July 21st, 1888 “Hints for Housewives”

Vintage Egg Box

Printed in the Tecumseh Herald “Hints for Housewives”:

To preserve eggs from summer to winter: put an inch of crushed salt into a common salt box. Stand in this salt fifteen eggs, three eggs to a row, and five rows will fill the layers. Cover with salt; enough to shake down well between. Crowd into this salt another one and a forth dozen eggs on end and pack the box with salt to its brim. Tack down cover lightly, or slip it into its groove and put in a cool, dry place, turning from top to bottom every week or two to prevent yolks from settling and cleaving to shell.

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