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OU wouldn't live today in a house Joining the pipes j Ywithout an adequate plumbing sys A plumber easily "wipes" a joint lor tem. l'or without modern plumb repairs a pipe- leak with lead and (in ing, sickness might endanger your life. solder, because this alloy melts at tjie Lead concealed in the walls and under the floors of many modern buildings helps to give the best sanitation. All the pipes low temperature of 358 degrees it chn be applied without melting the lead pipe, which melts at 620 degrees. | may be of lead, though in most houses Lead is also poured into the flangeslof initial cost and false economy make pipe-joints to make - them absolutely this unlikely, But, at least, lead is used tight. Pipe threads are painted with in making some pipe joints and for seal white-lead or red-lead to make a tight ing others, for repairing leaks, and for connection. Where vibration or move making traps and bends.^. ment of pipes may loosen a poured joint, Lead pipe centuries old lead wool is used; lead shredded into threads is packed into the joint in| a Lead, therefore, is contributing to the dense, compact mass. ,, j health, comfort, and convenience of peo Rubber gaskets and ball washers con ple -today as it did when Rome was a taining lead prevent leaking at joints ,ahd center of civilization. Lead water and drainage pipes more than 1800 years old have been found in exactly the condition they were in when laid. faucets. | Lead is useil to beautify as well as to make the modern bathroom. Red-lead and litharge, both lead oxides, are im In some cities today the law specifies that lead pipe alone may be used to bring water from street mains into the building. portant ingredients in making the glossy white enamel covering the iron bodies !of tub and basin, and the glazed tile wal|s. In drainage systems are lead traps made of lead pipe bent into the shape of the let ter S, so that a little water will stay in Lead in paint ., j While lead is invaluable^ in assuring comfort anil proper sanitation, its beit- thc'bcnd ami prevent gases which collect _______ _known and most in the pipe from getting out through'the house. These traps are likely to be of lead no matter what the pipe is made of, widespread use is as ------ 1 white-lead in paint. Such materials as wood would soon c|e- because lead is easily bent, and readily conforms to the settling of the house. NATIONAL LEAD COMPANY This malleability of lead also makes it easy to change the direction of any pipe through the use of lead bends. Nw Vwk, III l|l HIM k| |W,ll*OaHl4 CbtaM,*a* W ml M4 fw--H A* CWmU*4, ImWmi Aw.* H. UM. T CWmi U-| rmrtw, CiMmU M.| PtaMfcwffc. U4 * Oil C*. mi r.,;|l* P*n r>Hifrlyi>, M* T. * lm M. teriorate unless protected with paint. And the paints that give. the most thorough protection against the weather are based on white-lead. The loss of invested capital through failure to protect the surface of property adequately has led property owners to paint frequently Sul well. As days and - -- months go by, more and more of them are learning the wisdom of the phrase, "Save the surface and you save all." And they are using white-lead.paint to prolong the lives of their houses. Look for the Dutcji Boy Na t io n a l I.f .a o Co mp a n v makes white-lead and sells it, mixed with pure linseed nil, under the name and trade mark of Dutch Hoy whilelead. The figure of the Dutch. Hoy is reproduced on every keg and is a guarantee of j exceptional purity. ! Dutch Hoy products also include red-lead, linseed oil, flatting oil, babbitt metals, and solder. Among other products manufactured by National I-ead Company are hard- I ening lead, flake white, lead tubing, lead wire, litharge, type metal, and glass- makers' red-lead. * More about lead. If you use lead, or think you might use it in any form, write to us for specific in formation. . !