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A classic, right?

And here is another classic: Adventures with Plastics, by Louis V. Newkirk, Ph.D., copyright 1947.

It seems that making bubble wands out of plastic is not a new idea. Dr. Newkirk’s book has a page dedicated to the art (and craft) of making “bubble rings” out of acrylic plastic. His method entails the use of a clamp, coping saw, plane, scraper, sand paper, dowels, and heat gun. No problem, I will just get them out of the closet.

Need bubble juice? You can make your own solution using glycerine mixed with sulphurated petroleum (MP-189), manufactured (back in the day) by the Du Pont chemical company

Bubble Solution Recipe

This book was originally housed in the Stuyvesant High School library, where it had an impressive run of over fifty check-outs between 1950 and 1982, the last by Patricia O’Conna (?) in 1982.

Enjoy a glimpse inside the world of 1940’s plastics.

Twinkies!

The 811Q Café Marie coffee shop

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