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Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit A Guide for Those Who Wish to Prepare and Mount Animals, Birds, Fish, Reptiles, etc., for Home, Den, or Office Decoration   By: (1870-)

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HOME TAXIDERMY FOR PLEASURE AND PROFIT

A Guide for those who wish to prepare and mount animals, birds, fish, reptiles, etc., for home, den, or office decoration

by

ALBERT B. FARNHAM, Taxidermist

[Illustration: "WHOO" SAID WISE OLD OWL.]

Published by A. R. Harding, Publisher Columbus, Ohio

Copyright, 1944 By A. R. Harding Pub. Co.

[Illustration: ALBERT B. FARNHAM, Author]

CONTENTS

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INTRODUCTORY 13 I. HISTORY OF THE ART 17 II. OUTFIT TOOLS AND MATERIALS 21 III. PRESERVATIVE PREPARATIONS, FORMULA, ETC. 38 IV. PANELS, SHIELDS AND NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL MOUNTS 48 V. FIELD WORK, COLLECTING 59 VI. SKINNING AND PRESERVING SKINS 64 VII. MAKING SCIENTIFIC SKINS 77 VIII. PREPARING DRY AND WET SKINS FOR MOUNTING 84 IX. MOUNTING SMALL AND MEDIUM BIRDS 87 X. MOUNTING LARGE BIRDS 98 XI. TANNING, CLEANING, AND POISONING SKINS 102 XII. MAKING ANIMAL FUR RUGS 110 XIII. FUR ROBES AND HOW TO MAKE THEM 123 XIV. MOUNTING ENTIRE SMALL ANIMALS 131 XV. MOUNTING LARGE ANIMALS 141 XVI. MOUNTING HEADS OF SMALL ANIMALS, BIRDS AND FISH 151 XVII. MOUNTING HEADS OF LARGE GAME 155 XVIII. MOUNTING HORNS AND ANTLERS 165 XIX. MOUNTING FEET AND HOOFS 173 XX. MOUNTING FISH 178 XXI. MOUNTING FISH BAUMGARTEL METHOD 185 XXII. MOUNTING REPTILES, FROGS AND TOADS 203 XXIII. SKULLS AND SKELETONS 206 XXIV. SPORTSMEN'S TROPHIES 211 XXV. ODDS AND ENDS, TAXIDERMY NOVELTIES 216 XXVI. GROUPS AND GROUPING 221 XXVII. ANIMAL ANATOMY 224 XXVIII. CASTING AND MODELLING 227 XXIX. MARKET TROPHY HUNTING 233 XXX. COLLECTING AND MOUNTING FOR SALE 238 XXXI. PRICES FOR WORK 241

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"Whoo? Said Wise Old Owl" Frontispiece A Specimen of the Early Day 18 Work Table, Supplies, Tools, Etc. 22 Home Made Tools 24 Taxidermists Tools 27 Taxidermists Tools Scalpels, Scissors, Stuffers 28 Egg Drill and Other Tools 29 Glass Eyes for Animals, Birds, Fish 31 Sizes of Glass Eyes 33 Sizes of Glass Eyes (Style 1) 34 Shields Various Kinds and Sizes 49 Shields, Foot and Hall Rack 50 Gun Rack, Fish and Game Panels, Hall Rack 51 Some Shields and Panels 52 Home Made Shield 54 Small Bird 55 Marbles Shot Gun... Continue reading book >>




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