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Emery cloth in sheets is very easily spoiled around a workbench. Oil or other fluids used on work are apt to drop on it and when wet for a short time the abrasive is useless. The illustration shows a tin holder, A, that can be placed on the under side of the bench where space is not required for drawer room. The portion cut out of the bottom of the holder B is to enable the workman to easily grasp the sheets of emery cloth. As the holder is on the under side of the bench, there is little danger of any liquid or other substance spoiling the sheets. The sheets are also within easy reach. - Contributed by F. W. Bently, Huron, S. D.
Ill: A Receptacle for Emery Cloth Made of Sheet Metal or Tin and Fastened to a Bench