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WHAT ARE SALVAGE VALUES OF MERCHANDISE AFTER FIRE?

Issue 15 and Volume 80.

WHAT ARE SALVAGE VALUES OF MERCHANDISE AFTER FIRE? Report Prepared on the Value of Various Types of Material After They Have Been Damaged by Smoke and Water THIS concludes the report of the Committee on Salvage Operation presented before the convention of the National Fire Protection Association, and continued from the June 29 issue of FIRE ENGINEERING, page 656: THE EFFECT OF FIRE, WATER AND SMOKE ON VARIOUS ARTICLES OF MERCHANDISE In considering the effect of a fire on various stocks it is generally conceded that the greatest salvage value will ordinarily be found in staples for the reason that these can be reclaimed and have a market even at a reduced price. This is particularly true for dry goods. Novelties, generally bought for gift purposes, lose almost their entire value when damaged. Among the many things affecting salvage value is the fashion of the day or style; a change…

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