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of this flax is £52 per ton, combings £18, and tow £13. The hackling results are
as follows:
2 pounds of dressed line, worth 74d. per pound.
19 pounds of dressed line, worth 83d. per pound.
2 pounds of dressed line, worth 12d. per pound.
2 pounds of dressed line breakings, worth 53d. per pound.
2 pounds of first tool-machine tow, worth 3d. per pound.
5 pounds of second tool-machine tow, worth 3{d. per pound.
3 pounds of third tool-machine tow, worth 83d. per pound.
1 pound of fourth tool-machine tow, worth 33d. per pound.
2 pounds of sorters’ tow, worth 4d. per pound.
The percentages produced in hackling are:
Dressed line, 62.5 per cent.
Tow, 82.5 per cent.
Waste, 5 per cent.
The percentages of the different qualities of line and tow produced are as fol-
lows:
5 per cent of dressed line, worth 74d. per pound.
47.50 per cent of dressed line, worth 84d. per pound.
5 per cent, worth 12d. per pound.
5 per cent, worth 54d. per pound.
5 per cent of first tool-machine tow, at 3d. per Sound:
12.50 per cent of second tool-machine tow, at 34d. per pound.
7.50 per cent of third tool-machine tow, at 32d. per pound.
2.50 per cent of fourth tool-machine tow, at 34d. per pound.
5 per cent of sorters’ tow, at 4d. per pound.
Waste, 5 per cent.
Lot No. 3.
The other half of the 910 pounds was watered twice. It was put into the pit for
the first steep on June 17 and taken out on June 27, being steeped ten days in the
retting pond. 3
After drying, it was put into the pond again on July 1 and taken out on the 9th,
being eight and one-half days in the second steep. On July 1, 2,and 3 the weather
was most unsettled and wet and the water only registered 61° each day. July 4
and 5 were very warm and dry, the water registering 62°. July 6 to 9 weather
was very changeable, accompanied with heavy showers. On 7th the water regis-
tered 64° and fell to 61° on the 9th. The result of the lot is as follows: Four hun-
dred and fifty-five pounds produced 889 pounds after the first watering, equal to
a loss of 14.50 per cent. The 389 pounds produced 355 pounds of straw after the
second watering, showing a loss of 8.74 per cent in the second watering.
_ The 455 pounds of straw yielded 654 pounds of scutched flax, 1 pound of comb-
ings, and 74 pounds of scutching tow, which equals a yield of 14.395 per cent of
flax and 1.813 per cent of tow. The yield from 355 pounds of straw would show
18.45 per cent of flax and 2.32 per cent tow and combiugs. Market value of this
flax is £69 per ton, combings £18, and tow £13.
The hackling results are as follows:
1 pound of dressed line, worth 71d. per pound.
10 pounds dressed line, at 84d. per pound.
28 pounds dressed line, at 1s. per pound.
3 pounds dressed line breakings, at 54d. per pound.
3 pounds first tool-machine tow, at 3d. per' pound.
5 pounds second tool-machine tow, at 34d. per pound.
3 pounds of third tool-machine tow, at 32d. per pound.
3 pounds of fourth tool-machine tow, at 34d. per pound.
dy pounds sorter’s tow, at 4d. per pound.