Brick and Clay Record Volume 33

Brick and Clay Record Volume 33

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... brickyards of the'Hudson River group, this concern turning out about 75 million brick annually. Brick with the Rose brand find a constant and ready market in New York and are always considered first quality. Many of the methods employed in the manufacture of brick on the Rose yards are individual to that concern. One of these features is the absence of circular pits, the theory being that efficiently constructed sod pits need no circular pits in conjunction. The greatest care is exercised in laying out these sod pits and in keeping the soft mud properly sanded. The drying system on this yard is principally of the open yard and pallet method, this having been found most available. The construction of the drying yards is accomplished with special care however; and this care in every dctail of manufacture is one of the principal reasons for the success of the Rose yards. These yards have particularly advantageous docking facilities. channels having been cut into the river bank of suflicient size to admit barges, enabling them to be loaded practically out of the kilns. Great care is taken on these yards in the sorting of the brick and culling those that are imperfect. THE JOVA YARDS. Another large concern at Newburgh is known as the jova brick yards; the brand adopted for the product of these yards being "J. J..," these being the initials of the late J. I. Jova, who founded the business in 1884. He died in 1893. The clay banks at this yard cover upwards of 100 acres and are the' highest on the Hudson River, rising 140 ft. above the level of the water, while borings show that the deposit continues 126 ft. below the same level. Upon careful calculation it is estimated that this clay bank is sufiicient to meet the needs of...show more

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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 422g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236980263
  • 9781236980267