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Identifier: stnicholasserial351dodg
Title: St. Nicholas [serial]
Year: 1873 (1870s)
Authors: Dodge, Mary Mapes, 1830-1905
Subjects: Children's literature
Publisher: [New York : Scribner & Co.]
Contributing Library: Information and Library Science Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Digitizing Sponsor: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


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iitisemeivts in the NurseryTENTH PAPER BUTTER-DISH TOYSINVENTED BY ADELIA BELLE BEARD Have you ever noticed how much like boats thewooden dishes are that come from the grocersfilled with butter or lard ? With the addition ofa paper sail one of these dishes can be made intoa real boat that will float on the water and carrylittle doll passengers. While the wooden dish is in itself a completelittle craft, like a real boat, to make it water-tight and seaworthy, the seams must be calkedand the bottom tarred. The calking is paper edges (Fig. 2). Use good paste, not glue, forthe heat of the candle wax when poured over willmelt the glue and detach the paper calking. Melt a piece of wax or adamantine candle inshallow saucepan until it becomes a clear liquid.Do not use it scalding hot, but take it off the fireand cool for a few moments, then dip the woodendish down in the wax several times to tar thebottom. Lift it out and, with a spoon, pour thewax on the sides and ends of the dish, filling up

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FIG. I. A FLEET OF BUTTER-DISH BOATS. and the tar candle wax Figure 2 shows whereto calk. Cut strips of not too stiff wrapping-paperabout one and a half inches wide and paste themacross the two bottom ends and down the side the cracks where the wood laps at the ends, andentirely covering the calking. The object is tomake a complete wax coating over the outsideof the boat so that the water can not penetrate 256 BUTTER-DISH TOYS 257 through the thin wood or leak through the cracks.The photograph (Fig. 6) shows the water-tightboat floating in a dish of water.


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bookid:stnicholasserial351dodg bookyear:1873 bookdecade:1870 bookcentury:1800 bookauthor:Dodge__Mary_Mapes__1830_1905 booksubject:Children_s_literature bookpublisher:_New_York___Scribner___Co__ bookcontributor:Information_and_Library_Science_Library__University_of_North_Carolina_at_Chapel_Hill booksponsor:University_of_North_Carolina_at_Chapel_Hill bookleafnumber:339 bookcollection:juvenilehistoricalcollection bookcollection:unclibraries bookcollection:americana

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