147. Limitation of bailee's liability.

The bailee may limit or relieve himself from his common law liability by special conditions in the contract1; but in cases of ambiguity these will be strictly construed2. They will be held not to exempt him from responsibility for losses due to his negligence unless the words used are clear and adequate for the purpose3.

The burden is on the bailee to prove4 that the loss or damage to the chattel occurred without any neglect, default or misconduct on his part or on the part of any employee to whom he may have entrusted any part of his duty of