Packing for Stuffing Boxes

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.

Packing for Gasoline Pumps

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.