Tariff Information Series Volume 2-12

Tariff Information Series Volume 2-12

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...phenolic resins, and explosives when derived directly or indirectly from coal tar. Perfumes derived from coal tar were not included. The passage of the new dyestuff tariff law on September 8, 1916, was coincident with the end of the most acute stage of the dyestuff shortage. The second period, from March 19, 1915, to September S, 1916, was characterized by an acute shortage of dyestuffs. Actual closing of mills did not occur to any great extent, but shutdowns were seriously threatened and only narrowly averted. It was a period of active construction of new plants accompanied by desperate expedients on the part of consumers to avoid disaster until the new supplies came on the market. The following anecdote, which occurred at a meeting of the Boston section of the American Chemical Society, illustrates the situation in the spring of 1915: Mr. Livermore, chief chemist of the American Woolen Co., said: Orange II has been offered me by a large number of makers, but owing to the limited demand for orange fabrics, it is of little help to us compared to blue or black dyes. It seems surprising and unfortunate that so much effort has been turned to this dye. Can anyone give the explanation of this? Mr. Hebden, general manager of the Federal Dyestuff & Chemical Co.: The dye makers are seeking the line of least reitance. Orange II is the easiest dye on the list to make. I may say that any boy can make it. Mr. Claflin, president of the Avery Chemical Co.: I am one of the boys who is making orange II and I may add that any boy can sell it at a profit of 100 per cent. THIRD PERIOD, SEPTEMBER 8, 1916, TO APRIL 6, 1917, FROM THE PASSAGE OF THE DYESTUFF TARIFF LAW UNTIL THE DECLARATION OF WAR BY THE UNITED STATES. This period is characterized by...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236782968
  • 9781236782960