Reports from the Consuls of the United States Volume 105-107

Reports from the Consuls of the United States Volume 105-107

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...2,000 cwt. of potash, and 7,000 cwt. of talc. On this latter the Greek Government imposed a tax, and therefore it is no longer imported, but they still use the quantity which they had already imported before the duty had been imposed. It will be substituted by another earthy substance obtainable in Greece, this substance being used to augment the weight so that the soap might compete with other cheap foreign soaps. The production of the soap may be calculated at 85,000 pounds yearly for local consumption and part for Turkey, as owing to the increase of the manufacture in different parts of Greece the consumption of Corfu soap has been decreased fully one-half. Ten laborers in each factory are employed making the rough cases, using timber imported from Italy; value of the three establishments, about 112,000. One umbrella manufactory. Materials, sawing and cutting hand machines imported chiefly from England and France; product daily from 10 to 12 dozen umbrellas for local consumption and for export to Greece. Laborers employed, about three hundred and fifty; value of establishment, about #5,000. Eight leather tanning factories, using valonia, oak and pine bark. About 10,000 ox-hides and 8,000 sheep-skins are tanned yearly and consumed in Corfu, Ionian Islands, and Epirus. This work employs about sixty laborers. Value of the tanneries, about $40,000. One steam sperm candle factory of 48 horse-power produces 1,700 pounds of candles daily for consumption in Greece. Tallow-grease and palm oil imported from England, and sulphuric acid from France. Laborers at work daily, about thirty; value of the factory, $80,000. This factory also manufactures wax candles, about 40,000 pounds yearly, for consumption in Greece, importing kerosene and paraffine...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 608g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123687157X
  • 9781236871572