Wednesday, August 10, 2011

While researching socks....

I found this little tit-bit...

Southern Watchman, Nov. 5, 1862
4th column
Lamp Wicks.--A correspondent gives the Columbia Guardian the following useful bit of information.
"It might interest some  of your readers to know at this time when it is so difficult to get lamp-wicks that the tops of old home-knit cotton socks cut into strips of the proper width, make as good ones as the best that ever came from Yankeedom." 

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