This section is from the "Henley's Twentieth Century Formulas Recipes Processes" encyclopedia, by Norman W. Henley and others.
Alum............. 10 ounces
Sodium carbonate .. 10 ounces Ammonium chloride 2 ounces
Zinc chloride....... 1 ounce
Sodium chloride. ... 2 ounces Hydrochloric acid, quantity sufficient. Water to make 1 gallon. Dissolve the alum in one half gallon of boiling water, and add the sodium carbonate; then add hydrochloric acid until the precipitate formed is dissolved. Dissolve the other salt in water and add to the previous solution. Finally add enough water to make the whole measure 1 gallon, and filter.
In use, this is diluted with 7 parts of water.
For the Sick Room.—In using this ventilate frequently: Guaiac, 10 parts; eucalyptol, 8 parts; phenol, 6 parts; menthol, 4 parts; thymol, 2 parts; oil of cloves, 1 part; alcohol of 90 per cent, 170 parts.
Thyme oil......... 5 Parts
Lemon oil......... 5 V by
Lavender oil....... 5 weight.
Spirit, 90 per cent.. . 110 To a pint of water a teaspoonful for evaporation.
Paste.— I.—Creosote (containing 15 per cent to 20 per cent of carbolic acid)....... 2 parts
Stearine or Yorkshire
grease........... 1 part
Caustic soda lyes, specific gravity,
1340. ........... 1 part
Black rosin, 5 per cent to 10 per cent. Melt the rosin and add grease and soda lyes, and then add creosote cold.
Creosote........... 1 part
Crude hard rosin oil 1 part Put rosin oil in copper and heat to
about 220° F., and add as much caustic soda powder, 98 per cent strength, as the oil will take up. The quantity depends upon the amount of acetic acid in the oil. If too much soda is added it will remain at the bottom. When the rosin oil has taken up the soda add creosote, and let it stand.