The Artist & Tradesman's Guide; Embracing Some Leading Facts & Principles of Science, and a Variety of Matter Adapted to the Wants of the Artist, Mechanic, Manufacturer, and Mercantile Community to Which Is Annexed an Abstract of

The Artist & Tradesman's Guide; Embracing Some Leading Facts & Principles of Science, and a Variety of Matter Adapted to the Wants of the Artist, Mechanic, Manufacturer, and Mercantile Community to Which Is Annexed an Abstract of

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ...extended, add the turpentine, which must be kept separately in a phial, or pot, and which must be melted, by immersing it in a balneum maris for a moment; the matrass must be still left in the water for half an hour, when it may be taken off, and the varnish stirred till somewhat cool. Next day draw off and filter through cotton. By these means it will become exceedingly limpid. The addition of glass may appear extraordinary; but it divides the parts of the mixture, which has been made with the dry ingredients, and the same quality is retained when placed over the fire. It obviates with success two inconveniences very troublesome to those who compose varnishes. First, by dividing the matters, it facilitates the action of the alcohol; and in the second, its weight, which surpasses that of resins, prevents these resins from adhering to the bottom of the matrass, and also the coloration acquired by the varnish, whore a sand bath is employed, as is commonly the 0 case. The application of this varnish is suited to articles belonging; to the toilette, such as dressing boxes, cut paper work, &c. The following possesses the same brilliancy and lustre, but have more solidity, and are very drying. Camphorated Mastic Varnish for Paintings. Twelve ounces mastic, cleaned and washed, one and a half ounces pure turpentme, and a half ounce camphor, five ounces white glass, pounded, and thirty-six ounces ethereous essence of turpentine. Make it according to the method indicated for that of the first genus. The camphor is employed in pieces; the turpentine added, when the solution of resin is completed. If the varnish is to be applied to old paintings, or those which have been already varnished, the turpentine may be suppressed, as it is recommended here, only...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236527054
  • 9781236527059