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Shipping Cotton

Shipping Cotton Boats, Ships
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$8.95

  

Stock #: 275593
Type: Postcard
Era: Undivided Back
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons
Postmark: 1907 Jul-9
PM City: Kingstree
PM State: SC
Stamp: 1c
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Three fourths of the cotton supply of the world is grown in the US; in 1905, 7,000,000 bales were exported. Standard bales weigh 500 pounds; if they are to be shipped any great distance, they are reduced to one-third their bulk by secondary presses, and thus compressed, are forced into the holds of the ships by jackscrews in order to occupy as little space as possible