Rock Products Volume 15, No. 12

Rock Products Volume 15, No. 12

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...According to the Junta dos Correctores (Brokers' Association), the price per barrel of various brands of cement for the week of Feb. 22-27, 1915, was as follows: Pyramid $4.25 Atlas 4.25 Excelsior 4.25 Visurgio 4.1: ? Saturno 4.13 P'careta 4.15 Exposicao 4.13 Coma Prta J.13 Cathedral 4.00 Oratry 4.0) In the northern cities of Brazil, cement is selling at $4.75 to $5 per barrel. The normal value of the Brazilian paper milreis is $0.3244; its present value is about 25 cents. Conversions have been made at the former rate for normal prices and at the latter rate for present prices. Methods of Introduction--Packing. During normal times very little in introducing cement or any other article of commerce can be accomplished by correspondence, but at present it may be possible for American manufacturers of cement who have never sought business in Brazil and who do not wish to go to the expense of sending a representative through Latin America to make connections with houses that formerly purchased European cements. Such arrangements, however, are not always entirely satisfactory, as they do not afford the close personal touch that makes for enduring commercial relations. A list of orders obtained by mail may constitute a business that seems satisfactory for the present, but at the close of the European war Brazil may revert to its original sources of purchase. It is to be regretted that so few American manufacturers are represented by competent salesmen with a knowledge of Portuguese and power to grant special credits and to place agencies. Purchases are made here by large importing houses. European cement, it is claimed, arrives here in better condition than American cement. The English have adopted a very satisfactory packing, shipping the...
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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236841514
  • 9781236841513