Pale glue........... 4 ounces

White loaf sugar. ... 2 ounces Powdered starch.... 1 ounce

White dextrine...... 0.25 pound

Pure glycerine...... 3 ounces

Carbolic acid....... 0.25 ounce

Boiling water....... 32 ounces

Cut up the glue and steep it in 0.5 pint boiling water; when softened melt in a saucepan; add sugar, starch, and dextrine, and lastly the glycerine, in which carbolic acid has been mixed; add remainder of water, and boil until it thickens. Pour into jars or bottles.

Permanent Paste

I

Wheat flour........ 1 pound

Water, cold........ 1 quart

Nitric acid......... 4 fluidrachms

Boric acid.......... 40 grains

Oil of cloves........ 20 minims

Mix the flour, boric acid, and water, then strain the mixture; add the nitric

acid, apply heat with constant stirring until the mixture thickens; when nearly cold add the oil of cloves. This paste will have a pleasant smell, will not attract flies, and can be thinned by the addition of cold water as needed.

II

Dissolve 4 ounces alum in 4 quarts hot water. When cool add as much flour as will make it of the usual consistency, then stir into it 0.5 ounce powdered rosin; next add a little water in which a dozen cloves have been steeped; then boil it until thick as mush, stirring from the bottom all the time. Thin with warm water for use.