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Consignment is the consigning, which is placing any material in the hand of another, but retaining ownership until the goods are sold or person is transferred.

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Consignment is the consigning, which is placing any material in the hand of another, but retaining ownership until the goods are sold or person is transferred. This may be done for shipping, transfer of goods to auction, or for sale in a store (i.e., a consignment shop). To consign means to send and therefore consignment means sending goods to another person. In case of consignment goods are sent to the agent for the purpose of sale. The ownership of these goods remains with the sender. The agent sells the goods on behalf of the sender, according to his instructions. The sender of goods is known as consignor and the agent is known as the consignee.

Features of consignment are:

  • The relation between the two parties is that of consignor and consignee and not that of buyer and seller
  • The consignor is entitled to receive all the expenses in connection with consignment
  • The consignee is not responsible for damage of goods during transport or any other procedure
  • Goods are sold at the risk of consignor. The profit or loss belongs to consignor only

A consignor who consigns goods to a consignee transfers possession but not ownership of the goods to the consignee. The consignor retains title to the goods. The consignee takes possession of the goods subject to a trust. If the consignee converts the goods to a use not contemplated in the consignment agreement, for example selling them and keeping the proceeds of the sale for himself, then the consignee commits the crime of embezzlement.

The word consignment comes from the French consigner, meaning "to hand over or transmit", originally from the Latin consignare "to affix a seal", as was done with official documents just before being sent.



Second-hand shops[edit]

"Consignment shop" is an American term for second-hand shops that sell used goods for owners (consignors), typically at a lower cost than new. Not all second hand stores are consignment shops. In consignment shops, it is usually understood that the consignee (the seller) pays the consignor (the person who owns the item) a portion of the proceeds from the sale. Payment is not made until and unless the item sells. Such shops are found around the world, including countries like South Africa They can even be chain stores like the Buffalo exchange in the USA, or individual boutique stores. The consignor retains title to the item and can end the arrangement at any time by requesting its return. A specified time is commonly arranged after which, if the item does not sell, the owner can reclaim it (or, if not reclaimed within a period, the seller can dispose of the item at his or her discretion).

Merchandise often sold through consignment shops includes antiques, athletic equipment, automobiles, books, clothing (especially children's, maternity, and wedding clothing which are often not worn out), furniture, firearms, music, musical instruments, tools, paragliders and toys. eBay, drop-off stores and online sellers often use the consignment model of selling. Art galleries, as well, often operate as consignees of the artist.

The consignment process can be further facilitated by the use of vendor managed inventory (VMI) and customer managed inventory (CMI) applications. VMI is a business model that allows the vendor in a vendor–customer relationship to plan and control inventory for the customer, while CMI allows the customer in the relationship to have control of inventory.

Consignment shops differ from charity or thrift shops, in which the original owners surrender both physical possession and legal title to the item as a charitable donation, and the seller retains all proceeds from the sale. They also differ from pawn shops, in which the original owner can either surrender physical possession (but not legal title) of the item in exchange for a loan, and then reclaim the item upon repayment of the loan with interest (or else surrender legal title to the item), or alternatively can surrender both physical possession and legal title for an immediate payment; the pawn shop would retain all proceeds from any subsequent sale.

In the UK, the term "consignment" is not used, and consignment shops that sell women's clothing are called "dress agencies". Although the other types of consignment shop exist, there is no general term for them.


A consignor brings their second-hand items in to be reviewed.

After being reviewed, the consignee will return those items deemed unsuitable for resale to the consignor (such as torn or dirty items, or items deemed to be fakes, which cannot be sold in some jurisdictions), accept those to be resold, and agree on the consignee's share of the resale price and the length of time the items will be held for sale.

When a consignor's items sell (or, in some cases, after the agreed-upon period ends), the consignee takes its share of the profits and sends the consignor his/her share. Items that are not sold are returned to the consignor (who must retrieve them within a set time or forfeit title to them; in some cases the consignor may agree ahead of time to allow the consignee to donate them to charity).

Nellie Bly




Nellie Bly

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Elizabeth Cochrane, "Nellie Bly"
Born Elizabeth Jane Cochrane
(1864-05-05)May 5, 1864
Cochran's Mills, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died January 27, 1922(1922-01-27) (aged 57)
New York, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Journalist, Novelist, Inventor
Spouse(s) Robert Seaman (m. 1895-1904)
Awards National Women's Hall of Fame (1998)
Signature Signature reads: "Nellie Bly"


After her marriage, Nellie used the name "Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman", as seen in the signatures on patents she filed.

Nellie Bly (May 5, 1864[1] – January 27, 1922) was the pen name of American journalist Elizabeth Jane Cochrane.[2] She was a reporter known for a record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days, in emulation of Jules Verne's fictional character Phileas Fogg, and an exposé in which she faked insanity to study a mental institution from within. She was a pioneer in her field, and launched a new kind of investigative journalism.[3] In addition to her writing, she also was an industrialist, inventor, and charity worker.



Early years[edit]



Nellie Bly working in a factory producing boxes



At birth she was named Elizabeth Jane Cochran. She was born in "Cochran Mills", today part of the Pittsburgh suburb of Burrell Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.[4][5][6] Her father, Michael Cochran, was a modest laborer and mill worker who married Mary Jane. Cochran taught his young children a cogent lesson about the virtues of hard work and determination, buying the local mill and most of the land surrounding his family farmhouse. As a young girl Elizabeth often was called "Pinky" because she so frequently wore the color. As she became a teenager she wanted to portray herself as more sophisticated, and so dropped the nickname and changed her surname to Cochrane.[7] She attended boarding school for one term, but was forced to drop out due to lack of funds.

In 1880, Cochrane and her family moved to Pittsburgh. An aggressively misogynistic column entitled "What Girls Are Good For" in the Pittsburgh Dispatch prompted her to write a fiery rebuttal to the editor under the pseudonym "Lonely Orphan Girl".[8][9][10] The editor, George Madden, was impressed with her passion and ran an advertisement asking the author to identify herself. When Cochrane introduced herself to the editor, he offered her the opportunity to write a piece for the newspaper, again under the pseudonym "Lonely Orphan Girl".[10] After her first article for the Dispatch, entitled "The Girl Puzzle", Madden was impressed again and offered her a full-time job.[9] Women[citation needed] who were newspaper writers at that time customarily used pen names, and for Cochrane the editor chose "Nellie Bly", adopted from the title character in the popular song "Nelly Bly" by Stephen Foster. She originally intended for her pseudonym to be "Nelly Bly", but her editor wrote "Nellie" by mistake, and the error stuck.

As a writer, Bly focused her early work for the Dispatch on the plight of working women, writing a series of investigative articles on women who were factory workers, but editorial pressure pushed her to the so-called "women's pages" to cover fashion, society, and gardening, the usual role for women journalists of the day. Dissatisfied with these duties, she took the initiative and traveled to Mexico to serve as a foreign correspondent. Still only 21, she spent nearly half a year reporting the lives and customs of the Mexican people; her dispatches later were published in book form as Six Months in Mexico. In one report, she protested the imprisonment of a local journalist for criticizing the Mexican government, then a dictatorship under Porfirio Díaz. When Mexican authorities learned of Bly's report, they threatened her with arrest, prompting her to leave the country. Safely home, she denounced Díaz as a tyrannical czar suppressing the Mexican people and controlling the press.

Asylum exposé[edit]



Bly being examined by a psychiatrist



Burdened again with theater and arts reporting, Bly left the Pittsburgh Dispatch in 1887 for New York City. Penniless after four months, she talked her way into the offices of Joseph Pulitzer's newspaper, the New York World, and took an undercover assignment for which she agreed to feign insanity to investigate reports of brutality and neglect at the Women's Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell's Island.

After a night of practicing deranged expressions in front of a mirror, she checked into a boardinghouse. She refused to go to bed, telling the boarders that she was afraid of them and that they looked "crazy". They soon decided that she was "crazy", and the next morning summoned the police. Taken to a courtroom, she pretended to have amnesia. The judge concluded she had been drugged.

Several doctors then examined her; all declared her insane. "Positively demented", said one, "I consider it a hopeless case. She needs to be put where someone will take care of her."[11] The head of the insane pavilion at Bellevue Hospital pronounced her "undoubtedly insane". The case of the "pretty crazy girl" attracted media attention: "Who Is This Insane Girl?" asked the New York Sun. The New York Times wrote of the "mysterious waif" with the "wild, hunted look in her eyes", and her desperate cry: "I can't remember I can't remember".[12]

Committed to the asylum, Bly experienced its conditions firsthand. The food consisted of gruel broth, spoiled beef, bread that was little more than dried dough, and dirty undrinkable water. The dangerous patients were tied together with ropes. The patients were made to sit for much of each day on hard benches with scant protection from the cold. Waste was all around the eating places. Rats crawled all around the hospital. The bathwater was frigid, and buckets of it were poured over their heads. The nurses behaved obnoxiously and abusively, telling the patients to shut up, and beating them if they did not. Speaking with her fellow patients, Bly was convinced that some were as sane as she was. On the effect of her experiences, she wrote:

What, excepting torture, would produce insanity quicker than this treatment? Here is a class of women sent to be cured. I would like the expert physicians who are condemning me for my action, which has proven their ability, to take a perfectly sane and healthy woman, shut her up and make her sit from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. on straight-back benches, do not allow her to talk or move during these hours, give her no reading and let her know nothing of the world or its doings, give her bad food and harsh treatment, and see how long it will take to make her insane. Two months would make her a mental and physical wreck.[11]

…My teeth chattered and my limbs were …numb with cold. Suddenly, I got three buckets of ice-cold water…one in my eyes, nose and mouth.

After ten days the asylum released Bly at The World's behest. Her report, later published in book form as Ten Days in a Mad-House, caused a sensation and brought her lasting fame. While embarrassed physicians and staff fumbled to explain how she had deceived so many professionals, a grand jury launched its own investigation into conditions at the asylum, inviting Bly to assist. The jury's report recommended the changes she had proposed, and its call for increased funds for care of the insane prompted an $850,000 increase in the budget of the Department of Public Charities and Corrections. The Grand Jury also made sure that future examinations were more thorough so that only the seriously ill went to the asylum.

Around the world[edit]



A publicity photograph taken by the New York World newspaper to promote Bly's around-the-world voyage



In 1888, Bly suggested to her editor at the New York World that she take a trip around the world, attempting to turn the fictional Around the World in Eighty Days into fact for the first time. A year later, at 9:40 a.m. on November 14, 1889, and with two days' notice,[13] she boarded the Augusta Victoria, a steamer of the Hamburg America Line,[14] and began her 24,899-mile journey.

She took with her the dress she was wearing, a sturdy overcoat, several changes of underwear, and a small travel bag carrying her toiletry essentials. She carried most of her money (£200 in English bank notes and gold in total, as well as, some American currency) in a bag tied around her neck.[15][16]

The New York newspaper Cosmopolitan sponsored its own reporter, Elizabeth Bisland, to beat the time of both Phileas Fogg and Bly. Bisland would travel the opposite way around the world.[17][18] To sustain interest in the story, the World organized a “Nellie Bly Guessing Match” in which readers were asked to estimate Bly’s arrival time to the second, with the Grand Prize consisting at first of a free trip to Europe and, later on, spending money for the trip.[16][19]



A woodcut image of Nellie Bly's homecoming reception in Jersey City printed in Frank Leslie's Illustrated News on 8 February 1890.



During her travels around the world, Bly went through England, France (where she met Jules Verne in Amiens), Brindisi, the Suez Canal, Colombo (Ceylon), the Straits Settlements of Penang and Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan. The development of efficient submarine cable networks and the electric telegraph allowed Bly to send short progress reports,[20] although longer dispatches had to travel by regular post and thus, often were delayed by several weeks.[19]

Bly travelled using steamships and the existing railroad systems,[21] which caused occasional setbacks, particularly on the Asian leg of her race.[22] During these stops, she visited a leper colony in China,[23][24] and in Singapore, she bought a monkey.[23][25]

As a result of rough weather on her Pacific crossing, she arrived in San Francisco on the White Star Line ship Oceanic on January 21, two days behind schedule,[22][26] however, World owner Pulitzer chartered a private train to bring her home, and she arrived back in New Jersey on January 25, 1890, at 3:51 p.m.[20]

Just over seventy-two days after her departure from Hoboken, Bly was back in New York. She had circumnavigated the globe, traveling alone for almost the entire journey.[14] Bisland was, at the time, still crossing the Atlantic, only to arrive in New York four and a half days later. She also had missed a connection and had to board a slow, old ship (the Bothnia) in the place of a fast ship (Etruria).[13] Bly's journey was a world record, although it was bettered a few months later by George Francis Train, who completed the journey in 67 days.[27] By 1913, Andre Jaeger-Schmidt, Henry Frederick, and John Henry Mears had improved on the record, the latter completing the journey in fewer than 36 days.[28]

Later years[edit]



Patent for an improved Milk-Can



In 1895 Nellie Bly married millionaire manufacturer Robert Seaman. Bly was 31 and Seaman was 73 when they married.[29] She retired from journalism, and became the president of the Iron Clad Manufacturing Co., which made steel containers such as milk cans and boilers. In 1904, her husband died. In the same year, Iron Clad began manufacturing the steel barrel that was the model for the 55-gallon oil drum still in widespread use in the United States. Although there have been claims that Nellie Bly invented the barrel,[30] the inventor is believed to have been Henry Wehrhahn, who likely assigned his invention to her. (US Patents 808,327 and 808,413).[31] Nellie Bly was, however, an inventor in her own right, receiving US patent 697,553 for a novel milk can and US patent 703,711 for a stacking garbage can, both under her married name of Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman.[32] For a time she was one of the leading women industrialists in the United States, but embezzlement by employees led her into bankruptcy. Back in reporting, she wrote stories on Europe's Eastern Front during World War I[33] and notably covered the Woman Suffrage Parade of 1913. Her headline for the Parade story was “Suffragists Are Men's Superiors”, but she also "with uncanny prescience" predicted in the story that it would be 1920 before women would win the vote.[34]

Nellie Bly died of pneumonia at St. Mark's Hospital in New York City in 1922, at age 57.[35] She was interred in a modest grave at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx























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This article is about a type of building or structure used primarily as a toilet. For other uses, see Outhouse (disambiguation).


Example in Le Palais, Brittany.


Squat outhouse


The privy at Örebro castle


Two-level outhouse connected to main house via a skyway at the Hooper-Bowler-Hillstrom House in Belle Plaine, Minnesota


Interior of an 1880s example near Stamford, South Dakota, showing seat with cover and a louvered vent to one side.


School outhouse from Portz, Germany about 1900, now at the Roscheider Hof Open Air Museum


1940 WPA Community Sanitation Poster by John Buczak of Illinois promoting sanitary outhouse designs.

An outhouse, also commonly known as a privy, earth closet, or in Australia as a dunny, is a small structure, separate from a main building, which covers a pit latrine or a dry toilet. Outside North America, the term "outhouse" refers not to a toilet but to outbuildings in a general sense.




The term outhouse is used in North American English for the structure over a pit latrine.[1] The structures are referred to by many other terms throughout the English-speaking world including dunny in Australia[A] and bog in the United Kingdom. The terms kybo and biffy are unique to the Scouting movements.[3] In Australia such toilets are referred to as long-drops.[B]

Design and construction[edit]

Outhouses vary in design and construction. Common features usually include:

  • A separate structure from the main dwelling, close enough to allow easy access, but far enough to minimize odours.
  • Being a suitable distance away from any freshwater well, so as to minimize risk of contamination and disease.[5]
  • An important feature which distinguishes an outhouse from other forms of toilets is the lack of connection to plumbing, sewer, or septic system.
  • Walls and a roof for privacy and to shield the user from the elements—rain, wind, sleet and snow (depending on locale) and thus to a small degree, cold weather. Floor plans typically are rectangular or square, but hexagonal outhouses have been built.[6] Thomas Jefferson designed and built two brick octagons at his vacation home.[7]
  • Outhouse door design: There is no standard for door design. The well-known crescent moon on American outhouses was popularized by cartoonists and had a questionable basis in fact. There are authors who claim the practice began during the colonial period as an early "mens"/ "ladies" designation for an illiterate populace (the sun and moon being popular symbols for the genders during those times).[8] Others refute the claim as an urban legend.[C] What is certain is that the purpose of the hole is for venting and light and there were a wide variety of shapes and placements employed.
  • In Western societies, there is at least one seat with a hole in it, above a small pit.
  • In Eastern societies, there is a hole in the floor, over which the user crouches.
  • A roll of toilet paper is sometimes available. However, historically, old newspapers and catalogs from retailers specializing in mail order purchases, such as the Montgomery Ward or Sears Roebuck catalog, were also common before toilet paper was widely available. Paper was often kept in a can or other container to protect it from mice, etc. The catalogs served a dual purpose, also giving one something to read.[10] Old corn cobs, leaves, or other types of paper were also used.
  • Outhouses are typically built on one level, but two-story models are to be found in unusual circumstances. One double-decker was built to serve a two-story building in Cedar Lake, Michigan. The outhouse was connected by walkways. It still stands (but not the building).[D] The waste from "upstairs" is directed down a chute separate from the "downstairs" facility in these instances, so contrary to various jokes about two story outhouses, the user of the lower level has nothing to fear if the upper level is in use at the same time.
  • The Boston Exchange Coffee House (1809 – 1818) was equipped with a four-story outhouse [12] with windows on each floor [13]
  • U.S. President Calvin Coolidge had a window in his outhouse, but such accoutrements are rare.[14]
  • Outhouses are commonly humble and utilitarian, made of lumber or plywood. This is especially fit so they can easily be moved when the earthen pit fills up. Depending on the size of the pit and the amount of use, this can be fairly frequent, sometimes yearly. As pundit 'Jackpine' Bob Cary wrote: "Anyone can build an outhouse, but not everyone can build a good outhouse."[15]
  • However, brick outhouses are known. Some have been surprisingly ornate, almost opulent considering the time and the place.[16] For example, an opulent 19th century antebellum example (a three-holer) is at the plantation area at the State Park in Stone Mountain, Georgia.[17] The outhouses of Colonial Williamsburg varied widely, from simple expendable temporary wood structures to high style brick.[7] See Jefferson's matched pair of eight-sided brick privies.[7] Such outhouses are sometimes considered to be overbuilt, impractical and ostentatious, giving rise to the simile "built like a brick shithouse." That phrase's meaning and application is subject to some debate; but (depending upon the country) it has been applied to men, women, or inanimate objects.
  • Construction and maintenance of outhouses is subject to provincial, state, and local governmental restriction, regulation and prohibition.[18] It is potentially both a public health issue, which has been addressed both by law and by education of the public as to good methods and practices (e.g., separation from drinking water sources). This also becomes a more prevalent issue as urban and suburban development encroaches on rural areas,[19] and is an external manifestation of a deeper cultural conflict.[20] See also urban sprawl, urban planning, regional planning, suburbanization, urbanisation and counter urbanisation.
  • Outhouses can be part of larger controversies concerning the environment, environmental policy, environmental quality and environmental law.[21]
  • A modern analogy to the outhouse is the "Clivus multrum", which is an electric and waterless composting toilet. They are an alternative to outhouses and septic fields, and provide effective sanitation in areas too remote for sewer lines. Worm hold privies, another variant of the composting toilet are being touted by Vermont's Green Mountain Club. These simple outhouses are stocked with red worms (a staple used by home composters).[21] Despite their environmental benefits, composting toilets are likewise subject to regulations.[22]
  • In suburban areas not connected to the sewerage, outhouses were not always built over pits. Instead, these areas utilized a pail closet, where waste was collected into large cans positioned under the toilet, to be collected by contractors (or night soil collectors) hired by property owners or the local council. The used cans were replaced with empty, cleaned cans. Until the 1970s Brisbane relied heavily on this form of sanitation.[23]