The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening Tools, Equipment and Buildings
Chapter: Chapter 3: Surveying Tools

Brick tally

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1803. Another kind of tally for naming trees and shrubs in arboretums is formed of brick-earth, with a panel similar to that in Mr. Murray's tally, for the insertion of a ticket inscribed with the name and other particulars relating to the plant, to be glazed over, or simply fastened in with putty, and varnished. As, from the weight of tallies of this sort, they are apt to sink into the ground, they ought to be formed with broad bases, as in fig. 444. The price of these tallies is very little more than that of common bricks; and, if the duty were taken off, this, in Britain, would not exceed twenty shillings a thousand.