New York Teacher; Uft Bulletin Volume 4, No. 2

New York Teacher; Uft Bulletin Volume 4, No. 2

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...ceiling than plastering to receive the cloth. Let a room be papered over head as well as elsewhere. Let double windows be used where it is necessary to look out, but where it is not, take fine bleached muslin, stretch it over a frame adapted to the inner edge of the window casing--strips of lath answer for the frame. The muslin is better if starched with clear starch prepared with gum, or with a size like that used upon white transparent window shades. The lower part of the window may be double and of glass, and the upper part cloth; and the upholstery of the window may cover it. If plain muslin is used the expense is but a trifle, as the cloth is as good as ever in the spring. and comfort will be gained and fuel saved. Two-thirds or more of the fuel used in the United States is absolutely wasted by improper modes of producing, distributing, and especially preserving heat. But again, non-conductors areas good to keep out heat as to keep it in. A layer of plaster of paris is therefore found to be excellent in case of SAFES AND REFRIGERATORS, to prevent heat from destroying the enclosed books in one case and melting the ice in the other. Every family ought to have a refrigerator for economy. A few shillings are all the cost, and the comfort, not only, but the utility of it in preserving articles of food. is very great. All that is absolutely necessary is two boxes, one so much smaller than the other as to leave a space of half an inch thickness to be filled with plaster of paris. It is better, of course, to have the inner box zinc, and it may be made with shelves, and door or top, as economy or inclination dictates. A piece of ice, thickly wrapped in woolen, will keep such a place cool a long while, and with obvious advantage in any more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236763386
  • 9781236763389