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SCHEDULE B.

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EARTHS, EARTHENWARE, AND GLASSWARE.

III

SAND CRUCIBLES.

[Paragraph 94.]

THE AMERICAN OIL AND SUPPLY COMPANY, NEWARK, N. J., ASKS THAT THESE ARTICLES BE ADMITTED FREE.

NEWARK, N. J., January 11, 1909.

WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE,

House of Representatives, Washington, D. C.

GENTLEMEN: Attached please find letters from concerns in all parts of the country who purchase Hessian sand crucibles from us.

There are three handlers of these crucibles in the United States, and we believe, all told, there are from 15 to 20 carloads per annum which come in here.

Sand crucibles under the present tariff carry a duty of 25 per cent, and we recommend for your consideration the removal of all duty on Hessian sand crucibles.

These crucibles are made of sand that is found a few miles from Castle, Germany, at a place called Grossalmerode, and also at another town called Epterode, and sand of a similar quality that will stand the heat and flux required has never been found anywhere else in the world, with the result that no English or American made crucibles can be used for the purposes required.

It seems to us as dealers that the American consumer should have the benefit of this, as if the duty is removed it will in no way increase or decrease the sale of American-made crucibles of any kind.

Our main object in calling attention to this is that if we can save our customers this 25 per cent we wish to do so, and would recommend, if you see fit to remove the duty, that you particularly specify Hessian sand crucibles only, as other crucibles, such as English and French, are imported, but crucibles for similar purposes to those are made in this country, and we believe in protection to American industries.

The attached letters are from the following concerns, and we hope you will give this matter very careful attention:

Goldsmith Brothers Smelting and Refining Company, Chicago, Ill.
W. E. Mowrey, St. Paul, Minn.

G. W. Seifried, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Kunz & Rogers, Detroit, Mich.
Andrew O. Kiefer, Newark, N. J.

W. T. Robertson Company, Newark, N. J.

Henry Nelms & Son, Philadelphia, Pa.

Hastings & Co., Philadelphia, Pa.

Day, Clark & Co., Newark, N. J.

Paul H. Rosenthal, Philadelphia, Pa.

Wadsworth Watch Case Company, Dayton, Ky.
Phillips & Jacobs, Philadelphia, Pa.

King & Eisele, Buffalo, N. Y.

Yours, respectfully,

AMERICAN OIL & SUPPLY CO.,

C. R. BURNETT.

1045

AMERICAN OIL AND SUPPLY COMPANY,

CHICAGO, December 5, 1908.

Newark, N. J.

GENTLEMEN: We are in receipt of your favor of the 1st instant. The only sand crucible made in this country is the one made by the Denver Fire Clay Company, of Denver, Colo., and this is in no way whatever suitable for the use of a smelter. The small Battesea crucibles made by them for assaying purposes are fairly good. As there is no such crucible made in this country as the Hessian sand crucible, and nothing similar to them that could take their place, there certainly should be no duty on them.

Yours, truly,

GOLDSMITH BROS. SMELTING & REFINING CO., Per L. ADELSDORF.

ST. PAUL, MINN., December 4, 1908.

AMERICAN OIL AND SUPPLY COMPANY,

Newark, N. J.

DEAR SIRS: Yours in regard to the duty on Hessian sand crucibles to hand. I am glad you are going to take the matter up and hope you will succeed in having the duty of 25 per cent taken off entirely. I consider such a duty as unwarranted and entirely unjustified, as no material for such crucibles is obtainable in this country and no sand crucibles are made here, and for some refining purposes no other kind are practicable. Clay and graphite crucibles, as you know, are too readily attacked by some fluxes we have to use to make their use possible. As a large user of crucibles, I am very much interested in this matter, and hope in the revision of the tariff schedules we may have our side (the consumers') get the relief we should have in this matter.

Yours, very truly,

W. E. MOWREY.

CINCINNATI, December 4, 1908.

AMERICAN OIL AND SUPPLY COMPANY,

Newark, N. J.

GENTLEMEN: Your favor regarding duty on Hessian sand crucibles to hand, and I wish to state that I have been using these Hessian sand crucibles for the past twenty years and know of no other crucible so well adapted to my particular line of business.

There being no crucible of this same kind manufactured at home, I can see no cause for a duty on those imported. Therefore I will be pleased if the Hessian sand crucibles can be placed on the free list. Very truly, yours,

AMERICAN OIL AND SUPPLY COMPANY,

G. W. SEIFRIED.

DETROIT, December 4, 1908.

Newark, N. J.

GENTLEMEN: We believe that Hessian sand crucibles should be placed on the free list, as they are used almost entirely for a class of work for which the " Denver 5 or black-lead crucibles are not suitable.

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