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JOHNSTON and T H O M, grateful
for the liberal share of Patronage they have
80 long experienced in the Coal Trade at the Canal,
take this opportunity of respectfully informing their
Customers and the Public, that they will continue
to receive throughout the year extensive supplies of
the Best Coal that can be procured, the diiferent
kinds of which they will always sell on the most
modeiate terms; and as their personal attention is
exclusively devoted to this business, in all its de-
partments, the Public may rely on being punctually
and faitlifully served.
As it is often inconvenient to send to the Office
at the Canal, orders sent per post will be carefully
attended to ; and as there are now three deliveries in
the course of the day, Families may have their Coal
forwarded on the shortest notice.
Manufactories supplied with excellent Dross
Coal, well adapted for Steam Engines, Furnaces,
and Stoves, on the most reasonable terms.
R5^ Neic Seams of Coal have just been opened
up, the quality of which is giving great satisfac-
Coal Wharf, No. 11, Canal New Basin,
JEdinburgh, July, 1832.
SIBBALD & SONS have now the
pleasure of presenting to the Public this
beautiful Invention, of which they are the sole
Proprietors, and for which they are now fully pre-
pared to execute orders to any extent.
In the Russell Grate will be found to be
united all those good qualities which have been
individually the subjects of inventions and patents,
from the time of Count Rumford to the present
Its superiority arises from the following circum-
stances : — ■
I. It gives out the heat of the fuel from a greater
surface of the fire than any other grate.
II. All the heat given out by the fire is thrown
into the room directly by reflection, and indirectly
by heated air, instead of a great part of it passing
up the chimney, as in common grates.
III. There is a saving of at least one-half in
coals, so that this stove will speeddy recover its
original cost, which is not greater than that of
an ordinary register stove of equal appearance.
IV. It is the best adapted for curing smoke of
any stove in use.
J. S. & S. speak thus confidently of the Rossell
Grate, because its plan is the result of accurate
principles and extensive experiments, and they are
perfectly sure, that those who may honour them
with orders for it will find that its merits have not
been overstated.
In order to make room for a stock of the
Russell Grates, J. S. & S. are selling their
present stock of Register Stoves, at reduced
prices ; and they have as usual a handsome col-
lection of Tea Urns, and Tea Trays, in Papier
Machee, Iron, &c.
fi4, South Bridge, opposite the College,
July, 1833.
entered from St Leonard's Street, now
contains Sir John Hope's Newcraighall Coal, the
Marquis of Lothian's Coal, the Arniston Coal, and
the Edmonstone Jewel Coal, which is the same as
the SherifF-hall Jewel Coal ; so that all the best
kinds of Coal in the county, and in the country, are
to be had there. The Coal of the Railway Depot
is also carefully selected and freed from the coarser
parts before leaving the Coallieries.
There are twelve Coal Merchants who hold offices
from the Railway Company, and who have been
selected with a due regard to respectability of cha-
racter. They have, however, no coal yards attached
to their offices, so that they have not the power,
though they had the desire, to mix and adulterate
the Coal.
The Company's Weighing Establishment consists
of a Chief Weigher, an Assistant Weigher, and a
Constable. The first signs all the Certificates of
weight ; his Certificate also attests that the Coal is
of the kind that it is stated to be in the Coal Mer-
chant's account or invoice. For, in the Railway
Depot, the Coal is all taken, as it is ordered, directly
from the Store Yards of the Coal Proprietors, whose
interest it is that their Coal should be sold in a pure
state, and maintain a good repute. Hence, it is
easy for the Weighers to know one kind of Coal
from another. The Assistant Weigher and the
Constable watch the carters, to see that no coals
are plundered in the narrow streets, and to see that
quantities less than a ton are not sold for more than
they weigh. Many of the inhabitants can already
bear testimony to the efficiency of this preventive
estabUshmeat, though few are willing to prosecute
the dealers whose frauds have been exposed to them.
Consumers of Coals should attend to the following
directions ; they have been published in all the
papers, yet very many, especially housekeepers and
servants, are paying no attention to them : —
\st. Never receive a cart of Coals without the
Weigher's certificate ; his name is ROBE RT GIBB,
and if he should be changed, notice shall be given
by advertisement.
2dhj, Attend to the hour marked in the certifi-
cate, and if more than an hour after that has elapsed
before the Coals are dehvered, reject them, for the
carter may have been disposing of a part of his
Qdly, Always keep or destroy the Weigher's
certificate, for if it remain with the carter, he may
use it on the same day a second time to pass another
cart of Coals of inferior weight or quality.
Athly, Any person receiving a Cart of Railway
Coal may assure himself of its weight and quality,
by calhng at the Depot, and examining the entry
in the Weigher's book.
Those who are not acquainted with any Coal
Blerchant of the Railway Depot, may address orders
for Coal to the Railway Office, and they shall be
handed to respectable agents for execution.
Railway OrriCE, July, 1832.

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