Book of special secrets.

[Chicago?] : [J.C. Dorn], [between 1910 and 1915]
16 pages ; 11 cm

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Other Title:
Special secrets
Formulas, recipes, etc.
Industrial arts.
Scientific recreations.
Place of Publication:
United States Illinois Chicago.
Title from cover.
"Price 5 cents"
Part of a series of "5 cent books" printed by various companies in cities such as Chicago, New York and Philadelphia between 1900-1920. The small booklets usually printed on 16 pages were issued as part of a series relating to a variety of informational ("How to get rich") and often sensastional topics ("Mormonism exposed"). The booklets also served to promote the wares of the company.
No. 34 of an unknown series without name date or publisher but probably issued by J.C. Dorn between 1910-1914 based on other titles in this series and the address of the company at this time.
Chemical recipes for cleaning brass, making cement and other formulas for use on metals ("Turkish glue which will unite polished steel"), most of which are for industrial, purposes but also with some recipes for domestic use ("Myrtle soap"). Recipes are interspersed with 3 full page advertisements for items available from company J.C. Dorn, 713 Dearborn Street, Chicago. Advertisements for Dorn products includes note directing postal orders to Dorn.
Title vignette: Man mixing chemicals in what appears to be a druggist's office or laboratory.
Caption title: Special secrets.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Edgar Fahs Smith Memorial Fund.
Penn Chronology:
J. C. Dorn (Firm)
Edgar Fahs Smith Memorial Fund.
Edgar Fahs Smith Memorial Collection (University of Pennsylvania)