Quick Index Board Index Home FAQ Site Map
|Here's an 18th century
Written by JulieW
(11/30/2006 1:03 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Ah..., penned by Robbin
Brush well and damp with clean water. Then apply the mixure all over very throughly but lightly. Isinglass half an ounce, Powedered pumice one ounce. White Soap 2oz.Pipe clay 3 cakes. Starch a large spoonful. Sweet oil 6 spoonfuls. Mix well wirh boiling water to a thick cream. Let the breech dry slowly and throughly, then dust well with a cane, stretch to proper shape on breech trees and iron with a box iron , take care not to scorch.
Dorothy Hartley, Water in England>(1964)
Groupread is maintained by Myretta with WebBBS 3.21.