FLINT.|1907-12-18|The Chester Courant and Advertiser for North Wales - Welsh Newspapers Online
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FRODSHAM PARISH REGISTERS.…

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THE CHESHIRE ASSOCIATION.

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FLINT. MARINE-STORE DEALER SUED.—An action of interest to dealers in lead was heard by Judge Moss at Rhyl on Friday. Messrs. Sheffield and Son, ironmongers, of Rhyl, sued Simon Challoner, marine-store dealer, of Flint, to reoover PA. 8s. 6d. dan-ages for alleged mis- representation.—Mr. F. J. Gamlin, who appeared for the plaintiffs, stated that Mr. Sheffield pur- chased a quantity of "scrap lead" from the defendant, hut be found that the major portion of it consisted of old accumulator plates from the electric light works. On sending it to the smelt- ing works of Messrs. Walkers. Parker, and Co., Limited, Bagillt, the plaintiffs were allowed 5s. 3d. per cwt. less for the accumulator plates than for old lead of the ordinary kind.—Mr. J. P. Lewis, for the defendant, contended that the principle of caveat emptor applied in the case and that the lead was open to the inspection of the plaintiffs before the purchase.—Mr. Gamlin submitted that the defence did not apply, inasmuch as the goods were bought unier the trade name of "scrap lead," and accumulator plates were not to be so described.—His Honour said that was the only question in the case. He understood that the accumulator plates would not be pure lead, but would contain a certain amount of zinc.—Mr. William Eckford, manager for Messrs. Walkers, Parker, and Co., stated that the accumulator plates consisted of about one-half of metallic lead and the remainder of a very com- plicated substance formed of oxide and per- oxide of lead and carbonate of lead. This was rather indestructible matter, and it would be ridiculous to describe it as scrap lead. Mr. E. H. Wright, electrical engineer to the Rhyl Council, game similar evidence.—His Honour said it was clear that if he had sanctioned the transaction he would be lending himself to a fraud, and with retrard to caveat emptor it might have applied had Mr. Sheffield seen the material, but it was mostly in bags on the cart.—Judgment was given for the plaintiffs for B4. 7s. 4

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