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The Flax Industry.

The following is a. precis of the suggested conditions under which bonuses may be earned:—(l) Anyone applying for the whole or any portion of the bonus must submit hia process to be tested before three commissioners, who shall be appointed by Government; (2) that the test shall be the production of not less than five tons of dressed fibre ; (3) that if they (the commissioners) are satisfied by the test that the process reduces the cost at the ship's side of good dressed fibre (equal to superior New Zealand) to half the present cost, they shall recommend that £4000 be paid to the inventor by the Government ; (4) if the process reduces the cost from £15 (the present cost at ship's side) to any sum between £15 and £7 10s, the Commissioners may award such portion of the £4000 as they may consider the reduction proportionately equal to ; (5) if the Commissioners are satisfied that there is an improvement m the quality of the fibre dressed by the process, they may award the sum of £1.000 ; (6) if they are satisfied that any process has materially improved the quality of dressed Ibre, and so rendered it suitable for textile purposes, they may recommend that the sum of £2500 be paid to the inventor by the Government; (7) the bonus for the best process of utilising the waste product of the flax industry shall not exceed £2500, to be paid for a process which shall, besides making it an article of profit to the producer, so utilise 75 per cent of the waste as to make it a profitable and useful article of commerce. All applicants must agree to accept the award of the commissioners, who, m their discretion, may, m addition to the bonus permit the inventor the right to charge a royalty to those who use this process.— (( 0f.,,, "

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The Flax Industry., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2502, 27 August 1890

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The Flax Industry. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2502, 27 August 1890

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