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1889 Equipment

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Scientific Equipment

item

 weight, lbs. 

 cost, England  

 cost, Syrtis Major 

binoculars, 6x30, with leather case

2   

£3

£6 4s

camera, 4x7 field type

6   

£8

£17

camera, film magazine type

3   

£5 5s

£11

camera, Kodak (only developed on Earth)

2   

£11

£25

compass, pocket

---   

15s

£1 10s

dissecting kit

2   

£5

£10 4s

doctor's bag & supplies

10   

£3

£7

dressing kit

2   

£8

£12

field laboratory apparatus set, chemical

15   

£5

£11 10s

field laboratory apparatus set, electical

8   

£6

£12 16s

hunting kit

2   

£3

£4

laudanum, 4 oz. bottle

0.3

2s

4s

magnifying glass

n/a   

12s

£1 4s

medical kit, colonial

10   

£4

£9

navigation instrument set

8   

£12

£24 16s

portable microscope set

10   

£45

£91

surveying instrument set

20   

£25

£52

telegraph instrument set

1   

£1

£2 2s

telescope, tripod mounted, 50x

35   

£20

£44

heliograph, 5" diameter (tripod not included)

7  

£ ?

£ ?

telescope, tripod mounted, 50x

35   

£20

£44

tourist's companion (thermometer, altimeter/barometer, compass, etc.)

6   

£8

£17

wire, insulated, 1 mile spool

100   

£1

£22

 

Reference Materials

Item

 weight, lbs. 

 cost, England  

 cost, Syrtis Major 

Bowditch's Practical Navigator and Almanac

5   

£1

£2 10s

Conklin's Handy Manual of Useful Information and Atlas of the Worlds

3   

3s

9s

Edison's Encyclopedia of General Information

3   

2s

10s

Encyclopedia Britannica, 30 volumes

165   

£30

£36 10s

The Millwright's Companion and Handy-book

1   

8s

£1

Rand McNally & Co's New Pictorial Atlas of the Worlds

2   

£1

£2 4s

Robb's Medical Companion and Household Physician

3   

£2

£4 6s

Rose and Carless Manual of Surgery

2   

£1

£2 4s

Savill's System of Clinical Medicine

3   

£1

£2 6s

 

Tools

item

 weight, lbs. 

 cost, England  

 cost, Syrtis Major 

axe, felling

3   

2s

8s

forge, portable

500   

£6

£60

hatchet

2   

6p

5s

knife, two-bladed jack

n/a   

1s

2s

knife, camp or hunting

n/a   

4s

8s

lockpick set

n/a   

18s

£2

machete and sheath

2   

8d

5s

photographic lab, portable

30   

£7

£17

pick, mattock, or shovel

5   

2s

14s

saw, buck with 30" blade

3.5

2s

10s

sledgehammer or maul

16   

5s

£11

steam engine and boiler, 4 HP

1,000   

£28

£130

steam engine and boiler, 10 HP

1,850   

£48

£250

tools, carpenter's

30   

£4

£11

tools, instrument maker's

10   

£7

£15

tools, metalworker's

60   

£6

£18

trap, bear

3   

1s

8s

trap, small animal

1   

6d

3s

 

Travelling Gear

item

 weight, lbs. 

 cost, England  

 cost, Syrtis Major 

ammunition chest for 250 rds. of rifle/shotgun ammo

5   

£1

£1

ammunition, 12 ga. buckshot, black powder, 500 rds.

65   

£1 12s

£10

ammunition, 12 ga. buckshot, smokeless, 500 rds.

65   

£2 8s

£11 6s

ammunition, pistol, 100 rds. (1d6K calibers)

3   

6s

12s

ammunition, rifle, 100 rds. (1.5d6K calibers)

5   

8s

£1 6s

ammunition, rifle, 100 rds. (2d6K calibers)

9   

16s

£2 10s

backpack

1.5

2s

2s

bag, carpet

3   

2s

10s

ball, rugby

0.84

8s

£1

belt with holster and ammo pouch

2   

£1 9s

£2

belt or bandoleer for cartridges

2   

5s

5s

billy, lead-filled leather sap

0.5   

6s

12s

billy, extra-heavy and long "Paralyzer" sap

1   

8s

16s

blanket

4   

8d

8d

brass knuckles, finest grade

0.5   

6s

12s

canteen, 1 quart filled

2.5

3s

4s

camp stove, portable, coal oil

2   

10s

£1 4s

camping cooking and eating outfit

80   

£5

£18

cartridge bag, 75 rds., over-shoulder type

2   

£1

£1

cigars, 100 good Havana

4   

£3

£7

clothing, foul weather

3   

£1 to £5

£1 6s to £5 6s

clothing, rough-living

3   

£1 to £3

£1 6s to £5

clothing, cotton duck hunting pants and coat, finest grade

3   

£2

£2 12s to £3

cot, folding

15   

6s

£2

cricket set (2 bats, 2 balls, pads, stumps, net, rules, etc.)

25   

£3

£8 10s

flask, liquor, half pint

1   

10s

£1

food, canned, one day

4   

8d

9s

food, one day

3   

6d or more

6d or more

fishing tackle

1   

12s

£2 6s

golf set (9 clubs, bag, balls, etc.)

30   

£4

£11

Gramophone or similar

3   

£5

£10 6s

hammock

2   

4s

12s

lamp, miner's safety

0.3

8d

2s

lantern, carbide

1   

1s

4s

lantern, storm or railway conductor's

2   

5s

14s

lantern, dark or policeman's

2   

5s

14s

lawn tennis set (4 rackets, 6 balls, net, rules, etc.)

15   

£3

£7 10s

lighter, oil-filled, contains 50 primers to light the oil

n/a

1s

2s

liquor, 12 bottles of port

70   

£1 14s

£5 4s

liquor, 12 bottles of whiskey

70   

£4 4s

£10 8s

liquor, 12 bottles of brandy

70   

£5 10s

£13

liquor, 12 bottles of gin

70   

£4 10s

£11

liquor, 12 bottles of rum

70   

£4

£10

padlock, bronze railway, with 2 keys

1.5

3s

10s

root beer, 12 bottles

70   

12s

£8

rope, 100 feet of 3/8" manila

5   

2s

2s

scabbard for rifle or shotgun

6   

5s

5s

sight, tang-mounted vernier style for rifles

n/a   

15s

£2

sight, Duplex telescopic for rifles

n/a   

£3 10s

£10

spectacles, steel framed, prescription lenses

---   

£1 5s

£3

stool, folding camp

4   

3s

3s

sunglasses

---   

£2s

£4s

tarp, 10 x 10 feet, 10 oz. canvas

12   

10d

10d

tent, miners' (7' across, one pole)

20   

15s

15s

tent, two-man (two shelter halves)

12   

£3

£3

tent, wall, ten man (14' x 16')

76   

£4 5s

£4 5s

tent, wedge or 'A', two-man

30   

£1 10s

£1 10s

tripod (for survey instruments, cameras, etc.)

12   

10s

£2 4s

trunk, steamer

6   

8s

£1 8s

watch, pocket

n/a   

£2 to £10

£4 to £20

watch, schoolboy's

n/a   

15s

£1 10s

watch, stop

n/a   

£3

£6 4s

 

Fuel

item

 weight, lbs. 

 cost, England  

 cost, Syrtis Major 

coal

2,000   

1s 6d

£10

petroleum or gasoline, 88 octane

2,000   

£3

£200

liquid fuels

2,000   

£6

£200

wood or peat

n/a   

free

free

carbide

1   

5d

1s

 

Explosives

item

 weight, lbs. 

 cost, England  

 cost, Syrtis Major 

black powder, barrel

6   

10s

10s

dynamite, case of 100 sticks

50   

£5

£20

nitroglycerin, case of 20 bottles

5   

£1

£2 10s

 

Land Transport

item

 weight, lbs. 

 cost, England  

 cost, Syrtis Major 

wagon, light, farm or delivery (2 ton capacity)

1,000   

£10

£12

wagon, freight, conestoga, or cape

3,200   

£50

£60

howdah

250   

£10

£10

bicycle, safety

26   

£5

£12 12s

bicycle, penny-farthing

40   

£10

£24

horse saddle, military, wallets and tack

26   

£1 to £15

£2 to £30

horse saddle, hunting with tack

13   

£1 to £10

£2 to £15

horse saddle, western, stock or cowboy with tack

12   

£2 to £8

£2 to £17

panniers, two of 100# capacity

10   

£3

£3

2-6-0 tank locomotive, about as small as std. gauge gets

20,000   

£800

£2,800

"40 Ton" Shay two-truck geared locomotive

60,000   

£1,200

£7,200

railway car, private

40,000   

£800

£6,000

 

Water Transport

item

 weight, lbs. 

 cost, England  

 cost, Syrtis Major 

boat, folding canvas (the Acme, 12' long)

35   

£7

£15

longboat - good sailing, 32' long, 7' wide, 10 oars, capacity 25 men and 3 tons

2,000   

£50

£50

launch - shallow waters, 28' long, 7' wide, capacity 30 men and 4 tons

2,500   

£50

£50

cutter - 18' long, 5' wide, 4 oars, capacity 8 men and 0.25 ton

250   

£10

£10

whaleboat or pinnace - 26'-28' long, 6'-8' wide, 6 oars, capacity about 0.5-1 ton

500-1,000   

£30

£30

dingy - 10' long, 3' wide, 2 oars, 3 people, capacity about 400#

120   

£5

£5

boat, rowing

?   

£3

£3

steam launch - 24' long, 8' beam, capacity 4 tons or 30 men

5,000   

£50

£100

steamer, river or canal, small

?   

£100

£200

 

     See also items from the April 1889 Francis Bannerman catalog, and the 1889 Eley Brothers' cartridge list.

 

      "Average" freight costs to Mars estimated at 2 shillings per pound in the above tables. For specific values:

 

  • First class freight is for items that must be carefully stowed and looked after:  valuables, perishable items that must be kept cool or warm, fragile items, dangerous items. Freight rate, 3 shillings per pound.

  • Second class freight is for items in barrels, boxes or bags that don't need any special handling or precautions. Freight rate, 2 shillings per pound.

  • Third class freight is for cargo unlikely to be damaged by handling, vacuum, or extremes of temperature:  coal, bricks, hides, lumber, etc. Freight rate, 1 shilling 8 pence per pound.

  • Fourth class cargo is the same as third class, but with a weight of at least 5 tons for the shipment. Freight rate, 1 shilling 6 pence per pound. 

 

      Some of the sources: Sears, Roebuck Catalog for 1897; Catalog of Guns, Swords, Cannons, Equipments, Military Goods, &c For Sale By Francis Bannerman, April 1889; Bannerman Catalogue of Military Goods, 1927; Harrod's Stores Price List, May 1895; Great Western Gun Works Catalogue, 1897; Commercial Relations of the United States with Foreign Countries During the Years 1896 and 1897, Volume I; pub. 1898 by U.S. Dept. of State.; and of course the original Space: 1889 rules.

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