Straus & Schram Winter 1914 Catalog - page 29

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My mother tells me that they had a machine like this years ago. Aunt Lil' was sewing with it, and accidentally put a needle through her finger. My grandfather came to her aid and called for some whiskey to sterilize the injury. Instead of pouring it on her finger, he took a deep swig of the whiskey to steel his own nerves, then pulled the needle out.

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