Domestic Economy; A Class-Book for Girls

Domestic Economy; A Class-Book for Girls

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...is most common now? How are polished-wood surfaces cleaned? What is meant by "elbowgrease "? 4. Give me a good receipt for making bees-wax and turpentine mixture. What happens if the wax remains in little lumps? 5. How should both preparations be applied? 6. Where do we procure linseed oil? What is bees-wax? What is turpentine? 23.-WAYS OF CLEANING THE HOUSE. No. 3. 1. The Metals.--All the metals used for household utensils are cleaned by polishing;--they are tin, copper, brass, and iron. 2. All tins may be cleaned with whiting wetted with water into a paste, and polished off with a dry powder of the same. Rottenstone and oil are also used in the same manner. 3. A thoroughly good paste for cleaning tins is called "Needham's Polishing Paste." A piece of coarse flannel should be wetted, rubbed on the paste, and applied to the article: then after well wiping with a dry, soft rag, it should be polished with powdered whiting. 4. Whiting is refined chalk, finely powdered, or in cakes. Rottenstone is a soft kind of stone resembling Tripoli, and valuable for its polishing qualities. 5. Brass and copper articles should be cleaned with sifted brick dust, or rottenstone and oil. It was once common to use vitriol for cleaning copper, but it is a dangerous liquid, and the vessels cleaned with it soon tarnish again. 6. Polished steel articles are best cleaned with soft soap and emery powder, or fine emery cloth. Emery is a coarse kind of the precious gem corundum. It is ground into powder in mills, and is much used for polishing. 7. All iron vessels and grates are kept polished by means of black lead and brushes. As little as possible of the black lead should be used, with only enough water to mix it. If too much black lead be used, it-is...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236579801
  • 9781236579805