This section is from the book "Spons' Mechanics' Own Book: A Manual For Handicraftsmen And Amateurs", by Edward Spon. Also available from Amazon: Spons' Mechanics' Own Book.
Chapter I. Theoretical Principles - 2, Raw Materials : their Sources and Preparation - 3. Raw Materials: Refining, Clarifying, and Bleaching - 4. Raw Materials : their proximate Analysis - 5. Caustic Alkali and other Mineral Salts - 6. Manufacture of Household Soaps; the Process of Saponification - 7. Treatment of Soap after its removal from the Soap Copper; Household, Manufacturers', and Toilet Soaps - 8. Theory of the Action of Soap; its Valuation and Analysis; Distribution and Position of the Trade - 9. Lubricating Oils, Railway and Wagon Grease, etc. - 10. Candles: Raw Materials, their Sources and Preliminary Treatment- - 11. Processes for the Conversion of Neutral Fats into Fatty Acids; the Manufacture of Commercial Stearin - 12. The Manufacture of Candles and Night-Lights; their value as llluminants - 13. Glycerine - 14. Summary of Patents - 15. Bibliography - 16. Index.
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