Tariff Schedules; Hearings Before the Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives ... Volume 6-7

Tariff Schedules; Hearings Before the Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives ... Volume 6-7

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...then be able to participate more freely in the timber trades, in brickmaking, papermaking, and the textile trades. The Emperor gave an impetus to the industrial movement of the east by his speech at the opening of the Danzig Technical High School, when he said: 'If the eastern provinces, owing to their position and natural conditions, are less adapted to industrial development than other parts of the Empire, yet technical knowledge will be able to replace In many Instances what nature has failed to provide.' "GERMAN INVENTIVENESS. "Germany shares with England and the United States the honor of the lead In Inventiveness. It is, however, notable that very few inventions are brought to the front by the working classes. This is, according to people who have studied the subject in various countries, to be traced to the fact that the German artisans work longer hours and so hare less time to devote to exercising their Inventive genius. In technical inventions Germany is well to the front To take one branch alone. In one year no fewer than 1,500 patents were applied for in Germany for inventions connected with electricity. "It Is not only in the systematic organization of their Industries that the Germans have made great progress, but also in the way of bringing their wares to market. "THE COMMERCIAL GERMAN. "The commercial German Is among the leaders of his kind. He Is more to be thanked for Germany's prosperity than is the industrial, for he has gone all over the world and sought markets for the goods. He finds no trouble too great when he Is seeking openings for trade. He learns the languages, customs, and coinage of the various countries, and by placing his goods before the foreigners in their own language and...show more

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  • Paperback | 458 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 812g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236507185
  • 9781236507181