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The aisle roof provide with tie rods and cast-iron brackets rests and their bolt fastenings.

The lantern or dome section provide with cast collar for flag pole with shoe bearings for rafters.

Strap iron for plate connections with posts provide for each joint on the outer bays of the frame work.

This entire iron work to be formed with first quality bar and round iron; cast-iron work to be clean and sharp castings.

ROOFING.

The entire roofs to be covered with granulated slag roofing, as per sample. The roof to be guaranteed free from leak for one year and warranted not to run by sun exposure. In finish, its top cover to be gray color.

Large eave boxes for conductor connections will be formed in position represented by plan; conductors to have soldered joints and be connected with terra-cotta drains at surface grade and protected on top by strainers; all necessary flushings and materials to insure a thoroughly water-tight roof covering to be placed on the building in a skilful, workmanlike manner, and guaranteed for one year free from leak.

PLUMBING.

Water will be supplied to the building by mains, denoted in courses and sizes by dotted lines upon the ground plan, with the fire-plug stations noted.

Pipe to be cast-iron street pressure mains, with the necessary bends, branches, tees, &c., stop valves on each branch, and screw nozzle stopcocks for hose attachment at each plug station.

WATER-CLOSETS.

Water-closets will be located in position denoted by plans, each provided with four (4) inch traps, china bowl with container, furnished with bronzed cup and handle.

Those in offices to be lined with lead beneath seat for service as urinals.

URINALS.

Gentlemen's apartments to be furnished with (8) Jennings' personal urinals provided with supply and the waste led to well.

WASH BASINS.

Provide with marble top sides and ends will be in position denoted by plans. To have china basins fourteen (14) inches with nickel-plated cocks, plugs, &c., waste to be connected with general drainage.

All supply pipe to be of iron, and all stops, draw-cocks, traps, &c.,

necessary for completely furnishing and placing in ready control the entire plumbing of the building to be performed with approved materials and in the best manner.

GAS.

Gas will be introduced in pipes of capacity per city regulations, fo the supply of burners distributed as follows: Through center nave and transept, one outlet each forty (40) feet, two lights each; with proportionate distribution of outlets in other sections; offices and dressing rooms provide with side outlets.

The ends of each line of mains to be led to the outside of the building to supply lanterns. The entire pipe runs to be regulated to drip condense to mains, and the work to pass inspection of the officers of the City Gas Company.

PAINTING AND GLAZING.

All the exterior faces of the building will be painted two coats of best white lead finished in tints selected; the sheathing and ceil finish and general interior surfaces throughout the building to be lime or color washed of approved tints.

Glass throughout to be second quality American; the sizes of lights are figured upon plans and are uniform in the respective sections of the building; the glass to be bedded, securely bradded, and back puttied, left clean and perfect at the completion of the building.

PLASTERING.

The interior and exterior facing of the building to a string board and capping, 10 feet in height above the floor will be plastered two coat work. First coat to be clean sharp bar sand and fresh lime mortar, with proper admixture of fresh slaughtered long hair. Second coat of fresh lime and washed sand, put on and before setting floated to a uniform surface. The work to be guaranteed against scaling off and blistering.

GENERAL CONDITIONS.

The contractor is to provide all materials, carriage, labor, machines, tackle, scaffolding, etc., etc., and every other thing requisite for the full completion of the building, in accordance with the plans and specifications, whether expressed or implied, and all materials and workmanship necessary for the proper construction of the building, or deemed by the supervisor of construction essential to carry out the plans, even though not mentioned, must be provided and placed in the works by the contractor.

The care of the building, and whatsoever belongs thereto, shall be with the contractor until the same is accepted by the building committee of the Board on behalf of the United States Executive Departments. And the works during their progress, and until completion, shall be

subject to the direction and approval in every particular of the said building committee of the board and the supervisor of construction.

The contractor shall be responsible for and bear all loss from accidents of every kind, and all loss or damage which may occur to any person or persons, by or on account of the works upon the aforesaid building.

At the completion of the work the contractor shall remove all rubbish and leave the building completed in every detail for occupancy.

ON THE

PARTICIPATION OF THE WAR DEPARTMENT

IN THE

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION,

HELD AT

PHILADELPHIA, PA., 1876,

UNDER THE ADMINISTRATIONS OF HON. W. W. BELKNAP, HON. ALPHONSO TAFT, AND HON. J. DONALD CAMERON, SECRETARIES OF WAR.

By MAJOR S. C. LYFORD, Ordnance Department,

BVT. LT. COL, U. S. A.,

Representative of War Department at the Exhibition, and Chairman of the
Board on behalf of U. S. Executive Departments.

WASHINGTON:

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

1884.

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