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Found at Boronia State School when I started school in 1953....
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Oral Fixative Atomizer
contributed by Lou Brooks


From six until about ten years-old or so, my parents were dropping me off at Mrs. Shaefer’s Saturday art classes. She was a very nice gray-haired lady in a big Victorian house. She had us all working in charcoal and pastels, so at the end of each class, we’d be blowing spray fixative with all our might through one of these little mouth atomizers. This would have been the early ‘50s. We’d all be doing it at the same time in the same upstairs room, even in the winter with the windows shut. The high, as I recall, was substantial. “Fixative” is also a term used with embalming chemicals. I don’t know if the two are related. I hope not. But that was the first buzz I think I ever got until I took up model airplane building.


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