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Identifier: amateurworkillus11881lond
Title: Amateur work, illustrated
Year: 1881 (1880s)
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Subjects: Industrial arts Handicraft
Publisher: London, New York : Ward, Lock & Co.
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Smithsonian Libraries


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r they are polished and varnished. Thefirst four woods make handsome pushes, and admitof gold being used to enhance the richness of carving.Mahogany, and sometimes teak, is used in making thebases of key and switch-boards, and also for pusheswhere required to match the furniture or other fittingsof a room. When the ornamental parts of a push are made ofmetal, it is necessary to have the working partsinserted in an insulating substance, and for this pur-pose the material known as ebonite is used ; hard-baked wood is also sometimes used for the same pur-pose. Pear, or rose pressels are usually made of cocus,ebony, maple, satinwood, or rosewood, and areornamented to present a handsome appearance asthey hang from the ceiling, or by the bedside. Ivoryand tortoise-shell may be employed in the construc-tion of those pressels, if so desired, and ivory or boneis in general use for making the press button itselfin all pushes. Some few years since, a substance named cellu- <i8 ELECTRIC BELLS.

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FIG. 60.—SECTION OF BOXCOMMUNICATOR. FIG. 59. —INTERNAL ARRANGEMENT OFBELL PULL. FIG. 58.—BED PULL. FIG. 57.—PEAR PRESSEL (Section). ELECTRIC BELLS. 5i9 **,


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bookid:amateurworkillus11881lond bookyear:1881 bookdecade:1880 bookcentury:1800 booksubject:Industrial_arts booksubject:Handicraft bookpublisher:London__New_York___Ward__Lock___Co_ bookcontributor:Smithsonian_Libraries booksponsor:Smithsonian_Libraries bookleafnumber:579 bookcollection:smithsonian

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