Mix one pound of common soap, half a pound of beef-gall and one ounce and a half of Venetian turpentine.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: beef gall, common soap, cotton, gall, scouring, silk, soap, turpentine, venetian turpentine, whitehouse | Comment (0)
Eight ounces of yellow beeswax, two quarts of spirits of turpentine, one quart of Venetian turpentine. Cut the wax in small pieces and pour the spirits over it–it will soon dissolve; then bottle. Apply with a flannel or soft cloth. It keeps the floors in excellent order.
Source: The Golden Age Cook Book, H. L. DwightFiled under Remedy | Tags: beeswax, dwight, flannel, floor, floors, hard wood, polish, spirits of turpentine, stained wood, turpentine, venetian turpentine, wood, yellow beeswax | Comment (0)