Report of the Commissioner of Fisheries for the Fiscal Year ... and Special Papers, 626. izdaja

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1907
 

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Stran 6 - In this manner it is started on either side and severed the entire length of the jaw. All that remains to be done is to separate the, mass into pieces of convenient size, containing from 3 to 6 slabs each. To do this the men work with spades and axes, dividing the slabs by cutting through the gum and removing all the blubber and meat and likewise much of the gum. "While in the gum, the baleen is not liable to injury from dampness, and may be stowed iu the hold, where it remains until the crew have...
Stran 7 - YIELD AND VALUES OF WHALEBONE. In the early days of the whale fishery the valuable qualities of whalebone were not well known, and comparatively little of the product was saved. The first importation into England is supposed to have been in the year 1594, when a quantity was picked up among the wreckage of a Biscayan ship. It is stated that from 1715 to 1721 at least £100,000 per annum was paid to the Dutch for whalebone, the price approximating £400 per ton.
Stran 7 - ... vessels during the last twenty-five years, more than 90 per cent has been secured by the North Pacific fleet, mostly in the Arctic Ocean, and the remainder mainly by the Hudson Bay and the Atlantic Ocean fleets. The total product landed from the American fisheries during the nineteenth century doubtless exceeded 90,000,000 pounds, worth about $450,000,000 at the present market valuation. The reduction in the yield of whalebone has been largely counterbalanced by increase in the value per pound....
Stran 8 - WHALEBONE. The economic value of whalebone is due to its combined qualities of lightness, elasticity or springiness, and flexibility even when split into very thin strips. It has also the property of permanently retaining any shape that may be given to it when it is heated and then cooled under compression. Although many substitutes...
Stran 3 - The garniture of the mouth of the whalebone whales is totally different from that of the sperm whale. Instead...
Stran 7 - Of the whalebone taken by American vessels during the last twenty-five years, more than 90 per cent has been secured...
Stran 5 - ... slabs has the appearance of enamel; the interior is fibrous and partakes of the nature of the hair-like fringe. The color is usually a dull grayish-black or bluish-black, with occasional longitudinal streaks of a light horn color.

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