The United States Practical Receipt Book: Or, Complete Book of Reference, for the Manufacturer, Tradesman, Agriculturist Or Housekeeper; Containing Many Thousand Valuable Receipts, in All the Useful and Domestic Arts

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Lindsay & Blakiston, 1844 - Formulas, recipes, etc - 359 pages
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Page 153 - The lime to be slaked in water, exposed to the air, mixed in about one fourth of the milk ; the oil, in which the pitch is previously dissolved, to be added a little at a time ; then the rest of the milk, and afterwards the Spanish white. This quantity is sufficient for twenty-seven square yards, two coats, and the expense not more than ten-pence.
Page 104 - Mix a little acetate of lead with an equal portion of sulphate of zinc, both in fine powder ; stir them together with a piece of glass or wood, and no chemical change will be perceptible : but if they be rubbed together in a mortar, the two solids will operate upon each other; an intimate union will take place, and a fluid will be produced. If alum or glauber salt be used instead of sulphate of zinc, the experiment will be equally successful.
Page 104 - Pour a little water into a phial containing about an ounce of olive oil. Shake the phial, and if the contents be observed we shall find that no union has taken place. But if some solution of caustic potash...
Page 25 - To fifteen quarts of water put six pounds of brown sugar; let it boil ten minutes, and take off the scum : pour on it half a peck of primroses ; before it is quite cold put in a little fresh yeast, and let it work in a. warm place all night; put it in a barrel in the kitchen, and when done working, close the barrel, still keeping it in a warm place.
Page 69 - It burns with the greatest splendor in oxygen gas, and, when taken internally, it is found to be poisonous. If any light substance, capable of conducting heat, be placed upon the surface of boiling water, and a bit of phosphorus be laid upon it, the heat of the water will be sufficient to set the phosphorus on fire.
Page 88 - Pour this into the hole in the heap of flour. Then take a spoon and work it round the outside of this body of moisture so as to bring into it by degrees flour enough to make it form a thin batter, which you must stir about well for a minute or two.
Page 55 - ... in another vessel, dissolve as much isinglass, previously a little softened in water, (though none of the water must be used), in French brandy or good rum, as will make a two ounce phial of very strong glue, adding two small bits of gum galbanum or ammoniacum, which must be rubbed or ground till they are dissolved.
Page 33 - Dip apiece of white calico in a cold solution of sulphate of iron, and suffer it to become entirely dry. Then imprint any figures upon it with a strong solution of colourless citric acid, and allow this also to dry. If the piece be then well washed in pure warm water, and afterwards boiled in a. decoction of logwood, the ground will be dyed either...
Page 21 - To prevent Iron from rusting. Warm your iron till you cannot bear your hand on it without burning yourself. Then rub it with new and clean white wax. Put it again to the fire till it has soaked in the wax. When done, rub it over with a piece of serge. This prevents the iron from rusting afterwards. To dye in Gold, Silver Medals, or Laminas, through and through.
Page 43 - ... 1. Take a small phial about half full of cold water ; grasp it gently in the left hand, and from another phial pour a little sulphuric acid very gradually into the water. A strong SENSATION OF HEAT will immediately be perceived. This, by the continued addition of the acid, may be increased to many degrees beyond that of boiling water.

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