Report of the Proceedings at the Fourth Annual Meeting 1890 Volume 1-6

Report of the Proceedings at the Fourth Annual Meeting 1890 Volume 1-6

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...a difference of one to two dollars a ton in price of coal. Yet a difference of $2.00 a ton in coal involves only from 20 to 23 cents difference per thousand feet in the cost of gas. a gas company which pays a high price for coal can recoup itself by advantages in the sale of residuals, It will be noticed that in all but two cases the yield per pound of coal in the above nine cities is from 4.5 to 5.03 feet. The average, owing to the poor yield in Charlottesville and Alexandria. is 4.57. It will be further noticed that, save Frequently, too, . in Wheeling and Danville, gas coal costs from $2.38 to $3.89 per ton. The cost of gas coal in some Massachusetts companies, selected by the Massachusetts gas commissioners for special study in 1889. was 40 to 43 cents per thousand feet in the holder, or from 43 to 47 cents in the burner, indicating about $4.00 to $4.50 as the price of coal in that state. _ In addition to gas coal, from 2 to 5, or rarely 10 per cent. of cannel coal or a half gallon of oil per thousand feet is often added, to insure the candle power or "enrich " the gas. Philadelphia, in 1891, used 5,000 tons of cannel coal for this purpose, costing $6.78 a ton, in connection with about 200,000 tons of gas coal, costing $3.89. In Richmond, where gas coal cost $3,235, five per cent. of cannel coal was used, at $6.58 per ton. No other enricher, excepting such small proportion of cannel coal, was used last year in any of the public works. Cost of Labor and Other Items. The writer has learned the cost of coal per 1,000 feet in the holder in only three cities. In Philadelphia. in 1890 it was 37.3 per cents; in Bellefontaine 38.6 cents; in Henderson 33 cents. The cost of coal, of labor, of other items (aside from improvements, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236812093
  • 9781236812094