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Paper

Paper Pads (see also Adhesives, under Glue).

I

Glue.............. 3.5 ounces

Glycerine.......... 8 ounces

Water, a sufficient quantity. Pour upon the glue more than enough water to cover it and let stand for several hours, then decant the greater portion of the water; apply heat until the glue is dissolved, and add the glycerine. If the mixture is too thick, add more water.

II

Glue.............. 6 ounces

Alum............. 30 grains

Acetic acid......... 0.5 ounce

Alcohol........... 1.5 ounces

Water............. 6.5 ounces

Mix all but the alcohol, digest on a water bath till the glue is dissolved, allow to cool, and add the alcohol.