Copyright
Great Britain. Board of Trade.

Board of Trade journal, Volume 59 online

. (page 14 of 112)
Online LibraryGreat Britain. Board of TradeBoard of Trade journal, Volume 59 → online text (page 14 of 112)
Font size
QR-code for this ebook


Commercial Canadian Ck)T6nmient Offices, 17, Victoria Street,
„ . . London, S.W., whence further information

nqnines. regarding them may be obtained : —

EOHE ENQtHRIES.

A London firm manufacturing hoists, lifts, cranes, ftc, are seek-
ing representation in different centres of population in Canada.

A firm of sauce and pickle manufacturers in the Midlands are
prepared to appoint agents in some of the larger Canadian cities.

A South Wales firm of provision merchants, with long and
practical experience of the requirements of the district, are desirous .
of hearing from Canadian exporters of batter, cheese, bacon, and
other provisions.

A London firm of wholesale and export brush manufacturers
contemplate appointing agents in Canada, and desire to hear from,
suitable persons.



Digitized by VjOOQIC



Oct. 10, 1907.] THB BOABD OT TEADR JOUSKAL. 51

Openings for British Trade.

C A N AD A— ^<«»^»»«^.

A London firm exporting bricks of all kinds are desirona of
appointing agents in different parts of Canada.

A London firm mannfacturing fire-proof slates are seeking the
services of agents for the sale of these goods in Canada.

CAKADIAZr ENQUIRIES.

A Montreal firm of wholesale paper dealers desire to hear of a
paper-hag factory in Great Britain which could undertake a con-
tract for the making and delivery in Canada of about six million
bags, shipments to be made once or twice a month. Paper would
probably be supplied.

A correspondent in the Province of Quebec having three unde-
veloped asbestos mines for disposal is desirous of hearing from
persons in Oreat Britain who are looking out for such properties.

Enquiry is made from Ontario for English firms who may be
desirous of dealing with shipments of Canadian apples.

A Toronto firm ask to be referred to London and Leeds houses
in the dothing trade exporting a medium-grade such as would be
worn by persons in moderate circumstances.

Note. — For further information regarding any of the above,
application should be made to the High Commissioner for Canada,
17, Victoria Street, S.W.

The following commercial enquiries have been received at the
Canadian Government City Trade Branoh, 73, Basinghall Street, E.C.,
whence farther information regarding them may be obtained :—

HOME ENQUIEIES.

A firm manufacturing various kinds of steel seals, as used by the
milling and oil industries, &c., seek suitable Canadian resident
agents.

A company invite quotations from Canadian manufacturers who
can supply maple wood flooring blocks in large quantities.

A London firm seek Canadian resident representatives for the
sale of Portland cement; white, glazed and printed flooring tiles;
artistic cement for making imitation marble; artificial slates and
similar goods.

A firm manufacturing garden syringes, hose fittings, pumps, bells
and various brass goodLs wish to get into correspondence with
Canadian athletic outfitting firms.

CANADIAN ENaxnEIES.

A Montreal manufacturers' agent asks to be placed in corre-
spondence with United Kingdom manufacturers of Chin% claj and of
ultramarine blues.



Digitized by VjOOQIC



52 THB BOAXD OF TEABE J0T7BNAL. [Oct 10, lf07.

Openings for British Trade.

An old-established firm of manufacturers' agents in Montreal are
willing to represent, for the whole of the Dominion, a first* class
United KIngidom manufacturer of tin plates, and also of Canada
plates, not already represented in Canada.

Kote. — For further information regarding any of the above,
application should be made to the Canadian Government City
Trade Branch, 73, Basinghall Street, E.C.



AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH.

According to a report by the Canadian Commercial Agent at
Pietn Melbourne (Mr. D. H. Boss), moulding manu-

_ ... facturers should turn their attention to the

aingi. remarkable demand in Australia for all classes
of moulding suitable for pictures and mounts, which importers find
hard to satisfy in Melbourne and other centres. During the last
few months there has been quite a revival in Australian art, and the
consequent demand for picture frames has greatly exceeded any-
thing previously experienced. Mr. Boss adds that it would be
well to submit a few samples by parcel post in order to show the
standard qualities.



CAPE COLONY.



The "Cape of Good Hope Government Gazette" of 10th

September contains the text of a Government

Public Works. Bill to provide for the raising of a loan of

371,500i. for certain public works, including

construction of lighthouses, harbour and irrigation works, and

railway construction. A sum of 13,362i. is also to be applied to

telephone construction.

The ** Gazette" of the 17th September announces that tenders will

be received by the Agent-General for the

Paper. Colony, London, and the Chairman of the

Tender Board, Cape Town, up to noon on the

30th October, for the supply of writing and printing paper, &c.

Samples may be inspected and forms of tender obtained at the

Agent-General's Office, 100, Victoria Street, London, S.W. The

lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted.

A few copies of the conditions and forms of tender have been
received from the Board of Trade's Correspondent at Cape Town
(Mr. E. J. Cattell), and may be obtained by British contractors on
application at the Commercial Intelligence Branch of the Board of
Trade, 73, Basinghall Street, E.C.



Digitized by VjOOQIC



Oct. 10, 1907.] THE BOABD OF TBADB JOUSNAL. 53

Openings for British Trade,



NORTHERN NIGERIA.

The Crown Agents for the Colonies, acting on behalf of the
« „ , Government of Northern Nigeria, invite tenders

*??" "^ for the supply of (a) 10,000 tons of British

isieepert. standard 45 lb., P. B. raUs, (6) 243,000 steel

sleepers and keys. Forms of tender and all particulars may be
obtained on application at the office of the Crown Agents, White-
hall Grardens, London, S.W., on payment of a deposit of
12. each, returnable on receipt of a bond fide tender for the whole
or part of the supplies required. Tenders (in sealed envelopes) are
to be delivered to the Grown Agents not later than noon on the
25th October, endorsed "Tender for 45 lb. Rails'' or "Steel
Sleepers ** as the case may be. The Crown Agents do not bind
themselves to accept the lowest or any tender.

SIERRA LEONE.

The Crown Agents for the Colonies, acting on behalf of the Grovem-
_ «^«. ment of Sierra Leone, invite tenders for the

fiSock.^^ supply of wagon rolling stock. Forms of tender
and all particulars may be obtained on applica-
tion at the office of the Crown Agents, Whitehall Gardens, S.W.,
on payment of the sum of IZ., returnable on receipt of a hoTid
fids tender for the whole or part of the supplies required.

Tenders, in sealed envelopes, are to be delivered to the Crown
Agents not later than noon on the 1 7th October, endorsed " Tender
for Wagon Boiling Stock.'* The Crown Agents do not bind them-
selves to accept the lowest or any tender.



EGYPT.

The Administration of the Egyptian State Railways invite tenders
for the supply of stationery required during
Stationery. 1908. Samples may be seen and copies of the

specification and list of articles obtained (price
4#.) at the office of the Inspecting Engineer in London, Lieut.-Co].
J. H. Western, R.E., C.M.G., Queen Anne's Chambers, Broadway,
Westminster, S.W. Tenderers may submit with their ofiers
samples of a better quality than those of the Administration. The
amount of earnest money to accompany each tender is 10 per cent.
of the total amount of the tender, and must be in cash remitted by
postal order. Tenders, accompanied by a stamped paper of 30
millidmes (which may be obtained from Lieut.-Col. Western), and
enclosed in two envelopes, the inner bearing the inscription " Ofier
for the Supply of Stationery," must be delivered by registered
post to the Superintendent of Stores, Egyptian State Railways,
Cairo, by noon on the 14th November.



Digitized by VjOOQIC



54 THE BOARD OF TRADfi JOITRNAL. [Oct 10, 1907.

Openings for BrUish Trade.

A list of the articles lequired and a copy of the form of contract
may be inspected by British manufactarers at the Commercial
Intelligence Branch of the Board of Trade, 73, Basinghall Street,
E.G.

The Acting British Consul at Cairo (Mr. P. Sciortino) has for-
warded copies of the conditions of tender,
Steam Laimches. specifications and drawing relating to a call
for tenders for the supply of two steam launches
for the Korimat and Elessi Pumping Stations (see p. 492 of the
'* Board of Trade Journal " of the 12th September). They may be
inspected by British builders at the Commercial Intelligence
Branch of the Board of Trade, 73, Basinghall Street, London, E.C.
It should be noted that tenders must be delivered (in Egypt) by
10 a.m. on the 17th October.



NORWAY.

H.M. Consul at Christiania (Mr. F. E. Drummond-Hay) reports

T A' hhn ^^^ *^® Norwegian State Railways have issued

W tA^F ' ^ ^^^ ^^^ tenders for the supply of 250 india-

* ^ ®* rubber water hose. Tenders are to be marked

" Gummislanger," and are to be delivered at Styrelsens Expedi-

tionskontor, Christiania, by 3 p.m. on the 25th October.

Copies of the specification, conditions and drawings (forwarded
by H.M. Consul) may be inspected by British manufacturers at
the Commercial Intelligence Branch of the Board of Trade, 73,
Basinghall Street, London, E.C.

Note. — Apart from the usual Customs duties a preference of
from 10 to 15 per cent, is given to Norwegian manufacturers. In
all cases of Norwegian Government contracts it is obligatory that
a resident agent should act for tenderers not residing in Norway,
and be responsible to the Government, but it is not necessary for
the agent to be a Norwegian firm.



SWEDEN.

H.M. Consul at Stockholm (Mr. H. M. Villiers) reports a statement

„.-,,- to the effect that the zinc works at Sala are

T^ preparing to increase their output by means of

a new oven capable of treating 60 tons of ore

in 24 hours, and that the company have taken shares in the

neighbouring waterfall " Tyttbeforsen " in order to obtain cheap

electric power. These zinc works are interesting, says Mr. Villiers,

owing to the employment of the " cyclone *' system of treating

ore. The ore only contains from 18 to 20 per cent, of zinc, and



Digitized by VjOOQIC



Oct. 10,.1«07.1 THE BOAUD OF TBADE JOUKNAL. 55

Openinffs for British Trade.

nntil this method was introdnced the ore was considered practi-
cally useless. It is also stated that by means of the *' cyclones-
method, quicksilver is being extracted from the ores at Salal
[Sala is situated in the County of Westeras in Westmanland, to
the North-west of Stockholm, from which it is easily accessible by
railway.]

GERMANY.

H.M. CJonsul-General at Berlin (Dr. P. Schwabach) has forwarded

particulars and a form of tender and contract

Pig-iron. relating to the supply to the Prussian State

Railway Directorate at Berlin of the foUpwing

materials : —

410,000 kilos, of grey foundry pig-iron and 20,000 kiloa. of
spiegel-iron — for delivery to the works at Potsdam, near
Berlin.

350,000 kilos, of grey foundry pig-iron— for delivery to the
works at Tempelhof, near Berlin.

Sealed tenders, inscribed '* Angebot auf Roheisen," must be
delivered to "Das Rechnungsbureau, 1-4 Schoeneberger Ufer,
Berlin, W. 35," not later than 11 a.m. on the 22nd October, and
samples of the article tendered for are to be sent to " Koenigliche
Eisenbahn-Werkstatteninspection," Potsdam, near Berlin, on or
before the 17th October.

Tenders are to hold good until 5th November next, and delivery
of the various articles is to be made at the different works (Werk-
statten) specified in the form of tender during the period from Ist
April, 1908 to 31st March, 1909, but the authorities may demand
such deliveries to be made before the former date and after the
latter, not, however, subsequent to 30th June, 1909. Tenderers
must state whether the material has been produced at their own .
work!?.

Forms of tender and contract may be obtained at the ** Zentral-
bnreau, Zimmer 420," 1-4 Schoeneberger Ufer, Berlin, W. '6b, on
payment of 6^d. each (by post office order or postal order, but
not in stamps).

The conditions, Ac., may be seen by British manufacturers at
the Commercial Intelligence Branch of the Board of Trade, 73,
Basinghall Street, London, E.G.

The ** Reichsanzeiger " of 1st October contains a copy of a Decree

P ., authorising the Osterwieck - Wasserlebener

Co trneH Eisenbahn-Actiengesellschaft of Berlin to con-

UO&Btm on. struct and work a broad-gauge branch railway

from Osterwieck vid Homburg to Borssum, within the boundaries of

the State of Prussia.



Digitized by VjOOQIC



56 THE BOAKD OF TEADE JOURNAL. [Ocfc. 10, 1907.

Openings for British Trade.

BELGIUM.

The ** Bulletin Commercial " of 5th October contains a notice to

"H 'Aff ^^^ eflfect that tenders are invited for the con-

o ^^^ struction of a metal bridge for the railway over

Constmction. ^j^^ ^^ ^^ Marcinelle to Couillet, at Oharleroi.

The estimated cost is 39,590 francs (about 1,583Z.). A deposit of

3,500 francs (140Z.) is required to qualify any tender. Information

may be obtained at the office of M. Heymans, ing6nieur on chef,

Directeur de Service, Avenue des Viaducs 8, Charleroi.

SWITZERLAND.

The " Feuille F6d6rale Suisse " of the 2nd October states that a

Elfictrifi concession has been granted to the Communes

wic ^£ Chiasso, IBalema, Coldrerio, Mendrisio,

Co ^^tioii Capolago and Riva S. Vitale, for the construc-

^ • tion of a narrow-gauge electric tramway from

Chiasso to Biva S. Vitale. The length of the line projected is

12,200 metres.

PORTUGAL.

The " Diario do Govemo " of 30th September contains a copy of
M" • PI f ^ Decree granting the concession of the iron
ning I'lant. ^.^^ ^^ Brabanx6, S. Luis, " Conselho" Odemira,
to Mr. Leon C. Maudet.



SPAIN.

H.M. Consul at Bilbao (Mr^ A. Maclean) reports that two motor
carts, one of which was made by a British firm,

Motor Carts, ftc. are working in that town. Some enquiries
having been made by local firms for steam

wagons, the Bilbao Town Council appointed a sub-committee to

study the advisability of mechanical transport for scavenging

purposes and for their Public Works Department.

The " Gaceta de Madrid" of 2nd October contains a notice inviting

tenders for the supply of the inks required

Inks. by the Fdbrica Nacional de la Moneda y Timbre

during the years 1908-9-10.

Local representation is necessary. Tenders should be sent in

to the Negociado Correspondiente de la Direcci6n general del

Timbre del Estado, Madrid, by 8th November. A deposit of 3,500

pesetas (about 134Z.) is required to qualify any tender.

The " Gaceta " also announces that the same Direcci6n invites

tenders for the supply of two lots of white

" Tina " Paper. paper called " Tina," both of first and second

class, as required by the above F^brica for



Digitized by VjOOQIC



Oct. 10, 1907. 1 THE BOARD OF TRADE JOURNAL. 57

Openings for British Trade,

the years 1908-9-10. Local representation is necessary. Tenders
should be sent in to the Negociado Correspondiente de la Dii-eccion
not later than (1) 11th November, and (2) 12th November. A
deposit of 2,500 pesetas (about 89i.) on each lot is required to
qualify any tender.

SPAIN-CANARY ISLANDS.

H.M. Consul at Tenerife (Mr. J. E. Oroker) has forwarded a copy
Tunnel (with translation) of a notice published in the

Conttmction "Diario de Tenerife," to the effect that the
Tenerife Water Company, Limited, invite ten-
ders for the construction of various tunnels for opening up the
water supply in different strata of the Peak of Tenerife.

Further particulars may be obtained from the offices of the
Company, 5, Lloyd's Avenue, London, E.C.

ITALY.

The British Vice-Consul at Spezia (Mr. E. M. de Garston) reports

Leather Belting ^^^^ sealed tenders will be received up to

Woollen ^^ ^'^' ^^ *^® ^^^^ specified below for the

BlftnVfitfl and ^^PP^y to the Italian navy of the following

xiiiuifeiB, ana nrtirlpa •

Linoleum. a^cies .

Estimated Qualifying

Date. Articles required. Cost. Deposit.

2l8t October ... Leather belting 30,000 lire ... 3,000 lire.

(1,200Z.) (120Z.)

25th „ ... Woollen blankets... 36,760 lire ... 8,580 Ure.

(1,430Z.) (143Z.)

28th „ ... Linoleum 60,000 lire ... 6,000 lire.

(2,400/.) (240Z.)

Public competitions will be held simultaneously at the Royal
Arsenals (Contract Offices) of Spezia and Naples in the case of the
first and second of the above contracts, and at the Royal Arsenals
of Spezia and Venice in the case of the third.

The special conditions of contract may be seen at the Ministry
of Marine, Rome; at the Directorates General of the Royal
Arsenals ; at the Technical Offices of the Navy at Genoa ; and
at the principal Chambers of Commerce in Italy.

Each tender should be made out on Government stamped paper
of 1 lira. Local representation is necessary.

The expenses of registration, printing and stamp duty are
payable by the successful tenderer.

The '* Gazzetta Ufficiale " of 1st October contains a notice to the

-. ^^ - effect that tenders are invited for the con-

r ^t^ r!tt struction of a breakwater between the

Conitmction. a pontile dei Voltoni" and '*Lo Scoglietto,"

and of a groin, also in reef form, north of the town of Rio-Marina,



Digitized by VjOOQIC



58 THE BOAAB OF TRADE JOUBXAL. [Oct. 10, 1907.



Openings for British Trade,



ITALY — continued,

in the island of Elba, the estimated cost of which is 444,310 lire
(about 17,772Z.). A deposit of about 22,000 lire (about 880Z.) is
required to qualify any tender. Tenders must be sent in on
stamped paper of the value of 1 lira, not later than the 17th Octo-
ber, to the ** Ministero dei Lavori Pubblici — Ufficio d'ispezione " —
Rome. They should be marked ** Offerte per Asta."

The " Gazzetta " of 2nd October contains a notice inviting tenders
for the supply of 2,500 woollen blankets for use
Woollen Blankets, at the hospitals in Rome. The amount required
will be divided into three lots — (1) 1,000 blan-
kets, (2) 1,000 blankets, and (3) 500 blankets— the estimated cost
of each blanket being about 14 lire. Deposits of 300 lire on each
of the first.two lots, and 150 lire on the third lot, are required to
qualify any tender. Tenders must be sent in on stamped paper of
the value of 1 lira to the " Pio Istituto di Santo Spirito ed ospedali
riuniti," Rome, not later than 20th October.

The "Gazzetta" of 3rd October contains a notice to the efiect

MoIa Wo V t *^^^ tenders are invited for the construction of

Tara. t artificial moles of cement to form a small dock

for the harbouring of coal ships in the Royal

Maritime Arsenal of Taranto. The estimated cost is 55,000 lire

(about 2,200J.). A deposit of 5,500 lire (about 220Z.) is required

to qualify any tender. Tenders must be sent in on stamped paper

of the value of 1 lira, to the "Direzione Autonoma del genio

Militare per la R. Marina, Taranto," not later than 22nd October.

The "Gazzettas" may be seen at the Commercial Intelligence
Branch of the Board of Trade, 73, Basinghall Street, London, E.G.

The " Bulletin " of the French Chamber of Commerce at Milan

H d Bl trie gives the following particulars of concessions

^ p," . granted for the appropriation of water power

K)r industrial purposes : —
To Signer Durio Constantin, from the Torrent Pascone, Commune
of Roccapietra, Prefecture of Novara ; to Signer Bonella Ch.,
from the River Magra at AuUa, Prefecture of Massa Carrara;
to Signer G. Pellegrino, of Boves, from the Torrent Colla at
Boves, Prefecture of Cuneo ; to the firm of Wildi & Co., from the
River Serio at Cene, Prefecture of Bergamo; to Signers Andr6
Zironda, Franpois Rossi, and Ange Batta, of Zugliano, from the
Mondini Canal, Prefecture of Vicenza ; to the Society ** Contonificio
Francesco Turati," of Milan, from the Dezzo Torrent of Mazzunno,
Prefecture of Brescia ; to the " Soci6t6 de forces hydrauliques du
haut P6 *' at Turin, from the Torrent of Yaraita, in the neighbour-
hood of Roure, Prefecture of Cuneo.



Digitized by VjOOQIC



Oct. 10, 1907.] THE BOABD OF TRADE JOUENAIi. 59

Openings for British Trade.

ITALY — C4mtinued,

The " Bulletin " also announces that a company is shortly to be
p. . ^ - formed for the installation at Ravenna of a jute

T^d ^i *^ factory, and further, that it is proposed to
establish new works at Gemona for the produc-
tion of nitric acid and nitrates for agricultural purposes, utilising
the hydraulic power still obtainable from the River Tagliamento.



ROUMANIA.

The "Nachrichten fftr Handel und Industrie " of 19th September

•WT -L. «r i_ contains a notice to the effect that the

^bour WorkB, r^^^^^j^^ Government have determined upon

eS^ ^ P^^^^ ^^ ^ million lei (280,000/.) for the con-

r a+m H tinuation of the harbour works at Constantza.

^ ^^* the construction of petroleum reservoirs and

the amplification of the railway system of Roumania.



OTTOMAN EMPIRE.



According to a report published by the '* Frankfurter Zeitung " of
T • ti W k ^^ September the sum of 20 million francs is
irngauon w or ^ ^ jj^ expended upon works connected with the
in Ana irrigation of Anatolia, in the district of Konia.

It appears that the water will be drawn from the Beyschehir Lake,
which lies some 100 kilometres west of Konia. Two watercourses
which at present carry oflf the overflow of the above-named lake
will be canalised for a distance of 1 75 kilometres and two canals
will be constructed, one of 30 kilometres in length over the marshy
depression Karawiran and the other of 20 kilometres length to
join the above-mentioned watercourses in the Balikowa Pass.
Besides these works the construction of three large reservoirs, an
aqueduct and numerous smaller canals for distributing the water
will, according to the informant of the " Frankfurter," be under-
taken.



UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

The British Commercial Agent in New York (Mr. E. Seymour

-^ , -^ , . Bell) has received an application from a firm in

^S W ods"^ Philadelphia, Pa., who export all grades of hard

, p. woods and pine for the furniture trade, and who

and ifme. ^j^j^ ^ ^^^ ^^^^^ communication with reliable

British importers.

Ck)mmunications from British firms relative to the above should
be addressed to the British Commercial Agent, British Consulate-
General, New York.



Digitized by VjOOQIC



60 THE BOABD OF TRADE JOTTKNAL. [Oct. 10, 1907.

Openings for British Trade.

CHILE.

With reference to the notice on p. 59 of the " Board of Trade
Journal" of 11th July respecting a call for

Railway Bridges, tenders for the construction of five railway
bridges in Chile, the " Diario Oficial " of

24th August contains a copy of a decree announcing the extension

up to 31st December of the period during which tenders will be

received.

The ** Diario Oficial " of 28th August contains a notice to the

— . « effect that tenders are invited to supply the

-, , . Chilian Navy with eight thousand woollen

® *• blankets, to be delivered during the year 1908,

according to patterns, &c., which can be seen in the " Direcci6n

del Material," Santiago. Tenders must be sent in before the 29th

November.



URUGUAY.

The " Diario Oficial " of Uruguay of 4th September contains a

-^., copy of a decree authorising the Adminis-

C tr^t^ iL t^^tion of the Ferrocarril Central (Extension

tonstru 10 Oeste) to construct a Decauville line between

the existing rails from kilometre 238 to kilometre 243 on the

" lia Colonia " branch to facilitate the transport of stone from the

quarries to the quay on tho property of Senor Ferrando.

The "Diario" of 6th September contains a copy of a decree

authorising the " Oficina Hidrogr^tica " to

Harbour Works, contract with Seiior Mariano Aguirre for the

cariying out of works connected with the

improvement of the harbour of Nueva Palmira.



CHINA.

The Acting Commercial Attache to H.M. Legation at Peking (Sir
Alexander Hosie) reports that the imports of
Medicines. medicines into China rose in value from

287,08H. in 1905 to 351,736Z. in 1906, an in-
crease of nearly 80 per cent, compared with the average import of
the previous five years. Hong-Kong always appears as the chief
exporter of medicines to China, but it is impossible to distinguish
between native and foreign medicines imported, for the mere fact of
coming from Hong-Kong gives them a foreign status ; but if that
colony be eliminated altogether it will be found that Japan heads



Online LibraryGreat Britain. Board of TradeBoard of Trade journal, Volume 59 → online text (page 14 of 112)