Tuesday 6 January 2009

Obscure Victorian Hobbies .1


Thanks to Cassells Household Guide again, we have Household Decorative Art - To Imitate Busts and Statuettes in Marble by Means of Wax. Not without its risks, mind you ... "In finishing a certain bust with paraffin candles we let the melted material remain over a gas stove after it was melted, and it caught fire some one threw water on it, which caused an explosion, nearly filling the kitchen and singeing the eyebrows and hair of the operator. "

1 comment:

  1. The flea circus has to be up there on the list of odd hobbies. Then again the only ones I know of were done as jobs not hobbies...