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FIRE-MAKING APPARATUS.

The Ainos of Japan use flint and steel for striking-a-light, this method having supplanted the generation of fire bj^ sticks (p. 551.) This out- fit shown (fig. 57, pi. Lxxxi) is complete. The shoe-shaped steel is at- tached by a piece of sinew to the cork of a small wooden bottle con- taining the soft charcoal used as tinder. The flint is a small piece of ferruginous silex. With this set is a piece of stick which retains fire for a long time. It is the root of the TJlmus campestris, or Iwvis, formerly used for the fire-drill (see fig. 17), but has come into a sec- ondary place since the introduc- tion of the flint and steel. Fig. 54. FLINT AND STEEL. (Cat. No 126.'J76, U. .S. N. M. Guadalajara Indians, Mexico. Collected by Kdward Palmer.) (Cat. No. 1 Fig. 56. Stkike-a-light. U. S. N. M. China. Gill of George G. Fryer. ) I Fig. S.'). Smokers' Pipr-lighting Outfit (showing flint, steel, pipe-picli, and pincers). (C;it. No. l:»H07, U. S. N. M. Koords ol Bliotan, eastt-rn Turkey. Collected liy Rev. A. N. Andrns. )