THE DUTY ON LINOTYPES.
At the Supreme Court, Auckland, the Customs tariff case of Henry Brett (petitioner) v. A. Rose (Collector of Customs) was commenced. This was a suit instituted to ascertain what duty is payable on linotypes. The statement of claim set forth that the plaintiff imported five linotype machines of the ad valorem value of £3,546 7s Id, and the Collector of Customs claimed duty at the rate of 20 per cent, under the heading of " machinery not otherwise specified." -The Court was occupied yesterday in taking evidence of a technical nature as to the construction and working of a linotype. A visit was made to the 'Star' office to tee the working of the machines.
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THE DUTY ON LINOTYPES., Evening Star, Issue 10419, 14 September 1897