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Timetable for Boiling

Asparagus, 20 to 30 min.

Beans, shell, 1 to 1 1/2 hrs.
Beans, string, 45 to 60 min.

Beets, young, 45 to 60 min.
Beets, old, 3 to 4 hrs.

Brown bread, steamed, 3 hrs.

Cabbage, 35 to 60 min.

Carrots, 1 hr.

Cauliflower, 20 to 30 min.

Chickens, young, 3 to 4 pounds, 1 to 1 1/4 hrs.

Corn, green, 15 min.

Corned Beef, gentle simmering, 3 to 4 hrs.

Eggs, soft cooked (in water which does not boil), 4 to 6 min.
Eggs, hard cooked (in water which does not boil), 35 to 45 min.

Ham, weight 12 to 14 pounds, 4 to 5 hrs.

Onions, 45 to 60 min.

Rice in fast boiling water, 20 min.

Smoked tongue, 4 hrs.

Source

The Kitchen Encyclopedia (1911).

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