Back in the 1900s, cigarette manufactures used to insert stiffening cards into their paper cigarette packs to add strength and help them last longer. Along the way, someone had the bright idea of printing trivia, artwork and even famous people and athletes (Honus Wagner anyone?) onto the stiffening cards.
In the early 20th Century, Gallaher’s Cigarettes printed a special series of 100 “How to do it” cards that included some truly useful and helpful tips for everyday situations and problems. The entire 100 card collection is part of the New York Public Library’s George Arents Collection and was recently digitized.
Below you will find 40 of the Sifter’s personal favorites:
1. How to Extract a Splinter
2. How to Light a Match in the Wind
3. How to Tell the Points of the Compass with a Watch
4. How To Treat Sprains
5. How To Make a Fire Extinguisher
6. How To Carry a Heavy Jug
7. A Hint When Boiling Potatoes
8. How To Kill a Tree Stump
9. How To Make Corks Fit
10. How To Pull Out Long Nails
11. How To Measure With Coins
12. How To Detect Escaping Gas
13. How To Cool Wine with Ice
14. When Boiling Cracked Eggs
15. How To Preserve Valuable Vases
16. How To Remove Sea Stains from Brown Shoes
17. How To Make a Simple Gate Latch
18. How To Clean an Oil Painting
19. How To Test Butter
20. How To Draw a Circle Without a Compass
21. How To Clean Real Lace
22. How To Revive Cut Flowers
23. How To Judge the Freshness of a Lobster
24. How To Make a Water Fountain for Chicks
25. How To Treat Squeaky Boots
26. How To Adjust a Door
27. How To Cut New Bread Into Thin Slices
28. How To Remove a Stuck Glass Stopper
29. How To Detect Dampness in Beds
30. How To Draw an Ellipse with String
31. How To Pick Up Broken Glass
32. How To Stop a Runaway Horse
33. How To Clean New Boots
34. How To Remove a Tight Ring from the Finger
35. How To Keep a Paint Brush Handle Clean
36. How To Take Ink Stains Out a Handkerchief
37. How To Fit a Large Candle
38. How To Clean Bottles
39. Three Useful Knots
40. How To Separate Glass Tumblers
Source: Twisted Swifter
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The only thing that could make these videos better would be paying attention to your spelling! Other than that....I think they are incredibly interesting! I do a lot of things the old-fashioned way because I'm poor and thrifty so some of these are actually useful to me even in this day and age! :)
There were some good ideas for simple issues like how to prevent your match from blowing out, keeping paint brush handle clean and all the tips on care of shoes. I don't think I would ever clean an oil painting with a half a potato though. It is weird that these tips were all done by a cigarette company, were these put on the side of the cigarette packets? Thus not telling the person how bad smoking is for you though those didn't have all the chemicals that are present now. If you are having trouble reading, use reading glasses from the Dollar Store or somewhere like that they work just fine.
Too tedious to watch them all and not enough time given to read the copy in the tiny print; however, I did love the picture of the shoe and cork. At first I thought it was instructions on a unique way to roll a cigar. (No doubt to encourage cigarette smoking.)
I just Love 💕 All of your Videos,and that is hard work 😓 you are doing ! ! - funny 😁 how the cigarette companies did this knowing that even before they started to add all of the ingredients that made tobacco 1,000 times stronger and addictive than before,so it’s their way to make up for slowly killing people,thanks Tobacco Companies ! ! ! !
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