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St Mary (Battersea) 1890

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Battersea]

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Although forming no part of the original scheme, consideration
has been given from time to time, as how best to
utilize the waste products from the furnaces with a view to
realize a profit as a set-off against the working expenses of the
establishment, and for this purpose trials have been made in the
manufacture of Tar Paving and Concrete Paving with the
clinkers from the Furnaces.
A considerable quantity of this paving has been
made during the past year, principally between the months of
June and December with success, and a large quantity of the
same has been used in paving the footpaths of New Roads, and
other paths in the Parish, resulting in a profit to the Parish up
to the 25th March last of £932 : 14 : 7, in addition to the value
of the Manufactured goods in stock on the same date, valued at
£386, and the following are the particulars in connection
therewith :—


Tar Paving.£s.d.£s.d.
Tar Paving Cost of Toolsl659
,, Materials, Tar, &c.8o1810
,, Labour9481831
Add 10 per cent. upon cost of Plant in stock (£65: 10: 3)6110
Add 10 per cent. upon part cost of Crusher, Barrows,&c.(£121:8:9)12210½
Add part cost of goods used in connection with Plant45711
Silica Paving.
Siling Paving Cost of Tools51411
„ Materials14636
,, Labour283186
Carried forward£4351611£1,830148