Cotton Textiles in Foreign Countries; Reports from the Consuls of the United States, on the Cotton Textiles Imported Into Their Several Districts, Etc

Cotton Textiles in Foreign Countries; Reports from the Consuls of the United States, on the Cotton Textiles Imported Into Their Several Districts, Etc

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...46 inches by 12 yards,3.85 cents. The oflicial return of the six Imperial custom-houses at the coast port of the province of Kwangtung, show that in 1888, which was nearly an average year, cotton manufactures or textiles were imported to the value of $3,062,640 United States currency. Of this amount about three-fourths (or $2,300,000) consisted of white and gray shirtings; including the better qualities gray Shirting cloths, which are designated in custom-house returns, and by British traders and merchants in market reports, as T-cloths, which are really " gray shirtings." The other fourth of imported cotton textiles (stated in their relative order as to value of imports), consists of chintz and furnitures, velvets and velveteens, dyed, figured, brocaded, and spotted shirtings, drills, towels, plain and printed cambries, muSlins, and lawns, damasks, quilts, and handkerchiefs, -cretonne, mosquito netting, Turkey reds, etc. WEIGHT AND QUALITY. The circular called for " weight of cotton textiles per yard;" but in China, as in all other countries, such goods as "gray and white shirtings" are described, bought, and sold, with reference to width, length, and weight per piece; and buyers and sellers also take into consideration the fineness or coarseness of texture, and styles of dressing, with the presence or absence of pipe-clay or other materials affecting weight and appearance; as many European goods are "loaded." Gray shirtings in lengths of 38% to 39 yards, and from 36 to 39 inches in width, vary from 6 to 10 pounds per piece in weight. Gray T-cloths (gray shirtings) in lengths of 24 yards, and 32 inches in width, vary from 6 to 8i pounds per piece. White Shirtings, in lengths of 40 yards, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236857593
  • 9781236857590