Series GAN - The Timber Merchant's Pocket Companion by Charles Gane, Wood Auctioneer

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The Timber Merchant's Pocket Companion by Charles Gane, Wood Auctioneer


  • 1894 (Creation)

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2 items, 2cm

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Items were previously held in the Cleghorn Memorial Library at the Museum of Science and Art Edinburgh before coming to the RBGE Library in August 1940.

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Small card guide produced by Charles Gane of Charles Gane & Co., Timber, Lath and Slate Merchants, Wisbeach, outlining how to calculate the cost of lengths of timber, published by William Rider and Son, at the Office of the Timber Trades Journal, 14 Bartholomew Close, London. There is an accompanying notebook, blank, but with columns for No., Length, Girth, Contents and Cost.

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It is debatable whether the notebook is worth keeping as it is damaged and blank, with no known context as to who owned it. Kept at present in case it affects the interpretation of the Pocket Companion.


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the front cover has come off the notebook.

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filed at G

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