A very interesting school-cabinet can be made by procuring the following named articles,1 and pictures of the different machines used in their manufacture. They may be put into mounting-boxes or fastened on to cards, and thus easily shown the pupils.

Cotton

1. Cotton seeds. 2. Roots and-stalks. 3. Leaves and blossoms. 4. Pods or bolls. 5. Sample from cotton-gin. 6. Sample from combined beating and scutching-machine, called laps. 7. Sample from carding or combing-machine, called sliver. 8. Sample from drawing-machine, still called sliver. 9. Samples from the different roving-machines, called rovings. 10. Sample from ring-frame, called warp. 11. Sample from mule-frame, called filling or woof. 12. Samples of thread. 13. Sample of unbleached cloth from the loom. 14. Sample of bleached cloth. 15. Samples of the various kinds of cotton cloth.

Wool

1. Samples of wool on the hide of both the sheep and the goat.

2. Sample of wool sheared from the sheep. 3. Sample after being scoured and dried.

4. Sample from the willowing-machine.

5. Sample from the carding-machine.

6. Sample from the drawing-machine.

7. Samples from the roving-machines.

8. Samples from the spinning-frames.

9. Samples of yarn.

10. Sample of woollen cloth from the loom.

11. Sample after being fulled.

12. Sample after being teaseled and sheared.

13. Teasels. 14. Sample after being finished.

15. Sample of worsted cloth from the loom.

16. Sample after being scoured and dried.

17. Sample after being dyed and rough dried.

18. Sample after being finished.

19. Samples of camel's hair in the different processes.

20. Samples of the various kinds of woollen and worsted goods.

1 The author has five hundred specimens, besides illustrations.

Linen

1. Flax-seeds. 2. Roots and stalks. 3. Leaves and blossoms. 4. Sample after being retted and dried. 5. Sample after being broken to crack the wood or boon. 6. Sample after being scutched and freed from the boon, called rough flax. 7. Sample from hackling-machine, called line. 8. Sample from hackling-machine, called tow. 9. Sample from spread-board, called sliver.

10. Sample from carding-machine. 11. Sample from drawing-machine. 12. Samples from roving-frames. 13. Samples from spinning-frames. 14. Samples of thread. 15. Sample of unbleached cloth from the loom. 16. Sample of bleached cloth. 17. Samples of the various kinds of linen cloth.

Silk

1. Mulberry leaves. 2. Eggs. 3. Silkworms. 4. Cocoons. 5. Cocoon cut lengthwise?into halves showing chrysalis. 6. Moth leaving cocoon. 7. Moth. 8. Silk spun from cocoon. 9. Samples from the reeling-machines. 10. Samples from the spinning-frames.

11. Samples of thread. 12. Sample from the loom. 13. Samples of the various kinds of silk fabrics.

Scissors

1. Iron ore and nickel. 2. Blades moulded from iron. 3. Steel riveted to the blades. 4. Steel and iron welded together. 5. Blades trimmed. 6. Blades tempered. 7. Points and handles adjusted. 8. Blades numbered and ground. 9. Nickel-plated or handles japanned. 10. Finished scissors.

Needles

1. Steel wire or blank. 2. Ends sharpened. 3. Groove made. 4. Eyes punched. 5. Lengths separated. 6. Finished needle.

Sewing-Machine Needles

1. Blank. 2. Ends pointed. 3. Swaged or compressed. 4. Clipped. 5. Stamped (name and size). 6. Pointed. 7. Grooved. 8. Eye punched. 9. Hardened. 10. Polished. II. Finished.

Pins

1. Brass wire. 2. Head formed. 3. Ends sharpened. '4. Finished pins after whitening or japan ning.

Thimbles

1. Blank. 2. Cap. 3. Cap tapered. 4. Edge trimmed. 5. Flange rolled. 6. Flange finished and milled. 7. Top indented. 8. Sides indented. 9. Plated thimble. 10. Various kinds of thimbles.

Buttons. - Vegetable Ivory Button

1. Nut or seed. 2. Sawed into slabs. 3. Button turned from the slab, and slab as it remains. 4. Holes drilled. 5. Finished button.

Metal Button

1. Upper collet of brass. 2. Under collet of tin. 3. Straw-board filling. 4. Finished button.

Cloth-Covered Button

1. Shell, or upper collet. 2. Under collet. 3. Paper filling. 4. Round piece of linen for tuft. 5. Round piece of woollen cloth for covering. 6. Finished button.

Hollow Gilt Button With Shank

1. Blanking. 2. Stamping. 3. Annealing. 4. Pickling off. 5. Drawing. 6. Annealing. 7. Pickling off. 8. Cleaning. 9. Lacquering. 10. Drying off. 11. Cleaning. 12. Gilding. 13. Scratching. 14. Coloring. 15. Burnishing. 16. Wire for eye. 17. Eye bent. 18. Blanking for back. 19. Heading. 20. Charging. 21. Soldering. 22. Cleaning. 23. Stamping. 24. Silvering. 25. Burnishing. 26. Closing. 27. Edging. 28. Bottoming. 29. Beveling. 30. Finished button.

Hooks And Eyes. - Hooks

1. Wire. 2. Wire bent for loop. 3. Small circles formed. 4. Loop bent over. 5. Loop flattened. 6. Hook silvered or japanned.

Eyes

1. Wire. 2. Wire bent for loop. 3. Small circles formed. 4. Eye silvered or japanned.

Emery

1. Emery-stone. 2. Powder. 3. Emery-bag.

Wax

1. Bee. 2. Honey-comb. 3. Yellow and white wax.