Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Vintage THE TRAPPER'S COMPANION, 1918 Trapping How-To!

Vintage THE TRAPPER'S COMPANION, 1918 Trapping How-To! - eBay (item 310071534544 end time Aug-04-08 19:20:28 PDT)

This vintage soft cover book The Trapper's Companion published in 1918 by Peltries Publishing Company Incorporated is the third edition with 160 pages.

The title page says:
An Up-to-date replete with Trapping Methods, Approved Sets used by the Most Experienced Trappers, Instruction for Handling, Grading and Shipping Raw Furs, Traps, Bait, Scents, Fur Farming, Camp Building, Boat Building, Turtle Trapping, Bee Hunting, and many minor matters, embracing everything a trapper should know to insure success.
Contents in alphabetical list:
  • Badger Trapping
  • Baits
  • Bear Trapping
  • Beaver Trapping
  • Bee Hunting
  • Boat--One Man Trapping
  • Boots--How to Dry
  • Box Trap
  • Botanical Drugs--How to Collect
  • Burning Glass

  • Camp Building
  • Carbolic Acid--Uses of
  • Care of the Rifle
  • Carrier for Game and Traps
  • Chains
  • Civet Cat Trapping
  • Cleaning Fur
  • Collecting Botanical Drugs
  • Compass
  • Cooking Game

  • Crows
  • Deadfalls
  • Dogs
  • Drags
  • Drowners
  • Drying Furs
  • Drying Rack for Roots
  • Early and Late Trapping
  • Ermine Trapping
  • Fastening Traps--Methods of

  • Figure Four Trap
  • Fish Oil
  • Fisher Trapping
  • Fox Trapping
  • Fox Snaring
  • Fur Farming
  • Game--How to Cook
  • Game--How to Keep
  • Game Heads--How to Prepare for Mounting
  • Grading Raw Furs

  • Guns
  • Hawks
  • Handling Skins
  • Hides
  • Hot Water--Uses of
  • Humane
  • Indian Snowshoe Hitch
  • Knife
  • Late Trapping and Early
  • Lemon--Uses of

  • Lynx Trapping
  • Marten Trapping
  • Matches
  • Mink Trapping
  • Mole Trapping
  • Muskrat--Preparing for Market
  • Muskrat--Shooting
  • Muskrat--Trapping
  • Net Making
  • Opossum Trapping

  • Otter Trapping
  • Owls
  • Pack Sack--How to Make
  • Pearl Hunting
  • Photography
  • Preparing Skins for Market
  • Prime
  • Raccoon Trapping
  • Rifle--Care of
  • Rubbers--How to Repair

  • Rules for Sportsmen
  • Salt
  • Scents--How to Make
  • Scraping Beam
  • Skinning Device
  • Skunk Trapping
  • Snake Poison
  • Snaring Foxes
  • Snow Shoe Hitch--Indian
  • Soap

  • Springy
  • Steel Traps--Sizes to Use
  • Stretcher--Wire
  • Stretching Board
  • Stretching Skins
  • Success in Trapping
  • Tail Bone--How to Remove
  • Tempering Steel
  • Tents--How to Warm
  • Tracks and Tracking

  • Trail--How to Mark
  • Trail Sets
  • Trap Carrier
  • Trapping Boat--One Man
  • Turpentine--Use in Fur Business
  • Turtle Trapping
  • Venison--How to Cook
  • Waterproofing Shoes
  • Warming Tents
  • Weasel Trapping

  • Wildcat Trapping
  • Winter Fishing
  • Wire Stretcher
  • Wolf Trapping
  • Wolves--Hunting Young
  • Wool Skins--How to Tan
This old book that fits in the palm of your hand has loads of diagrams, drawings, photos and tips to ensure your trapping success.

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Vintage AGFA ANSCO BOX CAMERA Simple Basic Took B2 Film

Vintage AGFA ANSCO BOX CAMERA Simple Basic Took B2 Film - eBay (item 310071517808 end time Aug-04-08 17:55:44 PDT)

This vintage box camera is very basic. No lens, no settings, just point and shoot. It's marked, "Agfa Ansco" on the front where there's just the camera opening. The right side has the shutter and the film advance which you pull out to get the film holder out of the camera.

There's just one viewer, on the top along with a leather carry strap. The back snaps on at top and back, easy to remove and replace. Inside the back it says, "Use B2 Agfa All-Weather Film." The film holder comes out for loading and unloading.

The shutter works quick as a wink and the camera is tight and clean inside but with a musty smell when you take the back off. You can sort of see through the tiny viewing window. I don't know if B2 Agfa film is still made.

This camera likely took little square pictures where the people are tiny. You've seen the photos I mean, where granddad or grandma lined relatives up outside squinting into the sun for a family shot in black and white. Classic.

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