Fig. 41. How to Exhibit Roses. II. Cups And Tubes

G, common zinc cups and tubes: w, cup (usual form, 2 inches wide); x, cup (ordinary funnel shaped); y, tube; z, cup and tube fitted; a, cup; b, tube; c, clip for zinc tube (the clip affixed to the show board); d, the clip holding the tube.

H, Beckett's zinc cups and tubes: e, cup; f, tube; g, cup and tube fitted; A, a Rose set up in Beckett's extending cup and tube.

I, support (galvanised wire) for fixing into the tube and holding the bloom.

J, Springthorpe's cup and tube: i, cup (this has a brass side spring for enabling the exhibitor to adjust the flower quickly and securely in the tube); j, end of tube showing the method of fixing the flower stem (the tube having also one brass side spring, which passes through a flange fixed to the show board from the under side, thus enabling the exhibitor to raise the bloom 7 inches from the show board, with instant adjustment); k, show board.

K, Foster's Rose tubes, zinc, fitted with supports: l, cup; m, tube; n, support.

L, Foster's galvanised wire support for a specimen bloom.

M, Tidy's telescope cup and tube: o, cup; p, tube; q, lengthening tube with a screw at the side to secure the tube at the desired height; r, the socket fixed to the show board with a screw to adjust the lengthening tube as desired; s, the cup and tube; t, the show board.