Bulletin of the Imperial Institute Volume 6

Bulletin of the Imperial Institute Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... apparently a sapwood tree. It is rather ornamental, but has no value for export. It should be a useful wood in the Protectorate. It will not take nails, being fissile; is hard to saw, but planes fairly easily and smoothly. It turns very well, and takes a good polish. Weight per cubic foot, 64 lb. No. 441. Pterygota sp. A very coarse, inferior wood of dirty-white colour. The specimen was too small for proper tests, but it is evident that the wood has little value. Weight per cubic foot, 43J lb. No. 456. Voacanga oblusa. K. Schum. A reddish-brown wood of fine and open grain; apparently a sapwood tree. It is not ornamental, and is of no value for export, but may be useful for construction. It takes nails rather well, though it is somewhat fissile. It is tough and hard to saw; planes easily but badly, as the grain rips out; it turns indifferently. Weight per cubic foot, 44J lb. No. 479. Toddalia nobilis. Hook. A dense, white wood, of poor quality, and fine close grain; apparently a sapwood tree. It is not ornamental, and is of no value for export. It will not take nails, being fissile, is hard to saw, and gives off a fish-like smell; planes easily, but the grain rips out very badly. It turns easily and smoothly. Weight per cubic foot, 58 lb. No. 482. Maba sp., near M. abyssinica. A wood of dirty-white colour, of no export value, and not by any means ornamental; apparently a sapwood tree. It is hard to saw, resists nails, planes fairly easily, but the grain rips out; it turns indifferently. The specimen is rough and curly, and judging from other species of the same genus it will not be a wood much used in construction. Weight per cubic foot, 52 lb. No. 487. Xanthoxylum sp. A coarse, open-grained wood, of dirty-white colour; of no export value, but...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236621662
  • 9781236621665