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THE QUAKER AND HIS WATCH.

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JAPANESE LACQUER TREE.

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JAPANESE LACQUER TREE. Japanese lacquer is a very curious substance. A simple tree sap, like maple sap, it is, yet when applied to wood or metal quite indestructible A coat of lacquer ia proof against alcohol against boiling water, against almost lillknmvn agencies. The lacquer tree of Japan is vert large. It is always cut down at the age of forty rears, lIB thereafter it begins to dry up. Each tree yields on its demolition about six barrels of lacquer sap. The Japanese are very careful not to let foreigners into the secrets of lacquering. —♦

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