Yellow

Water............. 150 parts

Borax............. 5 parts

Glycerine.......... 3 parts

Spirit of ammonia.. . 1 part

White shellac....... 25 parts

Yellow pigment, water soluble.......... 1 part

Formalin, a few drops.

Orange

Water.............   150 parts

Borax.............       5 parts

Glycerine..........       2 parts

Spirit of ammonia...       1 part

Ruby shellac.......     22 parts

Orange, water soluble ..............       1 part

Brown............       0.3 parts

Formalin..........       0.1 part

Pale Brown

Water............. 150 parts

Borax.............. 5 parts

Glycerine.......... 2 parts

Spirit of ammonia.. . 0.25 parts

White shellac....... 25 parts

Yellow, water soluble .............. 8 parts

Orange......... . .. 0.3 parts

Formalin.......... 0.1 part

Stir the glycerine and the spirit of ammonia together in a special vessel before putting both into the kettle. It is also advisable, before the water boils, to pour a little of the nearly boiling water into a clean vessel and to dissolve the colors therein with good stirring, adding this solution to the kettle after the shellac has been dissolved.