Hearings Before Subcommittee of House Committee on Appropriations in Charge of Sundry Civil Appropriation Bill for 1907

Hearings Before Subcommittee of House Committee on Appropriations in Charge of Sundry Civil Appropriation Bill for 1907

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...one floor, or are there two stories? General Crozier. It is a one-story building excepting at one end, where there is a second story for storage of light material. The Chairman. What was the cost of the building destroved by fire? General Crozier. It was very much less. That was a lightly built frame building, one story, as this is intended to be, with a shingle roof, and I don't think it cost over $30,000 altogether. It was built at different times, so it would be a little difficult to tell what the cost was; but for the building itself I don't think the cost was over $30,000; but 1 think there was in it perhaps $65,000 or $70,000 worth of machinery. It was not all destroyed; a good part of it was not. POWDER DEPOT NEAR DOVER, N. J. STOREHOUSES FOR RESERVE SUPPLY OF WAR MATERIAL. The Chairman. The next item is powder depot, near Dover, N. J. For storehouses for reserve supply of war material. $24,000. Your current appropriation for the same purpose is $36,000. General Crozier. Perhaps I had better make a general explanation in regard to the powder depot. It is in a remote locality up in New Jersey, about 12 miles from Morristown and about 4 miles from Dover. It is the place where we store our supply of powder for the service in general. It is the place also where we make ammunition for the service. We make the fixed ammunition for small cannon, make up the powder for the heavy cannon in cartridges, and make some alterations in our projectiles which are necessary, fitting some of them with caps--those that were bought so long ago that wo haven't got them fitted--and others with base covers necessary to keep the flame away from the charge. We have had no place for doing this, and something over four years ago 1 had an estimate made by a...show more

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  • Paperback | 764 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 39mm | 1,338g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236738365
  • 9781236738363