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Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 Excerpt: ...with the steam. Velveteen, Corduroy may be washed by plunging up and down in warm soapy water--rinsing in the same way in several clear waters and hanging dripping to dry. Do not put through a wringer or do not wring with the hands, as it will crease it. When dry, brush with a soft brush until the nap is all raised and fluffy. If well rinsed it will look like new. To prevent seams from puckering, sew such goods with a loose stitch. Velvet Collars.---Make heavy white soap lather. To a pint of such suds add one-half teaspoon of kerosene. Spread thoroughly and evenly over the soiled velvet collar, and then rub lightly with a soft brush or cloth. Wipe the suds off. There need not be enough moisture to wet the collar. After wiping with several freshly rinsed cloths, being sure all soap is removed, steam on a hot iron. See Steaming Velvets above. Chamois, Doeskin and Washable Gloves may be easily done on the hands by brushing in lukewarm suds with a soft brush. Putting them on the hands makes it possible to see all streaks and to give special attention to the ends of the fingers. Rinse in clear water, then pull fingers into shape and blow the glove up to prevent it drying too small. Do not dry in intense heat. Rub the glove when half dry and in that way overcome its stiffening. Gloves that have been badly washed and grown hard and stiff and perhaps too small for the hands, should be wet, put on the hand and rinsed in warm water to which half a teaspoon of olive oil has been added. This oil will soften the kid. Heavy colored stitching on the back of the glove had better be wiped to avoid the possibility of the color running. CHAPTER XII LACES AND SPECIAL CLEANSING Laces, because of their very delicate structure, should be washed with the least possible rubbing and...