Boot-Top Liquid

Solution of muriate of tin...............   3 drachms

French chalk (in powder) ..............   1 ounce

Salt of sorrel........     0.5 ounce

Flake white.........   1 ounce

Burnt alum.........     0.5 ounce

Cuttle-fish bones (powdered).......   1 ounce

White arsenic.......   1 ounce

Boiling water........   1 quart

Brown Dressing for Untanned Shoes

Yellow wax.........     30 parts

Soap...............     12 parts

Nankin yellow....... 15 parts

Oil of turpentine.....   100 parts

Alcohol.............     12 parts

Water..............   100 parts

Dissolve in the water bath the wax in the oil of turpentine; dissolve, also by the aid of heat, the soap in the water, and the Nankin yellow (or in place of that any of the yellow coal-tar colors) in the alcohol. Mix the solutions while hot, and stir constantly until cold. The preparation is smeared over the shoes in the usual way, rubbed with a brush until evenly distributed, and finally polished with an old silk or linen cloth.

Heel Polish

I

Carnauba wax. ...     5 parts

Japanese wax.....     5 parts

Paraffine.........     5 parts

Oil of turpentine . .   50 parts

Lampblack......     1 part

Wine black.......     2 parts

Melt the wax and the paraffine, and when this has become lukewarm, add the turpentine oil, and finally the lampblack and the wine black. When the black color has become evenly distributed, pour, while still lukewarm, into tin cans.

II

Melt together Japanese wax, 100 parts; carnauba wax, 100 parts; paraffine, 100 parts; and mix with turpentine oil, 500 parts, as well as a trituration of lampblack, 10 parts; wine black, 20 parts; turpentine oil, 70 parts.