Miscellaneous Series Volume 46-53

Miscellaneous Series Volume 46-53

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...and will probably supplant the awkward Chinese tool previously described (p. 81). This will occur when the value and convenience of a brace and bit are sufiiciently understood to make the relatively larger investment seem worth while. It might be supposed that the imitative ability of the Chinese would lead them to manufacture a cheap brace. But the Chinese carpenter is accustomed to make his own tools, using wood very largely except for bits, cutting edges, etc., and this tool is beyond his capacity. About 100 dozen screw drivers are sold in Tientsin each year. They run in size from 3 to 8 inch blade and in cost to the dealer from $0.65 to $1.50 per dozen. They are a cheap rade of tanged screw driver, with wooden handle. They formerTy came mostly from Germany and are now being imported from Japan. LEVELS. From 4 to 5 dozen levels are sold annually. The usual type is a simple unbound, oiled wood level with one level tube and one plumb. The cost to the dealer is about as follows: 12-inch, $0.25 each; 18inch, $0.38; 24-inch, $0.50. PLIIIS AND NIPPEBS. Ordinary combination flat and cutting pliers have been imported from Germany and England in the following sizes and prices: 6inch lenfgth, $3.50 per dozen; 7-inch, $3.85; 8-inch, $4.20. About 10 dozen o each size are sold per year. Two or three dozen compound lever nippers about 6 inches long, made of pressed sheet steel, are sold each year. The dealers pay about $5.60 per dozen. Tinners'. shears or snips appear on the market in the following sizes and wholesale prices: 8-inch length, $4.20 per dozen; 10inch, $4.90; 12-inch, $5.60; 14-inch, $6.30. From 1 to 2 dozen of each size are sold yearly. WBENCHES AND SPANNEBE The standard monkey wrench in Tientsin has a "knife handle..".show more

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  • Paperback | 488 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 862g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236963296
  • 9781236963291