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Factory Inspectors court cases

 Series — Folder: 6 Factory Inspector Court Cases 1919-1935
Identifier: 1636-1489

Scope and Contents

This record is a log of district court cases relative to employment of children without certificates. Information specific district court hearing case, date of proceeding, name of company in violation, name and address of minor, pleading and imposed fines by court.


  • 1919-1935

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Copyright is in the public domain unless otherwise specified. We reserve the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to preservation concerns.

Biographical / Historical

The duties of the chief factory inspector and factory inspectors were governed by 1894 Public Laws Chapter 1278 (passed April 26, 1894) An act to regulate the employment and provide for the safety of women and children in mercantile industries and manufacturing establishments. Inspectors were appointed by the governor and the chief inspector was subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

Inspections were performend annually regarding the employment of children, health and safety, sanitary conditions and ventilation, elevators and accidents.

The duties of factory inspectors became part of the Department of Labor, Division of Industrial Inspections in 1935 per Public Law Chapter 2250 Sec. 90.


.02 Cubic Feet (1 volume)


This record is a log of district court cases relative to employment of children without certificates.



Rhode Island Digital Archives

Custodial History

This record appeared to be in the custody of Harry L. Slide Assistant Factory Inspector and subsequently transferred to the Department of Labor, Division of Labor Standards, 235 Promenade Street, Providence, RI 02908.


No accruals are anticipated at this time.

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Repository Details

Part of the Rhode Island State Archives Repository

33 Broad Street
Providence RI 02903 USA