This section is from the book "The Boy Mechanic Vol. 2 1000 Things for Boys to Do", by Popular Mechanics Co.. Also available from Amazon: The Boy Mechanic, Vol2: 1000 Things for Boys to Do.
Having broken the recess half of a common cupboard lock, or latch, which was used to fasten a hinged storm window, I used a round - head wood screw as shown. The screw was easily placed, and it serves the purpose as well as the regular keeper.-Contributed by R. F. Pohle, Lynn, Mass.
When using glue contained in screw-stoppered vessels it is advisable to smear a little vaseline on the thread to prevent the stopper from adhering to the container.
Ill: Throwing a Spot Light with the Lantern on Individuals of a Home Play, Which can be Given Brilliant Effects by the Use of the Tinted Celluloid in the Openings of the Revolving Wheel