This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 Excerpt: ...can remove a foot-long section of the edge rail and scrape them into a scoop, tub, or basket, to be taken away. It is convenient to have one or two movable partitions (two are shown in PI. VIII, Fig. 2), which can be moved along, as occasion requires, to accommodate and separate more than one variety on the table at one time. This is simply a board fitting loosely but so close that no bulbs go through between it and the edge rails on either side. Into each end is fitted a small piece of board at right angles, to hold it upright. Occasionally it will be found that the general plan for cleaning outlined above can be advantageously modified; for varieties differ and stocks of the same variety will vary from one year to another, according to methods of culture, seasonal variation, and other causes. Should tulips for any reason be left undug, there is always a tendency to a multiplicity of small bulbs, which is also likely when a general lack of fertility obtains over a period of years. In such cases it may be advantageous to run the bulbs over an 8-centimeter screen before the large ones are picked over. Cleaning bulbs is work that requires great dexterity and adaptability. Some laborers perfectly good at other jobs are often unable to do this work advantageously. Those not initiated into the work have a tendency to use one hand only or to take the bulbs up in one hand and break them with the other. Both hands must be used and for the most part independently. It is work that requires good finger strength and consequently can not usually be done satisfactorily by boys under 15 years of age. The most common method of work is for the man, with say a square foot of clear space directly in front of him, to pull down from the pile a small bunch of bulbs and spread th...