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Taratahi Dairy Company A.G.M. 1883
« on: Tuesday 06 February 18 17:48 GMT (UK) »
The report of this meeting uses the sign e,g. 15 per acre but elsewhere L10 per acre. Is this a printer's error or is there some other significance? Toby.

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Re: Taratahi Dairy Company A.G.M. 1883
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 19:24 GMT (UK) »
Hi Toby,

It was very common to write (and later type) 'L' (for livre, I think, old Latin) instead of the pound sign.

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Re: Taratahi Dairy Company A.G.M. 1883
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 19:52 GMT (UK) »
Hello Toby.

With the printed word in the 1880's, especially with smaller print shops [Carterton ?] it is often possible to see a variation of type fonts and point sizes in one article.

It could have been just a simple case of running out of hand set pound characters and substituting with a suitable alternative.

In the 1970's I was in a local print, type setting jobbing room, where two Dairy Factory reports were being set up and proofed over several weeks on shelves under the table, while the local newspaper was being worked on above. But by then they had the advantage of an inhouse lineotype and an intertype, to be casting the rows of type that they neded. All up something like a couple of tons of printer's lead.

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Re: Taratahi Dairy Company A.G.M. 1883
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 11 February 18 06:20 GMT (UK) »
If it is a dairy company report would they be talking about the return per acre in money terms and also butterfat per acre ie lb avoirdupois (weight) terms

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Re: Taratahi Dairy Company A.G.M. 1883
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 11 February 18 08:57 GMT (UK) »
If it is a dairy company report would they be talking about the return per acre in money terms and also butterfat per acre ie lb avoirdupois (weight) terms

Very good point that I overlooked, as in my business it's all Kgs per beast or per area now. But from memory that did not kick off until Monday the 10/7/1967

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