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Popular Science Monthly

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��Strap Your Purse to Your Thumb. No One Can Steal It Then

PSYCHOLOGISTS and criminologists have asserted that the carelessness with which people handle their purses and expose their val- uables on the street or in public places is responsible for a great majority of thefts. The temp- tation to steal is thrust under the very noses of those who are not inclined to resist.

The wearer of the purse in the accom- panying illustration need not face such an accusation, for it is provided with a strap which holds it securely and leaves no opportunity open for a thief or pick- pocket to make off with it. Not only does it embrace the hand, but the strap also passes over the thumb, so that the purse can not slip from the hand even when the fingers are relaxed. By this ar- rangement the weight of the purse rests on the palm, just as though the purse were held in the hand in the ordinary man- ner. Yet the hand and fingers are perfectly free to be used for other purposes.

The purse itself is two-fold and has com- partments for bills, cards, change, a mirror and the inevitable powder and puff. The handkerchief may be tucked under the thumb-strap, for safe-keeping.

���The strap passes around the hand, fastening over the thumb

��some sort of make-believe nipple to attach to the milk pail — a nipple that may not work as efficiently as the hungry calf might wish, but which will answer the purpose nevertheless.

It looks as though Charles E. Johnson, of Fond Du Lac, Wis- consin, had come nearest to the real nipple with the suckling de- vice illustrated. The automatic nipple he has constructed is at- tached to an ordinary milk-pail. In operating it the young animal grips the forward end of the nipple in his mouth and closes the front sections upon each other, thus releasing a tube at the rear end of the nipple to permit the milk or water to flow freely. \\'henever pressure is released on the for- ward ends of the sections of the nip- ple the supply is checked automatic- ally by the action of a bow-spring. The liquid flows out of the nipple only during the time the animal is suckling or pulling it. An oil heater is placed under the milk container inside the pail, as shown at the upper left of the picture, to keep the milk warm.

��Nursing Orphaned Animals with a Tin-Can Mother

THE old saying that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink isn't any more truthful than the statement that you can lead a hungry colt or a calf to a pail of warm milk, but you can't make it drink. Not because the youngsters are stubborn, however. They are willing enough to drink the milk, but they don't know how. That is one reason why inventors have been busy devising

���Her mother is a tin-can hung from a nail in a post

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