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United States Department of State / Index to the executive documents of the House of Representatives for the second session of the forty-fifth Congress, 1877-'78
(1877-1878)

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40                FOREIGN    RELATIONS-APPENDIX.
           List of cargo of schooner Walter L. Plummer, 4-c.-Continted.
 Where produced.      Description.              Quantity.        Value.
 United  States  . Scales .............................  2 ..................................
 $50  00
               Shafts .............................  6 pairs ............................
2ý5  00
               Shovels............... .......  4 bundles .........................
 48  00
               Spokes  ............... 1 case ............................
 50  00
               Staves  ............................  30,000 .............................
1, 500  00
               Stoves.......................2.............................
 50 00
               Tinware. .............  2 cases ...........................
 50 00
               Toys........................box...........................1000
               Tubs........................ 1 dozen ...........................
 10 00
               Twine ......... ...............;_...  I bale .............................
 25  00
               W heat ............................ 5,000 bushels ......................
10, 000  00
               Whips........................... 1 bundle ......         15
00
               Willow-ware .................. 2 cases, 1 bundle..................50
00
    Total ............................................. .....................................
 31,845  00
                                                CHARLES BARTLETT,
                                                                Consul.
                            GERMANY,
                                No. 15.
                    Mr. Kreismann to Mr. Seward.
No. 284.j               UNITED STATES CONSULATE GENERAL,
                   Berlin, October 15, 1877. (Received November 3.)
  SIR: Recurring to my report No. 277, under date of 18th September
last, relating to the "trade" circular of the Department, I will,
with your
leave, proceed to give a list of articles Which from a thorough examina-
tion of the subject I am led to believe may be profitably and extensively
introduced into Germany; adding some general observations on-the
manner and mode of shipping their goods, which it is desirable *for
American exporters to observe.
  All articles known in ouir markets as fine castings, either bronzed or
maroon-colored and Japanned, are in decided demand here.          So are
such
notions as mouse and rat traps of all kinds. Of tools, American breast-
drills, wrenches of all kinds, saws, especially Diston's circular saws,
find a ready sale, the latter notwithstanding the fact that they are
higher in price than the domestic article of the same character. Ameri-
can handsaws, owing to their shape, are not at all used here. Back-
saws and panel-saws of American make, although of most excellent
quality and fitness, range too high in price, and those of French make,
control the market. Likewise draw-saws, drawing-knives, chisels, and
gouges are too dear for this market, English goods of this description
take precedence.   Butchers' saws are in considerable demand; so also
try-saws, trowels, plumbs, and levels are found very good and very
cheap, and sell largely. American angers and auger-bits are also much
liked, and, although rather dearer than the domestic articles, will find
a
good market. Wooden planes of American make are very cheap in
comparison with the home-made ones, but to insure their sale their pres-
ent form must be changed to suit the German notions. Iron planes will
also sell well. American plahe-irons aretoo dear as compared with the
English ones. American coopers' tools find no sale, not being in con-~
formity with the forms and Shapes in use here.
   Wrought-iron hinges are pronounced an excellent article, but are toa


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