The Saturday Evening Post Volume 188, No. 7

The Saturday Evening Post Volume 188, No. 7

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...a dollar more than it did before the war. And you'll find' something of a difference on most brushes." _. The same way with glass. I had been reading only the other day what advances America has made in the manufacture of pottery and cut glass. Yet, when I came to a china store to buy a dozen of the cheaper kind of table glasses, Madeleine detected an advance in the one dollar and seventyfive cents I paid for them. Yes--our friend behind the counter adm.itted----there was an advance of about ten per cent; and very soon he thought there might be another. "Elven in American goods?" I queried. "Of course," said he; "because in the manufacture of glass we've got to have potash. Potash, however, comes largely from Germany. Oh, of course, _the_y talk something about potash deposits in the West. Still, there is not much to that; and you can get some idea of the scarcity when I tell you that one big firm holds eight hundred dollars' worth of potash at twentyeight hundred dollars. In this cheap glass they use substitutes for the potash, such as pearlash and soda ash and lime; but, even so, you'll find that your glassware costs you more than it used to." Why China is High Up to this time, however, we learned from our friend behind the counter, the war has not been such a serious bull in the china shop as you might imagine. During the year following the declaration of war the prices on French china, for example, remained very nearly the same. This was because, you see, there was a great deal of china already baked. So, when the men were called to the colors, the women and children got to work decorating the white ware left behind in the potteries. Even so, however, we received from France more

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  • Paperback | 508 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236919785
  • 9781236919786