I haven't read much but thought that one passage might be appreciated: From page 2- which talks about needles:
"To preserve needles from rust, put a little asbestos powder in the packets. People with damp hands which make needles sticky in usage, will do well to keep a small box of the powder by them and dip their fingers occasionally in it."
Must go out and get my asbestos!!
It still has an original box to store it in. I suspect that I will make nothing from it but will enjoy dipping into it for enjoyment.