This section is from the "Henley's Twentieth Century Formulas Recipes Processes" encyclopedia, by Norman W. Henley and others.
Vinegar............ 1 gallon
Ivory black......... 14 ounces
Ground iron scales.. . 6 pounds
Mix well and allow to stand a few days.
Water, 1 quart; spirit of hartshorn, 1 quart; cochineal, 1/4 pound. Heat the water to near the boiling point, and then dissolve in it the cochineal, afterwards adding the spirit of hartshorn. Stir well to incorporate.
Good French carmine 2.5 drachms
Solution of potash..... 0.5 ounce
Rectified spirit of wine 2 ounces
Pure glycerine........ 4 ounces
Distilled water to make 1 pint. To the carmine in a 20-ounce bottle add 14 ounces of distilled water. Then gradually introduce solution of potash, shaking now and again until dissolved. Add glycerine and spirit of wine, making up to 20 ounces with distilled water, and filter.
Ale droppings, 2 gallons; bruised galls, 0.5 pound; logwood extract, 1/4 pound; indigo extract, 2 ounces; sulphate of iron, 3.5 ounces. Heat together and strain.
Soft water, 1 gallon; logwood extract, 1.25 ounces; green vitriol, 2.5 ounces; potassium bichromate, 0.5 ounce; gum arabic, 0.5 ounce.
Grind the gum and potassium bichromate to powder and then add all the coloring ingredients to the water and boil.
Take raw linseed oil, 1 part; cider vinegar, 4 ounces; alcohol, 2 ounces; butter of antimony, 1 ounce; aqua ammonia, 0.5 ounce; spirits of camphor, 0.5 ounce; lavender, 0.5 ounce. Shake well together: apply with a soft brush.