In 1912, a coal provider bound to contract with the city of Binghamton delivers a product of less than promised quality. The buckwheat coal is smaller than the sample presented when suppliers bid. Stephen D. Wilbur rejects the delivery.
- Anthracite coal in sizes ranging from 5/16 to 9/16 inch (7.9 to 13.9m).
- Word Origin: 1880-85, Americanism
Read below the article from The Binghamton Press, 1912, explaining the violation. Double click to bring up the full-size page.
Stephen is 70 years old.