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��cramped position of the neck, which is often endured in silence by cows in the rigid stanchion. The pieces necessary for the stanchion can be purchased from a mill

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��Details of the stanchion showing parts that swing on a lag-screw at the top and bottom

or cut from trees on the farm wood lot. The material list for each stanchion is as follows :

I base A, \2}/2 in. long and 2j^ in. square I header B, 22Y2 in. long, 2Y2 in- wide and

1/% in. thick I header C ^}/2 in. long, 2j^ in. wide and

l^ in. thick I standing side D, 60 in. long, 23^ in. wide

and i^ in. thick I swinging side E, 60 in. long, 2]/^ in. wide

and i]4: in- thick I hinge block F, 33^ in. long, 4 in. wide and

J^ in. thick I lock G, 5M in. long, 1% in. tapered to i in.

by 1 3^ in. thick I washer 2]/^ in- sq. by J^ in. thick with

% in. hole 7 carriage bolts 5/16 by 3^/^ in. I lag-screw and washer ^ by 9 in. I lag-screw and washer % by 7 in. I strap hinge 3 in. and screws ^ in. 4 screws for the hinge block i3^ in. No. 10

The side pieces may be made of hickory or oak poles 2 in. or more in diameter with their ends trimmed to enter the slots in the header and base. — Charles A. King.

��A Writing Ink Made from Discarded Typewriter Ribbons

IF the worn-out copy-ribbon from the typewriter is put in i qt. of distilled or rainwater and allowed to stand, it will make a good writing ink. When the fluid is used up, add more water. The record ribbons will not do; a copy-ribbon such as is used to make a letter press copy is the kind to use.

��Rope and Pulleys for Hoisting a Bicycle Out of the Way

THE accompanying illustration shows a novel and handy arrangement for putting a bicycle up out of the way. The device will be especially appreciated where floor room is scarce and where a bicycle is to be put away for the winter.

Procure a sufficient amount of small hard twisted cotton cord, 2 small screw-hooks and 3 small pulleys through which the cord will run easily. Fasten one of the pulleys a trifle to one side of the center of the roof and run the rope through it. Cut a small strip of wood 3 in. wide and slightly longer than the distance from the seat on the bicycle to the handlebars. Into the top side of this strip, one at each end, screw the two remaining pulleys with the line of direction of the wheels running parallel with the length of the board. Into the un- der side screw the two hooks, far enough apart so that one of them will hook into the saddle and the other on to the handle- frame* Run one end of the cord through

���Ropes and pulleys attached to rafters for suspending bicycles up out of the way

these two pulleys and attach to a similar point in the roof directly opposite the first pulley. To raise the bicycle, simply pull the unattached end of the rope and fasten it securely. — Dale R. Van Horn.

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