First published in 1916, A.L. Fowler’s book of household tips is an indispensable guide to to an array of household challenges—from cleaning a dirty clothesline and removing paint from window panes, to obliterating a whole host of stains, from rust to indelible ink, to blood and mildew. This delightful little volume also reveals the best way to rid yourself of those annoying household pests, including ants, beetles, and flies; how to remove odors from your hands; and advises on the use of natural products to clean floors, windows, and cooking utensils. Fowler also shows the 20th-century homemaker how to perform miracles in the kitchen, with tips on making pastry extra flaky, the quickest way to peel carrots, and how to remove burns from a cake.
About the Author
The identity of A. L. Fowler is not known, although many women and men, throughout the 20th and 21st century, are indebted to Fowler’s household hints.