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Charcoal—Its Manufacture and Use

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Charcoal is the most ancient of manufactured plant products, dating from early prehistoric times. Today about 375,000 tons are annually produced in the United States, to he used not only as fuel but also in the metallurgical industry and as a chemical raw material Both hardwoods and softwoods are converted into it.

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Correspondence to Edward Beglixger.

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Beglixger, E., Locke, E.G. Charcoal—Its Manufacture and Use . Econ Bot 11, 160–173 (1957). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02985305

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