifts for women's dress shoes;
♦leather, composition, or rubber; black
Size: Cuban heel

*

Agent specifies choice to which quotations apply.




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APPENDIX C . Specifications Used for the Collection of Retail Prices - Continued
3. TRANSPORTATION
T -300 Reg.

TIRE

Construction:
Type:
Low pressure, tube construction,
passenger
Size: 6.7 0 x 15
Ply: 4
Tread: Regular (exclude snow or mud treads)
Sidewall: Black
Materials:
Rubber: Synthetic, or synthetic and natural
Carcass: Rayon cord
Grade:
100 level, first line
Basis of Quotation:
Report the net price.
Deduct any discount as
well as any trade-in allowance for trade-in
tires from the sum of the list price and
Federal tax.
(Exclude tube.) Include mount­
ing service.
Pricing Unit: One to four tires, multiple unit
pricing.
(NOTE:

June 1955 - changed type of tire from
"extra low p ressu re" to "low p r e s s u r e ."
Changed carcass from "cotton or rayon
cord " to "rayon and/or nylon c o r d ." Added
description of tread.
Aug. 1955 - changed carcass to "rayon
c o r d .")

T -400 Reg. GASOLINE
Description:
Grade: Regular or housebrand
Pricing Unit: Per gallon

T-401 Reg. GASOLINE
Description:
Grade: Premium or "h igh -test"
Pricing Unit: Per gallon

T -410 Reg. MOTOR OIL
T -411 A lt. to T -410 MOTOR OIL
Description:
Grade:
T -410 - regular
T-411 - premium or "heavy duty"
Pricing Unit: Per quart in sealed containers

* Agent specifies choice to which quotations apply




T -500 Reg.

BRAKE RELINING

Description:
Relining brakes of a 1951 Chevrolet, Ford V -8 ,
and Plymouth car.
Labor:
Relining or replacing brake shoes for all 4 wheels
Include filling main cylinder and bleeding brake
system .
NOTE:

Reference to appropriate sections of dealers'
time schedule manuals are included for use
by dealers who compute the required labor
time by that m eans.

Parts*:
Full set of facings and rivets, or full set of
shoes relined with riveted or bonded linings.
Bonded linings are preferred for Chevrolets.
Deduct exchange value of shoes.
(Exclude the
cost of brake fluid used in this job)
(NOTE:

T -510 Reg.

Jan. 1955 - model year changed from
"1 9 5 0 " to "195 1")

CHASSIS LUBRICATION

Description:
Complete chassis lubrication for 1951 Chevrolet.
Include: Oiling generator, oiling starter, oiling fan
bearings; checking grease in transmission and
differentials.
Exclude: Charge for grease needed in transmission
or differential; charge for packing front wheels;
charge for changing oil in crank case.
(NOTE:

T -800
T-801
T -820
T-821

Reg.
Reg.
Reg.
Reg.

Jan. 1955 - model year changed from
"1 9 5 0 " to "195 1")

STREETCAR FARE
STREETCAR FARE
BUS FARE
BUS FARE

Description:
Regular fare, adult (exclude transfers and school
fares):
Streetcar (surface trolley, trolley coach, subway,
or elevated train)
T -800 - Cash fare
T-801 - Token or ticket (minimum quantity
sold)
Bus
T -820 - Cash fare
T-821 - Token or ticket (minimum quantity
sold)

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APPENDIX

Co

Specifications Used for me Collection of Retail Prices - Continued
4.

MEDICAL CARE

M -10 0 Reg. PRESCRIPTION
Description:
Prescription: Non-narcotic, dispensed
Content:
1 capsule
Phenacetin
Z l/z grains
Aspirin
3 \/z grains
Caffeine citrate
l/z grain
Pricing Unit: 12 capsules

M -161 A lt. ASPIRIN
Description:
Aspirin, U .S . P . , 5-grain tablets
Brand: Nationally advertised
Pricing Unit*:
100 tablets preferred; 50, 24, or
12 tablets acceptable, if sold in one of these
units city-wide

M -170 Reg. MILK OF MAGNESIA
M -11 0 A lt. to M -100

PRESCRIPTION

Description:
Prescription: Non-narcotic, compounded
Content: 1 capsule
Phenacetin
2 grains
Aspirin
2 grains
Caffeine citrate
l / 2 grain
Pricing Unit: 12 capsules

M - 120 Reg. PRESCRIPTION
Description:
Prescription: Narcotic, dispensed
Content:
Codeine Sulphate, 2 .7 to 3 grains
Elixir Terpin Hydrate, 3 fluid ounces
Pricing Unit: 3 ounces

Description:
Milk of magnesia, U .S .P .
Pricing Unit*:
12* to 16“ounce bottle

M -200 Reg. MEN'S PAY WARD, and
M -220 Reg. MEN'S PAY WARD
Description:
M -200 - Daily rate:
M -220 - Inclusive rate for 10 days:
To full pay hospital patient for bed, board,
and general nursing in:
Men's Pay Ward:
' ftiedical or surgical ward, noncontagious
cases, three or more beds, (do not
consider temporarily curtained-off spaces
as wards)
M -201 Reg. SEMI-PRIVATE ROOM, and
M -221 Reg. SEMI-PRIVATE ROOM

M -1 3 0 ,

R e g . P R E S C R IP T IO N

D e s c r ip tio n :

Prescription: Penicillin (buffered for oral use)
£ga£fiPt: 1 tablet; 100,000 units
Pricing Unit: 24 tablets

M -150 Reg. MULTIPLE VITAMIN CONCENTRATES
Description:
Multiple vitamin concentrates
Content: 1 capsule (minimum)
Vitamin A , 5,0 00 U .S .P . units
Vitamin D, 500 U .S .P . units
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), 37 .5 milligrams
Thiamine Hydrochloride (Vitamin Bj ), 2 .5
milligrams
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), (G ), 2 .5 milligrams
Calcium Pantothenate, 5 .0 milligrams
Nicotinic Acid Am ide, 20 .0 milligrams
Pricing Unit: 100 capsules

♦ Agent specifies choice to which quotations apply




Description:
M -201 - Daily rate:
M -221 - Inclusive rate for 10 days:
To full pay, medical or surgical hospital
patient for bed, board, and general nursing in:
Semi-Private Room:
Two beds; without bath (or lavatory)
preferred; *if hospital cannot quote
rates on rooms without bath (or
lavatory), accept prices for rooms
with these facilities. Without
telephone.
M -20 2 Reg. PRIVATE ROOM, and
M -222 Reg. PRIVATE ROOM
Description:
M -20 2 - Daily rate
M -22 2 - Inclusive rate for 10 days:
To full pay, medical or surgical hospital
patient for bed, board and general nursing in:
Private Room:
Without bath (or lavatory) preferred;
♦if hospital cannot quote rates on
rooms without bath (or lavatory)
accept prices for rooms with these
facilities. Without telephone.

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APPENDIX C.

Specifications Used for the Collection of Retail Prices - Continued
4.

MEDICAL CARE - Continued

M - 300 Reg. OFFICE VISIT
General practitioner
Description:
Usual fee for office visit to regular patients, i. e. ,
not first call but subsequent calls (exclude
special fees to participants in group hospitaliza­
tion and surgical plans)

M - 324 Reg. TONSILLECTOMY
Ear, nose, and throat specialist
Description:
Usual fee for ch ild's tonsillectomy, performed
in hospital, including adenectomy preferred;
excluding anesthetic (exclude special fees to
participants in group hospitalization and
surgical plans)

M - 306 Reg. HOUSE VISIT
General practitioner
Description: Usual fee for house visit, during day
(usually 6 a. m. - 6 p .m .) within corporate
limits of the city, to regular patients, i. e. , not
first call but subsequent calls (exclude special
fees to participants in group hospitalization
and surgical plans)

M - 310 Reg. and M -311 Alt. OBSTETRICAL CASE
General practitioner or obstetrician
Description:
M -310 - Obstetrical case, including Wasserman
M-311 - Obstetrical case, excluding Wasserman
Including ordinary full prenatal and post­
natal care
Excluding special care given to infant
(Exclude special fees to participants in group
hospitalization and surgical plans)

M - 320 Reg.
Surgeon

APPENDECTOMY

Description:
Usual fee for adult* s appendectomy, without
complications; excluding anesthetic (exclude
special fees to participants in group hospital­
ization and surgical plans)




M - 350 Reg.
Dentist

FILLING

Description:
Usual fee to adult for filling, amalgam, one
surface

M - 352 Reg. EXTRACTION
Dentist
Description:
Usual fee to adult for extraction, without
complications, with local anesthetic, including
X-ray of tooth (exclude cost of treatment and
fees for unusual complications)

M -360 Reg. EXAMINATION, PRESCRIPTION, AND
EYEGLASSES
Optometrist
Description:
Usual professional services fee to adults for
examining eyes and prescribing for lenses as
described below, including cost of:
Fram e: Full rim s: Zfylonite; thoroughly
seasoned; pink or flesh color; without trim;
metal core temples; ful-vue; slightly
upswept
Lenses: Single vision; first quality; spherocylinder; first division; plus-plus or minusplus; white; corrected curve

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APPENDIX C.

Specifications Used in the Collection of Retail Prices - Continued
5.

P -10 0 Reg.

PERSONAL CARE

TOILET SOAP

Description: Toilet soap, hard milled, white or
colored, perfumed, with palm oil and olive
oil, or with cresylic acid, cresol, or other form
of carbolic acid added; wrapped
Size: Regular size cake (3 to 5 ounces)
(exclude bath size cake)
Pricing unit: One cake

P - 140 Reg.

Description: Liquid (exclude cream shampoo)
*a. Glass container; or
b. Plastic container
Size*: 5- to 8 - ounce container
Brand: Nationally advertised

P -150 Reg.
P -1 1 0 Reg.

RAZOR BLADES

Description: First quality, thin, double edge
(Note: Agent reports number of blades per
package)
Brand: Nationally advertised

SHAVING CREAM

Description: Lather, soap base (exclude brushless)
Size*: Approximately 4 - to 5-ounce (giant size) tube
Pricing unit: Single; or multiple of 6 or less
Brand: Nationally advertised

FACE CREAM

Description: Cleansing cream; ▼all purpose or cold,
type produced by companies usually manufacturing
only limited lines of cosmetics (exclude lique­
fying, dry-skin, and vanishing cream)
bize*: 3- to 4-ounce jar
Brand: Nationally advertised

SANITARY NAPKINS

Description: Sanitary napkins
Size: Regular
Pricing unit: Box of 12
Brand: Nationally advertised

P -164 Reg.
P -120 Reg.

PERMANENT WAVE REFILL

Description: Cold wave refill kit for home use
(exclude kit containing curlers)
Brand: Nationally advertised

P -160 Reg.
P -11 4 Reg.

SHAMPOO

CLEANSING TISSUES

Description: White cleansing tissues, 2-ply
Size: Approximately 8 -3 /4 *' x 9 - 3 / 4 "
Pricing unit: Box of 300 tissues, or 150
double sheets

P -300 Reg.

HAIRCUT

Description:
P -124 Reg.

Man* s hair cut

FACE POWDER
P -310 Reg. PLAIN SHAMPOO AND WAVE SET

Description: Fine texture, scented with nationally
branded perfumes
Size*: Approximately 3 -ounce box
Brand: Nationally advertised

Description: Woman* s plain shampoo and wave set,
short hair (shoulder length or less), pin curls

P-316 Reg. PERMANENT WAVE
P -130 Reg.

TOOTH PASTE

Description: Standard dentifrice (exclude dentifrices
containing chlorophyll, ammonium, penicillin,
and other special ingredients of like nature)
Size*: Approximately 3-ounce (family size) tube
Pricing unit: Single: or multiple of 6 or less
Brand: Nationally advertised

*

Agent specifies choice to which quotations apply




Description: Wom an's permanent cold wave, short
hair (shoulder length or less) including plain
or creme shampoo and wave set, including
trim or shaping (exclude first cutting, e . g . ,
long hair to feather cut, etc.)
Brand: Nationally advertised

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APPENDIX C.

Specifications Used for the Collection of Retail Prices - Continued
6.

R - 102 Alt.

to R - 103. 1 TELEVISION

READING AND RECREATION

SET

Style: Standard, table model
♦May have phono-jack, and provision for adding
UHF all channel tuning strip
(Exclude installation charge; sets with
conventional radios; sets with UHF all­
channel tuner)
Cabinet*: Wood: mahogany veneer, or mahogany
finish on hardwood; (exclude walnut or blond
finish; cabinets of plastic, fabricated woods and
metal, with scratch resistant or special
finishes)
Construction:
Picture tube: 21-inch cathode
Frequency band: VHF (Very High Frequency)
54 to 216 megacycles
Channels: 2 through 13
Tubes: 20 to 27, including rectifiers
Speaker: Permanent magnet or electro-dynamic
Antenna: May have built-in antenna

R - 103. 1 Reg.

TELEVISION SET REPAIR

Description: Obtain flat-rate, including labor, for
replacement of horizontal-output transformer
(direct view) for:
R -201, Alt. - table model, with 17-inc'h picture
tube
R -202, R e g .- table model, with 21-inch picture
tube
If a flat rate is not charged, enter prices
separately for
(a) Initial visit (if charge is made)
(b) Labor:
(1) Flat or hourly rate for
replacement of horizontal-output
transformer
(2) If hourly rate is quoted, indicate
time required
(c) Parts:
Horizontal-output transformer
(exclude prices of other parts which
may be used in this service)
(d) Transportation:
To and from the shop, if separate
charge is made

TELEVISION SET

Same as R -102 Alt.

except for the following:

Cabinet*: Metal, plastic or fabricated wood
Finish: Mahogany or walnut, or dark finishes
(Exclude veneered woods; light finishes)
Construction: 21-inch aluminized cathode picture
tube
Tubes: 19 to 25, including rectifier(s)

R - 104. 1 Alt.

R-201 Alt. and R -202 Reg.

to R - 103. 1

TELEVISION SET

Same as R -102 Alt. except for the following:
Cabinet*: Metal, plastic or fabricated wood
Finish: • Mahogany or walnut, or dark finished
(Exclude veneered woods; light finishes)
Cons true tion; 21-inch aluminized cathode picture
tube
Frequency Band: VHF (Very High Frequency 54 to 216 megacycles) and (UHF Ultra High
Frequency - 470 to 870 megacycles)
Tuner*:
A. All channel tuner (2 through 83)
B. 12-channel strip tuner
C. 1 6 -channel strip tuner
Tubes: 19 to 25, including rectifier(s)

* Agent specifies choice to which quotations apply




R -203 Alt.

to R -202 TELEVISION SET REPAIR

Description: Obtain flat rate, including labor, for
replacemeht of the following tubes:
a. High-voltage output tube
b. High-voltage rectifier tube
c. Low-voltage rectifier tube
If a flat rate is not charged, enter prices
separately for:
(a) Initial visit (if charge is made)
(b) Labor:
(1) Flat or hourly rate, for replacement
of high and low voltage tubes specified
(2) If hourly rate is quoted, indicate
time required
(c) Parts:
High and low voltage tubes specified
above (exclude prices for other parts
which may be used in connection with
this service)

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APPENDIX C . Specifications Used for the Collection of Retail Prices - Continued
6 . READING AND RECREATION
R-600 Reg. MOTION PICTURE THEATER

R -300 Reg. RADIO
Style: Table model (exclude radios with phono-jack)
Construction:
Cabinet: Plastic, dark colors only
Size: 9 " to 13” x 5 ” to 8” x 5” to 7 ”
Frequency Band: 1 band, standard broadcast,
520-540 kilocycles to 1600-1750 kilocycles
Tubes: 4 octal or loktal standard or miniature
size, or combination of sizes, plus rectifier
Power: AC /D C
Push Button Tuniny No
Tone Control: No
Speaker: 4 to 5-inch, either permanent magnet
or electro-dynamic
Antenna: Internal loop, connection for external
antenna may be provided
Modulation: Amplitude only (exclude FM)

Description: Admission; adult, 1st floor,
week nights (exclude Cinerama)
Include Federal, state and/or local sales and
amusement taxes, if any.

R -604 Reg. MOTION PICTURE THEATER
Description: Admission; child, under 12 years,
1st floor, Saturday matinee (exclude Cinerama)
Include Federal, state and/or local sales and
amusement taxes, if any.

R -320 A lt, to R -300 CLOCK-RADIO
R -700 R e g ., R -710 Reg. and R -711 Reg. NEWSPAPERS
Style: Table model; *may have appliance outlet
(exclude models with phono-jack)
Construction:
Cabinet: Plastic, dark colors only
Size: Approximately 5 l / 2 ” x 11 l / 2 " x 5 ”
Clock: Self starting; alarm button; control
switch - on and off; *may have luminous
hands and/or dial
Radio:
Frequency Band: 1 band, standard broadcast,
520-540 kilocycles to 1600-1750 kilocycles
Tubes: 4 octal or loktal standard or miniature
size, or combination of sizes, plus
rectifier
Power: AC
Speaker: 4 to 5-inch, either permanent magnet
or electro dynamic
Antenna: Internal loop, may have connection
for external antenna
Modulation: Amplitude only (exclude FM)

7.

Description: Newspaper, English language,
published locally
On the street: per copy
R-700 - Daily edition
Delivered to home: per month (may be per week
if1 volume of subscriptions are on weekly basis)
R -710 - Daily
R-711 - Daily and Sunday

OTHER GOODS AND SERVICES

0-100 Reg* CIGARETTES
Description: Plain tip, standard brands
Size: Regular
Pricing Unit: Package of 20; £r multiple units of
6 packages or less

0-104 Reg. CIGARETTES
Description: Plain tip, standard brands
Size: Regular
Pricing Unit: Carton of 10 packages
(20 cigarettes per package)




0-200 Reg. CIGAR
F iller: All domestic tobacco; 0£ all Puerto Rico
tobacco; jor blend of domestic and Puerto Rico
tobacco with Havana tobacco; gr all Havana scrap
(termed "sh ort-filled ”)
Wrapper: Shade grown (domestic), Sumatra or Java
tobacco. Havana "sh o rt-filled " cigars may have
Havana wrapper
Size: Regular
Pricing Unit: Single; or multiple units of 6 or less

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R e ta il S a les T a x e s

ATLANTA
State: 3 p e r c e n t
C ity :
N one
E x e m p tio n s : L a u n d ry and d r y cle a n in g ; a u to m o b ile r e p a ir (lu b rica tio n ); h o s p ita l
s e r v i c e s ; p h y s ic ia n , surgeon^and d e n tist f e e s ; and b a r b e r and beau ty shop
s e r v ic e s .
B A L T IM O R E
State:
2 p ercen t
C ity :
N one
E x e m p tio n s : L a u n d ry and d r y c le a n in g ; g a s o lin e ; a u to m o b ile r e p a ir (lu b rica tio n );
p u b lic tr a n s p o r ta tio n ; m e d ic in e s ; h o s p ita l s e r v i c e s ; p h y s ic ia n , su rg e o n ,a n d
d en tist f e e s ; e y e g la s s e s ; b a r b e r and b ea u ty shop s e r v i c e s ; n e w s p a p e rs ; and
m o tio n p ic tu r e a d m is s io n s .
BOSTON
State:
C ity :

N one
N one

C H ICA G O
State:

2 p e r c e n t th rou gh June 3 0 , 1955
2 .5 p e r c e n t b egin n in g J u ly 1, 1955
C ity :
0. 5 p e r c e n t e ffe c t iv e A u gu st 1, 1955
E x e m p tio n s : G as and e le c t r ic it y ; la u n d ry and d r y cle a n in g ; shoe r e p a ir s ;
a u to m o b ile r e p a ir (lu b r ic a tio n ); p u b lic tr a n s p o r ta tio n ; p r e s c r ip t io n d ru g s ;
h o s p ita l s e r v i c e s ; p h y s ic ia n , su rg e o n ,a n d d e n tist f e e s ; e y e g la s s e s ; b a r b e r
and b ea u ty shop s e r v i c e s ; n e w s p a p e r s ; and m o tio n p ic tu r e a d m is s io n s .

C IN C IN N A T I
State:
3 p ercen t
C ity :
N one
E x e m p tio n s : G as and e le c t r ic it y ; la u n d ry and d ry c le a n in g ; g a s o lin e ; a u to m o b ile
r e p a ir (lu b r ic a tio n ); p u b lic tr a n s p o r ta tio n ; h o s p ita l s e r v i c e s ; p h y s ic ia n ,
su rg e o n ,a n d d en tist f e e s ; b a r b e r and b eau ty shop s e r v i c e s ; n e w s p a p e rs ;
m o tio n p ic tu r e a d m is s io n s ; and c ig a r e t t e s .
CLEVELAND
State:
3 p ercen t
C ity :
N one
E x e m p tio n s : G as and e le c t r ic it y ; la u n d ry and d r y c le a n in g ; g a s o lin e ; a u to m o b ile
r e p a ir (lu b rica tio n ); p u b lic tr a n s p o r ta tio n ; h o s p ita l s e r v i c e s , p h y s ic ia n ,
su rg e o n ,a n d d en tist f e e s ; b ea u ty shop s e r v i c e ; n e w s p a p e r s ; m o tio n p ic tu r e
a d m is s io n ; and c ig a r e t t e s .
D E T R O IT
State:
3 p ercen t
C ity :
N one
E x e m p tio n s : L a u n d ry and d r y c le a n in g ; a u to m o b ile r e p a ir (lu b rica tio n ); p u b lic
tr a n s p o r ta tio n ; h o s p ita l s e r v i c e s ; p h y s ic ia n , su rg e o n ,a n d d en tist f e e s ;
b a r b e r and b ea u ty shop s e r v i c e s ; n e w s p a p e r s ; and m o tio n p ic tu r e a d m is s io n s .
\_! In fo rm a tio n co n ta in ed in th is a p p en d ix is lim ite d to the g o o d s and s e r v i c e s and
the p e r io d s f o r w h ich p r i c e s a r e p u b lis h e d in this b u lle tin . U n less s p e c if ic a l l y in d ica te d ,
ta x e s w e r e in e ffe c t f o r the w h ole p e r io d f r o m the la s t q u a rte r o f 1954 th rou gh D e c e m b e r
31, 1955.




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R e ta il S a les T a x e s - C on tin u ed

HOUSTON
State:
C ity :

2 .2 p e r c e n t State lu x u ry ta x , a p p lic a b le to sa m e ite m s a s F e d e r a l
lu x u ry tax e x c e p t t i r e s .
N one

KAN SAS C IT Y
State:
2 p ercen t
C ity :
N one
E x e m p tio n s : L a u n d ry and d r y cle a n in g ; sh oe r e p a ir s ; a u to m o b ile r e p a ir (lu b r ic a ­
tio n ); p u b lic tr a n s p o r ta tio n ; h o s p ita l s e r v i c e s ; p h y s ic ia n , s u rg e o n ; and
d en tist f e e s ; b a r b e r and b e a u ty shop s e r v i c e s ; and n e w s p a p e r s .
LOS A N G E L E S
State:
3 p ercen t
C ity :
1 p ercen t
E x e m p tio n s : G as and e le c t r ic it y ; la u n d ry and d r y cle a n in g ; g a s o lin e ; a u to m o b ile
r e p a ir (lu b rica tio n ); p u b lic tr a n s p o r ta tio n ; h o s p ita l s e r v i c e s ; p h y s ic ia n ,
su rg e o n ,a n d d en tist f e e s ; e y e g la s s e s ; b a r b e r and b ea u ty shop s e r v i c e s ; n e w s ­
p a p e r s ; and m o tio n p ic tu r e a d m is s io n s .
M IN N E A P O LIS
State:
N one
C ity :
None
NEW Y O R K
State:
N one
C ity :
3 p ercen t
E x e m p tio n s : L a u n d ry and d r y cle a n in g ; sh oe r e p a ir s ; a u to m o b ile r e p a ir (lu b r ic a ­
tio n ); p u b lic tr a n s p o r ta tio n ; p r e s c r ip t io n d ru g s ; h o s p ita l s e r v i c e s ;
p h y s ic ia n , su rg e o n ,a n d d en tist f e e s ; e y e g la s s e s ; b a r b e r and b eau ty shop
s e r v i c e s ; n e w s p a p e r s ; m o tio n p ic tu r e a d m is s io n s ; and c ig a r e t t e s •
P H IL A D E L P H IA
State:
1 p e r c e n t (e ffe c tiv e S e p te m b e r 1, 1953) - D isc o n tin u e d A u gu st 31, 1955
C ity:
N one
E x e m p tio n s : E le c t r ic it y ; la u n d ry and d r y cle a n in g ; a ll a p p a r e l, e x c e p t y a rd
g o o d s ; sh oe r e p a ir s ; g a s o lin e ; a u to m o b ile r e p a ir (lu b rica tio n ); p u b lic
tr a n s p o r ta tio n ; p r e s c r ip t io n d ru g s ; h o s p ita l s e r v i c e s ; p h y s ic ia n , su rg e o n ,
and d en tist f e e s ; e y e g la s s e s ; b a r b e r and b e a u ty shop s e r v i c e s ; n e w s p a p e r s ;
m o tio n p ic tu r e a d m is s io n s ; and c ig a r e t t e s .
P IT T S B U R G H
Sam e a s P h ila d e lp h ia .




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R e ta il S a les T a x e s - C on tin u ed

PO RTLAN D , OREG.
State:
N one
C ity :
N one
ST,

LOUIS
State:
2 p ercen t
C ity :
N one
E x e m p tio n s : L a u n d ry and d r y cle a n in g ; sh oe r e p a ir s ; g a s o lin e ; a u to m o b ile r e p a ir
(lu b rica tio n ); p u b lic tr a n s p o r ta tio n ; h o s p ita l s e r v i c e s ; p h y s ic ia n , s u rg e o n ,
and d en tist f e e s ; b a r b e r and b eau ty shop s e r v i c e s ; and n e w s p a p e r s .

SAN FR A N C IS C O
State:
3 p ercen t
C ity :
0. 5 p e r c e n t
E x e m p tio n s : G as and e l e c t r ic it y ; la u n d ry and d r y c le a n in g ; g a s o lin e ; a u to m o b ile
r e p a ir (lu b r ic a tio n ); p u b lic tr a n s p o r ta tio n ; h o s p ita l s e r v i c e s ; p h y s ic ia n ,
s u r g e o n ^ n d d en tist f e e s ; e y e g la s s e s ; b a r b e r and b ea u ty shop s e r v i c e ; n e w s ­
p a p e r s ; and m o tio n p ic tu r e a d m is s io n s .
SC R A N TO N
Sam e a s P h ila d e lp h ia
SEATTLE
State:

3 p e r c e n t th rou gh A p r il 3 0, 1955
3 .3 p e r c e n t b egin n in g M ay 1, 1955
C ity :
N one
E x e m p tio n s : G as and e l e c t r ic it y ; p u b lic tr a n s p o r ta tio n ; g a s o lin e ; h o s p ita l s e r v i c e s ;
p h y s ic ia n , su rg e o n ,a n d d en tist f e e s ; b a r b e r and b ea u ty shop s e r v i c e s ; n e w s ­
p a p e r s ; and m o tio n p ic tu r e a d m is s io n s .

W ASH IN GTON, D. C .
State:
N one
C ity :
2 p ercen t
E x e m p tio n s : L a u n d ry and d r y cle a n in g ; g a s o lin e ; a u to m o b ile r e p a ir (lu b rica tio n );
p u b lic tr a n s p o r ta tio n ; m e d ic in e s ; h o s p ita l s e r v i c e s ; p h y s ic ia n , s u rg e o n ,
and d en tist f e e s ; e y e g la s s e s ; b a r b e r and beau ty shop s e r v i c e s ; n e w s p a p e r;
m o tio n p ic tu r e a d m is s io n s ; and c ig a r e t t e s .




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A p p en d ix D.

II.

R eta il S a les T a x e s and O th er R e ta il T a x e s A p p lic a b le in 20 L a r g e C it ie s 1_/C on tin u ed

T a x e s , O th er than S a les T a x e s , A p p lic a b le to S p e c ific Ite m s at the R e ta il L e v e l

GAS (H -2 0 0 )
S e a ttle , C ity u tility tax:
T h rou gh M a rc h 1955____ ______
B eginn in g A p r il 1955___________

3 p ercen t
5 p ercen t

C O A L (H -3 0 0 , H -3 1 5 , H -3 3 0 , and H -3 5 0 )
F e d e r a l tr a n s p o r ta tion ta x __________

4 ce n ts p e r ton

T IR E S (T -3 0 0 )
F e d e r a l e x c is e ta x_____ ____ _______ __

5 ce n ts p e r pound

G A SO L IN E (T -4 0 0 and T - 4 0 l )
F e d e r a l e x c is e ta x________________ ___

2 ce n ts p e r g a llo n

A tla n ta , State tax:
T h rou gh June 30, 1955.
B egin n in g J uly 1, 1 9 5 5 ..___
B a lt im o r e , State ta x___
B o s to n , State ta x ...____
C h ic a g o , State ta x______
C in cin n a ti, State ta x .
C le v e la n d , State tax_
_
D e tr o it , State tax:
T h rou gh M ay 31, 1955_____
B eginn in g June 1, T955_______
H ou ston , State tax:
T h rou gh A u gu st 31, 1955_____
B egin n in g S e p te m b e r 1, 1955.
K a n sa s C ity State ta x_________________________
C ity tax_
L o s A n g e le s , State ta x .
M in n e a p o lis , State
New Y o r k , State ta x .
P h ila d e lp h ia , State tax:
T h rou gh S e p te m b e r 12, 1955__ ____ _____ ________
B egin n in g S e p te m b e r 13, 1955________ ___ ______
P itts b u r g h , State tax:
T h rou gh S e p te m b e r 12, 1955____________ ________
B egin n in g S e p te m b e r 13 , 1955___ _______________
P o r tla n d , O r e . , State ta x _______________________________
St. L o u is -

San F r a n c is c o , State tax_________ ____ _______ __ ________
S cra n ton , State tax:
T h rou gh S e p te m b e r 12, 1955_____________________
B egin n in g S e p te m b e r 13 , 1955___ _______________
S e a ttle , State ta x .
W ash in gton , D. C . , C ity ta x-




6
6. 5
6
5
5
5
5

ce n ts
ce n ts
ce n ts
ce n ts
ce n ts
ce n ts
ce n ts

per
per
per
per
per
per
per

g a llo n
g a llo n
g a llo n
g a llo n
g a llo n
g a llo n
g a llo n

4 . 5 ce n ts p e r g a llo n
6 ce n ts p e r g a llo n
4 ce n ts p e r g a llo n
5 ce n ts p e r g a llo n
3
2
6
5
4

ce n ts
ce n ts
ce n ts
ce n ts
ce n ts

per
per
per
per
per

g a llo n
g a llo n
g a llo n
g a llo n
g a llo n

5 ce n ts p e r g a llo n
6 ce n ts p e r g a llo n
5 ce n ts p e r g a llo n
6 ce n ts p e r g a llo n
6 ce n ts p e r g a llo n
3 ce n ts p e r g a llo n
1 cen t p e r g a llo n
6 ce n ts p e r g a llo n
5
6
6. 5
6

ce n ts
ce n ts
ce n ts
ce n ts

per
per
per
per

g a llo n
g a llo n
g a llo n
g a llo n

105

A p p e n d ix D .

II.

R e ta il S a les T a x e s and O th er R e ta il T a x e s A p p lic a b le in 20 L a r g e C itie s W C on tin u ed

T a x e s , O th er than S a les T a x e s , A p p lic a b le to S p e c ific Ite m s at the R e ta il L e v e l C on tin u ed

M O T O R O IL (T -4 1 0 and T -4 1 1 )
F e d e r a l e x c is e ta x

—— — _______________ __ _____ 1 .5 ce n ts p e r quart

F A C E C R E A M (P - 1 2 0 ) , F A C E P O W D E R ( P -1 2 4 ),
R E F IL L (P -1 5 0 )
F e d e r a l e x c is e t a x ,,— . —— — —
——— —
M O TIO N P IC T U R E S (R -6 0 0 and R -6 0 4 )
F e d e r a l a d m is s io n s tax.................... ................-......

and HOME P E R M A N E N T W A V E
—

_____ 10 p e r c e n t

.............. N one on a d m is s io n s o f l e s s
than 50 c e n ts . 1 cen t f o r e a ch
10 ce n ts o f a d m is s io n p r i c e o r
m a jo r fr a c t io n th e r e o f on a d ­
m is s io n s o v e r 50 c e n ts .

L o c a l a m u se m e n t ta x e s b a s e d on a s lid in g s c a le a r e a p p lic a b le in C h ic a g o ,
C in c in n a ti, C le v e la n d , N ew Y o r k , P h ila d e lp h ia , P itts b u r g h , and S e a ttle .
C IG A R E T T E S (0 -1 0 0 and 0 -1 0 4 )
F e d e r a l e x c is e ta x --- ------- -----------------------A tla n ta , State tax:
T h rou gh June 3 0 , 1955.... .........—
B egin n in g July 1, 1955___ —
B a lt im o r e , C ity ta x____________ __________
B o s to n , State ta x __ —___ ___ ________ ___ __
C h ic a g o :
State ta x ___ ....__ - ____________________
C ity ta x B e g in n in g O c to b e r 1, 1953.
D isc o n tin u e d J u ly 31, 1955
_
C in c in n a ti, State t a x ,—
C le v e la n d , State t* v —
— ----------------D e tr o it , State t a x . . , . . , . „ ——— —
H ou ston , State tax:
T h rou gh A u gu st 3 1, 1 9 5 5 _____ ™
B egin n in g S e p te m b e r 1, 195 5_.___
K an sas C ity , C ity ta x —
_
M in n e a p o lis , State tax_____ ______ —
N ew Y ork :
State t a x -------------------------- ----------C ity tax_______________ „„___ _________




8 ce n ts p e r p a ck a g e

-

3
5
3
5

ce n ts
ce n ts
ce n ts
ce n ts

per
per
per
per

p a ck a g e
p a ck a g e
p a ck a g e
p a ck a g e

3 ce n ts p e r p a ck a g e
1 cen t

p e r p a ck a g e

2 ce n ts p e r p a ck a g e
2 ce n ts p e r p a ck a g e
3 ce n ts p e r p a ck a g e
4
5
2
4

ce n ts
ce n ts
ce n ts
ce n ts

per
per
per
per

p a ck a g e
p a ck a g e
p a ck a g e
p a ck a g e

3 ce n ts p e r p a ck a g e
1 cen t p e r p a ck a g e

106

A p p en d ix D.

Ho

R e ta il S a les T a x e s and O th er R e ta il T a x e s A p p lic a b le in 20 L a r g e C it ie s
C on tin u ed

T a x e s , O th er than S a les T a x e s , A p p lic a b le to S p e c ific Ite m s at the R e ta il L e v e l C on tin u ed

C IG A R E T T E S (0 -1 0 0 and 0 -1 0 4 ) - C on tin u ed
P h ila d e lp h ia , State tax:
T h rou gh S e p te m b e r 30, 1955.
B egin n in g O c to b e r 1, 1955_
_
P itts b u r g h , State tax:
T h rou gh S e p te m b e r 30, 1955.
_
B egin n in g O c to b e r 1, 1955_
St. L o u is , C ity tax____________ __ .....
S cra n to n , State tax:
T h rou gh S e p te m b e r 30, 1955.
_
B egin n in g O c to b e r 1, 1955_
S e a ttle , State tax:
T h rou gh A p r il 30, 1955______
B egin n in g M ay 1, 1955__ . . „
W a sh in g ton , D . C . , C ity tax_______

4 ce n ts p e r p a ck a g e
5 ce n ts p e r p a ck a g e
4 ce n ts p e r p a ck a g e
5 ce n ts p e r p a ck a g e
2 ce n ts p e r p a ck a g e
4 ce n ts p e r p a ck a g e
5 ce n ts p e r p a ck a g e
4 ce n ts p e r p a ck a g e
5 ce n ts p e r p a ck a g e
2 ce n ts p e r p a ck a g e

C IG A R S (0 -2 0 0 )
F e d e r a l e x c is e ta x - The a m o u n t o f ta x d ep en d s on the s iz e o f the c i g a r .
s iz e p r i c e d b y the B u rea u is a p p r o x im a te ly 1 cen t p e r c ig a r .
A tla n ta , State tax:
T h rou gh June 3 0, 1 9 5 5 .
— — ---------------------------------------------B egin n in g July 1, 1955___ - B a lt im o r e , C ity t o b a c c o t a x .-----—............ ..... .......— ....
M in n e a p o lis , State t o b a c c o tax:
B egin n in g M ay 1, 1 9 5 5 ..,




The

7 .5 ce n ts p e r b o x o f 25
10 ce n ts p e r b o x o f 25
1 cen t p e r c ig a r
2 c e n ts p e r c ig a r *

* U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1956 O - 389794

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63102