Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit - A Guide for Those Who Wish to Prepare and Mount Animals, Birds, Fish, Reptiles, etc., for Home, Den, or Office Decoration

Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit - A Guide for Those Who Wish to Prepare and Mount Animals, Birds, Fish, Reptiles, etc., for Home, Den, or Office Decoration


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The Project Gutenberg eBook, Home Taxidermy forPleasure and Profit, by Albert B. FarnhamThis eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and withalmost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away orre-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License includedwith this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.orgTitle: Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and ProfitA Guide for Those Who Wish to Prepare and Mount Animals, Birds, Fish, Reptiles, etc., for Home, Den, or OfficeDecorationAuthor: Albert B. FarnhamRelease Date: October 31, 2007 [eBook #23259]Language: EnglishCharacter set encoding: ISO-8859-1***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK HOME TAXIDERMY FOR PLEASURE AND PROFIT***E-text prepared by Marilynda Fraser-Cunliffe, Rudy Ketterer,and the Project Gutenberg Online Distributed Proofreading Team(http://www.pgdp.net) Cover"WHOO" SAID WISE OLD OWL.Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and ProfitA Guide for those who wish to prepareand mount animals, birds, fish,reptiles, etc., for home, den,or office decorationBy Albert B. Farnham, Taxidermist Published byA. R. HARDING, PublisherColumbus, OhioCopyright, 1944By A. R. Harding Pub. Co.ALBERT B. FARNHAM, AuthorCONTENTSChapter. Page. Introductory 13I. History of the Art 17II. Outfit—Tools and Materials 21III. Preservative Preparations, Formula, etc. 38IV. Panels, Shields and Natural and Artificial Mounts 48V. Field Work, Collecting 59VI. Skinning and Preserving Skins 64VII. ...



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"WHOO" SAID WISE OLD OWL. Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit A Guide for those who wish to prepare and mount animals, birds, fish, reptiles, etc., for home, den, or office decoration By Albert B. Farnham, Taxidermist   Published by A. R. HARDING, Publisher Columbus, Ohio Copyright, 1944 By A. R. Harding Pub. Co. ALBERT B. FARNHAM, Author
E-text prepared by Marilynda Fraser-Cunliffe, Rudy Ketterer, and the Project Gutenberg Online Distributed Proofreading Team (http://www.pgdp.net)
CONTENTS Page. 13 17 21 38 48 59 64 77 84 87 98 102 110 123 131 141 151 155 165 173 178 185 203 206 211 216 221 224 227 233 238 241
Chapter.  Introductory I. History of the Art II. Outfit—Tools and Materials III. Preservative Preparations, Formula, etc. IV. Panels, Shields and Natural and Artificial Mounts V. Field Work, Collecting VI. Skinning and Preserving Skins VII. Making Scientific Skins VIII. Preparing Dry and Wet Skins for Mounting IX. Mounting Small and Medium Birds X. Mounting Large Birds XI. Tanning, Cleaning, and Poisoning Skins XII. Making Animal Fur Rugs XIII. Fur Robes and How to Make Them XIV. Mounting Entire Small Animals XV. Mounting Large Animals XVI. Mounting Heads of Small Animals, Birds and Fish XVII. Mounting Heads of Large Game XVIII. Mounting Horns and Antlers XIX. Mounting Feet and Hoofs XX. Mounting Fish XXI. Mounting Fish—Baumgartel Method XXII. Mounting Reptiles, Frogs and Toads XXIII. Skulls and Skeletons XXIV. Sportsmen's Trophies XXV. Odds and Ends, Taxidermy Novelties XXVI. Groups and Grouping XXVII. Animal Anatomy XXVIII. Casting and Modelling XXIX. Market Trophy Hunting XXX. Collecting and Mounting for Sale XXXI. Prices for Work
List of Illustrations  Page. "Whoo? Said Wise Old Owl"Frontispiece A Specimen of the Early Day18 Work Table, Supplies, Tools, Etc.22 Home Made Tools24 Taxidermists Tools27 Taxidermists Tools—Scalpels, Scissors, Stuffers28 Egg Drill and Other Tools29 Glass Eyes for Animals, Birds, Fish31 Sizes of Glass Eyes33 Sizes of Glass Eyes (Style 1)34 Shields—Various Kinds and Sizes49 Shields, Foot and Hall Rack50 Gun Rack, Fish and Game Panels, Hall Rack51 Some Shields and Panels52 Home Made Shield54 Small Bird55 Marbles Shot Gun and Rifle Combined60 The "Stop Thief" or Choke Trap61 Outline of Muskrat65 Skinning Small Animal for Mounting66 Skinning Large Animal for Mounting69 Skinning Bird—Breast Cut70 Hooded Merganser71 Opening Cut on Bird73 Scientific Skins, Small Animals and Birds80 Foot Skinned Out86 Clinching Leg Wires in Artificial Bird Body88 Wire Loop for Bird Body89 Wiring Leg of Bird90 Bird Wired92 Bird Wound With Thread95 Pose or Position of Certain Birds96 Natural Standing Position of Small Bird97 Fluttering Position of Small Birds97 A Bird of Prey—Limb Position98 Spreading Tail of Large Birds99 Eagle—Wings Braced up to Dry100 Fleshing Knife102 Bench Beam103 Adjustable Beam103 Paper Head Forms—Fox111 Paper Head Form—Dog Closed Mouth112 Foundation for Tow and Excelsior113 Sewing up Bullet Hole114 Pinked Lining, Briar Stitched118 Sewing Trimming on Rug118 Coyote Rug, Open Mouth121 Coon Skin Marked to Cut for Robe125 Strong Hide (Cattle) Laprobe126 Eight Skin Coyote Laprobe127 Patagonian Robe of Guanaco Skins129 Muskrat Legs Wrapped Ready to Clay132 Wiring for Small Animals133
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