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Identifier: marklaneexpressa9719unse
Title: The Mark Lane express, agricultural journal &c
Year: 1832 (1830s)
Subjects: Agriculture Farm produce Farm produce
Publisher: London : Isaac Alger
Contributing Library: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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he lead, paintedblack, and applied with screws or nails as thecase may require. These plates can be madein any size to fit the object, and if desired incopper or brass, that metal can be cut witha jig saw. A very good black paint for metal can bemade by adding dry lamp-black to brasslacquer,until it is the consistency Of cream,or the dry black may be added to thin shellacuntil a black paint is obtained. These blacksdry with a dead finish which is preferable toa glossy surface for metals. One or two thincoats should be applied smoothly with a softhair brush, so no hair marks will show. If preferred, Berlin black, ready prepared,may be used for painting the metal. Cleaning Furniture. If truth be told, modern mistresses andtheir maids are far too apt to think that clean-ing furniture means simply annointing it withsomething out of a bottle or tin that the oblig-ing shopman assures them is the very bestfurniture polish on the market. Whether itbe the best or the worst, if a maximum amount

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+4 KNOCKER. is applied with a minimum amount of elbowgrease, it will completely spoil the surface ofany polished woodwork within a very shortspace of time. Another point which ordinarypeople are prone to overlook is that the kind ofpolish that will suit oak furniture, for instance,will be ruinous to French polished mahogany. Sauce for the goose is certainly not saucefor the gander* so far as the treatment offurniture is concerned. Nothing is better for solid, dull-polished oakfurniture, antique or modern, than beeswaxand turpentine.The wax shouldbe the bestquality obtain-able, so shouldthe turpentine;the former iniislbe shredded finelyand dissolved inthe turpentine ina warm, but nothot, place, untilit is of the con- ^|sistence of thickcream. Anotherrecipe, also good,directs that oneounce of beeswaxshould be scraped MONOGRinto half a tea-cupful of linseed oil, and enough turpentineadded to make the mixture creamy whendissolved. The furniture should be thoroughly freedfrom dust before p

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bookid:marklaneexpressa9719unse bookyear:1832 bookdecade:1830 bookcentury:1800 booksubject:Agriculture booksubject:Farm_produce bookpublisher:London___Isaac_Alger bookcontributor:University_of_Illinois_Urbana_Champaign booksponsor:University_of_Illinois_Urbana_Champaign bookleafnumber:1098 bookcollection:university_of_illinois_urbana-champaign bookcollection:americana

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