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A Select Collection of Valuable and Curious Arts and Interesting Experiments, Which Are Well Explained and Warranted Genuine and May Be Performed Easily, Safely and at Little Expense
     

A Select Collection of Valuable and Curious Arts and Interesting Experiments, Which Are Well Explained and Warranted Genuine and May Be Performed Easily, Safely and at Little Expense

by Various Authors
 
This kind of gilding, usually termed oil gilding, being the cheapest and most durable, is in general use for gilding or silvering letters on signs, labels, &c. and may be performed as follows:--Grind one ounce of white lead and two ounces of litharge, very fine, in a gill of old linseed oil, and if convenient, add nearly one-fourth of a gill of old copal varnish, and

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This kind of gilding, usually termed oil gilding, being the cheapest and most durable, is in general use for gilding or silvering letters on signs, labels, &c. and may be performed as follows:--Grind one ounce of white lead and two ounces of litharge, very fine, in a gill of old linseed oil, and if convenient, add nearly one-fourth of a gill of old copal varnish, and half an ounce of stone yellow; but neither of these last, are very essential ingredients. Expose this composition to the rays of the sun for a week or more in a broad open vessel, observing, however, to keep it free from dust. Then pour off the finest part, and dilute it with as much spirits of turpentine as will make it work freely with a brush or camel-hair pencil. (Oil that will answer exceedingly well for this purpose, may sometimes be collected from the top of oil paints that have been long standing, and may be used directly, without being exposed to the sun as directed above.)

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BN ID:
2940015971736
Publisher:
Library of Alexandria
Publication date:
01/26/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
492 KB

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