General Terms and Conditions of Sale

Terms

Credit. Accounts opened with firms or individuals on approved credit. The seller reserves the privilege of declining to make deliveries except for cash whenever, for any reason, doubt as to the buyer’s financial responsibility develops, and shall not, in such event, be liable for nonperformance of contract in whole or in part.

Cancellation. Orders placed cannot be canceled, nor can deferred deliveries of goods made up or in process be extended beyond the original delivery date specified, except with the seller’s consent and upon terms which will indemnify him against loss.

Quantities. All quotations are based on customer accepting over-runs or under-runs not exceeding ten percent of quantity ordered, to be paid at quoted price.

Delivery. Every effort will be made to fill orders within the time promised. Unless specifically stated to the contrary, quotations are made and orders are accepted for delivery as fast as manufactured.

Claims. If any material furnished by seller proves defective, or not as ordered, he must be notified with one week from receipt of shipment and shall have the option of inspecting the goods on buyer’s premises or of taking back the goods and deciding whether he shall replace them or not.

Inspection. Quotations do not include 100 per cent inspection unless especially stipulated. Although it is the intention to charge for only good work without a 100 per cent inspection, delivery in this this way cannot be guaranteed. It is therefore understood that such individual inspection will be made by the customer at his expense and that only parts which have been proved defective by customer’s individual inspection will be returned with a claim for credit or replacement at seller’s option. When the manufacturing tolerances are closer than commercial limits defined under tolerances the dimensions of the inspection gages to be used by the purchaser shall be furnished by the manufacturer. In the case of threads the inspection gages shall not be outside the limits specified by the N.S.T.C. for inspection gages.

Responsibility. Seller is not responsible for drawings, samples, models, or gages uncalled for within thirty days after the execution of any order or quotation.

Shipments. In ordering, the customer should state explicitly the method of shipment preferred. In the absence of shipping directions the seller will use discretion forwarding by express or parcel post when packages are small and therefore liable to be lost in transit by freight. Parcel Post shipments will be insured at customer’s expense unless otherwise specified. The seller assumes no responsibility for placing valuations upon shipment unless specifically requested to do so by the customer.

Customer’s Material. Quotations covering the machining of buyer’s material are subject to change if material furnished will not machine at speed and feed estimated. When the material is furnished by the buyer, the seller cannot guarantee to furnish more than ninety per cent of the amount of the order. When strictly special material is used, this may vary.

General

General. Stenographical and clerical errors subject to correction. Until order is accepted, prices are subject to change without notice. Unless otherwise specified, prices quoted are on product as dropped from the screw machine. All quotations, unless otherwise stated, are for immediate acceptance. All orders and contract subject to approval, if accepted by a salesman or selling agent.

Tolerances. All dimensions must be limited by a specified tolerance. When not specified by a customer, it is understood that commercial tolerances apply; viz, for decimal dimensions, plus or minus .002 for diameters, and plus or minus .010 for lengths and for fractional dimensions, plus or minus .005 on diameters, and plus or minus .010 on lengths. Samples to be considered as fractional dimensions, unless otherwise specified.

When buyer purchases pursuant to his own specifications, the seller will not be responsible for the design and fitting of parts, the conforming of the seller’s part to the specified tolerances is sufficient evidence as to the correctness of the product.

It is definitely understood that concentricity is not a dimension, but is the relation that one dimension bears to any other and must be specified separately from dimensions. When concentricity limitation is specified, it is understood that it means the actual eccentricity allowable between two dimensions and that the actual eccentricity is one-half what is registered by a dial reading. When concentricity is not specified, the work will be manufactured in the most economical manner without particular regard to concentricity and quotations are made and orders accepted on this basis.

Threads. It is understood that customer shall specify the standard to which threads shall conform. The seller will follow the commonly accepted standards, namely U.S. (American-National) form for threads when no other form of thread is specified. As there is no standard for V threads gages must be furnished by the customer should this form of thread be specified.

External Threads. Unless otherwise specified the seller will work to the limits specified by the National Screw Thread Commission’s 1944 report for Class.2 Free Fit. If the specified tolerance is not in agreement with the N.S.T.C. specification for classes 1, 2, or 3 fits, “go” and “not go” gages shall be furnished by the purchaser.

Where threading to a shoulder is specified, it will be understood that the last full thread will not be cut closer to the shoulder than a distance of two threads and in the case of fine pitches, never closer than 1/16”.

Internal Threads. Unless dimensional limits for minor diameter of tapped holes are specified, thread will be tapped to 2/3 full depth in accordance with the regular practice recommended by the tap and die manufacturer and unless otherwise specified the seller will work to the limits specified by the National Screw Thread Commission’s 1933 report for Class 2 Free Fit for tapped holes ¼” diameter or over and to Class 1 Loose Fit for tapped holes less than ¼” diameter. If specified tolerance is not in agreement with the N.S.T.C. specifications for Classes 1 and 2 for holes ¼” in diameter and for Classes 1, 2, and 3 for holes ¼” diameter and over “go” and “not go” gages will be furnished by the purchaser.

Bind tapped holes will not have a full thread closer than five threads from the bottom and in the case of fine pitches never closer than 5/32”.

Gages. Gages are not included in estimated price unless especially stated. Where tolerances are closer than commercial limits defined under “Tolerances,” or when dimensions cannot be readily gaged with standard gages or micrometers, customers may furnish manufacturing gages or such gages may be supplied by seller at cost.

Dies, Tools, Etc. Charges for dies, tools and/or gages do not convey ownership or the right to remove them from seller’s factory, but buyer may purchase dies, tools and/or gages.

Patents. It is not the intention of the seller to manufacture any product which is an infringement of a patented article and it is understood that the seller be notified if the parts on which he is quoting are infringements of letters patent. If any such infringement exists, the seller reserves the right to withdraw the quotation.