I

Wax.............. 22 parts

Olive oil........... 60 parts

Oil turpentine, best. 20 parts

Lavender oil....... 10 parts

With gentle heat, melt the wax in the oil, and as soon as melted remove from the fire. Add the turpentine oil, incorporate, and when nearly cold, add and incorporate the lavender oil.

II

Wax.............. 22 parts

Olive oil........... 60 parts

Oil of turpentine.... 30 parts With gentle heat, melt the wax in the olive oil, and as soon as melted remove from the fire. When nearly cold stir in the turpentine.

Red Russia Leather Varnish

Shellac............. 1.20 parts

Dammar rosin, powdered ............ 0.15 parts

Turpentine, Venice .. 0.60 parts Dissolve with frequent shaking in 12 parts of alcohol (95 per cent), add 1.8 parts of powdered red sanders wood, let stand for 3 days and filter. The object of this varnish is to restore the original color to worn Russia leather boots, previously cleaned with benzine.

Russet Leather Dressing

The following formulas are said to yield efficient preparations that are at once detersive and polishing, thus rendering the use of an extra cleaning liquid unnecessary.

I

Soft soap.......... 2 parts

Linseed oil......... 3 parts

Annatto solution (in oil)............. 8 parts

Beeswax........... 3 parts

Turpentine........ 8 parts

Water............. 8 parts

Dissolve the soap in the water, and add the annatto; melt the wax in the oil and turpentine, and gradually stir in the soap solution, stirring until cold.

II

Palm oil........... 16 parts

Common soap...... 48 parts

Oleic acid......... 32 parts

Glycerine.......... 10 parts

Tannic acid........ 1 part

Melt the soap and palm oil together at a gentle heat, and add the oleic acid; dissolve the tannic acid in the glycerine, add to the hot soap and oil mixture, and stir until perfectly cold.

Shoe Leather Dressing

Over a water bath melt 50 parts, by weight, of oil of turpentine; 100 parts, by weight, of olive oil; 100 parts, by weight, of train oil; 40 parts, by weight, of carnauba wax; 15 parts, by weight, of asphaltum; and 2 parts, by weight, of oil of bitter almonds.