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housekeeper needs. It is used for gold, silver, plated ware, German
silver, copper, brass, tin, steel, window glass, or any material where
a brilliant luster is required. To make two ounces costs but three
cents, and it is the best article of its kind known.
_Recipe:_ To one pound best quality whiting add one-half pound cream
tartar and three ounces calcined magnesia. Mix thoroughly together and
store away for use.
_Directions for use:_ Use the polish dry, with a piece of canton
flannel moistened with water or alcohol, and finish with the polish
No. 10 is
FRENCH POLISH OR DRESSING FOR LEATHER.
This is a grand article. All that is necessary is to have your boots
clean and apply this dressing with a sponge. The boots appear like the
very best French leather. Much hard work is saved, as no brushing is
required. To make a quart vessel full will only cost about twenty
_Recipe:_ Mix half a pint of the best vinegar with a quarter pint of
soft water; stir into it one ounce of glue (broken up), two ounces
log-wood chips, one-sixteenth ounce of finely-powdered indigo,
one-sixteenth ounce of the best soft soap, one-sixteenth ounce of
isinglass. Put the mixture over the fire, let it boil ten minutes or
more; then strain, bottle and cork. When cold it is fit for use. Apply
with a sponge.
No. 11 is
Equal to bee honey, and often mistaken by the best judges to be
genuine. It is palatable and luxurious. All persons are more or less
aware that honey should be used in every household, and it would be so
if every family could have it at a very moderate price. As a
health-establishing nutriment in the chamber of the invalid, and as a
delicious luxury for the well, honey cannot be too highly recommended.
Any one using this honey regularly will find that he is strengthened
and refreshed by it. He will have greater energy and if at all
inclined to dyspepsia will find himself greatly helped. This honey
costs but eight cents per pound to prepare, and our directions are so
simple a child ten years old can follow them.
_Recipe:_ Take two ounces of slippery elm bark and put into three
quarts of warm water and let it stand four hours; strain and add eight
pounds of white sugar; boil four minutes; then add one pound of bee
honey while hot. Flavor with a drop of the oil of peppermint and a
drop of the oil of rose.
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Any lady will readily see what a saving the possession of the above
recipes may cause in her household expense. Thus, you can get a ten
cent box of stove polish for three cents, a twenty-five cent package
of washing powder for seven cents, a twenty-five cent box of starch
enamel for five cents, etc. Any of the articles contained in the list
will take but a short time to prepare a large supply.
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