The Copeland Method

A Complete Manual for Cleaning, Repairing, Altering and Pressing All Kinds of Garments for Men and Women, at Home or for Busines

Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 21,025 / 67 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72
LoC Category: TP
Downloads: 655
Added to site: 2010.11.04
mnybks.net#: 29449
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Instructional
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ash and rinse garment in clear liquid. Place on hangers in the open air, or drying room, allowing odor to pass away.

Soap may be used for cleaning in connection with gasolene with good results. One may use a little ammonia with the gasolene and soap. The goods should be well shaken, and pull all folds out straight with the threads of the goods. Velveteen, velvet and corduroy may be cleaned with gasolene, when pile or nap is not much worn.

When cleaning velvet, or any other fabric, the most important part is to have all the dust and dirt removed, by brushing the garment or fabric thoroughly.

To clean a velvet collar that is not too greasy, and the nap not worn off: Wet a piece of woolen cloth or flannel in gasolene and rub lightly, until the grease and dirt is loosened. Then apply more gasolene with a clean woolen cloth, and remove all grease and dirt. Place on hanger in the open air to dry and to evaporate before steaming. When much gasolene is used hang coat so that the collar hangs down

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