Weighing and Measurement Volume 2

Weighing and Measurement Volume 2

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...have had a. large measure of co-operation from individual shippers and associations of shippers. A number of barrel facl.0Il'i8S have been visited with gratifying resu s. One of the most important points in connection with the interpretation of the law that has arisen is the determination of what commodities are included within the scope of the Act. You will remember that it applies to "fruits. vegetables and other dry commodities, other than cranberries." The terms "fruits and vegetables" are sufficiently clear. VVe have practically decided that the whole phrase can only be construed to include all commodities, not liquid, which have heretofore been sold by weight, by capacity measure, or by numerical count, or which are susceptible of sale in any of these ways. From these commodities must then be taken those which are embraced within the exemption which is worded as follows: "Provided, however, that nothing in this Act shall apply to barrels used in packing or shipping commodities sold exclusively by weight or numerical count." In order that a commodity be included within the scope of this provision it must be sold exclusively by weight or numerical count. 'The exemption is thus an exemption of a. commodity as a whole and is not an individual exemption to any particular manufacturer or shipper. Under this clause it is not possible that a commodity should sometimes be sold by weight or count and at other times by the standard barrel. if the standard barrel must be used in one case for a. certain commodity it must be used in all-cases for that commodity. If a commodity is always sold by weight or count, this requirement may not be evaded in some cases by the use of the standard barrel. If by the...show more

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  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236776674
  • 9781236776679