Issue 10 and Volume 9.

HOUSES BUILT OF COTTON. Of all substances apparently the least likely to be used in the construction of a fire-proof building, cotton would, perhaps, take the first rank and paper the second; and yet both these materials are actually being employed for the purpose indicated, and there use will probably extend. Compressed paper pulp is successfully used in the manufacture of doors, wall panelings, and for other similar purposes, with the result that all risks of warping and cracking is obviated, while increased lightness is attained and the fear of dry-rot is forever banished. Papiermache, after having served a useful purpose in an unobstructive manner for years as a material for small trays, paper knives and other such light articles, has now suddenly assumed a still more important position in the industrial world. A still more sudden and striking advance has been made in the employment of co ton as…

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