Household Cyclopedia - Past and present household information

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Household Information - Past and Present

Household information is what this site is about and there are over 300 articles here. The genesis of this site was a book published in 1881 called the Household Cyclopedia of General Information. Many of the articles are from that book and are fascinating from a historical perspective and for research purposes. At LoveToKnow, we liked the idea of a site for general household information a lot, so we decided to add articles that are up to date and germane to today's living and challenges.


Select a category below for articles from the Late 19th Century:


Agricultural Articles - Includes soil information, oats, barley, hay making, grafting a tree, etc.


Old Fashioned Recipes - Includes Old Fashioned gingerbread, cake, pudding, home made wine and many more.


Household Advice and Information - Includes articles like: Old Fashioned Cologne; How to live, Avoiding Nightmares, etc.


Paints and Dyes - Includes articles on how to make dyes, paints, pastes, etc.


Printing and Engraving - Includes articles on copying, printing, engraving and etching.


Metallurgy - Includes articles on assaying, casting, methods of steel making and more.


Home Crafts and Necessities - How to make Chinaware, tobacco pipes, stoneware pottery, etc.


Weights and Measures - Information on weight values, gravity of liquids, reading barometers, etc


Miscellaneous - Fishing history, dog age calculation, breeding canary's, etc.




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