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in the world.
Below are the recipe and directions for preparing this polish. You can
prepare enough in ten minutes to last a year. A box holding two ounces
will cost but three cents.
_Recipe:_ Get from the hardware store plumbago (blacklead), pulverize
it finely and it is ready for use.
_Directions for use:_ Use a damp woolen rag, dip in the polish and
apply to the stove; then rub with a dry cloth, and a most beautiful
polish will appear.
No. 5 is
WONDERFUL STARCH ENAMEL.
For polishing shirt bosoms, collars, cuffs, lace curtains, etc.,
putting on the same gloss and hard pearl finish as when bought at the
store new. Every lady should use the wonderful enamel for the
following reasons: It enables an ordinary ironer to compete with any
laundry; it makes the clothes clear and white; it makes clothes iron
smoothly, and prevents the iron sticking; it makes old linen look
like new; and it saves a woman many hours' hard work each week. It is
easily made, and five cents' worth will last an ordinary family six
_Recipe:_ Melt half a pound of refined paraffine wax in a tin pan over
a slow fire. When melted remove from the fire and add twenty drops of
oil of citronella. Take a tin pan and oil with sweet oil, put the pan
on a level table, and pour in enough of the hot wax to make a depth of
an eighth of an inch. When cool, but not cold, cut in pieces about the
size of an ordinary candy lozenge. Lay them aside to cool, but do not
let them touch each other.
_Directions for use:_ To a pint of boiling starch stir in one cake.
Use starch while warm.
No. 6 is
ROYAL WASHING POWDER
--the laundress' assistant; warranted not to injure the finest fabric.
No acid; no potash. In the wash room it saves time, labor, expense,
muscle, temper, and hands. The clothes will come out cleaned and
white, without wear or tear or rubbing on washboards, therefore will
last twice as long. For housecleaning it is unequaled. One girl can
wash more clothes, paint, walls, windows or floors in a day with
perfect ease with this powder than she could in four days with hard
labor, soap, and scrubbing brush, and the paint will look new and
bright. It only requires to be tested to be appreciated. Packages of
one pound will only cost seven cents.
_Recipe:_ Mix any quantity of soda ash with an equal quantity of
carbonate of soda crushed into coarse grains. Have a thin solution of
glue or decoction of linseed oil ready, into which pour the soda until
quite thick. Spread out in a warm apartment to dry. When dry shake up
well and pack away for use. Use as other washing powders.
No. 7 is
Removes all kinds of grease and oil spots from every kind of
wearing-apparel--such as coats, pants, vests, dress goods, carpets,
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