Indian Corn

Indian Corn

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...Patent for making paper of corn husks. In 1838, Homer Holland, of Westfield, Mass., obtained a similar patent. One was issued in 1860 by the United States, for making pulp of corn cobs alone, or cobs and husks together. Recently, a Bohemian, having shown the Austrian Minister of Finance a process for maize paper making, which was tried at Schlogelmuhl by the Imperial paper mill, and proved a failure, --certain experiments on the fine husks enclosing the maize ear were continued till a new fiber for spinning and weaving was discovered; its waste beingamaterial for cheap paper. The cloth produced was considered a good substitute for common flax and hemp linen, oil-cloth, tar-cloth, &c. The process developed fibers, flour dough and gluten; the fibers were spun and woven, the flour dough made into agreeable and wholesome nutriment, and the waste, consisting of gluten and broken fibers, was made into paper. Good paper was also made of the maize cloth when reduced to rags. The steam boiler used for reducing and separating the elements from the raw plant, was heated by fuel from the stalks. Among the resulting manufactures at the Imperial mill at Schlogelmuhl, which have been quite a success, are strong and durable parchment, and document papers; very transparent and tenacious tracing papers, (' 'an effect of the natural gluten of the husks; ") and very cheap letter paper of various styles and colors, with a smooth and polished, but soft surface, which takes the ink kindly; chancery papers of great variety, the size very heavy and durable, ' beautiful silk paper of several colors, of wonderful delicacy in structure and finish; paper for making artificial flowers, in lilac, rose, blue, green and brown, gossamerlike, yet...
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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 295g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236979842
  • 9781236979841