This section is from the "Henley's Twentieth Century Formulas Recipes Processes" encyclopedia, by Norman W. Henley and others.
Crush to powder cologne chalk, 60 parts, by weight; tripoli, 30 parts, by weight; bole, 15 parts, by weight. For use moisten the glass a little, dip a linen rag into the powder and rub the glass until it is clean.
Tin ashes may be employed with advantage. The glass is rubbed with this substance and then washed off with a piece of soft felt. Ill this manner a very handsome polish is obtained.