This section of the book is from the "Household Companion: The Model CookBook" book
These may be removed by a wash of four ounces of ammonia, one ounce each of glycerine, castile soap, and spirits of wine. The soap must be dissolved in two quarts of warm water, and the other ingredients added. Apply with a soft sponge. This wash is very good for silks.
Another furniture wash may be made by mixing a half pint of 95 per cent. alcohol, a quarter ounce each of powdered resin and gum shellac, and a half pint of linseed oil. Shake these well together and apply with a brush or sponge to stains, spots, or mildew.