Special Libraries Volume 4-5

Special Libraries Volume 4-5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...adverse or favorable. This data might also enable the firm to suggest improvements, which would give more satisfactory results. A house selling goods, which would come under the regulations of the pure food and drugs acts, national or state, wants, in the shortest possible time, access to publications containing rules and regulations, stating the manner in which goods must be labeled to be sold in a certain locality. If they write to Washington, or the capitol of the state to which they want to ship goods, and wait for the report, it often means that the sale is lost, as a purchaser, who is in a hurry, will cancel the order and buy from a nearby house. A company engaged in making clothing generally has a large number of rolls of cloth on hand, and, if these contain wool, they are often attacked by insect life. Writing a letter requesting a remedy, and waiting a number of days for the reply, means a loss of goods and money which could have been avoided if the firm, within a few hours after the discovery of the ravages, could have obtained a report giving the necessary remedies. The documents which seem to have the least practical use (according to the jokes about them) are the weather reports. But quite a number of persons wishing to go away for their health, or invest in lands for agricultural pursuits, or to change their habitations, have come in with the folders issued by land companies, railroads, etc., describing the new location as a paradise on earth, able to return five dollars on every dollar expended within the year, with testimonials (like patent medicine companies) with beautiful illustrations of homes supposed to be located there, describing the even temperature all year around, rain when you want it, the railroad station at your...show more

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  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 513g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236617029
  • 9781236617026