Shipping older radios & insurance claims

L.G. Robertson digital-conjurers at ROADRUNNER.COM
Wed Nov 28 13:39:00 EST 2007

OK, here it is...the back of a waybill from about 1931, I think:

"The company shall in no event be liable for any loss, damage or delay to 
said property or
or to any part thereof occasioned by act of God, perils or accidents of the 
sea or other water, or of navigation or transportation of whatsoever nature 
or kind; by fire or explosion, by theft or pilferage by any person 
whatsoever; by arrest or restraint of governments, princes, rulers, or 
peoples or those purporting to
exercise governmental or other authority; by legal process or stoppage in 
transit; by fumigation or other acts or requirements of
quarantine or sanitary authorities; by epidemics, pestilence, riots; or 
rebellions, by war or any of the dangers incident to a state of war, or by 
acts of any person or
group of persons purporting to wage war or to act as a belligerent; by 
strikes or stoppage of labor or labor troubles, whether
of carrier's employees or others; by unseaworthiness of any vessel, 
lighter, or other craft whatsoever, although existing at the time of 
shipment on
board thereof; by water, heating, or the effects of climate, frost, decay, 
smell, taint, rust, sweat, dampness, mildew, spotting, rain or spray, 
inherent vice, drainage, leakage, vermin, improper or insufficient packing, 
inaccuracies or obliterations, errors, nor for the breakage of any fragile 
articles or damage to any
materials consisting of or contained in glass; nor shall this company be 
held liable or responsible for any damage to or resulting from dangerous 
corrosives, explosives, or inflammable goods, even if the true nature has 
been declared to the company; nor for neglect, damage, accident to or 
escape or mortality of any animals or birds received by the company 
hereunder, from any cause whatsoever."

Gad.  Now that must have been written by the entire Bar at Oxford.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.


P.S. Are Emu and Ostrich _eggs_ are covered by the above?  

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