584 METALLURGY OF CAST IRON. 9. Reasonable facilities shall be given the inspectors to satisfy themselves that castings are "being ' made in accordance with specifications, and, if pos- i sible, tests shall be made at the place of production, | prior to shipments. \ These somewhat general specifications are doubt- i less capable of being modified, but are presented by [ us to this Association for discussion and possible j approval in lieu of anything better now in existence.* l| The specifications should certainly be fair to con- : sumer and founder, and, if experience teaches us better, can be suitably modified from time to time. From the first outline of our plan of casting* test bars, now known so generally, to the final completion of this report we have endeavored to obtain informa- ! tion valuable to our industry, and sincerely hope that : much good may result from this, we think, impartial series of conclusions. Respectfully, ^ DR. RICHARD MOLDKNKK, ! THOS. D. WEST, JAS. S. STIRLING, • Jos. S. SEAMAN, j Jos. S. MCDONALD. ! * This report and specifications were received and unanimously j adopted by the A. F. A. Convention at Buffalo, June, 1901. The ! committee was tendered a vote of thanks and was discharged. iJ^NM! fur t lit*.