Excerpt from The Manufacture of Varnishes and Kindred Industries, Vol. 1: Based on and Including the "Drying Oils and Varnishes" Of Ach. Livache; Oil Crushing, Refining and Boiling the Manufacture of Linoleum Printing and Lithographic Inks and India-Rubber Substitutes
When linseed Oil in its pristine liquid condition is spread over the surface of an Object which has been made impervious by the process known as priming, that is to say, its pores have been filled Up in a suitable manner, it forms when dried an impervious coating, which still further protects the object from the effects Of wear and tear and all those extraneous erosive agencies which we know under the term weather, such as the difference in temperature between day and night, summer and winter, heat and cold, rain, frost and snow.
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