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Making Things Work; Storage


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Making Things Work
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Series Description

WGBH program (C. 1971) hosted by Thalassa Cruso on fix-it projects around the house - how to mend household items, remove stains. Series release date: 1971

Program Description

Thalassa Cruso attacks the problem of storage; what to keep and where to put it. Safe deposit boxes, insulated file cabinets, steel and cardboard cabinets are discussed as ell as makeshift fireproof system of an asbestos bundle. Important papers, canceled checks, income tax returns, receipts and homemade method of protecting credit cards, warranties are among the lsit of things to store. Records, stereo tapes, cassettes as well as camera equipment are protected during storage by use of silica gel. The proper care of books in a library; treatment of leather bindings, mending torn pages, corrections of broken book spine and book ends, good an bad, are all a part of tips on storage.



Asset Type

Broadcast program

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Home Improvement
Chicago: “Making Things Work; Storage,” 06/30/1971, GBH Archives, accessed March 4, 2021,
MLA: “Making Things Work; Storage.” 06/30/1971. GBH Archives. Web. March 4, 2021. <>.
APA: Making Things Work; Storage. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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