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lished for apples, packed, shipped, delivered for shipment, offered for sale or sold, in the State of California.
(d) The standard container shall be a box of the following dimensions, inside measurements, when measured without distention of parts: Depth of end ten and one-half inches; width of end eleven and one-half inches; length of box eighteen inches, and having a cubical content of as nearly as possible two thousand one hundred seventythree and one-half cubic inches.
(e) All packed apples, when shipped, offered for sale or sold, shall be placed in the standard box herein described : Provided, however, That other size containers may be used (except where the words “ Extra fancy are used as the grade designation) if conspicuously marked in letters not less than one-half inch high" Irregular container."
Sec. 3. Statement on container.-Every packed container of apples shipped, delivered for shipment, offered for sale or sold, in the State of California, shall bear upon the outside thereof, and on the end, in plain words or figures and in the English language, the following:
; the number of apples contained in the package, or the minimum net weight of the apples contained therein, or the cubical contents of the package;
the name and business address of the person, firm, company, organization or corporation, who first packed or caused the same to be packed, and if repacked, the name and business address of the person, firm, company, organization or corporation who repacked the same or caused same to be repacked; the date when such apples were first packed, or if repacked, the date of repacking, and on each container of apples which have been held in cold storage for more than thirty days after being packed a statement showing the fact that
the contents have been held in cold storage: Provided, however, That a variation of five apples, more or less, than the number stated, shall be allowed. Stats. and Amendments, 1925, ch. 421, p. 907.
Sec. 1. Short title.—This act shall be known and for any and all purposes may be designated and referred to as the “California canned fruit standardization act."
Sec. 2. Purpose of act.-To promote the development of the California fruit industry and to prevent deception in the packing, shipping and sale of canned fruit, there are hereby created and established certain standards of quality and size and requirements for marking of the varieties of canned fruits hereinafter referred to.
Sec. 3. Standard sizes of cans. For the purposes of this act the following are hereby declared and established as the standard sizes of cans for canned fruits of the varieties mentioned in this act, packed, shipped, delivered for shipment, offered for sale or sold in the State of California, to wit:
(a) Picnic, which is hereby defined as a cylindrical can two and eleven-sixteenth inches in diameter and four inches in altitude;
(6) No. 1 flat, which is hereby defined as a cylindrical can four inches in diameter and two and three-eighth inches in altitude;
(c) No. 1 tall, which is hereby defined as a cylindrical can three inches in diameter and four [and] twenty-one thirty-second inches in altitude;
(d) No. 2 tall, which is hereby defined as a cylindrical can three and three-eighth inches in diameter and four and fifteen thirtysecond inches in altitude;
(e) No. 242 tall, which is hereby defined as a cylindrical can four inches in diameter and four and eleven-sixteenth inches in altitude;
No. 10 tall, which is hereby defined as a cylindrical can six and one-eighth inches in diameter and six and fifteen-sixteenth inches in altitude; Stats. and Amendments, 1923, ch. 254, p. 509.
Sec. 4. Unlawful sale, etc., of condensed or evaporated skim milk.—It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation, by himself, his servant or agent, or as the servant or agent of another, to sell or exchange or expose for sale or exchange, or have in possession with intent to sell or exchange, any condensed or evaporated skim milk in containers containing less than ten pounds avoirdupois. All hermetically sealed containers containing condensed or evaporated skim milk must bear the name and address of the manufacturer, distinctly branded, indented, labeled or printed thereon, together with the words “Condensed skim milk” in roman letters of a size at least as large as any other words or letters appearing on said brand, indentation or label. Stats. and Amendments, 1919, ch. 327, p. 551.
Sec. 3. Label for parcels.—Every lot or parcel of commercial feeding stuffs sold, offered or exposed for sale or distributed within this State shall have affixed thereto a tag or label, in a conspicuous place on the outside thereof, containing legible and plainly printed statement in the English language, clearly and truly certifying:
(a) The net weight of the contents of the package, lot or parcel; b) The name, brand or trade-mark;
(c) The name and principal address of the manufacturer or per: son responsible for placing the commodity on the market. Gen. Laws, 1915, Deering Act 473, p. 139.
Sec. 4 (1911). Liquid gallon measure for milk.--No person, firm or corporation shall hereafter sell, offer for sale, or receive for the purpose of sale, any milk, skim milk or cream, except such sale, offer, or receipt, shall, as to quantity, be based upon the liquid gallon, containing two hundred and thirty-one cubic inches, or the liquid quart containing fifty-seven and seventy-five one hundredths cubic inches, or the proper and complete liquid subdivision thereof: Provided That nothing in this act shall be construed as prohibiting the buying or selling of milk or cream either by weight or on the basis of its butter fat contents: And provided, further, That in any hotel, restaurant, or other eating place, where milk is sold with meals, or where it is sold to be drunk immediately, it may be sold by the glass. Sec. 5 (a1915). Butter must be sold in terms of pounds.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to sell, offer for sale, or to cause or permit to be sold or offered for sale, any butter in prints or packages or otherwise other than by or in terms of pounds and ounces, avoirdupois, or for a greater weight than the true net weight thereof.
Stats. and Amendments, 1921, ch. 608, p. 1043.
Sec. 3. Mattresses must be labeled.-No person or corporation, by himself, or his agents, servants, or employees, shall directly or indirectly, at wholesale or retail, or otherwise, sell, offer for sale, deliver, or consign, or have in his possession with intent to sell deliver or consign, any mattress that shall not be plainly and indelibly stamped or printed thereon, or upon a muslin or linen tag, not smaller than three inches square, securely sewed to the covering thereof a statement, in the English language, setting forth the kind or kinds of materials used in filling the said mattress, and whether the materials are in whole or in part, new or old, or second-hand, or shoddy, and the name and address of the manufacturer or vendor thereof, or both; also the quantity of such materials used, expressed in terms of avoidupois weight; also size of same, expressed in linear measure, clearly indicating the length and breadth thereof, except that tags attached to comforters need state only the percentage of new material and (or) shoddy material, and that no sizes need be marked on same.
Sec. 11. Form of label.—The statement required under section three of this act shall be the following form:
MATERIALS USED IN FILLING
Percentage of kinds of materials.
Address_ This article is made in compliance with the act of the State of California, approved the day of
Sec. 13. Unit for separate offense. --The unit for a separate and distinct offense in violation of this act shall be each and every mattress made, remade, renovated, sold, offered for sale, delivered, consigned, or possessed with intent to sell, deliver or consign, contrary to the provisions hereof. No provisions of this act shall apply to merchandise manufactured for use and sale outside of the State of California, excepting section two, relating to the sterilization of second-hand or shoddy materials.
Sec. 15. Enforcement. The enforcement of the provisions of this act shall be under the supervision of the State superintendent of weights and measures.
Comp. Laws, 1921, ch. 71, p. 1166.
Sec. 4109 (1891). Standard.—That the weights and measures accepted and used by the Government of the United States at the present time, except as hereinafter provided, shall be deemed the lawful standard of weights and measures of the people of this State.
Sec. 4110. Ton.—The ton shall be twenty hundred pounds weight, avoirdupois.
Sec. 4111. Weight per bushel; bushel for charcoal; perch of stone; perch of brickwork; size of brick; inch of water, irrigation measure; inch of water.-Sixty pounds of wheat, fifty-six pounds of rye, fifty-six pounds of Indian corn, seventy pounds of corn in the ear, forty-eight pounds of barley, thirty-two pounds of oats, sixty pounds of potatoes, sixty pounds of beans, sixty pounds of clover seed, forty-five pounds of timothy seed, forty-four pounds of hemp seed, fifty-two pounds of buckwheat, fourteen pounds of blue grass seed, fifty pounds of corn meal, fifty-seven pounds of onions, eighty pounds of salt, eighty pounds of lime, eighty pounds of mineral coal, respectively, shall be the standard weight of a bushel of each of the foregoing articles; and twenty-five hundred cubic inches of charcoal shall be the standard measure of a bushel; and a perch of stone in mason work shall be considered sixteen and one-half cubic feet; and for brick work measure, when laid up in wall, shall be counted twentytwo brick per cubic foot for foot wall, and fifteen brick for what is known as eight-inch wall; a common brick to be eight and one-half inches in length, four and one-quarter inches in width, and two and three-eights inches in thickness; and water sold by the inch by any individual or corporation shall be measured as follows, to wit: Every inch shall be considered equal to an inch square orifice under a fiveinch pressure, and a five-inch pressure shall be from the top of the orifice of the box put into the banks of the ditch, to the surface of water; said boxes, or any slot or aperture through which such water may be measured, shall in all cases be six inches perpendicular, inside measurement, except boxes delivering less than twelve inches, which may be square, with or without slides; all slides for the same shall move horizontally and not otherwise; and said box put into the banks of ditch shall have a descending grade from the water in ditch of not less than one-eighth of an inch to the foot.
Sec. 4112. Treasurer to procure standard.-It shall be the duty of the treasurer of this State to procure as soon as possible from the proper department of the Federal Government, all necessary weights and measures for the use of the State, and as soon as he shall receive them, to give public notice through two or more newspapers, for thirty days, to each and every board of county commissioners in the State, to obtain copies or duplicates of said weights and measures.
Sec. 4113. Dealers to compare with standard.—That all vendors and traders in goods, wares and merchandise, gold dust and other articles of traffic shall, within ninety days after the reception of the standards by said commissioners, have their balances, weights and measures compared with said standards of their respective counties, and approved and marked by the county inspector, and if the same are found to be correct, to be sealed with the name or the initial letters of the county inscribed thereon, or condemned by him if found incorrect.
Sec. 4114. Appointment of inspector.—That on the first regular meeting of the board of county commissioners in each county in this State, after the passage of this chapter, and thereafter annually, on the first regular monthly meeting of every year, said county commissioners shall appoint a fit and proper person, who shall be styled inspector of weights and measures, and shall give bond to the county for the faithful performance of the duties of his office, as said commissioners may direct.
Sec. 4115. Fees of inspector.—That each county board shall make out a list of fees to be charged by said inspector, and which fees when charged shall be recoverable in any court, as any other debt or account is recovered.
Sec. 4116. Inspector's tools.—That it shall be the duty of each county board, as aforesaid, to furnish to each inspector all the necessary tools, marks and brands which he may require, to be paid for out of the county funds.
Sec. 4117. Wrongful selling, penalty.—All persons, for the purpose of weighing or measuring goods, wares, merchandise, water or other articles of traffic, actually sold by him, not in accordance with this chapter, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof may be imprisoned not exceeding one year, or fined not exceeding one thousand dollars, at the discretion of the court in which the conviction shall be obtained.
Sec. 4118. Inspector's duty.-Whenever it shall come to the knowledge of the inspector that any person within his county has violated any of the provisions of this chapter, it shall be his duty to enter a complaint against him before some magistrate having jurisdiction of the offense thereof, to the end that the offender may be punished and fined according to this law.
Sec. 4119. Fines paid into county treasury.-All fines imposed and collected for violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be paid into the county treasury for the use of the people of the county in which the offense was committed.
Sec. 4120 (1893). Retailer of coal or coke to furnish certificate.-All persons retailing coal or coke in cities of the first or second class, and incorporated towns, whether existing under special charter or otherwise, shall furnish the consignee or purchaser of coal or coke to the amount of one-quarter (14) of a ton or more, a certificate of weight signed by the owner or agent of official city or town scales.
Sec. 4121. What certificate shall state.—The certificate as aforesaid shall plainly state the net weight of the wagon or cart on which the coal or coke is loaded, the net weight of the coal or coke on the said wagon or cart, the total weight of the coal or coke and wagon or cart, the license number and name of the driver delivering the