Four parts glue are soaked a few hours in 15 parts cold water, and moderately heated till the solution becomes perfectly clear, when 65 parts boiling water are added, while stirring. In another vessel 30 parts boiled starch are previously stirred together with 20 parts cold water, so that a thin, milky liquid without lumps results. The boiling glue solution is poured into this while stirring constantly, and the whole is kept boiling another 10 minutes.

Paste For Tissue Paper

(a) Pulverized gum arabic.............. 2 ounces

White sugar........ 4 drachms

Boiling water....... 3 fluidounces

(b) Common laundry

starch........... 1.5 ounces

Cold water......... 3 fluidounces

Make into a batter and pour into

Boiling water.......32 fluidounces

Mix (a) with (b), and keep in a wide-mouthed bottle.