Black

I

White shellac....... 12 ounces

Vegetable black..... 6 ounces

Methylated spirit.... 3 pints

II

Lampblack......... 1 pound

Ground iron scale___ 5 pounds

Vinegar............ 1 gallon

Mahogany Brown

Put into a vessel, say 4 pounds of bichromate of potash, and as many ounces of burnt umber, let it stand a day or two, then strain or lawn for use.

Vandyke Brown

Spirit of wine........   2 pints

Burnt umber........   3 ounces

Vandyke brown color   1 ounce

Carbonate of soda. ..   1 ounce

Potash............. 1/2 ounce

Mahogany

Rub the wood with a solution of nitrous acid, and then apply with a brush the following:

I

Dragon's blood...... 1 ounce

Sodium carbonate. . . 6 drachms

Alcohol............ 20 ounces

Filter just before use.

II

Rub the wood with a solution of potassium carbonate, 1 drachm to a pint of water, and then apply a dye made by boiling together:

Madder............ 2 ounces

Logwood chips...... 1/2 ounce

Water.............. 1 quart

Maple

I

Pale button lac..... 3 pounds

Bismarck brown..... 1/8 ounce

Vandyke brown.... 1/2 ounce

Gamboge......... 4 ounces

Methylated spirit. . . 1 gallon

II

Use 1 gallon of methylated spirit, 4 ounces gamboge (powdered), 1/2 ounce Vandyke brown, 1 drachm Bismarck brown, 3 pounds shellac.

Maroon

To produce a rich maroon or ruby, steep red Janders wood in rectified naphtha and stir into the solution a little cochineal; strain or lawn for use.