Brick and Clay Record Volume 41

Brick and Clay Record Volume 41

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... are those at Cuero, La Grange, Sweet VVater, Yoakum, Bishop, Mart, Port Arthur, Nacogdoches, and Austin, all Texas towns. The city council of Temple recently let the contract for paving Central Avenue, from Second Street to Fourteenth Street, with vitrified brick to J. A. Gregory of Dallas. His bid was $2.10 for paving and 35 cents per linear foot for concrete curbing. The total amount of the contract was $26,380. Considerable brick will be required in the construction of the new water works system in the city of Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. The state legislature of Yucatan has made an appropriation of $10,000 to be given by the governor as a prize for the engineer or contractor who submits the best plans or suggestions for a modern water works system for that city. Experiments have recently been made with clays froma number of localities in Texas with a view of determining whether they are suited for the manufacture of brick. In South Texas. where there is wonderful agricultural development going on and towns are being established almost over night, there is special attention being paid to the possible clay resources of different localities. At present, many of these new towns are remotely situated from sources of brick supply, and the establishment Of local brick making plants is looked upon as not _o_nly more or less of a necessity but as a profitable pf0P03!t11'lAll through the lower Gulf coast region of the state and in the valley of the Rio Grande, towns hav_e sprung up during the last year or two, almost by_ magic. Some_of these places are already equipped with brick making plants, but others are needed in order to' supply the constantly growing demand for that material. One of the noticeable features of these new towns more

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  • Paperback | 402 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 717g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236882547
  • 9781236882547