Mineral Resources of the United States - Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey Volume 2

Mineral Resources of the United States - Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey Volume 2

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...brick in the Hudson River district from Cohoes to New York City in 1906 and 1907, by counties. The pottery industry of the United States seems to have suffered to a larger extent from the financial depression of 1907 than did the other branches of the clay-working industries, as is shown by the figures hereinafter given. The total value of the pottery products of the country as reported to this office was $30,143,474 as compared with $31,440,884, a decrease of $1,297,410, or 4.13 per cent; in 1906 the increase over 1905 was $3,521,990, or 12.62 per cent. Compared with 1905, however, the 1907 figures are much larger, $2,224,580, or 7.97 per cent. The value of the pottery products of 1907 is more than twice as great as it was in 1898--$14,589,224; so it is only by comparison with 1906 that 1907 was small. The imports of pottery showed the small increase in 1907 over 1906, $354,510, or 2.68 per cent, compared with the increase in 1906 over 1905 of $1,255,040, or 10.48 per cent. At present the domestic production is nearly three-fourtlis of the consumption. Its proportion to consumption declined slightly in 1907, but its trend in previous years has been steadily upward, and no doubt it will continue to increase until eventually the domestic potter will supply the demand for the higher grades of his wares just as he now supplies the lower grades. The general tendency in quality of ware of the domestic pottery is undoubtedly upward, and the fact that there was a marked advance made during 1907 in the production of a distinctively American china augurs well for the future of the industry. The potters, some of them at least, seem to be making every effort to remove the stigma that has rested on "American pottery." That they can and will...show more

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  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 558g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236928407
  • 9781236928405