The Handyman's 1,000 Practical Receipts

The Handyman's 1,000 Practical Receipts

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...by closed steam till it sets to a jelly when placed on glass. The pan should be twice the size of the charge to prevent frothing over. Removing Odour of Soft Soap.--Ei11her 1librvbenlvl (oil of mirbane) or citronella oil would be suitable for scenting soft soap. The former has the odour of almonds, and the latter of lemons. Only a very little of either would be required. Washing Powder or Soap Extract.--(a) If e large quantity of washing powder or extract of soap is to be made, a suitable plant will be required for the purpose; but for making only a small quantity, ordinary kitchen utensils may be employed. Cut up 1 lb. of white cocoanut oil soap into very thin shavings, and boil it in the least possible quantity of water in a pan. When all the soap has dissolved, add 3 lb. of washing soda in small quantities at a time, stirring well until the whole is amalgamated and the mass is quite fluid. N ow run the soap into a shallow iron tray and allow it to solidify. Keep the tray in a warm place for a few days, after which the soap may be powdered and is then ready for use. (b) To 2 gal. of water add from 11 lb. to 14 lb. of soap out up as fine as possible. A white curd soap with free lathering properties is best; on no account must a yellow soap be employed. This mixture is stirred until the soap has entirely dissolved and the mixture is pasty. Now add, in small quantities at a time, 22 lb. of soda ash, stirring well all the time, then run the soap into shallow galvanised iron trays to cool. When cold, the mass will begin to break up into small pieces. It should be ground to powder. Ammonia Washing Soap.--(a) This is 8' white 1ell)' soap, for which take 1 lb. of the cheapest white soap, 2% pt. of water, and 2 oz. of ammonia. Cut the soap...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236847245
  • 9781236847249