Harness Pastes

I

Ceresine, natural

yellow..........'. 1.5 parts

Yellow beeswax .... 1.5 parts

Japan wax......... 1.5 parts

Melt on the water bath, and when half cooled stir in 8 parts of turpentine oil. 15

Harness Grease

By weight II

Ceresine, natural yellow........... 2.5 parts

Beeswax, yellow. .. . 0.8 parts

French colophony, pale............ 0.4 parts

By weight III

French oil turpentine............. 2.0 parts

Intimately mixed in the cold with American lampblack........... 1.5 parts

Put mixture I in a kettle and melt over a fire. Remove from the fire and stir in mixture II in small portions. Then pour through a fine sieve into a second vessel, and continue pouring from one kettle into the other until the mass is rather thickish. Next fill in cans.

Should the mixture have become too cold during the filling of the cans, the vessel containing the grease need only be placed in hot water, whereby the contents are rendered liquid again, so that pouring out is practicable. For perfuming, use cinnamon oil as required.

This harness grease is applied by means of a rag and brushed.

Waterproof Harness Composition

See also Waterproofing.

By weight

Rosin spirit...... 27.25 parts

Dark mineral oil..        13.5 parts

Paraffine scales. .. 16.380 parts

Lampblack...... 7.940 parts

Dark rosin....... 5.450 parts

Dark syrup...... 5.450 parts

Naphthalene black 2.500 parts

Berlin blue....... 0.680 parts

Mirbane oil...... 0.170 parts

Melt the paraffine and the rosin, add the mineral oil and the rosin spirit, stir the syrup and the pigments into this, and lastly add the mirbane oil.