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Old 10-31-2011, 06:36 PM
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here is a book for telling you how to concoct all kinds of things.... useful formulas for glues, etchants, cold cream, paints or nearly anything you can think of.... and it is a free download....

http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924004933945

more than 10,000 recipes, formulas and processes.... pub... 1909.... 32meg pdf... very cool 880pages
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:36 PM
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It made an hour of interesting reading. I think many of the ingrediants he uses may be impossible to get nowdays. I did enjoy reading it though. Thanks.
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Somewhere around here I have a copy of that book.

Here's another similar one that is downloadable: http://books.google.com/books?id=ioNOAAAAMAAJ
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Old 11-01-2011, 01:44 PM
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worth having a copy on file... lots of useful stuff that can be made up......
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I pretty much love any old books including the Bible. I had an opportunity to buy a complete set of the Wheelwright and Blacksmith for 200.00 back 20 years ago but was to poor to afford them.

I scrounged up the money in a few days and tried to find the place again and it was as though it never existed. I completely retraced my steps but never did find the place. Was a really quaint antique shop.

I was so bummed.
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Wow. That is neat. I'll download it, but not print it...
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I have a copy of Henley's, revised edition. As I recall, it was revised to reflect the un-availability of ingredients that you used to be able to buy at "any drug store" and also to include some disclaimers re: the legality & safety warnings, etc.

What I want to know is this: does anybody have a copy of The Boy Mechanic, Book 1?
I have voume 2 and it was a fascinating read, published by Popular Mechanics in 1915. On the title page it says "1000 Things for Boys To Do".

It is also peppered with chemistry projects that could be supplied by the corner drugstore, projects such as building your own sleds and skates and even your own moving picture camera. Among the most fascinating was how to install a gas light in your own room using pipe made of rolled up paper treated with shellac.

I paid $6 for a box of books down at the old flea market several years ago just to get this one book. After I discovered it was volume 2 I looked for Book 1 in every antique & book store I visited for years. I did see one copy sell for about $200 on ebay before I quit looking.
I just couldn't get my consent to pay that much.
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What I want to know is this: does anybody have a copy of The Boy Mechanic, Book 1?
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try this link

http://www.archive.org/search.php?qu...iatype%3Atexts

keep on telling you guys to search this archive.... it is full of treasure.....
someday maybe somebody will lis..........
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Lee Valley has volumes 2 and 3 for sale.Better hurry.
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originals:

Vol. 1

http://www.bookfinder.com/search/?ac...%2520construct


Vol. 3

http://www.bookfinder.com/search/?ac...%2520to%2520do
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