CPA Report on Tin Conservation
CPA said that the use of any metal containing 11/2 percent or more of tin is prohibited in the manufacture of jewelry, buttons, novelties and ornamental articles.
Manufacturers, wholesalers, jobbers or retailers may not buy or sell such articles containing tin unless the seller has authorization from the Civilian Production Administration to sell the particular item offered.
The Compliance Division of the Civilian Production Administration is investigating this situation.
Contributing to the trade perplexities regarding the tin situation are the stories that have appeared recently in some magazines to the effect that in formation received from Washington indicates that the improved tin supply will make possible the use of white metal by manufacturers for the production of tin-containing jewelry.