This section is from the "Henley's Twentieth Century Formulas Recipes Processes" encyclopedia, by Norman W. Henley and others.
Tallow............. 10 parts
Barrel soap, non-filled 30 parts
Cylinder oil......... 10 parts
Talcum Venetian, finely powdered.. . . 20 parts
Graphite, finely washed........... 6 parts
Powdered asbestos. . . 6 parts Melt the tallow and barrel soap together, add the other materials in rotation, mix intimately in a mixing machine, and fill in 4-pound cans.
For packing pumps on gasoline engines use asbestos wick-packing rubbed full of regular laundry soap; it will work without undue friction and will pack tightly. Common rubber packing is not as good, as the gasoline cuts it out.