Detective Agency Fee Notice
This is a Pinkerton's National Detective Agency fee notice that was printed
in the late 1800's. Below is a blowup of the fees:
Do these figures
seem low to you? Consider the fact that in 1880 the average wage earner
made $16.00 a week and in 2006, it was $743.00 a week. That is a 46 times
increase. $8.00 an hour times 46 is $368.00 an hour. At $12.00 an hour
that converts to about $552.00 an hour by today's standards.
Ralph D. Thomas PI Vintage Collection
THOMAS INVESTIGATIE PUBLICATIONS, INC.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INVESTIGATIVE SPECIALISTS, INC.
SPY EXCHANGE AND SECURITY CENTER
P O Box 82148, Austin, Texas 78708
Showroom: 9513 Burnet Road, Austin, Texas 78758
Phone 512.719.3595 Fax 512.719.3594
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National Association Of Investigative Specialists, Inc, Trademark, 1986.
Spy Exchange, Trademark, 1989.