Tariff Schedules; Hearings Before the Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives ... Volume 1

Tariff Schedules; Hearings Before the Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives ... Volume 1

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...advantage we have. The cost of labor here is fully three times as much as it is in Lipari, and other costs of maintaining a plant in America in proportion. W'e trust the members of your committee will not be unduly influenced because fertain interests in the United States may have in the past been unduly protected, and conclude that all business can be maintained against unfavorable advantages. Pumice stone is only a small business. The consumer will never suffer from any PARAGRAPH 89--PUMICE STONE. changes we have asked for in the tariff, and it would enable us as manufacturers to exist. Shall be glad to furnish your committee any additional information desired. Yours, very truly, R. J. Waddell 4 Co. MEMORIAL OF THE ITALIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, HEW YORK CITY. Hon. O. W. Underwood, Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, Washington, D. C. Sir: This chamber desires to submit to the consideration of this honorable committee the following observations on the revision of the herein-stated articles, included in Schedule B (earth, earthenware, and glassware). Pumice stone.--Unmanufactured pumice stone, viz: Pumice stone in lumps is practically all imported in this country from the Lipari Islands, located not far off the northeastern snore of Sicily. Although deposits of pumice stone exist in Kansas, Nebraska, Utah, and Nevada, only of late years have they begun to be exploited, and domestic production is yet carried on on a small scale, and to all practical purposes the Lipari Islands remain the only source of supply of this article possessing the qualities required for its use. Pumice is used as an abrasive by manufacturers of furniture, carriages, and other wooden articles, metals, glass, bone, and other manufactures, and more...
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  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 930g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123657219X
  • 9781236572196