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��A framework made of wooden arches fits over the bed and is covered by an ordinary blanket or quilt. The heated air circulates over the body and is discharged through a special outlet

��Taking Turkish Baths in Your Own Home I X) the person who dislikes being X "fussed over" and who yet enjoys or regards as necessar\' the Turkish hot-air bath, a recent invention will prove interest- ing. It is an apparatus consisting of a framework made of wooden arches which are joined together by wooden shears. These shears make the framework collap- sible and adjustable to any size desired. An ordinary' bed blanket is used as a cover for the frame. Inside the ^ frame is a heat concentrating, distributing and circulating chamber which is really a chamber within a cham- ber, the inner partition being separated from the outer by an air-space which prevents the out- side chamber from be- coming dangerously hot.

The heat is directed into the inner chamber and distributed through an upper inlet. It passes over the body of the per- son lying in front of it and the used air passes out through an outlet in the bottom of the chamber and is discharged through an opening in the top of the outside chamber. Thus the circulation of air over the body is complete.

The source of the heat is a galvanized iron drum supported on legs which telescope to any desired height. In this drum an alcohol burner is held. The drum is con- nected with the heat concentrating and dis- tributing chamber by a pipe through which the heat is directed into the outer chamber. The device can be operated and regulated by the person taking the bath.

���The frame is ugnt but rigid and it is easily collapsible

��Is Your Closet-Room Scarce ? Try This Type of Wardrobe

IX the large cities it is the day of birds' nest apartments, light housekeeping and kitchenette suites, where closets are at a premium. Even in the suburbs and in the country', commodious closets are giving place to shirtwaist boxes and wardrobe trunks. However, a wardrobe has been designed by Carl A. Schlacter, of Manson, Iowa, which takes the place of a closet and may be made in such a way as to contribute to the decora- tion of the room in which it is used. It consists of a sup- porting framework which is covered, top, bottom and sides, with any desired material, such as cretonne, silk or linen, in color and design to harmo- nize with the other draperies or furniture of the room. In connection with the upper part of the frame is a rod to accommodate hangers. In this way a dust-proof place is pro\i- ded for hanging garments at full length. Moreover it is collapsible. The frame is easily taken down and rolled or folded up so that it may be stored away in the trunk and used on one's travels, in hotels, summer resorts, or transient stopping places. Snap-fasteners are used to close the covering. Even the top piece is made to open up readily, so that the back of the wardrobe can be easily reached. Store- keepers and dressmakers will also appreciate this invention as a means of keeping fine dresses or finished garments protected. For such purposes the covering material should be chosen with regard to durability.

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