Report of the Director of Standards

Report of the Director of Standards

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...the possible exception of slate, are sold by the "square," and the average person would naturally compare the price of the "square" of other roofing with the price per "thousand" of the wooden shingle, thus subjecting the latter to an unjust and erroneous price comparison. Unless the sale of shingles by the square unit were legalized the greater part of the western red cedar shingles would be kept out of the Massachusetts market at a time when sound public policy requires the fullest and freest possible competition in the sale of building materials. Fortunately, the Legislature of 1920 anticipated this condition, and inserted a provision in chapter 551 (relative to the survey of lumber) which requires the Director of Standards, with the approval of the Commissioner of Labor and Industries, to establish from time to time units of measurement to be observed in the sale of wooden shingles in this Commonwealth. Acting under this authority units of measurement have been established and published in Bulletin No. 17, issued by this Division in November, 1920. Lumber Surveyed and Measured from July 1 to November 30, 1.920. Unless otherwise specified, figures indicate number of feet, board measure Hardwood, ........... 2,928,800 Hard pine, ........... 4,087,990 White pine, ........... 270,838 Pine boards, ........... 1,789,244 Spruce, ............ 3,395,995 Cypress, ........... '. 1,212,388 Flooring, ............ 334,139 Fir, ............. 188,278 Cedar, ............ 22,869 Tupelo, ............. 21,738 White wood, . '., .......-.-129,217 North Carolina pine, ......... 977,934 Idaho pine, ........... 17,808 Hemlock, ............ 321,757 Sugar pine, ........... _ 10,477 Yellow pine, ..... '...... 874,383 Spruce...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236930126
  • 9781236930125