Creams for greasing fine varieties of leather, such as kid, patent leather, etc., are produced as follows, according to tried recipes:

White Cream

Lard.............. 75 parts

Glycerine, technical . 25 parts Mirbane oil, ad libitum.

Black Cream

Lard..............    100 parts

Yellow vaseline.....     20 parts

Glycerine, technical.     10 parts

Castor oil, technical.     10 parts

Dye black with lampblack and perfume with oil of nirbane.

Colored Cream

Lard............... 100 parts

Castor oil........... 20 parts

Yellow wax......... 25 parts

White vaseline...... 30 parts

Dye with any desired dyestuff, e. g., red with anchusine, green with chlorophyl. In summer it is well to add some wax to the first and second prescriptions. These are for either Morocco or kid:

I

Shellac........... 2 parts

Benzoin.......... 2 parts

Yellow wax....... 5 parts

Soap liniment..... 7 parts

Alcohol.......... 600 parts

Digest until solution is effected, then

allow the liquid to stand in a cool place for 12 hours and strain. Apply with a bit of sponge or soft rag; spread thinly and evenly over the surface, without rubbing much. If dirty, the leather should first be washed with a little soft soap and warm water, wiped well, and allowed to dry thoroughly before the dressing is put on.

II

Oil of turpentine.... 8 ounces

Suet.............. 2 pounds

Soft soap.......... 8 ounces

Water.............   16 ounces

Lampblack......... 4 ounces