This section of the book is from the "Household Companion: The Model CookBook" book
Mix ammonia and turpentine in equal parts, saturate the spot two or three times, and wash out with soapsuds. This will take out paint from clothing even if dry and hard. Paint spots on window glass can be removed with ten cents' worth of oxalic acid dissolved in a pint of hot water. While applying it to the spots, take care that the acid does not touch the hands. Brasses may be quickly cleaned with this wash; but it must not be kept after using, as it is a deadly poison.