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Many solo professionals that operate in the cleaning industry find themselves constantly bombarded by soap sales people, and guess what? Every company has detergents, everyone tells you theirs are the best, everyone supposedly has a solution for everything, don’t believe them.
There are tons of cleaning supply companies out there and each one wants to sell you their system, equipment, and would love to get you to go “all in” and buy their proprietary soap products, which are supposedly made to work with their pressure washers, steam cleaners, floor polishers, carpet extractors, or spray systems.
Of course, all this adds up to one thing, it’s a “Bundling” marketing strategy to lock you in as a customer for on-going soap, and cleaning agents. Not long ago, a gentleman out of Tucson, AZ asked me about a specific brand of steam cleaners. He owned one and the company told him that they had a special product which was “aviation approved” to wash and clean aircraft. Interesting indeed, but what does the company that makes hot water pressure washers know about cleaning products for aircraft?
Well, apparently, this particular cleaning equipment manufacturer has sold units to the military under a “lowest price” bidder program, and thus, developed products in order to clean the items the military would be washing. Still, one has to ask; did the company develop these cleaning chemicals or did they buy them and then private label them?
It turns out the solo-professional cleaning proprietor wanted to wash aircraft without brushing them, and ask me; “Do you use brushes and actually scrub any parts of the plane?” Yes, the industry is known for making soft bristle brushes with rubber bumpers, I like to use those. The reality is; you are going to have to scrub, aircraft get film on them and if you flash wash them you will remove all the wax, some special aircraft paints you shouldn’t use any detergents at all, maybe mild surfactants. Please consider all this, and watch those cleaning manufacturing companies peddling soap.
Lance Winslow wants you to call around before buying soap and wants you to use a decent phone calling plan to do it; http://www.calling-plans.com. Think about who you can call to assist you with these things; phone provider.
Image from page 24 of “1915 the Maule seed book” (1915)
Title: 1915 the Maule seed book
Year: 1915 (1910s)
Authors: Wm. Henry Maule (Firm); Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection
Subjects: Seeds Catalogs; Vegetables Catalogs; Fruit Catalogs; Flowers Catalogs; Gardening Equipment and supplies Catalogs
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : Maule
Contributing Library: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Digitizing Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
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WM. HENRY MAULE, Inc., PHILADELPHIA, PA. Vegetable Seeds—19 Second Early or Summer Cabbages 119 Copenhagen Market Cabbage
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COPENHAGEN MARKET CABBAGE. The Best Early Round Headed Cabbage Stands Longest Without Bursting Copenhagen Market is certainly a valuable new, early cabbage, producing round, hard heads very early in the season. As early as the Charleston Wakefield. It is the most popular early cabbage in the markets of Copenhagen, and is becoming popular in America. Market gardeners here who tried it are strong in its praise on account of its extreme earliness and solid ten pound heads, with a small core and always of excellent quality, making it a good seller. The plants are short stemmed, producing heads almost on the ground. The light green colored leaves are medium in size, saucer shajDed, and are always tightly folded; the plants may therefore be set closer than most other early varieties. It is a-vigorous grower and yielder, as are all calJ^hages from Den- mark, and an excellent keeper. A most ex- cellent round headed sort for the home garden, as well as forthemarketgardener whose trade requires a large solid head early in the season. Our stock of Copenhagen Market comes to us direct from the originator in Copenhagen, Denmark. Packet, 10 cents; half ounce, 25 cents; ounce, 40 cents; quarter pound, $1.10; pound, $4.00, postpaid. 117 Maule’s Early Flat Dutch An excellent second early cabbage, pi-odueiug large, solid beads of uniform shape, flattened on top as sbown in the illustration. Fully de- veloped heads frequently measure 10 to 12 inches across and weigh 12 to 15 pounds eacii. It also is tine grained and of dainty flavor. It succeeds everywhere, but seems particularly suited to the South, as it has strong heat re- sisting qualities. Packet, 10 cents; ounce, HB cents; >4 pound, 75 cents; pound, S2.50. 122 Early Summer This valuable cabbage matures ten days or two weeks after Maule’s Prize Jersey Wakefleld, with heads of round, flattened form, as shown in the Illustration. The heads are very com- pact and solid, and double the weight of Maule’s Prize Jersey Wakefield. It is one of the best of the large, early cabbages, and is exceedingly valuable for the market gardener, as it has short outer leaves, adapting it for close planting. Early Summer is widely known and largely grown, making it a popular sort for both the home and market gardener. We offer strictly flrst-class Long Island grown seed. Packet, 10 cents; ounce, 25 cents; ^ pound, 75 cents; pound, S2.50, postpaid.
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