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'File A/5 Pearl fisheries of Persian Gulf' [‎28v] (56/62)

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The record is made up of 1 file (31 folios). It was created in 10 Mar 1904-19 Jun 1918. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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WOLVERINE MOTOR WORKS
BRIDGEPORT, CONN., U.S.A.
5 H.P. "SPECIAL" OUTFIT
COMBINED COMPRESSOR AND PROPELLING MOTOR
Engine , $135.00 £27-18- 0
Stern bearing 4.00 0-16-6
Stuffing box 5.00 1- 0- 9
Batteries 3.00 0-12- 0
Sparkcoil 2.25 0- 9- 6
Wire and 2 pt. K. H. Switch with patent ter
minals 1.25 0-5-0
2 ft. 6 in. stern tube, threaded 1.70 0- 7- 0
3-blade 18 in. bronze propeller (or complete
reversing propeller $25.00 f £5-3-6) 10.00 2- 1- 3
$162.20
Muffler 3.50 0-14- 6
] in. brdV«e propeller 5.00 1- 0- 9
Reverse gear attached to motor (not required
if reversing piopeller used) 50.00 10- 6- 9
Magneto, gear driven 12.00 2- 9- 6
70.50
Special Drive and Air Compressor Outfit.
3in. by 3i in. water cooled air compressor direct
connected to above engine with special
friction clutch and base as per print O-P-37
(page 2). Water to be drawn through
compressor, then through pump to engine.
Speed 500 R.P.M. Capacity at 500 R.P.M.
7.25 cu.'ft. per minute 110.00
One 20 in. by 72 in. galvanized brazed pressure
air receiver. 150 pounds working pres
sure. Capacity 95 gallons 48.60
$391.30
£33-10- 0
14-11- 6
22-14- 7
10- 0-11
£80-17- 0
TERMS.
One quarter payable with order and balance by means of draft attached to bill of
DELIVERY.
About two weeks from receipt of order. F. A. S. steamer New York City or
Brooklyn, N. Y.
Dimensions given in inches
SHIPPING MEASUREMENT.
Complete, except propeller shaft and air receiver, with reverse gear. . . 42 cubic feet
Without reverse gear 32 "
Cable Address-WOLMOTE
CODES —A B C 4th and 5th Editions — Lieber's—Western Union.
Code Word Code No.
H.P. Motor with Compressor Outfit, as per print O-P-37, A H C5th Ed.
and complete with accessories RUNDFISCH 100625
5 H.P. Motor with Compressor Outfit, as per print O-P-37,
but without any accessories RUNDLICH 100628
5 H. P. Motor complete without Compressor VEJIGAS 100607
WOLVERINE MOTOR WORKS
BRIDGEPORT, CONN., U.S.A.
33 ft. Launch, "PRATT'S,"' equipped with 22 H.P. " Wolverine" engine.
Owned by the Vacuum Oil Co., Ltd., Sydney, N.S.W., Australia.
WE ARE PREPARED TO QUOTE OTHER SIZES OF PRO-
PELLING ENGINES WITH DIRECT CONNECTED OR
BELT DRIVEN AIR COMPRESSORS, UPON INQUIRY,
STATING REQUIRED CAPACITY OF COMPRESSOR AND
AIR RECEIVERS.
GALVANIZED BRAZED AIR RECEIVERS FOR 150 POUNDS
WORKING PRESSURE.
Dimensions
Diameter-Length
16" by 6G"
18" by 72"
20" by 11"
by 96"
by 96"
by 96"
by 72"
Capacity
(iallons
Dollars
Sterling
Code Word
Code Number
ABC 5tli Ed.
18'
22'
24'
30'
50
75
95
100
150
175
220
$26.10
34.20
48.60
51.30
56.70
96.30
109.80
£5 10- 0
7- 0- O
10- 0-11
10-10- 0
11- 6- 0
20- 0 0
22-10- 0
SPALrTHRA
SPALIAMO
SPALLANO
SPALLASSE
SPALLIERA
SPALLONA
SPALLUTO
101105
101106
101107
101108
101109
101110
101111
Tanks are tested at 300 pounds pressure.

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Content

The contents of the file relate to the British Government’s concerns over growing British and international interest in the Gulf’s pearling industry, hitherto almost exclusively exploited by the region’s indigenous inhabitants.

1) The first half of the file (folios 2-13) comprises copies of Government of India correspondence published in 1904 and 1905, which discuss Britain’s historic role in the Gulf in relation to the pearling industry. Themes covered include: Britain’s duty to protect the pearl banks for the benefit of the Arab pearl divers, acknowledgement of growing national and international interest in the pearl banks, the extent of territorial waters, and the likely result of any legal challenges to Britain’s refusal to allow foreign interests the opportunity to exploit the Gulf’s pearl banks.

2) Correspondence relating to an enquiry by a German businessman, concerning the pearl trade in the Gulf (folios 15-17).

3) Printed copies of correspondence (folios 20-23) from the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. (Lieutenant-Colonel Percy Cox) and the Bahrain Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. (Captain Charles Mackenzie), dated 1910, concerning the increasing trade in oyster shells in the Gulf, used for the production of mother of pearl. A drop in the numbers of oysters being fished is attributed to the mother of pearl industry. A German firm based in Bahrain, Wonckhaus & Co., is identified as a key exporter of oyster shells at Bahrain.

4) A letter (folio 27) intercepted by the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. in Bahrain, from the Secretary of the Wolverine Motor Works, U.S.A., to Robert Wonckhaus & Co., dated 3 February 1915. The letter and accompanying leaflet (folios 28-29) relates to Wolverine Motor Works’ new combined compressor and propelling motor, designed specifically for use in the pearl fishing industry.

5) A typewritten extract from the Times of India Illustrated , dated 19 [month missing, presumed June] 1918 (folio 30) reporting on rumours that German financiers are buying up all the pearls available in Britain and France.

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1 file (31 folios)
Arrangement

The contents of the file have been arranged in approximate chronological order, running from the earliest items at the front of the file to the latest at the end.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: The file is foliated from its front cover to inside back cover, using circled pencil numbers in the top-right corner of each recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. . There is an additional pagination system running throughout the file.

Folio 29 is a fold-out.

There is minor insect damage to papers throughout the file.

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