1920 · Windsor, Ontario
Windsor, Ontario: Canadian Industries Limited, 1920. Near fine. Five booklets, n. d. (ca 1920), published by the Windsor Salt and Salt and Alkali sections of Canadian Industries Limited, extolling the virtually-all-encompassing benefits of salt - from pig-growing and meat-smoking, through hay-curing for preventing fires, to teeth-whitening. The company, a chemicals manufacturer known as C-I-L, was established in 1910 by the merger of five Canadian explosives companies.- "Sooner to Market with the Salt Ration." Pictorial wraps; pp. 1-20; illustrated with photographs, drawings, and tables; minor wear to spine, mostly around staples, in very good to near fine condition. Among other things, the booklet describes the shattering of the myth that salt is harmful to pigs and presents a successful experiment with giving them salt with their food rations.- "Spontaneous Combustion. Greatest Cause of Barn Fires - Except Lightning." Pictorial wraps; pp. 3-22; illustrated with drawings and facsimile documents; very minor wear to tips of spine; in near fine condition. Beginning with an article by the Ontario Fire Marshal, the pamphlet describes the benefits of salt as a fire retardant and gives examples of salting hay with brine, as well as "turning weeds into feeds" (by sprinkling salt into a field of weeds and letting farm animals, attracted to the salt, eat all of them.- "Salt - the Farmers' Friend." Pictorial Wraps; pp. 3-14; illustrated with photographs and drawings; minor wear to tips of spine and a light crease to lower corner of front wrap; in very good to near fine condition. On the wonderful variety of uses for salt, including numerous recipes for curing meats, butter making, soil conditioning, etc.- "Curing & Smoking Meat - In One Operation - Without a Smokehouse." Pictorial wraps; pp. 3-14; illustrated with photographs and drawings; light wear to spine; in ery good to near fine condition. The pamphlet describes the ease of curing meat with Old Hickory Smoked Salt, without the need for a dedicated smokehouse.- "Fire, Fire, Fire!" Brochure; pp. ; illustrated with a small drawing; minor wear to edges; in near fine condition. Altogether summs up the above-mentioned benefits of salt for farm animals and humans alike.
(Inventory #: 002878)