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Forest Pamphlet Volume 1-16 (Paperback) Loot Price: R384
Discovery Miles 3 840
Forest Pamphlet Volume 1-16 (Paperback): India Forest Dept

Forest Pamphlet Volume 1-16 (Paperback)

India Forest Dept

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Loot Price R384 Discovery Miles 3 840

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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. 1908 Excerpt: ... the logs being dragged by elephants or buffaloes to the nearest creek and then floated down to the saw-mills by means of bamboos or lighter logs. There are no, great difficulties attending extraction, but the greatest drawback lies in the fact that of 12 cubic feet extracted ll are waste wood and only fit for fuel. Mr. Osmaston suggests dragging out the logs in short lengths of say 6 feet, by bufialoes, or trying hand sawing in the forest to reduce the bulk of the wood extracted. 0uttul'n.---Until the forests of the Andamans and neighbouring islands have been further explored it will be impossible even approximately to estimate the future outturn. Mr. Osmaston estimates that under present conditions of working some 500 cubic feet of heartwood per annum will be available for export. Hitherto about 100 logs per annum have been extracted, all of which have been used locally. Delnaud.-So far the wood has not been regularly exported, but has been supplied locally to the Government Workshops at Port Blair. Samples have been sent to England and elsewhere from time to time in the past, but there has been no regular trade in the wood. Some sample planks were sent some years ago to Messrs. Halle's pianoforte factory for piano cases, but no report regarding them was ever received. Pl'ice.---The price at which the wood has been supplied to the Government Vorkshops at Port Blair is Rs. 90 per ton of 50 cubic feet, which is far too low, as it does not even pay the cost of extraction. Mr. Osmaston considers that it would probably cost the Forest Depart ment Rs. 4 per cubic foot of heartwood f. 0. b. Port Blair, and that in order to be remnnerative the price should be fixed at about Rs. 6 per cubic foot of heartwood. A small trial consignment of 8'5 cwt. sent h...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: India Forest Dept
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 86
ISBN-13: 978-1-236-07085-2
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-236-07085-2
Barcode: 9781236070852

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