Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Facts About Drinking Water

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The front cover starts at the top with the title "Facts About Drinking Water." In the center of the page is drawn diagram displaying how the purifying water process works. In between and around the diagram along with the title, there are key facts about the appliance. Below the diagram, there are a few paragraphs describing the diseases purified water prevents and a list of people who always use it. The bottom ends with the phrase "Read The Facts!" The back cover begins at the top by saying "Drinking undistilled water is a sin." Underneath, there are various paragraphs each discussing a different topic that is stated above the paragraph. Some topics include the prices, how to obtain the "Puritan," come and see it in operation, return policies and what is your decision? Next to the paragraphs on the left, there is a drawn illustration of a building that has the title "Home of the Puritan" written above it. Below the illustration and paragraphs, the publisher is listed on the left an the phrase "For sale by" is written on the right followed by two blank lines. The back cover ends with the text "Agents wanted in all unoccupied territory." The front end page begins with the title "What is the Puritan water still?" Following the title, there a paragraphs describing how to distill water, common distilled water and Puritan distilled water. There is a drawn illustration of a Puritan pure water still barrel. The rest of the inside pages are devoted to descriptions, key facts and safety guidelines. On page 9, there is a picture that shows individuals what a microscope reveled about raw water versus purified water. The back end page has a section about "What do the physicians say" and has different quotes from various doctors and other information to add to it.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Puritan Water Still

Publisher: Harrison M'F'G. Co. (Cincinnati, Ohio)


16 p.

21 x 12.7 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: Facts About Drinking Water. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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