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���An electrical attachment for lighting the gas-range can be installed in any kitchen

How to Make a Practical Gas-Range Lighter

THE following gas-range lighter is one in which there are no parts to get out of order, no coils and no batteries. Once installed it will last for years without attention. The illustration will serve to show how the connections are to be made. In detail they are as folloW'S : Procure a 250-watt i)ulb, or, if not available, a loo-watt bulb will answer the purpose for a i lo-volt direct-current circuit, which is the current generally supplied to homes. Obtain a socket, two pieces of single-strand flexible cord and a wooden handle through which there has been made a hole. Connect the two wires to the socket and extend one end of the wire over to the cliandelier in the kitchen and connect this to one of the wires inside the canopy at the top, being careful to clean both by scraping with a knife. Be sure to replace the in- sulation. Then place the bulb in the socket. Turn on the current and touch the gas-range with the free end from the bull). If the light burns, the connection at the chandelier has been made correct- ly. If not, disconnect thcwire and connect

��it with the other wire at the chandelier. The light will then burn when connected with the range as before.

Now suspend the light from the ceiling. Run the end of the cable through the handle and solder to the end of it a piece of heavy copper wire in the shape of a ring. Push back into the handle until it is tight.

To light the gas-range, all that is necessary is to turn on the gas, take down the handle and touch the range at the point where the gas is issuing and it will light immediately. Light may also be used as an auxiliary by leaving it connected to the range. This arrange- ment will light the stove 10,000 times, for from ten to twelve cents' worth of current. This will not work on a stove that is connected to the main by means of a rubber hose, unless there is a wire connected to the stove and to a gaspipe in addition to the apparatus just described. This device works just as well on an ordinary gas-jet as on the range. — C. B. Cloud.

Making the Cellarway Serve Two Purposes

IN a small house shelf space for storage was scarce and the following plan was made available for shelving the wall of the inside stairs to the cellar. A hinged door was made to fit o\er the stair-well and to fold back against the wall when the stairs are in use. A pulley and weight move the drop door easily and make of it a temporary floor upon which one may walk to reach the shelves. The use of the pulley is not necessary, provided the door is made of some light, soft wood.

���This stairway saves space

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