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SLEEPING PORCH TO FIT OVER YOUR HEAD
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Physicians recommend outdoor
sleeping for people who are sub
ject to pulmonary troubles and
plenty of fresh air is said to be
the very best sort of a life 'giver
to any kind of people no matter
how strong they may.be natur
ally. Homes w(ith sleeping porches
are not easily obtained in the
city, nor is, it always cbnvenient
to have. all the. windows- in the
bedroom open at night during
the winter, because of the neces
sity of getting up in the morning
and thus getting chilled.
By making a hood as shown in
the sketch, to fit over the window
at riight, and drawing the bed up
to the window, a person can sleep
in great comfort and at the sa'me
time .have the head and tie
breathing apparatus practically
In very cold weather it is, of
course, necessary to wear a cap
and be well bundled up to pre
The-hood can be made of iron
piping and covered with heavy
canvass, or it can be made of light
lathe or other form of wooden
strips. It is designed tobe at
tached to the window frame with
screw eyes, andthe material with
which it is covered should be of
sufficient length to permit the
person in bed to tuck the ends in
around him after he has made
himself snug under the covers.
Fig. 1 in thcsTcetch shows the
frame in use. Fig. 2 is a frame
made of piping, and Fig. 3 is a
frame made of laths.
"Fine old inn, sir," commented
the host. "Everything in this
house has its story."
"I don't doubt," remarked the
grumpy tourist. "And is there
any legend conected with this old.
piece of cheese?"