National Lumberman Volume 51

National Lumberman Volume 51

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...His contention was that there was not sufficient attention paid to the adaptation of the kind of lumber to the purpose for which it was to be used and that naturally all the obiections heard, up to this time, against yellow pine especially, -were traceable to this reason. Dr. Von Schrenk exhibited some pieces of wood which he had brought with him, taken out ohf' a local building showing the ravages of the W 1:6 ants where the wood was too close to the ground!) 1e alsorelated some recent experiences where su stiutes had been found for lumber andaccounted for this feeling on the grounds given in the beginninil Oi' his talk; namely, that suflicient attention had not been paid by those who sold the lumber to seeing that the material was specially adapted in every respect for the uses it was intended to serve. He also recounted the results of a recent visit to Canada where he had been called in to_ give BXDBY; testimony in a case where similar ODJBCUOXIS ha been raised and in which he found that the lumber people, as he put it, had not a foot to stand on, the argument being clearly against them because the material furnished was not of such a brought up for discussion and, after one or two of character as would naturally be looked for for the purpose for which it was designed. This was putting it very mildly, we may state, and conveys perhaps only in a moderate measure the trend of the arguments put forth by Dr. Von Schrenk in support of his contentions. On the other hand, he exhibited a piece of red gum which was very well made and which was proof positive that there were some manufacturers who were certainly looking after the best interests of the community in the best possible manner. He believed that this line of investigation...show more

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  • Paperback | 630 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 32mm | 1,107g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236744454
  • 9781236744456