London Labour and the London Poor; A Cyclopaedia of the Condition and Earnings of Those That Will Work, Those That Cannot Work and Those That Will Not Work Volume 2

London Labour and the London Poor; A Cyclopaedia of the Condition and Earnings of Those That Will Work, Those That Cannot Work and Those That Will Not Work Volume 2

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...follows: --118,043 tons of cattle-droppings, at 6s. per ton..... 35,412 19 6 It seems to me that the calculations of the quantity of horse and cattle-dung in the streets, are based on such well-authenticated and scientific foundations, that their accuracy can hardly be disputed, unless it he that a higher average might fairly be shown. Whatever estimate he adopted, the worth of street-dropped animal manure, if properly secured and made properly disposable, is great and indisputable; most assuredly between 10,0001. and 20,0001. in value. "' Os Srnunr " Mac" sun ornrm Mun. Fntsr of that kind of mud known by the name of " mac." The scavengers call mud all that is swept from the granite or wood pavements, in contradistinction to mac, which is both scraped and swept on the macadamized roads. The mud is usually flirted apart from the mac, but some contractors cause their men to shovel every kind of dirt they meet with into the same cart. ' The introduction of Mac Adam's system of roadmaking into the streets of London called into existence a new element in what is accounted street refuse. Until of late years little attention was paid to " Mac," for it was considered in no way distinct from other kinds of street-dirt, nor as being likely.to possess properties which might adapt it for any other use than that of a component part of agricultural manure. Mac is found principally on the roads from which it derives its name, and is, indeed, the grinding and pounding of the imbedded pieces of granite, which are the staple of those roads. It is, perhaps, the most adhesive street-dirt known, as respects the London specimen of it; for the exceeding traflic works and kneads it into a paste which it is difficult to...show more

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  • Paperback | 372 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 662g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236517873
  • 9781236517876