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GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

For Shipments to the United States

1. Each package must be fully addressed or have a shipping mark, and the name of the country of origin.

2. Every package for delivery at an interior city must be marked "in bond to (Here give name of city.)

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3. Make out four invoices if goods are for an interior port; if for a seaboard port, three copies will suffice; if valued over one hundred dollars, have same certified by United States Consul. If under one hundred dollars, the invoice need not be certified. Mail two copies to F. B. Vandegrift & Co., New York.

4. Instruct forwarding agent at point of shipment to consign goods to F. B. Vandegrift & Co., and mail them bill of lading by steamer not later than the one carrying the goods.

5. If goods are for an interior port see that the bill of lading is made out F. B. Vandegrift & Co., New York, in bond to (Here give name of city.)

6. If invoice and bill of lading do not reach F. B. Vandegrift & Co., New York, by the time the goods do, expensive general order charges may be incurred.

(Note. Accuracy and precision in customs proceedings are so essential to the interests of importers that the services of a competent broker are usually worth vastly more than the small cost of such services.)

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STANDARD GAUGE FOR IMPORTED SHEET AND PLATE IRON AND STEEL
Extract of T. D. 14263, Art. 1513 Customs Regulations, 1908.
1893

DEPARTMENT NO. 118,

Division of Customs.

Treasury Department,

The Collectors and Other Officers of Customs:

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY. Washington, D. C., August 2, 1893.

The Act of Congress entitled "An Act establishing a standard gauge for sheet and plate iron and steel," approved March 3, 1893, prescribes as follows, viz:

That for the purpose of securing uniformity the following is established as the only standard gauge for sheet and plate iron and steel in the United States of America, namely:

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12.7

.46875

.4375

11.90625
11.1125

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320

20.00
300 18.75
280 17.50
260 16.25
240 15
220
200 12.50
180 11.25

13.75

9.072

8.505 91.55 201.82 7.983 85.44 188.37 7.371 79.33 174.91 6.80473.24 161.46 6.237 67.13148.00 5.67 61.03 134.55 5.103 54.93 121.09 4.819 51.88114.37 4.536 48.82107.64 4.25245.77 100.91 3.969 42.72 94.18 3.685 39.67 87.45 3.402 36.62 80.72 3.118 33.57 74.00

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.125

3.175

80

5

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And on and after July first, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, the same and no other shall be used in determining duties and taxes levied by the United States of America on sheet and plate iron and steel. But this Act shall not be construed to increase duties upon any articles which may be imported.

SEC. 2. That the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized and required to prepare suitable standards in accordance herewith.

SEC. 3. That in the practical use and application of the standard gauge hereby established a variation of two and one-half per cent. either way may be allowed.

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Kiloliter, or

stere.....

Hectoliter..

Dekaliter..
Liter.
Deciliter..
Centiliter.
Milliliter...

1,000 1 cubic meter.... 1.308 cu. yds.. 264.17 gallons.
100% of a cubic meter.... 2 bushels and
3.35 pecks...
10 10 cubic decimeters.... 9.08 quarts....
11 cubic decimeter..... 0.908 quarts...
of a cubic decimeter 6.1022 cu. inch
To 10 cubic centimeters... 0.6102 cu. inch
11 cubic centimeter.... 0.061 cu. inch

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26.417 gallons.
2.6417 gallons.
1.0567 quarts.
0.845 gills.
0.338 fluid ounces.
0.27 fluid drams.

Equivalent in denominations in use.

2.471 acres.
119.6 square yards.
1550 square inches.

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