House Beautiful Volume 42

House Beautiful Volume 42

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...rooms, thousands of which are now in use and solving successfully the problem of reducing the cost of living. In such cellars, it is only necessary to furnish boxes and bins and to stock these with apples, potatoes, carrots, turnips, rutabagas and other produce. The lack of heat and the abundant moisture preserve such things from late autumn almost until the following summer. Many such cellars furnish better conditions for storage than the most up-to-date cold storage systems. Nowadays, however, the cellars of a large proportion of the better class of houses are cemented on floors and sides and contain a heating plant. This makes a condition which is excellent for storing squashes that require a fairly warm, dry atmosphere, but which is unpropitious for the great majority of fruits and vegetables. The temperature is often likely to rise higher than forty degrees, and the dryness of the air is likely to cause a rapid shriveling of the stored produce. Consequently, many such cellars already possess a storage closet cut'off from the rest of the cellar by partitions. Those which do not have such a storage room, should be provided with one. It is best to place it in a corner well away from the heating plant, and to have an outside window in it so that the temperature and isrHli This kitchen storage-box serves as an ice-box during the winter as well as a place for keeping fruits and vegetables. moisture can be regulated. A double wall with air space or sawdust between is desirable. One of the most successful of such storage rooms has, in addition, about a foot of sand laid on the concrete floor, serving as a bottom for the vegetable room and enabling the owner to keep the atmosphere of the room at a proper degree of moisture by occasionally...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 458g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236804198
  • 9781236804198