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Capital in the Nineteenth Century$
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Robert E. Gallman and Paul W. Rhode

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780226633114

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226633251.001.0001

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Consumer Durables

Consumer Durables

Chapter:
(p.275) Chapter Thirteen Consumer Durables
Source:
Capital in the Nineteenth Century
Author(s):

Robert E. Gallman

Paul W. Rhode

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226633251.003.0013

This chapter opened a window into Gallman’s stock data on consumer durables. It has offered his arguments regarding the quantitative and qualitative importance of these goods in the “long” nineteenth century, before the “Consumer Durables Revolution” of the early twentieth century. It uses the development and diffusion of cast iron stoves, one of Gallman’s favourite examples, to illustration the importance of this form of consumer-based form investment.

Keywords:   Capital Stock, Consumption, Consumer Durables, Cast Iron Stoves

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