As you may know, we are antique and collectible dealers. Every once in a while we’ll come across something from the past that is very interesting and is still useful today. My hubby bought a bunch of old pamphlets and I wanted to share one of them with you. It is from 1926, has beautiful illustrations and helpful information on the many uses of salt.
I’m putting the entire pamphlet on. I love the illustrations and the packing that was used back then. Always fun to look at stuff like that! Since it’s from 1926, I’m guessing I’m not infringing on any copyrights.
Since salt is still cheap, if it has 101 practical uses, why not make the most of it?
Some of the uses are pretty standard, but there are a few that surprised me. Please use your best judgement in trying any of these, remembering that things are very different now, than in the 1920s.
- To judge mushrooms. I’d still be a bit scared of using salt to judge, but it is interesting.
- To seal cracks in floors. Good tip to keep in mind.
- To prevent clothespins from sticking to clothes. Never knew that! I’ll have to try it.
- To stiffen cane seats in chairs. Good to know if you have cane chairs!
- Make an ordinary candle into a night lamp. I wouldn’t recommend leaving a candle burning at night, but it’s an interesting tip.
Hope you enjoy the pamphlet from 1926 and that you can find a few good tips to use!