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The Zimmerman Compost Maker.

One of our readers, Mr. O. E Zimmerman of Fairfax, Minn., comes
up with a gadget that is really worthwhile to every home lover. It
is a compost maker. Here is what the circular says about it

Dump in old leaves, dead grass, kitchen garbage or other waste,
and in 30 days take out rich, soil-building fertilizer that’s
the feature of the new Model 1A Gardener’s Friend Compost

Fully automatic and odor free, the cabinet is designed to
replace the unsightly compost pile native to gardens of count less
private and commercial flower and vegetable growers, orchards,
small stock farms, private estates, institutions, golf courses, and
even gardens cultivated by small home owners.

Authorities on gardening have long advocated the value of
decayed lawn sweepings and other animal and vegetable matter as
organic soil builder. The complete decomposing process, which takes
about one year in an outdoor comport pile, is completed within 30
days in the Gardener’s Friend Composter. No working or spading
is necessary. The resultant humus, which falls through a grate into
a drawer below, can be removed as needed. It combines with the soil
to make it richer for years to come, not just a single season,
according to the manufacturer.

Made of wood, this composter is simply but durably constructed
and priced at $70. to bring it within reach of the army of home
gardeners who would hesitate to start a compost pile because of the
labor, odor, unsightliness and bug-drawing features involved.

The Model 1A, illustrated, holds 14? cubic feet stands 56 inches
high, by 29 inches wide, by 37? inches deep. It produces 5,000
pounds of fertilizer annually. Two years supply of activating
compound are included without extra cost. Larger models are

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